A total of 10 reviews of this product on Reddit.
I live in NJ and just ordered this one off Amazon. Big difference, buildings render faster. I liked this one because it was just plug and play, came with the cord, plugs directly into back of XBOX USB port. Some of the others you need to buy and additional part called an “enclosure” because I guess they are made to go inside a PC
WD 256GB My Passport SSD Portable Storage – USB 3.1 – Black-Gray – WDBK3E2560PSL-WESN https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XNN2WQM?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
If it helps, I’m glad I spent the extra ≈$80 on an external SSD for the performance. But I agree that it’s strange that the burden is on the consumer to rectify the producer’s cost.
I bought the smallest Western Digital My Passport SSD and it works great.
I got a 250 gig for about 100 bucks. I got it the day of the last patch so I’m not really sure if it helped or not. It seems to have but not sure. Here is what I got. WD 256GB My Passport SSD Portable Storage – USB 3.1 – Black-Gray – WDBK3E2560PSL-WESN https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XNN2WQM?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
100% but do research. Most people that tell you this doesn’t work for them have simply gone about doing it incorrectly. Xbox (OG at least) requires the external to have at least 256gb. I picked this WD ssd about a month ago, and the difference in gameplay is night and day… There still are issues, and yes, cqc can still be a pain at times, but the game is definitely smoother and the load times are certainly quicker.
WD 256GB My Passport SSD Portable Storage – USB 3.1 – Black-Gray – WDBK3E2560PSL-WESN https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XNN2WQM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fQyMAbD85Z76G
Don’t know about cheapest but this is the one i use. Ready straight out of the box via USB (no enclosure needed) and currently on offer on Amazon.
Im on Xbox so I don’t know if this will help you but I got one of these. WD 256GB My Passport SSD… https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XNN2WQM?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf. Plugged it into my USB 3.0 and it works great.
This was the one we got back in April. WD 256GB My Passport SSD Portable Storage – USB 3.1 – Black-Gray – WDBK3E2560PSL-WESN https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XNN2WQM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_03BPBbHMPKCDH
This is what I purchased: Western Digital 256GB My Passport SSD Portable Storage – USB 3.1 – Black-Gray – WDBK3E2560PSL-WESN
On RAM I get the feeling there’s some variants of the R14 but I found this CNET page:
Says 1 memory slot and 1 memory slot free. I don’t know if that means 2 total or just the one. I mean how can it have memory and one slot “free”? I’v probably putting more thought into this than CNET did. Anyway it’s max memory is 12 gigs. So unless you have a different variant you should be able to upgrade the RAM.
A 120 gig hard drive should be able to handle the OS and games this thing will run without much issue. Unless you really have to try and run GTA V or something. My GPDWin only has 64 gigs of internal storage and I have maybe 20 games installed. They’re little games that can “run on a potato” though.
The specs on the CNET page mentions a USB 3 port. So you could use this USB 3 SSD drive and get – well not SATA speeds – but still pretty fast.
Not to say $100 on this old laptop is that worth while but it is fast drive and it would add some space.
Also-also – and I’m just assuming you’re using windows 10 here – if you have had this laptop for a year or two and upgraded to the latest 10 version as prompted you may want to think about wiping out the hard drive installing windows fresh. You’ll free up so much storage this way.
WD 256GB My Passport SSD Portable Storage – USB 3.1 – Black-Gray – WDBK3E2560PSL-WESN https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XNN2WQM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_tgpLq2iHBf1Xo