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Reliable place to buy type C to type C cable for Samsung T5 SSD + External SSD enclosure

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Reliable place to buy type C to type C cable for Samsung T5 SSD + External SSD enclosure

I am looking to buy locally a reliable USB type C to C cable for my Samsung T5 external SSD (lost the cable) and for a 2.5" SATA SSD enclosure which has a USB C port.

So I can hook these up to my T480 laptop in the USB C port.

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You really need to know what to look for when buying USB C cables

Amazon Basics cables are good value and are USB IF certified.

https://www.amazon.ca/AmazonBasics-Doub ... 07D7NS3DH/

Lots of cheap cables are not USB IF certified and some not so cheap ones too.

For your 2.5” SSD, I would not bother with an enclosure or USB C. The maximum read speed is ~550 MB/s, USB 3.0 can easily handle that speed, there is no advantage to using USB C

I would go with a USB A to SATA cable. This is a more versatile solution as it will allow you to use it on any SSD or 2.5” drive on the fly

https://www.amazon.ca/VisionTek-Univers ... 007TWGRLS/
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Gee wrote: You really need to know what to look for when buying USB C cables

Amazon Basics cables are good value and are USB IF certified.

https://www.amazon.ca/AmazonBasics-Doub ... 07D7NS3DH/

Lots of cheap cables are not USB IF certified and some not so cheap ones too.

For your 2.5” SSD, I would not bother with an enclosure or USB C. The maximum read speed is ~550 MB/s, USB 3.0 can easily handle that speed, there is no advantage to using USB C

I would go with a USB A to SATA cable. This is a more versatile solution as it will allow you to use it on any SSD or 2.5” drive on the fly

https://www.amazon.ca/VisionTek-Univers ... 007TWGRLS/
Noted. So the Amazon Basics one you linked will work well with my Samsung T5? It came with a USB C to USB C cable but I lost it recently.
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djemzine wrote: Noted. So the Amazon Basics one you linked will work well with my Samsung T5? It came with a USB C to USB C cable but I lost it recently.
Yes the Amazon one is a data cable that is USB C IF certified. Can be used as a charging cable too, but it is rated for high speed
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make sure to buy USB-C Gen 2
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Gee wrote: You really need to know what to look for when buying USB C cables

Amazon Basics cables are good value and are USB IF certified.

https://www.amazon.ca/AmazonBasics-Doub ... 07D7NS3DH/

Lots of cheap cables are not USB IF certified and some not so cheap ones too.

For your 2.5” SSD, I would not bother with an enclosure or USB C. The maximum read speed is ~550 MB/s, USB 3.0 can easily handle that speed, there is no advantage to using USB C

I would go with a USB A to SATA cable. This is a more versatile solution as it will allow you to use it on any SSD or 2.5” drive on the fly

https://www.amazon.ca/VisionTek-Univers ... 007TWGRLS/
By USB 3.0 I assume you refer to the current 3.2 Gen 1 which caps out at 5Gbps. This will easily saturate a T5 where read/write can exceed 550MB/s. You would be lucky to hit 450MB/s read.

The T5 would have shipped with a USB 3.1 Gen 2 aka USB 3.2 Gen 2 cable which is capable of 10Gbps. Any decent cable from Amazon with this rating will work. Both USB C and USB A will be available.

For the 2.5 SATA enclosure, I would look for the same USB 3.1.Gen 2 connection. I have one from Ugreen that works fine.

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