Hello, guys. Welcome to another article today. I’m going to be talking about some very fast USD 3.0 external storage.
Now, I was in need of some very fast external hard drives and options. I found out there were really expensive. I was surprised by how much markup the different products are compared to just the SSD inside of your computer.
So I found another option. This is a USP 3.0 portable hard drive enclosure by an attack if I’m pronouncing that correctly.
This is very inexpensive. It’s under 20 dollars. Now, this one is plastic. They do have a couple of options, some different styles. One of them is aluminum.
But I chose 1 just because it was very easy to put together.And it has an on-off switch you will see. We’re going to open this thing up. So for under 20$, I think is a fantastic value.
And this one is specifically made for SSD. It has some type of chip or something that helps it use more of your SSD capability compared to other regular enclosures.
So you’ll get high speed out of it. So this is what it looks like when it’s opened up. And I bought a Samsung one terabyte SSD to go in here and you’ll see how easy it is to put it. And you don’t have to mess with screws or anything like that. So I’ll have a link in the description to the external enclosure and to the SSD that I use.
Of course, you don’t use one terabyte. You can use 120 gigs, 250, 512, you want, where you can grab an SSD you already have and pop it in there and get some really fast small storage that is powered just off of one U.S. B 3.0, which is awesome.
I love that. I have some other external drives that are USP 2.0. They’re big, bulky.
You have to plug them into the wall and they’re just not coming. So this is easy. Plug it in, hit the switch and you’re good to go.
So if you’re using windows, go and use your search function and find the disk management. And see here, I just formatted mine too x fat because I wanted to use it on Mac and PCV.
Now, this is just a test on the Windows side. I took some media I worked with, which is usually photos and video, and I transferred it from a raid zero set up in my P.C. to the SSD.
Now you see it’s writing at 234 megabytes a second, which is fairly decent, better than anything that you’re going to get from a regular hard drive. And if you look at task manager now, you’ll see that disk eight, which is the SSD drive Z is at 57 percent throughput, just not using everything that it can.
And if you look at disk three and five, those are rate 0 setups.
One disk is at 91 percent and one is at 75. So it’s maxing out the rate of 0 sets up. I think it’s limiting the data that’s coming through and my radio set was bouncing up to a 100 right there. So that’s the first that’s writing onto it.
Now I’m going to do a retest and you see here it’s running at 310 megabytes a second, which is definitely good for an external just power to use USP 3.0. And again, if you look at task manager, this time I’m testing it off of the SSD, the external onto my internal SSD, which is drive.
See, that’s where I have my operating system on. Now, if you look at disk eight, disk Zis at 76 percent. So it’s using more than it was before, but still not all the way.
And just six six disk C is where my operating system, all my programs are and so on. And that is that 100 percent. So it’s still limited by hardware inside of this computer, not the actual SSD. And the last screengrab I have for you guys is the external SSD plugged into my Mac.
And this is using Black Magic Designs Speed Test, and I let it go for almost the whole time.
And this is pretty much the average that I’m getting. I’m guessing that this is the full throughput of this external enclosure with us D in it. It’s higher than the numbers I’ve got on the windows side.
The right, you see, is 366.2 megabytes a second and Reed is 354.2 megabytes a second.
Now, I am definitely happy with that. I know some of the other drives, even SSD that you can purchase for a lot more money. Don’t run like this. So for under 20 bucks with some closure, you can throw SSD one in there and or just a regular hard drive.
If you don’t need to be this fast, it’s a super, super good option. That is very inexpensive. Thank you guys for watching. I hope this has helped you out. If you’re interested in getting one, these external enclosures or the SSD, I will have links in the description. You guys have a wonderful day.