Silicon Power BOLT B75 SSD Review

In 2000, I built my first computer.  I remember ordering that 20 Gigabyte hard drive and commenting to my coworkers that it would be impossible to fill up.  This, however,  is 2020.  Modern operating systems demand at least twice that amount of storage just to install.  If you don’t have a dedicated digital camera any more, you likely have a smart phone with tons of photos and videos.  Given all of the choices we have these days to keep those photos and videos for later, Silicon Power has made it easy with their BOLT B75 Pro.  Clocking in at 1 Terabyte of storage, this little drive will safely store not only those pictures and videos, but important documents and music.

Here’s what you get in the box:

  • Silicon Power BOLT B75 Pro portable SSD
  • User manual
  • USB-C to USB-C cable
  • USB 3.0 to USB-C cable

Specifications:

  • Connection – USB 3.1 Gen 2
  • Dimensions – 124.4 x 82 x 12.2mm
  • Power Supply – DC 5V (power draw is directly from a USB port)

System Requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1
  • Microsoft Windows 8
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Mac OS 10.5 or later
  • Linux 2.6.31 or later
  • Android 6.0 or later

Initial impressions after removing the drive from its packaging were, in a word, neat.  Weighing in at just 85 grams, the BOLT B75 Pro lives in an attractive and durable aluminum housing which meets U.S. Military drop test standards.  Along the bottom of the drive, you’ll find the USB-C port and a power LED.  Aesthetics aside, the BOLT B75 Pro does exactly the job that you need it to do.  File transfers were fast, with nothing failing to transfer and no data corruption.  Android users get an additional treat. You have to be running Android 6.0 or later, but the BOLT B75 Pro can be used with your mobile device.  This was confirmed by plugging the drive in to a Samsung Galaxy S9+ with the provided USB-C to USB-C cable.

The computer used to test and run benchmarks on the BOLT B75 Pro was a Lenovo ThinkPad E530c.  Even with older hardware, moving files to the BOLT B75 Pro and back to the laptop were very quick.

So, where could Silicon Power have improved the BOLT B75 Pro?  Well, for the most part, they got it right.  It’s very easy to use and you get a great amount of storage nestled in an attractive and durable aluminum housing.  The only thing really missing would have been some non-slip pads on the underside or silicone case.

Who is the Silicon Power BOLT B75 Pro portable SSD for?  Everyone.  Whether you want to have a portable drive to show friends and family your latest and greatest photos, store music and documents, or backups of your most important files, this portable SSD is for you.

Thanks to Silicon Power for providing this unit for our review.

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