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USB3 portable fast backup disk required for server's backup - must be better than Adata's 100MB/s

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Tom SkowyrskiFlag for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland asked on
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Need to buy fast USB 3.0 or higher portable 2TB USB 2.5" disk based on either standard disk with rotating platters or the hybrid (SSHD). At the moment we are using Adata HD710 which are reaching 100 MB/s. This is fine but I am looking to check if I can get anything faster as we have lots of data. We like Adata as it is rugged and I have used about 20 of them with only one failure (replaced under warranty). The portable usb drive will be used as a backup disk overnight but will be carried off site by users in their purses (can't be too big, too heavy and needs to be shockproof).
I was looking at online reviews but there is always some bad review or the device has good performance on one site and worse on the other, hence I am asking for your experience. I was eve thinking about buying 2.5" internal SATA drive and putting it into rugged enclosure but then even rugged enclosures have bad reviews.
But I will be honest: performance is very important so getting speeds of over 130 Mb/s would be tempting to switch. We will use this on Windows Server machine.
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