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145 + tax ????
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58.84 shipped for me. Make sure to use coupon code 77292.
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Are SSDs more reliable than HDD?
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Are SSDs more reliable than HDD?
Yes. No moving parts, far less power usage, and they actually run better when hot, as long as they're below 90C
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Yes. No moving parts, far less power usage, and they actually run better when hot, as long as they're below 90C
SSDs consume more power than consumer grade HDDs.

Checking the stickers on some of my devices:
Samsung SSD (SATA), rated 5V 1.6A (8W)
WD Blue 2.5'' HDD (SATA), rated 5V 0.55A (2.75W)
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Nice deal. If anyone else is wondering about the difference between the "One Touch" and "Expansion" I think it's mainly the case on the One Touch is fabric and the Expansion is plastic. One Touch also has a little fabric loop to attach a keyring and comes with some sort of backup software also.

I myself prefer the plastic case of the Expansion--it's $5 cheaper anyway.

Just wish these used USB-C like the Sandisk portable SSDs. Oh well.
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Does it come with multiple cable options, like the Samsung T5, that allow it to be used on legacy USB ports as well as TB3?
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Are SSDs more reliable than HDD?
In day to day use, absolutely. As long-term storage, no (we're talking years though). SSD's don't retain data as long as traditional HDDs. Granted, I can't imagine why anyone would want to archive anything on SSD's anyway since they're so much more expensive per GB.
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SSDs consume more power than consumer grade HDDs.

Checking the stickers on some of my devices:
Samsung SSD (SATA), rated 5V 1.6A (8W)
WD Blue 2.5'' HDD (SATA), rated 5V 0.55A (2.75W)
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Will this work with an Xbox one x?
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My only complaint with this is, what's the point of a usb 3.0 ssd external drive? Usb 3.0 is maybe 100mbps max speed and that's also the same speed of a mechanical drive. And many mechanical drives are designed pretty well to survive a lot of abuse. But I guess if you really abuse your external drives I guess that would be the only real reason to have a usb 3.0 external ssd. Unless this was the newer 3.1 or type c or thunderbolt which would take advantage of the faster speeds.
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My only complaint with this is, what's the point of a usb 3.0 ssd external drive? Usb 3.0 is maybe 100mbps max speed and that's also the same speed of a mechanical drive. And many mechanical drives are designed pretty well to survive a lot of abuse. But I guess if you really abuse your external drives I guess that would be the only real reason to have a usb 3.0 external ssd. Unless this was the newer 3.1 or type c or thunderbolt which would take advantage of the faster speeds.
Where are you getting 100MBps from? On USB 3.0 you should be seeing anywhere from 350-400MBps from this drive.
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Is there firmware electronics on this thing that prevents its use as a bootable drive or can it be formatted and used just like a USB drive?

Does reformatting void warranty?

Seems like a cheap ssd in a usb enclosure will be more flexible if this is locked down for specific use and warranty tied to that.

AND are they shuckable? Smilie
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SSDs consume more power than consumer grade HDDs.

Checking the stickers on some of my devices:
Samsung SSD (SATA), rated 5V 1.6A (8W)
WD Blue 2.5'' HDD (SATA), rated 5V 0.55A (2.75W)
Hard drives also draw 12 volts. Check the amperage on that.

EDIT2: 2.5 inch drives don't usually need 12 volts, but they're also much slower. So that means they'll need to be active for longer to complete a task. It's more efficient to consume more power in a quick burst to finish faster than to stay at a middle level for longer. Also I'm sorry for all the edits

EDIT: SSDs only consume that much power during the milliseconds they are active. Inactive SSDs consume almost no power. Hard drives must be turning the disks at a certain minimum speed before any data can be read or written. Total power usage for a task to be completed is lower with an SSD.
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