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I found "consistency over time" problems with Sandisk Extreme Pro thumb drivesI would love to see a proper thumb drive list too. Most of the reviews and lists I found online just didn't help me much. It took me a very long time to find out which are ok or not to buy (I recently bought an 128GB SanDisk Extreme PRO).
The price difference makes for a nice advertising budget.It's very strange to see such an overpriced drive under the mainstream SSD section, when comparable drives such as the Sabrent Rocket (PCIe 3.0 edition) and the Inland Premium cost much less, usually around $100-130 for 1TB, depending on sale/non-sale price. The Samsung 970 Evo Plus is slightly better in benchmarks, yes, but this absolutely doesn't matter for normal consumer use and paying a $70-100 price premium is not worth it at all
Internal and portable drives are two different animals for two very distinct usage scenarios. Anyway, the 860 Evo you bought is pretty good. Anything more expensive/faster is NVMe based. TechSpot recently published such a comparison (that includes the 860 Evo) to see the difference between SATA and the latest NVMe drives:I just bought an internal Samsung - 860 EVO 1TB for $110. How are any their top SSDs a better buy than the EVO? (I wanted the T5 portable, but for the price difference I decided on the EVO 1TB internal, and later will add a 8TB HDD External for a backup drive. )
If the hard drive has a USB controller on it instead of a SATA controller is one reasonWhy is an external 8 TB Seagate HDD $10.00 cheaper than a Seagate 8 TB internal drive? Why not just take the drive out of the enclosure and save $$ and have the enclosure to use for another drive? I have tried to find out on Seagate's site to see the specs on the external drive but its not listed but it seems it must be the same. It doesn't make sense to me.
In general, the Top Samsung drives are not better for the average userI just bought an internal Samsung - 860 EVO 1TB for $110. How are any their top SSDs a better buy than the EVO? (I wanted the T5 portable, but for the price difference I decided on the EVO 1TB internal, and later will add a 8TB HDD External for a backup drive. )
Everything I've ever owned by Toshiba broke/Good to see Samsung has some serious competition from Toshiba, at last.
Most reviews were ok for the Sandisk and it is better priced where I live ($58 vs $77). It seems the Corsair has a full SSD controller on it which helps with sequential operations, but I doubt I'll need to work directly off of it. For regular read/write operations they're fairly similar.I found "consistency over time" problems with Sandisk Extreme Pro thumb drives
Out of 3 identical thumb drives, one is just as fast as the day I bought it, one is just OK speedwise, and one is incredibly slow compared to the others
For about $5 more, Corsair GTX thumb drives are much faster, consistent over time, are listed as fixed disk so they are Windows2Go compatible, and have have Trim support
I have torture tested all my SSD's and thumb drives to see which ones fail and which ones I can trust
For the price, Corsair is the best you can get today