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[Best Buy] Samsung T5 500GB USB External Solid State Drive $159

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[Best Buy] Samsung T5 500GB USB External Solid State Drive $159

$55 off from the original $214. I think it's a good deal. Any possibility of going lower? Feel free to let me know.
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Please put PRICE with the title.
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if you are handy, you are better off buying a 500gb SSD for $100 and a $10 enclosure.
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Memoryexpress has it for $139.99

neweggcanada ebay store also has it for $139.99 (plus ebay periodically has coupons to make it even cheaper)

the Samsung T5 is essentially a msata with enclosure (very small),
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imoo2u wrote:
Oct 22nd, 2018 5:24 pm
Please put PRICE with the title.
Thank you! I am new in posting deals.
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But for around $20 more, instead of the DIY SSD+ enclosure; I rather get the T5, it has a smaller footprint, easier to carry around and easier to work with on a tight space such as when I am on an airplane seat.
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teamocil wrote:
Oct 22nd, 2018 5:31 pm
Memoryexpress has it for $139.99

neweggcanada ebay store also has it for $139.99 (plus ebay periodically has coupons to make it even cheaper)

the Samsung T5 is essentially a msata with enclosure (very small),
I didn't note the size difference vs a 2.5" enclosure. This would be a great deal at 139.99 minus the coupon from eBay.
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Mar 11, 2018
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You could buy an external case for~$20 and a 500Gb SSD for $110 and have close to the same thing.

https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.a ... AMW52C8630 - $15 enclosure
https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.a ... 6820250087 - $110 500gb SSD for a total of $125

At the very least get the same thing from Newegg for $139.99 https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.a ... 6820147643
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jeremiah164 wrote:
Oct 22nd, 2018 5:40 pm
You could buy an external case for~$20 and a 500Gb SSD for $110 and have close to the same thing.

https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.a ... AMW52C8630 - $15 enclosure
https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.a ... 6820250087 - $110 500gb SSD for a total of $125

At the very least get the same thing from Newegg for $139.99 https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.a ... 6820147643
Better to compare apples to apples as the Samsung is much smaller. M.2 is closer in size and the same price, with free ship also.

https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.a ... -_-Product
https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.a ... -_-Product
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Unless you want to carry it around a lot, I would just get a regular SSD like Samsung 860 EVO and use an enclosure.

The benefits of using enclosure is you can always take it out if you choose to use it on PC, laptop, console, or anything else that supports SSD.

Enclosures do not even require screws these days. You just snap SSD in and that's it.

But if you really need to carry small form factor external SSD, yeah, Samsung T5 is the best choice.
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what are some use cases for an external SSD besides obvious faster file transfers for large files?
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pca1987 wrote:
Oct 23rd, 2018 8:30 am
what are some use cases for an external SSD besides obvious faster file transfers for large files?
besides insanely fast transfer speeds, a good external ssd will give you great random read/write compared to a USB stick. This can be beneficial if you want to make a portable installation of an windows/linux.
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Also note as we are talking about a portable option here you have to be concerned about dropping your external drive onto a hard surface, a spinning mechanical drive will not handle this well.
pca1987 wrote:
Oct 23rd, 2018 8:30 am
what are some use cases for an external SSD besides obvious faster file transfers for large files?

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