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[Best Buy] Samsung T5 500GB USB External Solid State Drive 104.99$

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[Best Buy] Samsung T5 500GB USB External Solid State Drive 104.99$

Hello,
For those interested in external ssd, this is one of the best product available and the price is all time low according to ccc, Also available at Amazon And Newegg For Same Price.
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Or you could just buy an an NVMe SSD for $70 and an enclosure and have a smaller, faster external drive. Or buy a regular 2.5" 1 TB drive and enclosure for around the same $.
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Not necessarily. NVMe enclosures are more expensive than the SATA enclosures. I recently purchased a Lexar NVME SSD 480 GB from Canada computers for $70 and most enclosures were at least $30-40. So $105 is a decent deal if you don’t want to make your own.
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This enclosure is already very small. People interested in this deal are likely looking for a combined solution and not necessarily the cheapest option. Also, many third-party enclosures are junk. Every time this deal is posted, someone comes in and states the same thing. Thank you, but we get it; you can go cheaper by buying part of the solution third-party or separate. Not everyone wants that.
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Great drives.
Recommended by Wirecutter.

Comes with USB C cable to use with a tablet or phone.
Samsung app to lock the drive.
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Same price on Amazon but it recently sold out, you can still purchase it but it will only get fulfilled in 1 to 2 months :(
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waiting till tech get better where nvme gets to the size of a credit car where I can carry it around in my wallet that be something..

btw what is max throughput on the connections usb3 or usb c?
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akito925 wrote:
Aug 10th, 2019 12:07 pm
waiting till tech get better where nvme gets to the size of a credit car where I can carry it around in my wallet that be something..

btw what is max throughput on the connections usb3 or usb c?
It's internally an mSATA drive so really either connector is going to get you to the drive's internal interface peak of about 500 - 550 MB/s.

Also, don't forget many small files will write much smaller, and you're limited by the slowest drive in the chain so it's great for SSD > SSD transfers but HDD > SSD transfers will still be in the 100-150 MB/s range to peak generally.
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Most nvme enclosures are SATA speed so think about that before buying an nvme for external use.
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Just be aware of Best Buy’s policy on storage drives - no refunds on opened products. Exchange or gift card only.
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These are great for your top 5 games on Xbox (X) or PS4. decreases load time significantly.
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jiffylube1024 wrote:
Aug 10th, 2019 2:20 pm
Yep. I do that - it's fantastic. Man xbox games are massive though! It's like 3-4 current Xbox games!
That's true.

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