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Samsung T5 Portable SSD - 500GB - USB 3.1 External SSD (MU-PA500B/AM), Blue $89

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This one of the best prices I guess, I bought it for $80 before and it is a good drive, very fast.

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This is a great SSD. I use it as an extra storage drive for a MBP while docked. Much faster than a traditional portable HDD.
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Was $80 few days ago. Remember T7 is out now which is about 2X faster.
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This is a very good portable SSD. I got one for around $50 when Staples accepted coupon stacking more than a year ago.
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Have this on alert for awhile but this the first pic I've seen of how small it is!

bhphoto has it for same price, no sales tax?
Looks like most other places are same price as well, maybe a signup deal gets it a bit cheaper...
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Just throwing my experience here for everyone to beware.
T5 is a great external SSD for its price. its small, light, durable, and fast.
I been running multiple VMs (Windows, Linux, etc) on it without any issue.
The problem is that it uses USB. If you use USB external SSD, the TRIM is not supported on most OS. Only way to get TRIM to work is to run on Windows and have the SSD formatted to NTFS (which is fine for Windows users but not for everyone else).
If you are a Mac/Linux user and wants to have TRIM support on your external SSD, you will need to get thunderbolt 3 (it bypasses USB controller) but they are fairly expensive.
For me, I just used it without TRIM for a half year, backup the drive somewhere, plug it to Windows machine, format it to NTFS, force TRIM, and format it back to exFAT, and restore contents. Bit of a hassle but this may be necessary once in a while to keep it pristine performance condition.

EDIT: I think this price is pretty much everyday price for T5 now
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