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Seagate One Touch SSD 1TB review: Fast and compact

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Seagate’s high-capacity One Touch series is one of the best external storage in the market because of its premium designs and fast transfer speeds at reasonable prices.

The latest Seagate One Touch SSD belongs to that group, offering high-level performance and unmatched versatility in a compact frame. Priced at P8,567 for the 1TB model, it might be just what you need in a portable storage device. Read on and find out in our review.

Design and Features

Portable storage devices often come with boring designs, frequently in black colors and far from sexy. But the One Touch SSD goes the other way with a stylish look.

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Our review unit has a sleek blue metal case, a white plastic frame, and sides lined with a fabric material. It has a firm build, providing a solid feel all around. The device has a USB-C port and an LED that lights up when used.

Seagate One Touch SSD 1TB review
Seagate One Touch SSD with Lego Mini Fig for scale
Seagate One Touch SSD 1TB review
Seagate One Touch SSD with Lego Mini Fig for scale

The One Touch SSD is tiny and compact. It measures 0.42 x 1.97 x 2.76 inches with a light weight of only 45 g. Its size is about as small as an ID and as thick as a stack of credit cards. It can easily fit most pockets and even some wallets.

The portable SSD supports up to USB 3.2 Gen 2. Inside the box, it comes with a USB-C and USB-C to A cable, both on the short side.

Seagate One Touch SSD 1TB review

The One Touch SSD is plug-and-play and works straight out of the box on Windows, macOS, and Android devices. On Windows and Mac computers, you can use the default file manager programs to manage your files. You can also use Seagate’s Toolkit software to backup and sync your files. For Android devices, the same can be done using your phone’s default file manager app or Seagate’s SSD Touch app for quicker backups and syncing.

Performance

The One Touch SSD 1TB is listed with read and write speeds of up to 1,030Mbps. The CrystalDiskMark 8 software confirms the numbers as seen below.

Seagate One Touch SSD 1TB Review

In real-world usage, this translates to blazing-fast file transfers. With the included USB-C cable and a USB 3.2 Gen 2 port, a file transfer of a single 1.5GB movie file took less than 2 seconds to complete. 

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In transferring multiple files, the process takes a little longer, but its performance is still generally fast. Using a folder with 161 images and a total size of 1GB, file transfers took just 3 seconds. Meanwhile, a folder containing 9 videos totaling 15.2GB took around 30 seconds to complete.

Seagate One Touch SSD 1TB review

It’s also worth noting that transfers using the USB-C to USB-A 3.0 port were considerably slower with speeds of around 300 to 450Mbps.

Verdict

The Seagate One Touch SSD is a must-have for the modern digital nomad in need of a versatile portable storage solution. It offers incredible performance and a large capacity wrapped in a conveniently compact case. 

It will serve you well as an external drive for quick transfers of large files between devices, and as a personal backup device for your photos and videos.

Seagate One Touch SSD 1TB review

And as an added guarantee, you can have peace of mind knowing your files are safe. The One Touch SSD comes with 3 years of Seagate Rescue Data Recovery and 5 years product warranty. 

Price and Availability

The Seagate One Touch SSD is available in the following capacities and prices:

  • 2TB –  P14,772
  • 1TB –  P8,567
  • 500GB –  P4,863

Also Read: Verbatim Vx560 External SSD review

You can purchase one through authorized reseller partners or online on Shopee and Lazada.

Author

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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