Discussion in 'The Pub' started by jbert, Mar 5, 2015.
I want to find a good solid state external hard drive. What should I consider?
Go to newegg, and find one that's within your budget, and any drive that has lots of good reviews is a safe bet.
All drives fail, just a word of caution. Especially during lightning strikes when they are hooked up to your PC.
I've had really good luck with LaCie portable drives. If you mean one that stays in the house, get a Samsung SSD (EVO850 or PRO850) and an enclosure for it...
Yep. Samsung FTW. I put one in my desktop to run OS and my favorite game (BF4). Best buck-n-a-half I've ever spent on computer parts.
Samsung would top my list - have quite a few of them ranging in size from 128GB to 512GB. Both 840 and 850 series. So far, knock on wood, all going strong!
And when I need a 1TB SSD they will be on my short list.
Solid state? LAME! Get one with tubes:
i have a WD that is about 7 years old & working fine, nothing but music files.
A 7 year old SSD? Wow, you must have spent a fortune on that!
Correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems a waste of a fast drive to me, the limitation would be the connection to the PC, which already seems slower than the speed of a mechanical drive.
What's the reasoning behind using a SSD externally?
this is intended for mac/protools setup