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Verbatim Vx560 External SSD review

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The Verbatim Vx560 is an external SSD that boasts high transfer speeds, an ultra-compact design, and an aluminum housing.

We have the 512GB capacity for review. Priced at Php 4,200, this looks like the perfect tool for creators who handle large video and image files. Let’s dive in.

Price

Verbatim Vx560 SSD 512GB: Php 4,200
Verbatim Vx560 SSD 1TB: Php 7,050

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The Verbatim VX560 SSD is available on Verbatim Philippines’ official Lazada page.

Verbatim vx560 512GB review

Design and Build

The Vx560 comes with an ultra-compact design measuring just 65 x 42.7 x 11 mm and weighing only 66.7 g. Its impressively small for an external SSD drive with rounded corners, able to easily fit your bag, pouch, or even a pocket.

Verbatim vx560 512GB review
Size compared to an iPhone 12

As for the build, it’s robust and durable. The external SSD has a thick aluminum housing. It feels very solid. There’s no give at the center when you pressed down on it.

Performance

Our unit was the 512GB model. According to its spec sheet, the SSD has up to 490MB/s read and 450MB/s write speed. The same goes for the 128GB and the 256GB capacities. The 1TB unit has a faster read/write speed of 550MB/s and 500MB/s, respectively.

Verbatim vx560 512GB review

The SSD has UASP support, which allows for even better performance with up to 70% faster read speeds and 40% faster write speeds, compared with the usual UBS 3.0.

Back to the 512GB, CrystalDiskMark 8 has it at 463MB/s read and 449MB/s write at peak performance, which is close to the promised speed. In real life, that translates to transfers of over 1.5GB files from and to your computer completing in just a few seconds. This is with a USB 3.0 port and the supplied USB-A to USB-C cable.

Verbatim vx560 512GB review

The SSD took two to three times longer to transfer multiple files (in this case, 447 images with file sizes ranging from 5MB to 10MB with a total size of 2.2GB). The difference is in seconds. Overall results are very impressive.

Verdict

If you need a versatile external storage device for movies, images, and music, the Verbatim Vx560 External SSD is a great addition to your toolkit. It’s an ideal upgrade from clunky external HDDs. The compact design and robust aluminum build mean you can easily drop it in your bag and take it with you anywhere without worry.

Verbatim vx560 512GB review

The Verbatim Vx560 External SSD 512GB model is priced at Php 4,200, while the 1TB model is priced at Php 7,050. Both are available at Verbatim Philippines’ official Lazada page.

Verbatim Vx560 External SSD specs

Capacity128GB (490MB/s read; 450MB/s write)
256GB (490MB/s read; 450MB/s write)
512GB (490MB/s read; 450MB/s write)
1TB (550MB/s read; 500MB/s write)
InterfaceUSB-C, USB 3.1 Gen 2
Dimensions65 x 42.7 x 11mm, 66.7 g
OthersUltra-compact, Aluminum Housing, UASP Support
OSWindows 10, 8, 7, and Mac OS X 10.4 and higher

Bryan is a tech enthusiast and self-admitted geek who enjoys blogging and watching NBA clips on YouTube. He has over 20 years of experience in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations from different industries such as telecommunications and banking.

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