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Does the 400/300 speed throttle at all? Because thats pretty fast
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for such big size drive, better to use SSD instead.
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for such big size drive, better to use SSD instead.
Portability. Especially when this is close to low end ssd speeds. I can see this being useful if you have a macbook with low storage and youre already carrying a tb3 hub and dont want to add another external drive
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I have the 3.0 version. Really like it. Worst part is I had to use 4 strands of inner paracord strands to add a lanyard. TU OP.
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I have the 3.0 version. Really like it. Worst part is I had to use 4 strands of inner paracord strands to add a lanyard. TU OP.
This is 3.0... 3.1 gen1 is the same as 3.0
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Does the 400/300 speed throttle at all? Because thats pretty fast
In my experience, sustained write of over a gig drops the speeds to about 32mbps.
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This kind of thing works great as a "external" drive on an Xbox one X/S

Details: its pretty much as fast as you can get, since the system doesnt have a proper mother board to use good speeds on a main drive. I run game with long loads off of mine (I think mine is only a 256GB), but I got it back when fallout 4 was semi new, and it cut load times in half if I recall correctly
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for such big size drive, better to use SSD instead.
This would be great for portable installations/boots.

You can have your games installed and go boot/play from a friend's machine.
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for such big size drive, better to use SSD instead.
The nicer external ssds run a little bit more experience, so this might be a good compromise.
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It's been a while since I've impulse bought
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Interesting product. That said recently bought a 500 gig samsung t5 3.1 usb drive for 65 dollars. Blazing fast,,in excess of 300 mps.

My question is, my last usb 3.0 thumb drive got so hot that it actually melted doing a continuous large file transfer. I am talking smoking and almost caught fire hot.
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Does the 400/300 speed throttle at all? Because thats pretty fast
I had the same question and while I couldn't find any benchmark tests on this 512GB, I was able to find a few on the 256GB model. The speeds were above many but not even close to 400/300. The best read speed (512KB files and up) was 240MB/s (and worst on the smaller files-like normal). The best write speed was 95MB/s but only on the 256KB files with an average write speed of around 50MB/s on the larger files. So I would expect it to actually perform 230/50 (rather than 400/300). Which while a lie, is about on par with other $60-90 thumb drives.
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Thanks OP! I'm thinking of getting the 1TB version for $145. Anyone seen a 1TB for cheaper?
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more than likely - flash drives don't have the same level of controllers or firmware as an SSD

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Does the 400/300 speed throttle at all? Because thats pretty fast
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I had the same question and while I couldn't find any benchmark tests on this 512GB, I was able to find a few on the 256GB model. The speeds were above many but not even close to 400/300. The best read speed (512KB files and up) was 240MB/s (and worst on the smaller files-like normal). The best write speed was 95MB/s but only on the 256KB files with an average write speed of around 50MB/s on the larger files. So I would expect it to actually perform 230/50 (rather than 400/300). Which while a lie, is about on par with other $60-90 thumb drives.
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