I don't think it's ever safe to buy an SSD these days. It seems like if you wait a week, you'll be able to pick up something cheaper and bigger, such is the march of technology (and discounts). That doesn't mean you shouldn't jump on a deal if you need an SSD, like this 500GB Samsung 860 EVO for a mere $120.
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Yesterday we reported on the details surrounding Samsung's new SSD X5 portable SSD. And now know how much it will set you back in Australia.
You've probably heard the term "optane memory" being thrown around in recent months. It's the first time that 3D Xpoint memory has been used for consumer products, but unlike its big daddy predecessor, it's far more affordable. Now thanks to Mwave, you can win yourself a bundle.
Storage is great, and you can never have too much of it. Except in the case of solid state drives, where a 2TB drive costs about as much as a high-end graphics card.
But let's pretend money isn't an issue for you. Let's pretend you want all the storage and have a small country's GDP to blow on it. Seagate has the product for you.
Two years ago, Samsung burst onto the market with the 850 Pro -- its first SSD with 3D flash memory, with high speeds and correspondingly high prices -- and followed that up with the more affordable 850 Evo. Now, memory manufacturer Crucial is the second company to use 3D NAND in a 2.5-inch solid state drive, and it's aiming to provide both fast transfer speeds and high disk capacity -- at a reasonable price.
The Samsung Portable SSD T3 is an external solid state drive that is smaller than a business card, weighs 51 grams and comes with up to 2TB capacity.
You'll get fast file transfers based on sequential read and write speeds of up to 450MB/s with a USB 3.1 interface -- up to four times faster than some alternative external HDD solutions.