One of the options we have today in terms of storage is to buy external drives. This option can even bypass some cloud systems for many users since offering the physical option is always interesting. The fact is that Silicon Power offers interesting solutions of this type for those who need extra memory for documents, files, data and others.
This time we have had the opportunity to test the new Silicon Power Armor A65M which is a resistant disk with IP67 certification. In this case, it is designed to withstand the most demanding tests and falls, it has extra protection for those who require greater resistance against possible falls, water, etc.
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A Military-grade shockproof and waterproof Mac drive
Without a doubt, at the very moment we take it out of the box we realize the robustness of this external drive. We can say that it is one of the thickest that we have seen of this SP signature, considerably superior to the A62 or the Bolt B75 Pro in terms of size. To give us an idea, the measurements are 143.4 x 86.7 x 20.7mm and it weighs between 242 and 277g depending on the capacity.
Its military grade makes it one of the toughest external drives we’ve seen for Mac. It adds 3 outer layers of protection, two layers of rubber, and an internal suspension system for guaranteed protection against accidental bumps or drops. This new Silicon Power disk complies with MIL-STD-810G 516.6 Procedure IV so you do not worry about its resistance in case of accidental falls.
Its interior design is also part of this certification and is that the unibody structure reduces break points so it is more difficult for a blow to damage it. This is undoubtedly his greatest virtue without a doubt.
Ready to connect and store content
The best of all is that this disk as we took it out of the box already adds the format compatible with macOS. In any case we can always format the disk and add the format we want to use it on any computer or device. But for those who do not have or do not want to do anything when the disk arrives, other than connecting and storing content, this is specific to them.
Some of the main specifications of this Armor A65M
Regarding the specifications, it is important to note that it is a disc with USB A connection. This does not mean that the disk has a slow speed or much less and is that the connection is SuperSpeed USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB 3.1 Gen 1 & USB 3.0) compatible with most of the equipment we have today. Logically, the new Macs that add a USB C port are not compatible with this external disk, but for them there are other very interesting alternatives in Silicon Power.
These are the main specifications of this A65M external disk:
- First in its range to meet IP67 dust / waterproof test
* In compliance with the IP67 standard, it protects against penetration of dust and immersion in water for more than 30 minutes at a depth of up to 1 meter.
* This product can work perfectly under normal use, so please do not deliberately drop it. In order to achieve complete protection, please keep the USB connector cover in place when not in use.
- Option to add the cable at the rear
- LED indicator when we connect it
- Advanced internal hard drive suspension system
- The free download software SP-Widget provides powerful functions such as data backup, 256-bit AES encryption, and cloud storage for efficient data management.
We find two different models in terms of storage of this external disk. One that has a 1TB capacity and the one we tested on I’m from Mac that includes a 2TB capacity.
The best without a doubt is its value for money
And it is that the price goes from 90 of the 1TB model to 102 euros that the 2TB model costs. It is difficult to find similar prices on Silicon Power disks with this storage capacity and that also offer resistance to possible falls, blows or water.
We have used many external drives and these from SP are without a doubt excellent. The quality of the materials in terms of the housings is one of the best on the market, they offer several solutions depending on the needs of the user. Few manufacturers actually have this variety of products with different degrees of protection according to the needs of each user.
If you are looking for an external disk that resists falls, dust, water and ultimately is a resistant disk, this SP Armor A65M can be a great option. You just have to keep in mind to close the lid well when you are not using it and that’s it. In general, it is a battle disc for all terrain. The design and quality of the materials used for its manufacture are excellent, you will not have problems of any kind with these Silicon Power.
- Editor’s rating
- 5 star rating
??90 to ??102
- Silicon Power Armor A65M
- Review of: Jordi Gimenez
- Design and manufacturing materials
- Data transfer rate
- Shock, water and dust resistance
- General size somewhat large