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cannot fathom paying $90 for half a TB of anything, don't care how convenient or fast it is
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noob question here. On another sd thread a few days back (see link below), I saw a fierce discussion about the merits of different enclosures and their chipsets

Sabrent USB 3.1/3.2 Enclosures for M.2 NVMe SSD's: Tool-Free $29.40, Original $46
https://slickdeals.net/f/14315354-sabrent-usb-3-1-3-2-enclosures-for-m-2-nvme-ssd-s-tool-free-29-40-original-29-45-more-free-s-h#commentsBox

I also saw another thread on a tech forum soliciting user input for a
*STABLE* NVMe - USB Adapter?
https://forums.anandtech.com/thre...r.2572973/

So I didn´t feel that it was intuitive to select and buy an internal SSD as well as an enclosure. I need to buy a 1TB internal SSD and enclosure to use with my new laptop. Any suggestions on specific SSD´s and enclosures someone would recommend. Even a link to an article with recommendations would be appreciated.
https://techordeal.tech/2019/are-...-worth-it/

Honestly, I see no point I. Sweating it. It's like arguing that your Mustang has a higher top speed than your buddy's Camero but both of you never exceed the posted 65MPH speed limit.

NVME can do 5x-ish of most USB 3 (not always accurate but let's go with you only have 5Gbps)

My external combination of choice is a 2.5 internal and an enclosure. I've got 3 of these: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M08L...vFb0M5QFVS

I use my externals for photo editing on the go. I game at home and my OS is on an NVME as are some of my games, but based on benchmarks I can find, the load time difference is like 10 seconds for am m2 drive versus 12 for a 2.5 inch. I know it is important to some people, I just haven't seen the benefit real world.

If you must go NVME, I would pick the most reliable one. I think the speed ont be realized. If you can get 2.5 inch, I'd save the money and go that route.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077SF8...vFb3DZ58T7
This drive and the above enclosure gives you 1tb for 110. Maybe not as fast as an external NVME, but should give you 500MB compard to 640MB and I doubt you'll ever notice the speed difference before you notice the capacity difference. And, the extra capacity should effectively extend the life of the drive. ki
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First time commenting and not a technical person like many of you here.

The Samsung T7 is $80. Why would one choose this over the T7? Thanks in advance!
Absolutely no reason why they would pick this over a t7.

There's an article that compares this WD my passport to a Samsung T5, and although they were very similar, the T5 was slightly faster.

The T7 has double the r/w speeds so yeah I guess the only reason would be not knowing any better
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ew, GB.
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Absolutely no reason why they would pick this over a t7.

There's an article that compares this WD my passport to a Samsung T5, and although they were very similar, the T5 was slightly faster.

The T7 has double the r/w speeds so yeah I guess the only reason would be not knowing any better
Thanks, skimmed the comments with this exact same question.
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https://techordeal.tech/2019/are-...-worth-it/ [techordeal.tech]

Honestly, I see no point I. Sweating it. It's like arguing that your Mustang has a higher top speed than your buddy's Camero but both of you never exceed the posted 65MPH speed limit.

NVME can do 5x-ish of most USB 3 (not always accurate but let's go with you only have 5Gbps)

My external combination of choice is a 2.5 internal and an enclosure. I've got 3 of these: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M08L...vFb0M5QFVS [amazon.com]

I use my externals for photo editing on the go. I game at home and my OS is on an NVME as are some of my games, but based on benchmarks I can find, the load time difference is like 10 seconds for am m2 drive versus 12 for a 2.5 inch. I know it is important to some people, I just haven't seen the benefit real world.

If you must go NVME, I would pick the most reliable one. I think the speed ont be realized. If you can get 2.5 inch, I'd save the money and go that route.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077SF8...vFb3DZ58T7 [amazon.com]
This drive and the above enclosure gives you 1tb for 110. Maybe not as fast as an external NVME, but should give you 500MB compard to 640MB and I doubt you'll ever notice the speed difference before you notice the capacity difference. And, the extra capacity should effectively extend the life of the drive. ki
Awesome analysis. For my immediate purpose which is to have a storage media to save a system image as well as a bootable clone, you have clarified that a SATA SSD should be adequate. I also appreciate the links to your recommended components.
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