Apacer AS720 240GB Dual Interface SSD review – SATA3 and USB3.1 on same drive

The SSD market advances in capacity and lowers the prices so 240GB drives started to become affordable.  Moreover, NAND chip types drive to different levels of cost so there are several factors that determine the class and value of an SSD, basically offering solutions for every budget.

The SSD we are testing today is the Apacer AS720 Dual Interface. As the name implies it feature two interfaces and these are SATA3 and USB3.1 Type C. It’s the first drive with that kind of connectivity, and this innovation makes it even more interesting.

Apacer-AS720-240GB-set

 

Specs:

Apacer AS720 240GB

Product number

AP240GAS720

Controller

JMicron JMF670H

Capacity

120, 240 GB

Interfaces

SATA3

USB3.1 Gen 2, Type C

NAND

MLC

Read speed

540 MB/s /70000 IOPS

Write speed

450 MB/s / 70000 IOPS

Power

- SATA: 750mA

- USB3.1: 1.15A

Operating Temperature

0 - 70C

Format

2.5 inch

Dimensions

100 x 69.9 x 7 mm

Weight

63g

MTBF

2 million hours

Warranty

3 years

 

 

Aspect and build

Apacer AS720 comes in 120 and 240GB flavors. We received the fat version. The drive has a nice aspect with an interesting pattern. Manufacturer’s logo is discretely displayed in the corner. One end offers the SATA connectors.

Apacer-AS720-240GB-SATA

The other end has the USB3.1 Type C interface.

Apacer-AS720-240GB-USB

The label shows the capacity and the product number. For traveling, Apacer bundled a nice textile bag, along with the USB3.1 cable.

Apacer-AS720-240GB-accessories

NAND chips are made by Micron.

Apacer-AS720-240GB-naked

Apacer chose a JMicron JMF670H controller and NANYA DDR3 DRAM.

Apacer-AS720-240GB-controller

That being said, let’s check the performance.

 

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