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I need an external SSD. On Amazon the brands I’ve heard of cost about $200. But ones made by people I’ve never heard cost about $60.
Yes or no?
I have been using these for back-up hard drives for a few years, they work perfectly as advertised.
Western Digital 5 TB - My Passport
Portable External Hard Drive HDD,
USB-C and USB 3.1
Samsung T5's have been solid for me.
Hard no. Unless you're cool with potentially pissing $60 away.
- and possibly whatever files you load on there.CyBrainX
save money elsewhere
+1 for Samsung
I bought a 128 GB "Sandisk" (uh huh) micro SD card on AliXpress, for, like, 8 USD.
It registered as such, but later i read that you can hack them to behave as if they have more storage than they actually have. I think it actually was like 512 MB. Data over that amount got completely corrupted.
So, lesson learned. The lesson was very cheap.
- And sorry, this has nothing to do with SSD's (misread post title). Or maybe it does, a little. Bottom line, stay away from Chinese shit.jagara
- I don' think Sandisk is a cheap brand but that method sounds like asking for trouble.CyBrainX
- Sandisk is a pretty reputable brand. The garbage i bought clearly wasn't Sandisk.jagara
Aye, best to save a few short bucks on the purchase of a
temperamental medium that you're going to save valued data on.
What could go wrong?
For backups, defence in depth. Buy 2 or more, use them in rotation, store in separate locations.
OK. I ordered the name brand stuff.
- That was close.monospaced
I used to buy external drives for my work, carrying them from my office to home daily, but I found that no matter what the brand was sooner or later they would crap out and I was in danger of losing my work. I'd spend a couple of hundred bucks on them eery year or so it seemed but now for roughly the same money I just use dropbox, peace of mind and my files are available wherever I go.
- but these were mostly or all non SSD I believe_niko