Totally Baffled M.2?

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Hi guys

I am going to soup up my Christmas Present (Raspberry Pi 4) with an external SSD via the USB 3 ports.

Tinier is better and not blocking the ports as they are all next to each other is essential.

I thought M.2 would be the way to go but the nomenclature on the drives themselves and the 'pendrive' cases is baffling.

In short what SSD am I looking for?
 
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I think you're looking for something like the SanDisk Extreme Portable NVMe SSD.

M.2 is an internal card type form factor to attach to motherboards.

USB-C is obviously an example of the external, portable interface you're after.
 
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Cheers for the replies.

The James Chambers link is excellent, it looks like I should opt for a low power NVMe drive like the WD Blue to keep to the Pi Power Supply.
 
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