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Old July 6th 19, 09:36 PM posted to alt.comp.hardware
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Are 1 terabyte flash drives any good?
I just discovered they are being sold.
Quite surprised.
xxxxx
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Old July 7th 19, 12:03 AM posted to alt.comp.hardware
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On Sat, 6 Jul 2019 17:09:21 -0400, John McGaw wrote:

On 7/6/2019 4:36 PM, wrote:
Are 1 terabyte flash drives any good?
I just discovered they are being sold.
Quite surprised.
xxxxx


Good? I can't say but they are definitely scary expensive. I'll just wait
until they are down in the $25 range...


Me too
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Old July 7th 19, 12:49 AM posted to alt.comp.hardware
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xxxxx wrote:

Are 1 terabyte flash drives any good?
I just discovered they are being sold.
Quite surprised.


I bought a 1 TB NVMe m.2 SSD to put on the motherboard. There was a 2
TB model, but the 1 TB was already damn expensive. Since USB is a lot
slower by comparison, NVMe in an m.2/USB adapter would be a waste of
money. I've seen USB 1TB flash drives have been around for, at least, a
year, but I'm not enthralled by such technology, so I haven't been
monitoring the market. I found an article dating back to 2013 that
reports on Kingston's USB 1TB flash drives, at:

https://liliputing.com/2013/01/corsa...ash-drive.html

That was 6 years ago. I didn't bother doing time ranged searches to see
how far back for when they became available in the consumer market.
Lots of products don't get "known" until they hit a price point that is
tolerable to the mass market of consumers.
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Old July 7th 19, 02:43 AM posted to alt.comp.hardware
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wrote:
Are 1 terabyte flash drives any good?
I just discovered they are being sold.
Quite surprised.
xxxxx


There are counterfeit 1TB and 2TB USB keys.

Compare these to the price of a 1TB SSD drive.

The USB key should not be significantly cheaper,
because they both use or need flash chips.

Some of the 2TB USB keys, have 8GB of flash and
are worth... $10, because that's what you might
pay for an 8GB drive. These counterfeit sticks
behave strangely when you do long writes to them
(strange, as in "useless").

*******

You can "make" a USB flash key, using a USB to SATA
or USB to NVMe adapter plus a SATA SSD or an NVMe SSD
respectively.

It is possible to put storage solutions like tha together
from component parts.

I use a gadget like this, for hooking up an SSD to the
outside of my PC. It's a USB3 to SATA adapter.

https://www.newegg.com/startech-usb3...82E16812400542

Using another setup, I checked the power consumption of
my SSD, to make sure that the USB3 port would have
sufficient power for the thing. My Samsung 256GB and
Samsung 512GB drives, fit within the power envelope.
You start a benchmark run, make the drive really
busy, then measure the power. That's the basic idea.
I have a clamp-on ammeter for power purposes
(5V * Iamps).

Paul
 




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