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ADATA Technology (USA) CO., Ltd via Newegg also has 1TB ADATA Entry SC680 Series USB 3.1 External Solid State Drive (Blue) for $99.99 -> Now $96.99. Shipping is free. Thanks Suryasis




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Adata Offical Store via Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/ADATA-Entr...B07Y1NDH7B

Newegg is also offering the SSD at same price.
https://www.newegg.com/adata-sc68...000A-00058

Officla Spec: https://www.adata.com/us/specification/623#

SPEC:
  • Read/Write Speed: 530/460 MBps
  • USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C 10 Gbps Interface
  • Included USB 3.2 Type-C to C cable,USB 3.2 Type-C to A cable
  • 3 years Warranty
  • 35 g / 1.23 oz
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I think a couple of reasons. First, SSD external drives are smaller, easy to carry. Second, it is faster even though the limit is on the port that's using but SSD can still be faster than a regular drive especially you use it to store your pictures and small files. The loading time for those folders are killing people. Third, not everyone need a few terabyte level external drive, so SSD is a perfect candidate for the job. And the last but not least, it is shock proof, you can use it on the go without having to worry the movement of your environment will damage the disks.
For editing photos, videos.
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Out of curiosity, what do people need external SSD for? I got a regular external for extra storage and backup but SSD? Are people installing programs on these or use them for Xbox or PS4 somehow?
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Out of curiosity, what do people need external SSD for? I got a regular external for extra storage and backup but SSD? Are people installing programs on these or use them for Xbox or PS4 somehow?
For editing photos, videos.
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Out of curiosity, what do people need external SSD for? I got a regular external for extra storage and backup but SSD? Are people installing programs on these or use them for Xbox or PS4 somehow?
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Out of curiosity, what do people need external SSD for? I got a regular external for extra storage and backup but SSD? Are people installing programs on these or use them for Xbox or PS4 somehow?
I think a couple of reasons. First, SSD external drives are smaller, easy to carry. Second, it is faster even though the limit is on the port that's using but SSD can still be faster than a regular drive especially you use it to store your pictures and small files. The loading time for those folders are killing people. Third, not everyone need a few terabyte level external drive, so SSD is a perfect candidate for the job. And the last but not least, it is shock proof, you can use it on the go without having to worry the movement of your environment will damage the disks.
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Here's a review on the smaller model. Speeds were subpar, in this particular review, because it lacks DRAM.

https://www.techradar.com/reviews...ternal-ssd

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We managed to move a 100GB file in 38 seconds, which translates into a real-life transfer rate of 263MBps. Another test, CrystalDiskMark, reached 426MBps on read and 391MBps on write speeds; Adata quotes up-to-speeds of 530/460MBps respectively.

The low performance can be attributed to the DRAM-less nature of the device as well as the use of QLC and tests carried out on other benchmark applications yielded similar results.
It's been pointed out to me that 38 second is a typo. 100GB/380s will give you the 263MBps they quote.

Honestly, it would probably be fine for most people in most situations, but if you spent a little bit more, you could get something significantly better if you rolled your own.
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Out of curiosity, what do people need external SSD for? I got a regular external for extra storage and backup but SSD? Are people installing programs on these or use them for Xbox or PS4 somehow?
Great upgrade for an all-in-one or small computer (e.g., iMac, Mac Mini) without having to open them
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Out of curiosity, what do people need external SSD for? I got a regular external for extra storage and backup but SSD? Are people installing programs on these or use them for Xbox or PS4 somehow?
Example uses could be external game drive for console or PC, storage media for video camera, scratch disk, or just a nice-to-have thing.

I have a 2tb I use as one of my PC backups. Yes it's overkill when a normal HDD would get the job done but I got a good deal on it. However I would recommend avoiding something like this because it would be a lot harder to use as an internal drive if you ever had the need for it. to me, it would make a lot more sense to just get a regular two and a half inch SSD with an enclosure. That way you can throw it in your computer if the need ever arises.
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Out of curiosity, what do people need external SSD for? I got a regular external for extra storage and backup but SSD? Are people installing programs on these or use them for Xbox or PS4 somehow?
One possible explanation are people who buy cheap MacBook airs or MacBook pros with very little storage. Not saying I've ever done that myself. Big Grin
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I think a couple of reasons. First, SSD external drives are smaller, easy to carry. Second, it is faster even though the limit is on the port that's using but SSD can still be faster than a regular drive especially you use it to store your pictures and small files. The loading time for those folders are killing people. Third, not everyone need a few terabyte level external drive, so SSD is a perfect candidate for the job. And the last but not least, it is shock proof, you can use it on the go without having to worry the movement of your environment will damage the disks.
This is true. I store my Raw picture files and just tons of pictures on a regular drive and the large folders tend to load very slowly. I guess I could see getting this for $100 to save time with pictures and have it on the go. Thanks all for your answers. Smilie
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Here's a review on the smaller model. Speeds were subpar, in this particular review, because it lacks DRAM. https://www.techradar.com/reviews...ternal-ssd
The one with the DRAM costs $130 for the 1Tb model.

https://www.amazon.com/ADATA-Entr...B081NVZXM8
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Example uses could be external game drive for console or PC, storage media for video camera, scratch disk, or just a nice-to-have thing.

I have a 2tb I use as one of my PC backups. Yes it's overkill when a normal HDD would get the job done but I got a good deal on it. However I would recommend avoiding something like this because it would be a lot harder to use as an internal drive if you ever had the need for it. to me, it would make a lot more sense to just get a regular two and a half inch SSD with an enclosure. That way you can throw it in your computer if the need ever arises.
Totally agree. I have plenty of SSD, and I just use them with SATA to USB cables. These days, you can even get cables/enclosures for M.2 SSD.
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I think a couple of reasons. First, SSD external drives are smaller, easy to carry. Second, it is faster even though the limit is on the port that's using but SSD can still be faster than a regular drive especially you use it to store your pictures and small files. The loading time for those folders are killing people. Third, not everyone need a few terabyte level external drive, so SSD is a perfect candidate for the job. And the last but not least, it is shock proof, you can use it on the go without having to worry the movement of your environment will damage the disks.
I travel a lot and the shock resistance is huge for me. I dnt want to have to worry about an hdd failing after I throw my bag around. The 3.2 speeds are also pretty great (personally an MBP user).
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