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[Walmart] YMMV 500GB external SSD Emtec 70$

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[Walmart] YMMV 500GB external SSD Emtec 70$

Emtec ECSSD512GX200 USB3.1 TYPE-C X200 512GB Solid State Drive, Black & Red

Ask Stocktrack to see if it is available near your location! :)

https://stocktrack.ca/?s=wm&upc=312617017026

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the only speed test shown on Amazon or anywhere else online that I could find was pretty dismal

I would stay away, much better stuff available for slightly more or you can try your luck!


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as an example you can buy the NVMe SSD from this thread

and a USB 3.0 or USB 3.1 enclosure from Amazon for $20-30 that would blow this out of the water in terms of speed

and you're likely to have a better warranty experience with a company like WD, Sandisk etc.

my two cents

^ what I'm suggesting here is complete overkill when it comes to an external SSD by the way

most people won't be able to access the full speeds of this drive but this will be infinitely more futureproof as you can swap the enclosure in the future for a thunderbolt 3 or a USB 4 enclosure to tap the full speeds of the NVMe SSD
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Never heard of this brand before. Anyone have an idea?
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redflag0 wrote: the only speed test shown on Amazon or anywhere else online that I could find was pretty dismal

I would stay away, much better stuff available for slightly more or you can try your luck!


Image


edit:

as an example you can buy the NVMe SSD from this thread

and a USB 3.0 or USB 3.1 enclosure from Amazon for $20-30 that would blow this out of the water in terms of speed

and you're likely to have a better warranty experience with a company like WD, Sandisk etc.

my two cents

^ what I'm suggesting here is complete overkill when it comes to an external SSD by the way

most people won't be able to access the full speeds of this drive but this will be infinitely more futureproof as you can swap the enclosure in the future for a thunderbolt 3 or a USB 4 enclosure to tap the full speeds of the NVMe SSD
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Adata sounds better than this.....
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Did some searching and that company logo looked familiar. Sure enough, it's BASF under a new name. They have a lot of experience in magnetic material. Lots of my old audio and video tapes were BASF.

Data sheets and users guides are here:

http://www.emtec-international.com/en/product-manuals
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You can get the Samsung portable from the Staples $20 coupon thread. $99.99 + filler item - $20 makes that a good deal...
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Found some in my local walmart... didn't know it has mSATA... my AIO desktop uses a dual 128GB mSATA (in RAID for 256GB), and this will allow me to upgrade it to a 1TB drive...

I had to but an ORICO 512GB and I was planning to upgrade to 512GB only but with these, I'll harvest the mSATA drive and use it in my AIO desktop...

https://stocktrack.ca/?s=wm&upc=312617017026
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Found this video. Kodak X200 seems to be a rebranded Emtec:



Also, tests were done on a 1 TB model...

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