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 drive and options. I found out there were really expensive. I was surprised by how much of a markup the different products are compared to just the SSD they go inside of your computer.
So I actually 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 other options, some different styles. One of them is aluminum.
But I chose this one just because it was very easy to put together. You don’t need to use any screws or anything. And it has an on off switch like you will see. We’re going to open this thing up. So for under twenty dollars, I think is a fantastic value.
And this one is actually specifically made for SSD. It has some type of either chip or something that actually helps it use more of your SSD capability compared to other regular enclosures.
So you’ll actually 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 any screws or anything like that. So I’ll actually have a link in the description to the external enclosure and also to the SSD that I use.
Of course, you don’t use a one terabyte. You can use 120 gig, 250, 512, whatever you want, where you can grab a 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 on 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 as you see here, I just formatted mine to x fat because I wanted to use it on Mac and PCV.
Now, this is just a basic tests 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 two thirty four megabytes a second, which is fairly decent, definitely better than anything that you’re going to get from a regular hard drive. And if you look at the task manager now, you’ll see that disk eight, which is the SSD drive Z is at fifty seven percent throughput, just not using everything that it can.
And if you look at disk three and five, those are my rate zero setup.
One disk is at ninety one percent and one is at seventy five. So it’s actually maxing out my rate zero set up. I think it’s actually limiting the data that’s coming through and my radio set was bouncing up to a hundred 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 three hundred ten megabytes a second, which is definitely good for an external just power to use USP 3.0. And then once again, if you look at the 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 the hardware I have inside of this computer, not the actual SSD. And the last screengrab I have for you guys is the external SSD plugged in to 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 as D in it. It’s higher than numbers I’ve got on the windows side.
The right, as you see, is three hundred sixty six point two megabytes a second and Reed is three hundred fifty four point two 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 as fast as this. So for under 20 bucks with some closure, you can throw any 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.