Adata SC660 and HC660 external drives offer speed or capacity

— 10:05 AM on August 18, 2016

Adata is announcing a pair of external storage products today with an emphasis on stylish design and light weight. Both the Premier HC660 and SC660 are USB 3.0 external drives using a single micro-USB connector. Externally, the drives are identical, save for the the HC660's somewhat greater weight versus the SC660. That's because the SC660 is an SSD, while the HC660 is a traditional hard drive.

The Premier HC660 might seem like something of a departure for Adata. The company is known primarily for its flash memory products, but it actually already has an extensive range of external hard drives. The new disk is the lightest and thinnest of Adata's external disks, though, and it comes in 1TB and 2TB capacities. Adata suggests a price of $79.99 for the 1TB disk, and $109.99 for the 2TB disk.

Its cousin, the Premier SC660 external SSD, weighs just three ounces, and Adata says the SC660 is capable of up to 440MB/sec sequential reads and writes. It will come in 240GB and 480GB capacities, with suggested prices of $109.99 and $189.99. While the the HC660 should be hitting e-tail as you read this, the SC660 won't be available until October.

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