What is the opinion of Reddit about the
Pioneer 3D NAND External SSD(240 GB)-Portable Solid State Drive USB 3.1 Gen 1 (APS-XS03-240)?

A total of 15 reviews of this product on Reddit.

2 points

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1st Sep 2020

I put this on 2 of my shields. Cheap. Runs on the kids shield day and night (I stream piano music and white noise for them ) works great . Over 6 months in and runs cool. Had a small thumb that started acting up in a similar way. This runs cool.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PXCYCX1/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_VkztFbANR8767

Hope it helps

1 point

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2nd Mar 2022

ok
nice
that explains it… it really isnt the ha that needs mote power as i expected. I myself use a pi4 with 10’different docker images running and it works perfectly.
the sd card is a huge deal. dont ever trust it beyond a proof of concept.
you could use any usb ssd
for instance
Pioneer 3D NAND External SSD(240 GB)-Portable Solid State Drive USB 3.1 Gen 1 (APS-XS03-240) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PXCYCX1/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_EM281KWT9XYAH490VTP8

1 point

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23rd Sep 2020

Thank you! Did you used that one? Never heard of the brand…

I managed to find this one as well but some people report that the speed drops dramatically after a while… Pioneer SSD

11 points

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21st Aug 2019

I’ve… got to ask the reason why you’d be running WoW on an SD card.

An SD has a maximum of 100,000 Write Cycles. As they are traditionally used for Cameras and the like this usually isn’t a huge deal, because you’d need to take 100k photos, and even then you’d need to take those 100k photos across the entire size of the SD …

That being said a WoW install is huge, 50GB+ depending on add-ons. If you’re running that, constantly, WoW has micro patches, writes changes to the files frequently for other reasons, and the like.

So while it was, certainly something that could work, it was going to fail at some point. Likely were averaging something like 15 to 65 write cycles every day on that poor SD card… and now it’s fried.

I’d suggest, if you must have something external, to try and find an external SSD. These normally have support for many more write-cycles, so the point where it would be years before you’d ever have to worry about them.

edit:

Something like this might match affordability and use case better:

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https://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-External-Portable-Solid-APS-XS03-240/dp/B07PXCYCX1/

2 points

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27th Jun 2021

For sure my guy! It depends on how deep you wanna go, you have a few options.

1) cheapest and easiest, also the slowest (but still far faster than a hard drive): buying an external ssd and plugging it into USB and done (this is what I’d recommend for someone with no PC building experience)

2) medium cost, requires opening/pc disassembly, really decent speed: internal 2.5" SSD.

3) highest cost, requires opening/pc disassembly, amazing speed: m.2 nvme SSD if supported by your motherboard.

The 2&3 options can be achieved relatively easily if you’re ok with learning some DIY stuff. Just simply search how to install either a 2.5 or nvme ssd in youtube and I guarantee a plethora of useful material will surface. Let me know if you need any other help.

2 points

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7th May 2020

I play on PC and Xbox One X. The load times have always been atrocious on my Xbox. They were really bad on my PC too when I first started playing there, but once I put a solid state drive into the PC, load times sped up significantly. It was so much better!

I have not gotten an external SSD to use with my Xbox, but based on my experience with using one on PC and with what others have said, I don’t doubt it would help a lot. Here are a couple of cheaper 240GB options from Amazon that would work: Pioneer 3D for $44.99 or ADATA Entry Series SD600Q for $39.99.

1 point

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23rd Dec 2021

>This works until suddenly it doesn’t. Proxmox isn’t as lightweight as ESXi. Installs to flash cards and USB sticks aren’t recommended. (Maybe putting your UEFI boot partition on one would be a good idea though)

What type of drive is sufficient? Would a single 250 GB SSD external drive do? I’ve been looking at https://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-External-Portable-Solid-APS-XS03-240/dp/B07PXCYCX1/ref=sr_1_3?crid=3QLHKDTVQLFFX&keywords=external+ssd&qid=1640269623&refinements=p_n_feature_three_browse-bin%3A14027458011&rnid=6797515011&s=pc&sprefix=external+ssd%2Caps%2C72&sr=1-3 or a 250 GB samsung 870 EVO in an enclosure. Thoughts?

1 point

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17th Jan 2021

I would prefer a cheaper one. Would this work instead?

1 point

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29th Oct 2020

I got this ssd
ssd on Amazon

1 point

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22nd Jul 2020

You can buy an external one here at amazon.

However, if you want a more cost effective solution. I would suggest buyin a regular SATA 2.5 inch drive and buying a usb adapter like this

1 point

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22nd Apr 2020

Also a USB 3.1 SSD will make a huge difference. And to your comment below, that you can’t afford one, there is a Pioneer 240GB for $45 from Amazon, or a 512GB 2nd Gen USB 3.1 (faster data transfer than 1st Gen), also Amazon.

1 point

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8th Dec 2019

250gb SSD works with Xbox? Will this one work?

Pioneer 3D NAND External SSD(240 GB)-Portable Solid State Drive USB 3.1 Gen 1 (APS-XS03-240) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PXCYCX1/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_lAu7DbWM3R061

1 point

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5th Sep 2019

Pioneer 3D NAND External SSD(240… https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PXCYCX1?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

This is the exact one