A total of 10 reviews of this product on Reddit.
I bought Samsung 250GB T3 external SSD and it works just fine on the XB1, and it saved quite a bit of money over your setup at the current price. It was only $105 on amazon. The T3 also had a super small form factor, at about the size of a credit card.
I have the 500 GB version of this one and really like it, but I think there are SanDisk ones for cheaper. I just don’t like SanDisk that much.
I literally keep it plugged in and resting on top of my Xbox.
If you’re going to be working off of the external HDD itself, you’ll want an external SSD if you want the fastest performance.
I have this model here: Amazon Link
It’s pretty quick, and was def a upgrade from my old 5200 RPM portable HDD.
Larger SSDs however come at a premium price.
What you could do however, and purchase internal versions of SSD in the size you want and purchase an external enclosure that supports USB 3.1, this will give you some flexibility in the type/size of SSD you want and potentially save you some money if you go with larger capacity SSDs. www.newegg.com has a good selection of internal SSDs and external SSD enclosures.
Or, you could go the NAS way, and purchase a WD MyCloud that hooks up to your router. The companion app is really nice and allows you to log in while you’re on the go and access your entire library and workflow. The downside, is that working off of that while mobile will be slower. You could download the files locally, work on them, and then send back to the drive for storage.
So it all depends on what you’re really looking for.
With full time access to everything with MyCloud, you have slower speeds and will have to edit locally.
With faster editing on an external SSD, you potentially lack limited access to your files unless you’re ok with plugging in the SSD to laptop to desktop constantly.
> Now, please list the USB-C drives you have, today?
No problemo. I picked up this li’l guy to use when backing up all my data. Even on my 2011MBP with USB 2.0, backing up to this thing was infinitely faster than backing up to a USB thumb drive. The 2TB is prohibitively expensive for me. But this was perfect. I mainly just used it to back up my music I’d bought, just in case turning off iTunes Match fucked anything up (it didn’t).
consider a USB SSD. Samsung just came out with the T3 which is $110 for 250GB on Amazon.
I have the previous model (T1) which is so much faster than the mSD, 100Mb/s write speeds and read is in the 300+ range. These are real world numbers, the things are wicked fast.
Anyway, yes it sticks out the side but it may be a better and much much faster alternative than mSD if you are gaming.
Would there be a large difference in speed (load time, frame rate) between USB 3.1 External SSD and an internal SATA III SSD? Specifally for running games like Witcher, FarCry, Fallout, etc.?
The laptop already comes with a super fast PCIeSSD. I don’t like the idea of swapping it out for something slower and smaller.
I would look into buying a USB attached SSD like the Samsung T3:
Or just the bare drive and a USB 3.0 enclosure:
Samsung T3 Portable SSD – 250GB
Yeah try that out. Or buy a small external SSD and take it on the go for projects, like this one:
Samsung T3 Portable SSD – 250GB – USB 3.1 External SSD (MU-PT250B/AM) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01AVF6WN2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_VkcgybVZAW8VG
External USB 3.0 SSD is working great for me too. I run multiple chroots from it to avoid filling up my 32GB internal storage. I bought this one at Best Buy: https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-T3-Portable-SSD-MU-PT250B/dp/B01AVF6WN2/