Introducing the ADATA SD810 portable SSD. This thing is super speedy yet tiny and comes with IP68 rating. I really like this SSD, honestly – so let’s get into the reasons why.

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Firstly, the package content. It is kind of weird that ADATA includes two separate cables – one USB-C to USB-C that we should use if we want to utilize the maximum potential of the SSD, and another USB-A to USB-C cable for backward compatibility. I mean, ADATA could’ve included a USB-C to USB-A converter but this is also fine as an alternative. At least ADATA still has backward compatibility in mind.

Now, the SSD itself is smaller than the palm of my hand. It does have a rubber flap that covers the entire top, and we’ll have to pop it out if we want to access the USB-C port. This is where we’re reminded that this ADATA SD810 has IP68 rating once more.


Remember – the IP-rating is only effective when we secure the rubber flap in place.

Speed test

How’s the speed of the SSD, then? It’s very good, actually. On the box, ADATA advertises this SSD to have a “max speed of 2000MB/s” while running through the USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 protocol.

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This USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 protocol is a weird one as it is a dual-lane connection, and not all host devices can support this – even if it is a Thunderbolt 4 host. Having dual-lane connections means the speed can be doubled. However, if your host device (i.e. laptop, desktop, or even phone) does not support a dual-lane connection, then you’ll only be getting half the maximum speed that the ADATA SD810 can reach.

Luckily, we have a motherboard that specifically states it supports USB 3.2 Gen 2×2.

The speeds that we get from the speed tests are indeed in line with ADATA’s “max speed of 2000MB/s” claim too.

Pricing and availability

From what we’ve experienced, the ADATA SD810 is a unique SSD because of its size and speed. I’m amazed that ADATA also certified this portable SSD to have IP68 rating too. This SSD can also be used with the new iPhone 15 series since they’re also using USB-C connection now. Do note that the transfer speeds on the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus are going to be limited as they are using USB 2 while the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max are using USB 3.

There are two capacities available and the price of this 1TB variant is at RM388 for now. The price might fluctuate as it says that the original price of this 1TB variant is at RM599. The 2TB variant is at RM665, originally at RM899.

Overall, I think the price of this SSD is competitive yet offers a two bonuses, one in the form of the size and another in the IP68 rating. Seriously, having some sort of accident prevention (when the flap is closed securely, of course) is better than none. Since I personally put all my the video footages into a portable SSD that doesn’t have any of these protections… I do get anxious when it starts to rain.

If you’re interested to get one ADATA SD810 for yourself, check out the links below.

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