Discussion in 'Storage' started by GoldenSandRiver, Mar 9, 2012.
looking for an external sad
In that case, better buy a SATA-USB adapter (make sure it is USB 3.0 capable, which is not always the case) and attach a regular SSD to it.
I do this.
What interface? I have some ancient ones around that include an USB interface. OCZ solid I think. I don't think they're not unique with that.
i would like to get USB3.0 interface. Problem with those SATA to USB3.0 adaptors is that some of them don't have high performance USB3.0 controllers and won't unleash the potential performance SSDs have. i am more inclined to NEC controller solution built right in the external ssd.
One of the reasons why i am looking for an external SSD is i've had so many issues with my previous external hdds.
1. I've had a 2.5inch Verbatim 500G that frequently disconnected from my computer because contacts between the USB2.0 connectors were not good. After a few months, it destroyed my external. (I am a heavy user of external HDDs)
2. i bought a very good 3.5inch ORICO 3519 external case back in 2011 and got myself a 1TB hard drive. it works very well and i like the design. However, it's not so easy to carry it around.
so what i am really looking for is an external SSD with good USB3.0 controller chip, and preferably with USB3.0 Type A female connector on the device (i know this sounds weird but I've seen USB2.0 external hard drive with USB2.0 A female connector on the device). It looks more reliable and seems to have way more insertion rates than Type B and micro B.
i want to be able to make my working files safe and easy to carry around when i travel.
Your motherboard doesnt have an e-sata connector? Or whatever theyre called..
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