The HP Portable SSD P600 1TB drive showed that HP might be entering the portable SSD market late, but they are able to compete with the drives already on the market from WD, SanDisk and Samsung. We weren’t able to reach the drives rated speed of 560 MB/s read and 500 MB/s write on our Dell XPS 13 laptop, but we came in fairly close at 552 MB/s read and 486 MB/s write in ATTO Disk Benchmark. Our movie file transfer test showed that we were around 350 MB/s and that is right around the same speed we got on the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD 1TB. Pretty impressive results from the new comer!
When it comes to pricing the HP Portable SSD P600 series is priced between it’s main competitors. The SanDisk 1TB Extreme Portable SSD is priced at $259.99 shipped and the Samsung T5 Portable SSD 1TB is $329.99 shipped. All three models have a 3-year warranty and the performance on them is pretty much identical. We were expecting HP to be really aggressive when it comes to pricing on this model, but they are not disrupting the market just yet.
HP Portable SSD P600 Series Pricing:
The HP Portable SSD P600 1TB drive that we reviewed today is a solid performing device that is on par with other drives of this class. The coolest feature about the P600 1TB drive is the slick cable and adapter storage case that it comes with. It stays together in our travel bag pretty well and makes for a tidy portable drive.
Legit Bottom Line: HP has entered the Portable SSD market late with the Portable SSD P600 series, but we found that the performance and price is competitive with the better known storage brands.