Solid state external hardrive. Any suggestions?

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  1. jbert

    jbert Member

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    I want to find a good solid state external hard drive. What should I consider?
     
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    Go to newegg, and find one that's within your budget, and any drive that has lots of good reviews is a safe bet.
     
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    All drives fail, just a word of caution. Especially during lightning strikes when they are hooked up to your PC.
     
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    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...
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Solid state? LAME! Get one with tubes:

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    i have a WD that is about 7 years old & working fine, nothing but music files.
     
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    A 7 year old SSD? Wow, you must have spent a fortune on that!
     
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    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?
     
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