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HP P700 review – external SSD with integrated cable box

The P700 is a compact external SSD from the manufacturer HP. The P700 is available with capacities of 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB and relies on USB 3.1 Gen2, which allows a transfer rate of up to 10 Gb/s. USB Type-C is used for the connection. A special feature of the P700 is the two-part case, which consists of the SSD itself and a box where cables and adapters can be stored. The external SSD is available in black, blue and red.

We have the black version with a capacity of 1 TB for our review. This version is already available in the US, and the price is $175. In Germany, the SSD is not yet available, and a recommended retail price for the European market is also not known.


Manufacturer HP
Product P700 Portable SSD
Capacity 256 GB / 512 GB / 1 TB
Interface USB 3.1 Gen2 (USB Type-C)
Max. read speed (sequential) 1000 MB/s
Max. write speed (sequential) 1000 MB/s
Random 4KB read 75,000 IOPS
Random 4KB Write 70,000 IOPS
Reliability 2,000,000 hours
Storage temperature -40℃~85℃
Operating temperature 0℃~60℃
Max. shake 100 G/6 msec
Max. vibration 3.1 GRMS (2-500 Hz)
Manufacturer warranty 500 TBW / 3 years
Dimensions 92 x 65 x 9.2 mm

92 x 65 x 20.5 mm (with cable box)

Weight 58 g

72.5 g (with cable box, cable and adapter)

Workmanship and scope of delivery

HP relies on a mix of aluminum and plastic for the case, the surface is matte black, only the HP logo and the P700 lettering are glossy. The design is a bit reminiscent of internal SATA SSDs and appeals with its simplicity. With its dimensions of 92 x 65 mm, the SSD is also much more compact than, for example, an external SSD or hard drive in 2.5″ format. The workmanship is very good all around, this also applies to the included cable and adapter.

As already mentioned, HP relies on a two-part case. Both parts are held together by magnets. On the one hand, the two halves of the case can be separated quickly and easily, but on the other hand, they are connected tightly enough so that both parts stay together securely during transport.

The upper part of the case is the SSD itself, the lower part offers storage space for a USB cable. This is already included as a USB-C to USB-A cable. Furthermore, an adapter from USB-A to USB-C is included. The USB cable is very short with a length of 15 cm, so it is only suitable for use on the front USB or on a notebook. This is probably mainly due to the limited space available in the box and is rarely a problem in everyday use.

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Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Berlin.

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