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500GB SSD, $50 off.
Better than flash drives, doesn't overheat. Very small form factor (a bit more square than a credit card).
Samsung T5 Portable SSD - 500GB - USB 3.1 External SSD (MU-PA500B/AM), Blue https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073GZBT36/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_ZWolDb3KPTTTN
buy one of these
Samsung T5 Portable SSD - 500GB - USB 3.1 External SSD (MU-PA500B/AM) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073GZBT36/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_AxdbCb1D2SE2J
plug it in to one of your Xbox USB outlets. It will come with a USB cord.
when you plug it in it will ask if you want to format it, select yes.
on the xbox, go to settings-> storage. find the SSD device. and move all of the PUBG files there.
Samsung T5 Portable SSD - 500GB - USB 3.1 External SSD (MU-PA500B/AM), Blue https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073GZBT36/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_iH9oDbTNABKDA
500gb ssd card from Samsung that is just about the size of a credit card but thicker. Used it for a month and it is running strong and nowhere near full.
I have a Samsung T5 500GB. It works pretty well and uses USB 3.1 type C, which means it also works fine with USB 3.0. From what I can find it's one of the best external USB 3.0 SSD for the money. I personally used it for virtual machines when I was in college. It was faster than internal storage, and it never got hot. The T5 comes in 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB flavors. The 500GB seems to be the best price per gigabyte right now.
Here's a link to it on amazon so you can check it out:
Samsung T5 Portable SSD - 500GB
I use this specific Samsung T5 and a clan member of mine does too. It works wonders.
Samsung T5 Amazon
I just bought a Samsung 500gb SSD from Amazon for around 125. Plug and play with just a quick format. I also have the 2tb segate xbox hd. I moved PUBG from the segate to the Samsung and it us night and day difference loading into the spawn map and having buildings render on Miramar
Me and a buddy both have X's and my buildings are rendered while in the plane or right after I jump while his area is still bare until he almost touches down
This is what I just bought. https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-T5-Portable-SSD-MU-PA500B/dp/B073GZBT36/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1531241434&sr=8-3&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=samsung+ssd+500gb&dpPl=1&dpID=318I0KrjRKL&ref=plSrch
Get an external SSD with USB C, they are insanely fast, almost like the ones inside your mac.
The Samsung T5 with 500gb is currently on sale for just USD160 on Amazon.
No I'm not a fucking moron like others who bought a external hard drive thinking it was an SSD.
Samsung T5 Portable SSD 500GB USB 3.1 (MU-PA500B/AM) [Canada Version]
This is the one I have off Amazon
No I'm not a moron like others who bought a external hard drive thinking it was an SSD.
Bought mine about two weeks ago (Samsung T5 500GB SSD external), and I gotta agree with you there. It was only $70 and not only gave me more storage, but also decreased my orbit travel by on AVERAGE ONE MINUTE. Hitting A from the dash selecting the game to orbit after character selection went from 2:15 down to 1:15.
Not to mention opening your menu on console took on average 3 seconds. Now it's down to maybe 1 second.
Only annoying thing I've found is that when loading into strikes, the objective doesn't load until all fireteam members are loaded in, and you are ALWAYS the first one in by 15-20 seconds at the least.
Overall, seriously recommend picking one up on Amazon Prime Day July 15th through the 16th.
Link to mine: https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-T5-Portable-SSD-MU-PA500B/dp/B073GZBT36/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?keywords=500gb+external+ssd+Samsung&qid=1562793258&s=gateway&sr=8-3
SSD=solid state drive, uses different technology than standard HDDs/hard disk drives, no moving parts so it's more durable and a lot faster -although for consoles, they are limited by the bandwidth of the USB connection. Note they eventually "burn out" after writing a lot of data to them, but they should outlive a standard HDD unless you copy hundreds of gigabytes to it every day. There's tests you can Google to see what I mean. I believe better brands (ie Samsung) should outlive cheaper ones but I don't understand the behind-the-scenes enough to be sure. I have two in my PC and one on my Xbox with zero issues, whereas I have had one HDD fail recently. Moving parts=more to go wrong.
If you're in the US, I just bought and recommend https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073GZBT36/
It's currently on sale for $100 at 500GB, and just uses a single USB cable - no separate enclosure/power cable that I wasn't interested in. A little pricier but it's pretty slick, and I personally wouldn't buy one for one or two games so 500GB was kinda the minimum I wanted.
It’s normal usb (my iMac is 2013). However the one that goes to the ssd is usb c.
This the one I’m using (Samsung t5):
Would she be able to use an external drive as it were just another drive on the machine, and have it be reasonably fast? Like as fast as a traditional non-solid state HDD? Maybe like this Samsung
I had this one recommended to me, and have recommended it to others without issue.
Samsung T5 Portable SSD 500GB USB... https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B073GZBT36?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
I'm sure larger ones are available now, but I have had zero issues with this brand, and had them for a few years now.
>I need to transfer groups of ~2 GB files from this PC to other computers (Windows and Mac) on a regular basis.
My recommendation is to get a usb ssd drive, these can pretty much hit what the usb limitation is on every pc, regularly. They are not that expensive, thinking of getting one for ps4 myself.
yes, they are a lot more expensive than usb sticks, but its an usb ssd hard drive. not a shitty stick.
for example, but now you are hitting the usb 3 speed limit, its goddamn fast in comparison.
(also, dont get that one, just cheap example that was literally first in amazon search for usb ssd)
Ok, I understand.
It’s a spinning HDD if it makes any noise at all. Send me the model and I’ll tell you what it is.
Here’s an external SSD that will work well for things to run reasonably fast. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073GZBT36/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_DejdFbMMQFNSC
Yeah, I've had to format Seagate ones and having them not working on me cause I was using a Mac. Either way not the trouble I want to have to go through.
I bought the blue Samsung ones on Amazon they have excellent reviews and I own 2 -(256GB & 500GB). No formatting just plug it in and name it and good to go. And they have the blue USB-3 so faster transfer if your connection provides it.
From my experience I would go with this one.
I got this 500GB Samsung T5 from my local Office Depot, it cost about the same that Amazon lists it for in that link. So far it and Skyrim are all that's on it, and it's helped them both immensely. I'm sure there are better ones and I'm sure someone else will reccomend one, but for what I wanted, this does the job and didn't break the bank.
There is a cost benefit to the decision you’re trying to make. The drive you quite is inexpensive, but is a mechanical drive that can be damaged if dropped while running. Additionally it has quite a bit of storage which means you can put a bunch of games on it.
An alternative would be to buy an external SSD. This drive will cost more money per gigabyte. Common sizes are 512gb or 1Tb, so you won’t be able to store as many games. The benefit of the SSD is that it is significantly faster so your loading times will be decreased, making games more enjoyable. Additionally there is no moving parts and an SSD, so it is much more durable than a mechanical drive.
This is the first link from a quick Amazon search: https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-T5-Portable-SSD-MU-PA500B/dp/B073GZBT36/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?keywords=external+ssd&qid=1579984555&sr=8-3
This is the correct interface for your laptop, and this will be much faster at loading but sacrifice of 1/4 the size for about the same cost. Your priorities really determine what is best for you.
Samsung makes good external SSDs (I use a Samsung T5 with a bootable Win10 image for work) If your computer has USB 3 or 3.1 ports an external SSD won't bottleneck too bad. If you only have USB 2 ports (No blue on the port) then you would be better off trying to find room inside your case.
Worse case scenario, you can buy an external caddy for your current 256GB and replace it with the larger SSD.
I use this and it has been rock solid. For business application, I would be concerned about using offbrand products.
Loading areas like that one can happen bc of your internet, but I'm not sure that they 100% are. I used to get hung up right there for around 30sec all the time, but once I bought a external USB 3.0 SSD hard drive and moved Destiny 2 to it, I don't even pause right there anymore. On rare occasion I may drop a frame or something but it's barely noticeable. (On Xbox)
Here's the external ssd I bought. It works awesome as I'm on a launch Xbox and load into areas before my friends that have a Xbox X.
Samsung T5 Portable SSD - 500GB - USB 3.1 External SSD (MU-PA500B/AM), Blue https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073GZBT36/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_IKNkDbEHAFGZ5
I'm been using one of these: Samsung T5 Portable SSD - 500GB - USB 3.1 External SSD (MU-PA500B/AM), under-provisioned to 250 GB of writable space to conserve flash write lifetime.
It's probably overkill for the TeslaCam / Sentry Mode, but I wanted something would be guaranteed to survive a lot of writes.
Yeah. That's some for real good advice. I already had an external drive just for the larger storage, but I got an SSD for them speedy loads. Fast traveling, and general load times are just so much quicker.
I got this one and it really is a noticeable difference.
I bought a 500gb SSD for my Xbox and have t been happier, I would recommend this one, especially since Xboxs have HDDs instead of an SSD
Samsung T5 Portable SSD - 500GB - USB 3.1 External SSD (MU-PA500B/AM), Blue https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073GZBT36/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_apa_i_9kpfDbYJ6AY4T
Got a Samsung T5 500 for under $100 for my X1X (highly recommend in other subs and I love it). Don't need a case or anything, and no power pack. Load times are much better than the internal HDD, minimum of 30% of the normal time it takes for stuff to load on games I have tried (PoE, Dark Siders 3, HMCC, MHW, etc). I have only been keeping the games I know I play alot on here, and move the rest to a different external HDD.
Edit - Amazon link to T5 500GB
I have this one, which is currently on sale. It works well.
Edit: And make sure it's an SSD (solid state drive) and NOT and HDD (hard disk drive), otherwise you're just wasting money if you want to improve load times.
You could also buy an internal SSD and an enclosure and assemble them yourself for much less. As easy as plugging a cable into a port, I believe. Pretty much anything that's 256 GB or more will work.
Just picked up https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-T5-Portable-SSD-MU-PA500B/dp/B073GZBT36 at Best Buy and oh boy.
I'm always the first person into staging and have to wait for other people to join in. When I'm dropping in I can see the items on rooftops while I'm still in the air which helps with deciding on where on the roof I want to drop.
Other factors are that the skins in the game selection load near immediately (the gray placeholder is only there for about 1 second). Also if you hold down the PS button to go to party settings / friends, the lag is gone.
Here are the times from my PS4 Pro:
First # is seconds with default PS4 Pro HD, second is with external SSD (T5 Samsung)
Game loading time from PS screen: 36 / 27
Blackout loading into staging: 24 / 11
Multiplayer loading map into specialist selection: 10 / 5
I recommend an external SSD to everyone. Set up time is 30 seconds to connect and select in PS4 devices, then it took 11 minutes to move COD to the SSD.
This is the one I used. Works like a charm.
Installed it this past Sunday and I have not looked back. Since this is an SSD as well load times are much fast compared to the normal drive that the ps4 pro comes with.
The 500gb Samsung Portable T5 is on sale right now for $100. Not an awesome bargain for 500gb, but it's a very good drive and you don't have to worry about putting it in a USB enclosure.
If I remember correctly, Amazon has a Samsung External 500 gb ssd for under 100 right now
Late to the party but I picked this up on sale for $100: Samsung T5 Portable SSD - 500GB - USB 3.1 External SSD https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073GZBT36/
I know it's a bandaid for a problem we shouldn't have, but the difference is stellar for this and other games.
Ive been looking in to getting an SSD for my Xbox one X, but don’t really know where to begin. Is one of these a good idea or a waste of money?
Get this, I use it and love it.
Not in school, but I do carry a laptop bag everywhere I go, so here are a few things I always have on hand:
That's not including the gear I keep in a backpack in my truck with more tools, emergency gear, etc.
B&H (Have them Pricematch): https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1346577-REG/samsung_mu_pa500b_am_t5_500gb_portable_ssd.html
Samsung T5 500gb for $100
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Instead of an SSD with an enclosure why not just get something like the Samsung T5? It's $99 for 500GB
Don't get the T7, your Xbox can't take full advantage of it. Get the T5, it's cheaper and you'll still max out what the USB ports on the OG can handle.
Sure. I am using a Samsung T5 500GB drive.
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This is the one I got from Amazon
SAMSUNG T5 Portable SSD 500GB - Up to 540MB/s - USB 3.1 External Solid State Drive, Blue (MU-PA500B/AM) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073GZBT36/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_ZZ03AVSVVJJPH20986WV
I’ve had a good experience with this
SAMSUNG T5 Portable SSD 500GB
Samsung T5, here's a link if you prefer amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B073GZBT36/
Get an SSD
Samsung T5 Portable SSD - 500GB -... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073GZBT36?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
shout. let me get you a better link, i thought i snagged the right one
is the drive i meant to link to you, that is the exact one i have connected to my one x
The M1 is the latest Apple-designed chip in an iPad, and it is indeed the most powerful option, but unless you're planning to do a ton of multitasking and/or work in creative/content-oriented apps (e.g. Procreate or Photoshop, LumaFusion for video editing, etc.) the M1 is vastly overpowered. If you're after a more "middle of the road" option that would serve well for the next 4-5+ years for web browsing, document editing, email, reading, video watching and the like, then the latest iPad Air using the A14 is very competent, and it uses the same core designs/architecture as the M1 (just fewer CPU and GPU cores total). Similarly, you could explore the previous generation of iPad Pros using the slightly older A12X/Z chips, which will perform about the same as the A14 Air in most cases, but a little better in things like Photoshop (or certain games) that can leverage the additional GPU performance (since the A12X/Z has more total cores, even if they're an older design). Here in the US, BestBuy (among other retailers) have the older Pros for about the same price as the newer Air (i.e. $899 USD for 256GB), and obviously more for higher storage variants. The most notable benefits of the Pro (whether it's an M1 or an older A12Z model from 2020) are a higher refresh rate (and slightly brighter) 120Hz screen, quad speakers, AR camera system, and better GPU; both the current Air and the all the 11" Pros use the same accessories as far as the Apple Pencil, Magic Keyboard, most cases, etc.
Regarding RAM, more is generally better on the macOS/PC side of things, but iPadOS doesn't have any apps that are capable of using more than about 6GB right now, and I doubt there will be any that can actually utilize the full 16GB present in 521GB+ M1 iPad in the next couple of years (and even if there were, again, it would only be content-creation apps like Procreate or video editing apps like LumaFusion that could leverage it). The M1's overall feature set is also limited by iPadOS in that, despite having Thunderbolt 4, it's not like you can attach multiple monitors, directly edit files on external storage, etc.; Apple seems to be reserving those functions for the Mac (likely to preserve sales of those systems).
Also not really sure what you mean by "plugin memory like I used to with the current 7-year-old iPad," but if you're just after playing video/music off of external storage, that's very doable, you'll just want something with USB-C, since that's the port an iPad Pro or Air utilizes. (RAM has never been upgradable on iPads, as it's micro-soldered directly to the logic board and/or built into the SoC, as in the M1.)
Speaking of storage variants, it just depends on what you want to keep on the iPad. I don't know anyone at this point who insists on having their entire photo, video, or music library on an iPad or phone, but I guess if you want to do that just buy as large a storage variant as you can afford... If you're okay with cloud storage or streaming like most people, and assuming you're not editing high-res video, then 256-512GB is ample for most people (especially if you're fine keeping larger files/libraries on an external drive like I noted above).
Finally, regarding software/apps for the iPad, yes, it's not going to come with anything pre-installed other than the standard Apple apps that come on any iPadOS device (e.g. Apple Mail, Calendar, Notes, etc.). If Microsoft Office is a must for you, all you have to do is find it, pay for it, and download it via the App Store (and same goes for any other app).
Yep. I made the switch to SSD around Thanksgiving and I am proud to say I no longer loathe having to head to the Tower! Sarcasm aside, I often load in to stuff up to 30 seconds before teammates, and switching destinations is actually bearable. The character screen and inventory still are not instant, but they load consistently - none of those ~10 second jobs like on the stock hard drive. Well worth it.
For anyone wondering, I got the 500 GB Samsung that's on Amazon for about $100. The price fluctuates but I was able to get it for $99. No regrets.
I want a bootable external drive, and I'm looking at two options, both 500GB SSDs
Samsung T5 Portable SSD - 500GB - USB 3.1 External SSD (MU-PA500B/AM)
SanDisk 500GB Extreme Portable External SSD - USB-C, USB 3.1 - SDSSDE60-500G-G25
With Amazon Prime, they're the same price, and I'm struggling to figure out which one to get.
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This is what I use. It's a popular choice with folks here.
Samsung t5 is perfect
I’m currently on the market for a SSD for my Raspberry Pi 8gig I plan to use for staking. Reading some of the latest reviews on Amazon lead me to believe the Samsung T5 may not be the best option? Could someone point me to any other good SSDs that pair nicely with the Rpi. What about the Sandisk? (Linked below)
Samsung (MU-PA500B/AM)T5 Portable SSD - 500GB - USB 3.1 External SSD , Blue https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073GZBT36/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_.9f6EbED1JB5V
SanDisk 1TB Extreme Portable External SSD - Up to 550MB/s - USB-C, USB 3.1 - SDSSDE60-1T00-G25 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078STRHBX/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_Fig6EbX043CSW
u/atishi13 - if you're a newbie interested in filmmaking, you might want to consider a camera that's actually built for filmmaking- perhaps something like this $799 Z CAM E2C Professional Cinema Camera with a headphone jack, a built-in LOG profile and the ability to record to 10-bit 1,024 color/RGB channel h.265 (soon to ProRes) internally or 12-bit 4,096 color RAW to a $90 SSD (plus an inexpensive lens).
With the SSD, this camera can produce 12-bit compressed RAW images that look like this:
Here is a 10-bit ZLOG color grade test (no SSD required for this):
Here is the more general image quality this camera can produce:
The E2C also supports power-over-Ethernet and a Gigabit Ethernet connection for data, remote camera control & live streaming.
Here it is as a live streaming camera:
The Ultimate Streaming & Content Creation Camera? - Z CAM E2C Review by CVP (2160p - tutorial - not shot on the E2C)
How to use a giant screen for a video background by Epiphan Video (1080p)
This camera is not perfect. It has a challenge with rolling shutter - and it lacks continuous autofocus, in-body stabilization and other nice-to-have still camera features - but it produces very high quality 4K 10-bit LOG images internally and 12-bit RAW externally (something no other camera in this price range can do) - and it is the most feature packed cinema camera below $1,000 - with 4K, wi-fi, USB-C, inexpensive external media and 1080/60p slow motion.
On the other hand, if you need a still camera for photography that can also shoot compressed 8-bit 256 color compressed h.264 video "on the side", I recommend a 4K mirrorless camera, with 4 times the resolution of a 1080p DSLR such as the D5600.
If you decide to go with a still camera, I recommend you get one that can record 10-bit externally, such as this $686.46 used 4K Fuji X-T30 from Amazon Warehouse Deals plus an inexpensive lens. [Referrals]
Here is why you don't want a camera (even an entry level camera) that is limited to 8-bit.
The X-T30 has a built-in LOG profile and beautiful Fuji color profiles such as Velvia and Eterna.
Here is the video image quality the X-T30 can produce:
Here it is shooting 8-bit LOG:
Here it is with the built-in Eterna film simulation LUT:
Here it is shooting 1080/120p slow motion:
And here is the still image quality it can produce.
All of that said, the X-T30 is not a perfect camera. It has a non-standard 2.5mm mic input jack, so you need a 3.5mm to 2.5mm adapter to plug in a standard mic. It also lacks in-body image stabilization (which doesn't really matter, since you have a gimbal).
And you can only record 4K for 10 minutes continuously and 1080p for 15 minutes before you have to restart. Most 4K interchangeable lens cameras in this class record for 30 minutes continuously.
That said, If you don't need IBIS or long continuous recording, the X-T30 is the best still/video camera in this price class, in my view.
And, when budget permits, you can buy an external recorder to record 10-bit 4:2:2 (and lift the recording time limitation), as seen here:
4K Fujifilm XT-30/FLOG ATOMOS 4.2.2 10 BIT by SamBiquena Filmmaker (2160p)
Fujifilm XT30 X-T30 4K 10Bit Video Test (Shot it on Atomos Ninja V in ProRes 422 HQ) by DSI Pictures (2160p)
FUJIFILM X-T30 F-log 4K + ATOMOS NINJA V + Filmconvert showcase by Matsumaru Jun (2160p - silent)
Atomos Ninja V & Fujifilm X-T30 – London by James Miller (1080p - recorded to Atomos Ninja V at 10-bit 4:2:2)
Probably the best still/video camera in this price range.
Hope this is helpful and good luck with your decision!
After quite a bit of research and checking prices from several vendors, here is what I settled on:
Taptes center console organizer with trash bin
Taptes floor mats
EV Tuning screen protector
EV Tuning center console wrap
EV Tuning Wireless Charger
Jeda USB Hub - yes it's expensive but these guys and gals are great so I chose to support them
Under armrest storage
Dog seat cover
USB adapter so I can connect the wireless charger to the USB-C ports instead of the USB-A ports
Under trunk storage mat
Good call on the cup holder mats. Which ones did you get?
Also what'd you get for the rubber seals on the doors. I haven't yet heard of a need for those.
After much research, I just ordered this from Amazon:
Samsung T5 Portable SSD - 500GB - USB 3.1 External SSD (MU-PA500B/AM), Blue https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073GZBT36/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_18VnEb7A1XG4B
And this to put it in:
Now I just need my car so I can use them. ;)
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I didnt claim that.
T5s can be had in 500 Gb for $90. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073GZBT36/ref=twister_B074T4VYCV
Its smaller, lighter, more reliable, and faster than an external HDD. More useful going forward too.
I have this one. It's night and day on the PS4. It's a simple matter of plugging it into the USB port and switching the drive under settings.
Don't worry about max speed and all that shit. The USB ports on the PS4 are well equipped for the max speed of this drive, and it's among the fastest, most stable, and most affordable.
Here's a post I made a couple months back with 3 different PS4 setups: https://www.reddit.com/r/blackdesertonline/comments/cwco0e/my_experience_ps4_hdd_ps4_pro_hdd_ps4_pro_ssd/
I have the 500 GB model but it all depends on how much you want to spend. Amazon Link
Samsung T5 SSD if you’re looking for a good working drive. The price on these things has dropped significantly in the last year, they’re a super deal.
I'm just copy and pasting my comment for you. :)
If you're willing to spend money but don't want to reduce available space due to limited slots this was what I bought to upgrade from having 2x 2Tb external hard drives.
Samsung T5 Portable SSD - 500GB - USB 3.1 External SSD (MU-PA500B/AM) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073GZBT36/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_1E8SCbJVJBRNQ
Considering it costs 100$ just for a 500Gb, I definitely wasn't about to buy a 2Tb. So instead I bought this too.
Silicon Power 4TB Rugged Portable External Hard Drive Armor A60, Shockproof USB 3.1 Gen 1 for PC, Mac, Xbox and PS4, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GFDRFSR/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_qJ8SCb6H93SBR
For another 100$ I bought this 4Tb, for 30$ more you can buy 5Tb. Easily beats paying 350$ for a 2Tb SSD as long as you just put games that need the boost on the SSD and dump the rest on the regular external.
USB-C is not the variant you want for Xbox. The one you want is:
Samsung T5 Portable SSD - 500GB - USB 3.1 External SSD (MU-PA500B/AM) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073GZBT36/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_S7nVCbA2PPPAW
Weirdly enough the 500GB and 250GB are approximately same price, might as well go 500GB!
Not a stupid question at all. It does plug in via a 3.1 USB (which is include).Samsung Portable SSD T5 (500GB)
Grab a portable SSD from like samsung, they aren't that cheap, but they are super portable, durable, and fast. They aren't as high capacity as spinning drives, though.
Something like this, $100 for 500gb: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073GZBT36
Or you can build an external SSD yourself, take a bare ssd like this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073SBZ8YH/ and put it in an enclosure like this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KYF1LLI
This is the drive I have if you are interested in seeing for yourself: https://www.amazon.com.au/Samsung-T5-Portable-SSD-MU-PA500B/dp/B073GZBT36
You might want to play it safe and look into this:
or on Amazon
If you need much, much bigger size you then need to go with the normal 2.5'' SSD models and eventually have a number of them (4-6) in a very fast NAS, preferably Thunderbolt 3 or 10Gbit Ethernet.
I have the X, would I see noticable difference if I put games on a Samsung T5 Portable SSD - 500GB - USB 3.1 External SSD (MU-PA500B/AM) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073GZBT36/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_zsbaCbHXG155Z
I bought this one based on previous threads on this sub discussing getting an SSD: Samsung T5 Portable SSD - 500GB - USB 3.1 External SSD (MU-PA500B/AM)
Thanks for posting this!!! I love playing D2, but what I hate most is getting into the game.... getting to the tower.... getting to a match/strike/planet... Even going from the main part of the tower to the place where Ikora and Drifter are takes some real long *ss loading times, while other guardians pass me by. (I have a standard version of the Xbox One and a wired connection)
Some questions, because I'm a noob:
Thanks for any help!
>better quality video attracts more audience
I agree with this - that's why I recommend you save yourself some money and get a $1295 Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K with a $109.99 Samsung T5 portable SSD, a $6.99 cold shoe adapter, a $9.99 cold shoe mount for the SSD (seen here) and a $259 FeiyuTech G6 Plus gimbal.
This setup will cost you less than $1700 - hundreds of dollars less than the price of the Sony or the Panasonic.
And the BMPCC 4K's 12-bit internal RAW recording will give you better quality and a far wider color palette than either the 8-bit A7 III or the 10-bit GH5s.
Plus with the gimbal, you'll get smooth handheld 4K RAW video (the GH5s is unstabilized).
Here are a couple of promos shot with this camera:
Here are a few sample videos shot at 4K in 12-bit losslessly compressed CinemaDNG RAW:
These were shot at 4K in 10-bit ProRes 4:2:2:
In my view, the BMPCC is the best cinema/video centered camera you can buy in the sub-$2000 price range.
If you decide to go with this camera, you might also want to subscribe over at r/bmpcc and r/blackmagicdesign - lots of knowledgeable folks there who can help you get the most out of the camera.
I have one on pre-order and expect it in the next few days.
Hope this is helpful and good luck with finding the right camera for your needs!
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Refurbished Macs always come in great condition (like new). They come with a 1 year warranty and have been looked at by Apple, having passed all of their hardware-related diagnostics before appearing in the refurbished store.
However, I think I need to repeat this: The ordinary HDDs in the iMacs you have linked to will guarantee a bad experience when using those machines. HDD speeds are a joke when compared to SSD speeds, so much so that an iMac 2015 with SSD will perform better than either of the iMacs you have linked to. Seriously, they are great machines, but the HDDs (or Fusion Drives, for that matter) will severeley bog them down. You should consider in earnest to at least get an iMac with 256 GB internal SSD, and then use an external SSD like this one to expand your storage:
The HDDs in the iMacs you have linked to are guaranteed to provide you with very, very bad performance. This kind of bad performance has been discussed before here, not too long ago. Have a look:
I have this one:
If you happen to need a Micro SD card, this is a good deal:
Here is a cheaper one:
EDIT: ALSO FYI if you are on xbox: XBOX claims that you have to use at least a 500gb drive, but that is false... It will work with anything over 240gb's
The 500gb Samsung T5 is $100 on Amazon right now
It’s not the best deal on 500gb, but it’s an excellent drive and you don’t have to worry about finding an enclosure or swapping out the internal drive.
Looks, fairly simple to replace the drive. You would just have to buy a new m.2 drive, and reinstall windows on it with a USB (copy all necessary files before hand). Yes the SSD you found is compatible.
Or since you don't know a whole lot about computer, you could get an external SSD to plug into you're laptop for more storage. IDK if you'll be installing programs on this or just storing media, a directory, etc. but this is probably the highest quality one you can get
This adds to your storage instead of replacing it, so if you don't mind dragging it around with you, you'll come out with a bit extra storage and a little more cash
What are you getting for the extra $$$ over something like this?
Samsung T5 Portable SSD - 500GB https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073GZBT36/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_Dv78AbPRJAVXJ
Little more pricey but no need for enclosure and it's USB 3.1 for future consoles
This is my exact model of external ssd I use:
In my case I could never get my yoga to run cool with turboboost on so that's the one thing I leave disabled.
I would definitely go with the macbook and why not get one of these:
It’s 79 dollars for a fail proof device,
Samsung T5 Portable SSD - 500GB - USB 3.1 External SSD (MU-PA500B/AM), Blue https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073GZBT36/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_84MaEb0TK2E7V
Why would you risk failure of a dash cam and sentry unit to save a few dollars in the short run? It makes no sense at all, just do the right thing here!
Oh and have a happy holiday season!
> Has anyone found a fix around this?
If you put a cheap $5 thumb drive in, this is your fault. Also, Tesla recently added a whole new video stream to the collection of streams saved by the dash cam (which is the back camera) for a total of 4. You need a USB solid state SSD like this. These can handle hundreds of megabytes per second repeatedly and reliably.
Problem Solved!!! https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-T5-Portable-SSD-MU-PA500B/dp/B073GZBT36
Move your game to this SSD and good things will happen :)