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Comex 2019 highlights

By Team HardwareZone - 8 Sep 2019



Power users who want a fast desktop storage solution should check out the G-RAID with Thunderbolt 3. It has two drive-bays and supports Thunderbolt 3. It is available in 8TB (S$919), 12TB (S$1,139), 20TB (S$1,599), and 28TB (S$2,179).

The G-Drive Mobile USB-C features a sleek aluminum chassis and is available in a variety of colours including silver, grey, gold, and pink gold. Available in 1TB (S$107), 2TB (S$135), and 4TB (S$206) capacities.



The HP Portable SSD P500 is a basic portable external SSD that offer transfer speeds of up to 370MB/s. At less than 10mm thick and just 45g in weight, it is super compact and portable. It is available in silver, blue, red, and black. The 250GB version is S$69 (U.P S$99) while the 500GB version is S$109 (U.P S$139).

The HP EX950 and EX920 M.2 SSDs both support the PCIe 3.0 x4 interface and can deliver transfer speeds over 3,000MB/s. They also come with 5-year-long warranties. Prices for the EX950 start at S$139 for the 512GB drive, while prices for the EX920 start at S$75 for a smaller 256GB drive.



Heading to the wild outdoors and need a portable drive that is just as rugged as you are? The LaCie Rugged Secure is shock, dust, and water-resistant and features hardware encryption. The 2TB version is going for S$189 and includes two-year free data recovery service.



The QNAP TR-004 is a 4-bay direct-attached storage that is great for anyone who is trying to assemble an inexpensive desktop RAID storage system. It connects via USB-C USB 3.0 and supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and JBOD. It is priced at S$326.



The Samsung Portable SSD T5 is a compact, stylish, and fast portable external SSD. Available in 250GB (S$109), 500GB (S$139), 1TB (S$289), and 2TB (S$579). The 250GB model comes with a free JBL headphone while the 1TB model gets S$99 worth of freebies including vouchers, and the 2TB model comes with S$199 worth of freebies including vouchers.

Check out our review of the Samsung Portable SSD T5 here.

The high-end Samsung 970 Pro SSD is available in 512GB and 1TB capacities and are priced at S$289 (U.P S$319) and S$499 (U.P S$749) respectively.

Read our coverage of the Samsung 970 Pro here.

The Samsung 970 Evo Plus is one of the company's newer SSDs. It's an update of last year's 970 Evo, and uses Samsung's latest 96-layer TLC NAND. It deliver sequential read and write speeds of 3,500MB/s and 3,300MB/s respectively. It's available in 250GB (S$119), 500GB (S$179), 1TB (S$339), and 2TB (S$759) capacity points. The 250GB drive comes with a free JBL headphone while the 500GB drive comes with a free S$10 voucher.

Read our coverage of the Samsung 970 Evo Plus here.



The SanDisk SSD Plus is one of the most affordable SSDs you will find at the show. The 120GB version is just S$32, the 240GB version is S$45, the 480GB model is S$85, and finally, the 1TB version is S$185. If your system is still running on a hard disk, this is the best and most cost-effective way to speed it up.

The SanDisk Extreme Pro portable SSD connects via the USB 3.1 Gen 2 standard and claims to deliver transfer speeds of up to 1,050MB/s. It's only available in 500GB and it is priced at S$219. It will come with a free limited edition SanDisk EZ-Link card.

For users demanding a little performance, the SanDisk Ultra SD SSD uses the company's 3D NAND and features nCache 2.0 technology for faster writes. It's available in 500GB (S$98) and 1TB (S$199) capacity points.

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