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TeamGroup PD1000 512GB Portable SSD 
USB 3.2 Gen2  1000 MB/s with a portable NVMe USB SSD

We review the TeamGroup PD1000 Portable SSD (512GB). This is among the fastest portable storage to date as it is SSD based, combined with the DNA of NMVe it can reach 1000 MB/sec over USB 3.2 Gen2, not bad for 99 USD eh? The SSD is among the faster portable storage units released and a bit of a trend for TeamGroup. Not just that it is a multifunctional storage unit that is waterproof and dustproof.

The PD1000 is a more premium feeling product, the housing is made of blue anodized aluminum. It uses a USB 3.2 Gen 2 type-c connection for speeds of up to 10 Gb/s. It has an IP68 certificate and must, therefore, be waterproof, dust-resistant and resistant to high pressure. It comes in capacities of 1 TB and 512 GB. The PD1000 read/write speeds are is up to 1000/900 MB/s and it is compatible with operating systems such as Android, Mac OS and Windows, etc.   

  • Great business appearance and excellent heat-dissipating performance
  • USB 3.2 Gen 2 super speed+ file transfer
  • Certified military-grade drop resistance 
  • IP68 waterproof, dustproof and pressure-proof certification
  • Supports multiple platform devices

Offered in a 512GB and 1 TB model with the 500GB version currently costing $99 and the 1TB version costing $189 on websites like eggy. The standard connection is USB-C and TeamGroup ships the drive with a USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C to Type-C (10Gbps) cables in the box. 

 

InterfaceUSB3.2 Gen2
Capacity512GB / 1TB
MaterialAluminum Alloy
ColorNavy Blue
Weight75g
Dimensions107(L) x 40(W) x 10.9(H) mm
PerformanceR/W: up to 1000/900 MB/s
Operation Temperature0°C ~ 70°C
Storage Temperature-40°C ~ 80°C
Operating SystemDesktop or notebook computer with a USB port (A USB 3.2 port is needed for USB 3.2 performance)

  • Windows 10/8.1/8/7
  • Mac OS X v.10.5 or later
  • Android 5.0 or later
AccessoriesUSB3.2 Type A to Type C Cable
USB3.2 Type C to Type C Cable
Warranty3-year limited warranty

   

For this review, we test the 512GB version. Well, have a peek with the help of a photo first and then head onwards into the review.

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