Accessories: 2 out of 5
For the most part we consider the included accessories to be decent but not standout. Sadly, the area they standout is in the USB cable. One short cable that uses a relatively rare header configuration is not a good thing. Silicon Power should have included a Type-A to micro-B adapter.
Read performance: 22 out 25
The read performance that this card offers is very decent for its price range and class. We don’t expect external 2.5-inch HDD based models to be speed demons. With that said we would have liked to have seen the average read speed a touch higher than it is.
Write performance: 35 out of 40
Just as the read speed is decent but not great so too is the average write speed of this model decent but not great. Basically you are not buying this model for its r/w performance. You are buying it for its value and the above average protection it offers.
Warranty: 8 out of 10
This is one area Silicon Power got right. A three year warranty is above average for this price range and is basically 50% longer than what is typically found in this price range.
Value: 19 out of 20
This is where Silicon Power really knocks it out of the park. For basically the same amount of what Western Digital demands of their Passport series buyers can get a model that is so durable and robust that to find its equal buyers will have to spend a lot more to get comparable protection from the more ‘well known’ brands.
Final Score: 86 / 100
It certainly is not perfect, but overall the value of the Silicon Power Armor A62 is hard to beat. So much so that the occasional misstep can easily be overlooked. Color us impressed