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External SSD - what way should I go?

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by Raymond Lin, Sep 28, 2018.

  1. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 61,767

    Location: Wish i was in New York

    I plan to get an externally SSD for the laptop, USB-C.

    Samsung 500G T5 or something home brew like a SATA USB-C enclosure with a 2.5" SSD?

    Can the home brew one be as fast as the Samsung?
  2. hartgeh3

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 30, 2005

    Posts: 1,593

    I got a Gtech 1TB SSD USB 3.0 get around 200W/340R

    Also have a TB enclosure with 2 Samsung 840s 1TB each in raid which gives 340W / 385R

    I am sure when I have a Samsung 840 in a generic USB-C enclosure I was getting 400-450, but dont have it anymore to test.

    Depends what your going to be using it for, I only use for backups and some video editing, all good for 4k stuff.
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2018