Product Comparison: Silicon Power Armor A80 vs Silicon Power Armor A85

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General Specifications
Silicon Power
Silicon Power
Armor A80
Armor A85
About the Product
Armor A80 incorporates heavy-duty aluminum casing, interior rubber sealing and internal suspension system which altogether assure rigid protections against any unexpected situations such as rain, liquid-spillage or accidental drops.
Equipped with advanced 3 layers of defense including the metallic exterior, rubber case, and internal suspension system, the Armor A85 passed the US military drop-test MIL-STD 810G Method 516.6 Procedure IV.
Key Specs
Storage Drive Type
1000 GB
2000 GB
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Silicon Power Armor A80 1TB Rugged Portable External Hard Drive
  • I have around 10TB worth of hard drives, and this is the best of them.
  • Support the large volume of music and at the same time present me with the comfort and confidence in knowing I have an external HDD.
  • Definitely, the Armor A80 is faster than the transcend.
  • The speeds of the drive are all spot on and was tested.
  • I never dropped it. I never stored it in a hot car. I bought a hard shell case for it and took care of it. But one day it just didn't work!
Silicon Power Armor A85 Portable External Hard Drive
  • Great back up drive. Dealing with it's stubby wire is a hassle. Because it's USB3 its really fast.
  • The speed of work, response time and speed when working with files, everything suits my needs.
  • Excellent drive, with a great capacity.
  • The drive comes formatted as FAT32. Which makes little sense and limits you to files that are no larger than 4gb each.
  • It’s a pity that there isn’t the same for 4TB, I would think about buying another one.
Size & Weight
0.71 in.
1.02 in.
5.49 in.
5.22 in.
3.7 in.
3.63 in.
10.34 oz.
12.84 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Silicon Power Armor A80 1TB Rugged Portable External Hard Drive
  • I carry two of these drives and bungie them together in a bank deposit size tool bag with the cords, fits perfectly.
  • I think this rugged little drive is very worthwhile.
  • I was very pleased to see the sleek, clean, ergonomic design but at the same time I could tell that this unit holds a solid quality feel.
  • This nifty little guy is very high quality and rugged. The chassis(case) is an alloy and is very durable.
  • It's a little heavy but that was a fine trade-off for all the space it saved me.
Silicon Power Armor A85 Portable External Hard Drive
  • Beautiful view and compact size, the appearance of the disc looks very presentable.
  • Practical, beautiful quality. Very pleased with its compact size.
  • Very beautiful in appearance, compact and convenient to use.
  • Rugged body with decent weight. At the same time, compact dimensions were preserved.
  • Nice design and compact size. No problems were found with the work.
OS Compatibility
Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X 10.5 or higher, Linux 2.6 or higher
Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X 10.5 or higher, Linux 2.6 or higher
USB 3.2
USB 3.2
Backup Function
Data Protection
Water-resistant, Anti-pressure, Anti-dust, AES 256-bit encryption protection, Cloud storage
Water-resistant, Dust-resistant, 500kg pressure-resistant, AES 256-bit encryption protection, Cloud storage
Led indicator, Easy Plug in and use, Cable carry design
Led indicator, Cable-carry function, Easy Plug in and use
What customers say about "Features"
Silicon Power Armor A80 1TB Rugged Portable External Hard Drive
  • It's survived many a trip on set (including several occasions when it's been dropped), which is not an easy environment.
  • Really appreciate that cable fits in the side compartment.
  • Most honest and accurate information I've seen anywhere on data backup.
  • Over USB 3.0 this is nearly as fast as an internal hard drive to hard drive transfer.
  • After multiple hours of backups, this thing is still cool to the touch.
Silicon Power Armor A85 Portable External Hard Drive
  • No power other than the data USB cord! works swell.
  • When connected, it was immediately determined by the computer in a couple of seconds.
  • This drive do not overheat, nor write erorres, properties against dust and shock have not been tested and I hope not to.
  • With very little use, the USB port became VERY temperamental and difficult to use.
  • The drive failed within week, with very little usage, refused to turn on and mount.
Additional Accessories
2 x USB 3.0 Cable
USB 3.0 cable
Number Of Drives
SP Widget
SP Widget, SP HDD Lock Utility
Power Supply
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
3 year(s)
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