Seagate recently unveiled a revised version of its One Touch portable SSD, first released in 2019, that is now more than twice as fast as before.
Fundamental changes to the SSD
Compared to the previous model presented at IFA 2019, there are some basic adjustments. For example, the case of the transportable SSD is now largely made of aluminum. However, the central fabric elements for the predecessor have not completely disappeared – they are now found in a reduced form on the side of the case. The SSD now measures a total of 7 x 5 x 1 centimeters and weighs 74 grams. It is offered in three design variants: Besides a silver one, a blue and a black case are also offered.
The ports have also changed noticeably. Instead of the USB-A port used in the predecessor, Seagate now relies on a USB-C port, with the manufacturer opting for the faster 3.2 Gen-1 variant. This in turn has a strong impact on the transfer rates, which are stated quite vaguely: The SSD is supposed to achieve up to 1,030 megabytes per second in both read and write. It clearly outshines its predecessor, which only managed 400 megabytes per second.
The SSD is exFAT-formatted ex-works and can thus be used with Android devices. Data backups can be made via Windows as well as Mac OS with the help of the associated Sync Plus software. All buyers will also receive a one-year Mylio Create and a four-month Adobe Creative Cloud subscription with the SSD.
Price and availability
On the market, the new One Touch comes in 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB models at the end of May. The prices are 94.99 euros, 159.99 euros and 289.99 euros. The old model, meanwhile, will still be available.