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Mar 06, 2018 13:32 |  #1

What's everyone using? I'm eyeballing adding one. I'd like to use it for music storage as well as pics/videos.


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Mar 08, 2018 04:35 |  #2

If you have USB C - I would go again for another Samsung T5. Amazing fast compared to USB 3.0 and so compact and light. The higher cost factor is the only trade-off but for me it is well worth the money for the extremely fast write speed.


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Mar 08, 2018 22:49 |  #3

What does SS stand for?


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Mar 08, 2018 22:56 |  #4

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What does SS stand for?

It always puzzles me why people use abbreviations for things that aren't that long to spell out.

I like the "proper" way of abbreviating - when you spell it out the first time that you mention it, then each time thereafter it is okay to use an abbreviation. . When people just use the abbreviation, and never spell it out - not even once anywhere in the entire post - it leaves some of us with no idea, or a very uncertain idea, of what they are talking about.

I thought that the OP could have meant, "solid state", but am not really sure.


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Mar 09, 2018 00:16 |  #5

I run a pair of Crucial MX500 1TB SSD as my external library and backup of said library. I use a USB 3.1 —> SATA cable which allows me to use the drives without any enclosure. The drives are stored in silicon sleeves.

The Crucials are about $100 cheaper than the Samsung T5, for the same speed and storage. That being said, if I had USB C on my computer I would probably go with native USB-C drives for the size and convenience if they were closer in cost.

I slowly transitioned from spinning disks but now that I no longer have any external hard drives that aren’t SSD, I am so glad I bit the bullet and switched. Price per GB is higher yes, but it is no longer a hassle to run a backup on the fly, or move images from my computer drive to the external. Time is money!


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Mar 09, 2018 01:20 |  #6

Tom Reichner wrote in post #18580822 (external link)
It always puzzles me why people use abbreviations for things that aren't that long to spell out.

I like the "proper" way of abbreviating - when you spell it out the first time that you mention it, then each time thereafter it is okay to use an abbreviation. . When people just use the abbreviation, and never spell it out - not even once anywhere in the entire post - it leaves some of us with no idea, or a very uncertain idea, of what they are talking about.
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Phone texting caused that laziness/bad assumption that everyone else knows what your abbreviation means.
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I just buy quality SSDs, and then put them into separate external enclosures which I buy.


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Mar 09, 2018 02:45 |  #7

Tom Reichner wrote in post #18580822 (external link)
It always puzzles me why people use abbreviations for things that aren't that long to spell out.

I like the "proper" way of abbreviating - when you spell it out the first time that you mention it, then each time thereafter it is okay to use an abbreviation. . When people just use the abbreviation, and never spell it out - not even once anywhere in the entire post - it leaves some of us with no idea, or a very uncertain idea, of what they are talking about.

I thought that the OP could have meant, "solid state", but am not really sure.

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My spelling and grammar is awful! I used auto correct twice in that first statement, but cold fingers are to blame ;)

As someone who has spent the last 30+ years with PC's etc I would often chuckle at those who could spell much better than I but failed to understand any geek/tech speak, I say chuckle in that I would make the assumption that they should just know given many of those people I knew were far better educated than me. For example it makes me laugh how many people don't understand the very basic terms like bits and bytes, ATA, PATA, SATA (meaning: Serial Advanced Technology Attachment), USB and so on, new USB ports are now labeled SS, it simply means SuperSpeed v3.0(625mbp/s) and SS+ for v3.1, v3.0 is around 10x faster than the old v2.0 at 5Gbps and now v3.1 at 10Gbps! it can take the form of several different plug and socket types just to confuse things more, oh and some also carry power. I don't think when people are talking about IT its wrong to use abbreviations as they are common place in the industry, sometimes such short terms don't have any other meaning, not that I can think of one haha, text speak on the other hand is just lazy slang that was a result of early number/digit only phone keypads that were a pain to scroll through letters on, the trend never died but manifested itself into today's lazy meaningless jumbo kids take pride in explaining to the parents who buy them such devices!

Any way, the Samsung T5 is a great drive, but here in the UK a 2TB (Terra Byte ;) ) That's 2e+9 kilobyte for those who wan't it old school, drive will cost a whopping £750.00!! At that price you have to ask yourself do you really need that kind of speed! Also for the first time in YEARS this week I had a drive fail, now given that I have old MFM drives that still work it just goes to show...the one that failed is a new SSD!!!!! In my mind SSD drives are now one of the least reliable drives money can buy, going on my personal experience. :(

Useless fact, Samsung just released it's largest SSD to date: A MASSIVE 30.72 TB (external link), now that's a LOT of photos!!!

I hope my joking post does not offend, I am not the best educated person who still struggles to spell and punctuate my posts, I spent most of my youth razzing round on motorcycles.. :) :D and still do....lol




  
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Mar 09, 2018 03:56 |  #8

RAM

USB

CD

DVD

HDMI

IDE

SCSI

LED

LCD

OEM

RAID

RGB

CMYK

ISO

CCD

CMOS

CPL

GIF

JPG

IS

DSLR

have I made my point? :D you might not know every one of those, but abbreviations have been with us longer than SMS and it's variants, or PDAs and their successors.


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SMS is short message service, aka texting

PDA is personal digital assistant, aka Palm Pilot

SS is a less common version of SSD, solid state drive

Essentially the same solid state as RCA labeled their TVs years ago, back when we watched NBC OTA on VHF and everyone had a VHS/VCR to record MGM films on HBO, or even the first space shuttle NASA launches.


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Mar 09, 2018 05:56 |  #9

Tom Reichner wrote in post #18580822 (external link)
It always puzzles me why people use abbreviations for things that aren't that long to spell out.

I like the "proper" way of abbreviating - when you spell it out the first time that you mention it, then each time thereafter it is okay to use an abbreviation. . When people just use the abbreviation, and never spell it out - not even once anywhere in the entire post - it leaves some of us with no idea, or a very uncertain idea, of what they are talking about.

I thought that the OP could have meant, "solid state", but am not really sure.

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Good stuff. Thanks for your excellent input.


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Mar 09, 2018 08:32 |  #10

Left Handed Brisket wrote in post #18580896 (external link)
SS is a less common version of SSD, solid state drive

Could be, but coming from an automotive and aerospace mfg bg(:-D), I see SS as Stainless Steel.


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Mar 09, 2018 08:53 |  #11

ThreeHounds wrote in post #18581014 (external link)
automotive

I thought you were going to say Super Sport.


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Mar 09, 2018 09:01 as a reply to  @ Left Handed Brisket's post |  #12

Thought about it...


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Mar 09, 2018 09:20 |  #13

Thanks everyone,

I do like the Samsung T5 but I think I'll wait for the price to come down a bit. This SanDisk is nice too:
https://www.amazon.com …fRID=MDXBZB459N​5ZW1JQZA5P (external link)

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Mar 09, 2018 09:26 |  #14

Opened this thread expecting to see Stainless Steel Hard Drives ... guess its the manufacturing/engineer​ing side of me.




  
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Mar 09, 2018 10:35 |  #15

Political background. Means Schutzstaffel to me.

I surmised by the context that the meaning was intended to be SSD, but the problem is that for a lot of people it took a beat of contextualization to figure out the meaning...when presumably conveying the meaning was the intention.




  
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