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Seagate One Touch 500 GB SSD - first impressions

First impressions and comments after buying the external SSD storage Seagate One Touch 500 GB

Seagate One Touch 500 GB SSD review

In the search for some external storage these days we quickly reviewed many different options. But we stopped our attention and bought the Seagate One Touch 500 GB SSD for couple main reasons and here are some of them:

Size and dimensions
The Seagate One Touch external storage drives are super compact and lightweight. We were really surprised to see how small the 500 GB unit is, even smaller than the mouse taken on the photo below:

Seagate external SSD
The One Touch 500 GB SSD is super-small

So it would be super convenient in case you need to carry around such massive storage that will literally fit in your pocket with ease.
  • Size: 75mm x 55.5mm x10mm
  • Weight: 0.065kg

Storage space
To be honest we first checked some budget 1 TB options, including portable hard drives. Compared to SSD the external HDD has few downsides - they are bigger in size, have moving parts and in some ways are slower and less reliable. So we dropped the external HDD option and decided to take budget SSD which meant we needed to reduce the memory size a bit (big SSDs are quite expensive).

Seagate One Touch 500 GB SSD

Seagate One Touch 500 GB SSD covers transfer speeds of up to 400 MB/s and is compatible with USB 3.0. This means it addition that it should be more reliable thanks to skipping the moving parts (compared to traditional HDD) it is also very fast.

Seagate One Touch 500 GB SSD - our video product review

We got the Seagate One Touch 500 GB SSD on a very good price - less than $90.  Prices for this unite vary a lot depending on your location.

For UK customers - you can expect prices around £70.

Setup and installation
The One Touch 500 GB SSD is a plug-and-play device for Windows and Mac computers through USB cable so most users will find it very easy to setup and use.

System Requirements
  • Windows® 7 or higher, or Mac OS® X 10.12 or higher operating system
  • Available SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port (required for USB 3.0 transfer speeds orbackwards compatible with USB 2.0 ports at USB 2.0 transfer speeds)

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These are basically our first impressions with the Seagate One Touch 500 GB SSD. We would like to hear your consumer comments about this product in case you have used one already, so feel free to leave share your opinion with us.

Seagate One Touch SSD - video

We also got the Seagate Wireless Plus 1TB external Hard Drive recently, so make sure to check this one as well, I am sure you will like it.