Silicon Power Stream S07 6TB USB 3.2 HDD Review

Recently SSD is dominating the market, but what when we need significantly more space? Then we still have to use HDD, which besides larger capacities, offers a much lower cost per GB. These two features are causing that external HDD is always a great option if we wish to move a lot of data or simply connect our storage to any other device like a smart TV or gaming console.

Silicon Power not so long time ago refreshed its external HDD line with a Stream storage series. In this review, we will present a 6TB version of the drive, which is hiding under the simple name of S07.

Let’s begin the review, as usual, with specifications and features.

 

 

USB 3.2 Gen 1: Transfer & Move On, Quickly

Don’t let the word “external” fool you: with super-speed USB 3.2 Gen 1 interface, the Stream S07 delivers swift transfer speeds, up to 5Gbps. When you connect it to your PC, laptop, game console, or other compatible device for storage expansion, its impressive speed won’t feel so distant. Cut the time needed to transfer large files and get the job done faster, so you can move on to something else.

Storage Space For Years To Come

What would you do with up to 8TB of extra storage capacity? That’s up to 1.3 million photos (6MB per photo), 2 million songs (4MB per song), 800 Full-HD movies (10GB per movie), or 3.2 million e-books (2.5MB per e-book). Needless to say, it’s a whole lot of storage space for years to come. At the same time, you’ll improve your device’s performance by freeing up space on its internal hard drive when transferring it to the Stream S07.

Entertainment On Your Schedule

With today’s busy lifestyle, you may not always be home at the same time your favorite TV show, a major sporting event, or a movie that you’ve always wanted to watch is playing. With the S07, you don’t need to worry – you can connect the drive to a compatible Smart TV and record while away from home. Enjoy the freedom of living your life on your time, not according to the TV schedule, while not missing a single program that interests you.

‘Cracked’ With A Purpose

The Stream S07 was carefully designed after a stone, a symbol of durability and longevity. And just like a stone that’s been tested through time, it has a crack. But this crack is intentional – it has a dual purpose. First, it serves as a ventilation source to keep the drive running cool. Second, with built-in neon blue LED lights, it serves as a transfer status indicator that runs through the crack, illuminating it while processing data.

Thoughtful Design Meets Practical Functionality

What’s the point of a good design without sensible usability? For multiple configuration options based on your set-up preferences, the S07 can be placed either upright or flat, while looking just as good either way. And, when the drive is not in use, there is an automatic sleep mode enabled to save power. That’s better for the environment and for your wallet.

You can something similar from Silicon Power – 5TB Rugged Portable External Hard Drive Armor A60 for around USD $139 from Amazon – https://amzn.to/2XYsZsa

 

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