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Review: Seagate One Touch SSD (1TB)

by Parm Mann on 5 August 2021, 14:01

Tags: Seagate (NASDAQ:STX)

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Performance and Summary

Keeping it simple is the order of the day for the One Touch SSD. The drive is pre-formatted to exFAT to ensure out-the-box compatibility across Windows, Mac and Android, and performance from the off is right in line with expectations.

Sequential read and write speeds of 1,015MB/s and 963MB/s, respectively, are on a par with what we see from competing USB 3.1 Gen 2 drives, and represent a significant step up from an exterior HDD or an older USB 3.1 Gen 1 SSD. Do note that a host device will need to support the newer standard to achieve such numbers; attaching the One Touch SSD to a Gen 1 port will result in maximum sequential throughput dropping to ~455MB/s.


...solid performance in an attractive small-and-light form factor.

The Seagate One Touch SSD delivers solid performance in an attractive small-and-light form factor.

Conveniently designed, the drive favours portability over absolute durability, so while users seeking hardware encryption or water resistance will want to look elsewhere, those in the market for a simple, sleek drive ought to have the Seagate on their radar.

Although dearer than its immediate rivals, the One Touch SSD is bolstered through a decent software bundle and three-year warranty from one of the industry's biggest names. Compact, fuss-free and fast, it is a fine drive for a variety of purposes.

The Good
The Bad
Small and light
USB 3.2 Gen 2 speeds
Decent software bundle
Three-year warranty
Dearer than the competition
Short cables

Seagate One Touch SSD (1TB)


The Seagate One Touch SSD is available to purchase from Amazon.


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