We have reviewed quite a number of ADATA external SSD in the past few weeks. The ADATA SE920 stands at the top of the hierarchy as it features the next-gen ThunderBolt 4 & USB4 (40Gbps) support, meanwhile the SD810 supports USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 (20Gbps) falls in the 800-series flagship model with IP68 rating.

Today what we have in the studio is the ADATA SE880 portable SSD. As a fellow 800-series flagship external SSD, it will also support USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 (20Gbps) speed. Just that the SE880 will have a regular casing instead of IP68-rated chassis. Lets find out if this is the right external SSD for your needs.


ADATA has included two cables in the package:

  • USB-C to C
  • USB-A to C


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The SE880 external SSD itself is enclosed in an aluminium alloy chassis with plastic end caps.

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The type-C port at one side. This is the differentiation point between the SD810 and SE880. The SD810 has a protective flap to achieve the IP68 rating.

Speed Test


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First of all, the USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 is a unique protocol that utilizes two lanes of USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps) to achieve 20Gbps. Your host machine must have the capability to support USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 else it will fall back to 10Gbps or worst 5Gbps. Nonetheless, on a supporting machine we manage to achieve the advertised read & write speeds.

This kind of performance is excellent for content creators as well as gamers who demand high speed storage performance.

Pricing & availability

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The ADATA SE880 is also suitable for all sorts of use cases. Don’t let the small form factor trick you into doubting its capabilities. The 20Gbps read speed can easily satisfy the content creator’s requirements. The use of USB-C cable also allows the SSD be used as external storage for the latest iPhone 15 series. In short, the SE880 combines performance and versatility into a package that is about two-fingers wide.

It comes in 3 storage options: 500GB, 1TB and 2TB; Price starts from RM300~RM900.

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