Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/180094/htg-reviews-the-blazing-fast-lacie-external-ssd-thunderbolt-usb3/
If you need really fast external storage for your laptop, you might be interested to know that you can buy an external solid state drive that connects over USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt… and it is crazy fast. We had to buy one for the office, so we’re reviewing it for you today.
I think color is just personal opinion, personally I have always liked orange stuff, especially when it comes to tech gear, don't get me wrong, in moderation, its a strong color, but my tablet case is grey on the outside and orange on the inside, with orange stitching, I love it.
I am also in agreement that the color orange isn't always a bad thing. Given that I am an individual with low vision, it helps to be able to identify things with bright colors. In fact, that is how I label all of my wires and cables. I use florescent orange duct tape, fold it in half and my wife labels it so that I can determine which cable goes with what. The duct tape could be bright lime green, bright orange, so long as it's visible.
Mere coincidence, my new Plugable 12k mAh battery pack came in a lime green color... perfect!
$349? Sure , I'll buy one for when I have to dash out of the airlock with my helmet off to download the data from the external transponder to save the mission to rescue the people of Namboor, the doomed planet.
Till then I may just stay with the $60 TB drives I pick up at the swap meet on Sunday.
Oh - and I like the orange, that may just be visible from Terra.
Why not just buy a stupid fast drive (like a Samsung 840 Pro of even an EVO) and stick that in a USB3 enclosure? Or a Thunderbolt if those are around. If the USB3 bus doesn't have anything to do with the transfer rates, I'm willing to bet a DIY solution would be faster, and significantly cheaper.
That's a good point. Perhaps I should look into that...
A quick search on newegg reveals this:
SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) for $199.99
INEO I-NA216U Plus (Milky white) 2.5-Inch SATA USB 3.0/ USB 2.0 External Module with Protection Case for $18.99
Totally around $220, significantly cheaper than the LaCie External SSD.
As for performance/transfer speed, that needs to be tested.
Interesting. That case doesn't seem very portable, but I imagine for just sitting on a desk.
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