2TB Samsung Portable SSD T5 - The best external drive you could get!

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  1. Aivxtla

    Aivxtla Notebook Evangelist

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    NTFS performs better, plus there are many non-Windows devices don’t support exFAT ie most routers. I find exFAT more useful for MAC compatibility. So I’d personally only leave it on exFAT if you have MACs as well.

    As for main and long term backups like family photos videos etc, definitely not this alone. I use a NAS, given to me free for testing originally by Netgear: Ready NAS524X (initially 4 drives in RAID 10) with snapshots and bitrot protection enabled. Then back that up to an external drive for greater redundancy.
     
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  2. Vasudev

    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Yeah, I forgot exFAT needs packages on Linux and doesn't have out of box support for PnP. I did an exFAT once on an thumb drive and it won't detect exFAT w/o exFAT FUSE package.
    Even routers barely recognize FS other than NTFS and FAT32.
     
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  3. Spartan

    Spartan Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    added a benchmark while having the drive connected via a USB port rather than the Type port. Check the OP.
     
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    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Looks good.
    Can you try benching on internal USB with Powershare tech? I felt it gave more peak R/W speeds than other USB3 ports.
     
  5. Support.3@XOTIC PC

    Support.3@XOTIC PC Company Representative

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    Got the 1TB, just came in. Mostly just salvaging what I can from my old external, but I'm already seeing how much better it is. That was my last mechanical drive, and as happy as I am it lasted that long, good riddance.
     
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  6. Kyle

    Kyle JVC SZ2000 Dual-Driver Headphones

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    How does it compare to Sandisk's Extreme Portable?
     
  7. FXi

    FXi Notebook Deity

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    Been using a 2TB to backup various machines without an internal drive, over USB 3 and it's been a very good drive. No time to spend benching but it'll take a 150-200Gb backup in minutes with Acronis.
     
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  8. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOK's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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  9. Zymphad

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    I still use 4tb 2.5" platters and 8tb 3.5' platters.

    Impressive 450 write speed. Still not tempted by it. I am more into the 8tb 3.5" .I want to get another one.
     
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  10. Support.3@XOTIC PC

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    You're still doing well on cost/GB at that size.
     
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