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I don't understand why you would need a SSD external drive... I guess it depends what you are planning to use it for. I just scored a WD Passport 3TB external drive for $83 shipped off Newegg. I am using it to park my processed photos as well as raw files. This way, I can free up space on my WD Black 1tb drive, which is hosting my OS and using it for heavy photo processing and editing. They are great and pretty quick and reliable. I have a 120gb SSD internal drive for my swap file as well as CS6 scratch disk.


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Mar 21, 2018 22:05 |  #18

TooManyShots wrote in post #18591277 (external link)
I don't understand why you would need a SSD external drive... I guess it depends what you are planning to use it for. I just scored a WD Passport 3TB external drive for $83 shipped off Newegg. I am using it to park my processed photos as well as raw files. This way, I can free up space on my WD Black 1tb drive, which is hosting my OS and using it for heavy photo processing and editing. They are great and pretty quick and reliable. I have a 120gb SSD internal drive for my swap file as well as CS6 scratch disk.

Speed. Accessing and processing photos out of a catalog with several thousand 42mp raws out of a passport drive is punishingly slow. I use an external SSD to store my current catalog. Archived stuff is stored on desktop external hard drives, and even those are noticeably slower.


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TooManyShots wrote in post #18591277 (external link)
I don't understand why you would need a SSD external drive... I guess it depends what you are planning to use it for. I just scored a WD Passport 3TB external drive for $83 shipped off Newegg. I am using it to park my processed photos as well as raw files. This way, I can free up space on my WD Black 1tb drive, which is hosting my OS and using it for heavy photo processing and editing. They are great and pretty quick and reliable. I have a 120gb SSD internal drive for my swap file as well as CS6 scratch disk.

Is this WD 1TB a HDD or SSD?

Overall, the performance benefit from an extermal SSD can be very significant over an extermal HDD. A 2.5" HDD can do about 60-100MB/s later number is those WD raptor type of drive, which is power hungry. A normal USB3 port may or may not power it. A SSD can easily saturate USB3.0 interface (400+MB/s). A NVMe base SSD can easily saturate USB3.1 interface. If you need portable data and move a lot of data, external SSD is huge benefit. The only down side is cost. Another major consideration should the mechanical reliability here. SSD here is so much better than HDD, especially in a mobile data application.

As for long term cold data storage, I will NOT use either one. A 3.5" HDD is still the better way for cold data and backup


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Apr 14, 2018 12:32 as a reply to  @ TooManyShots's post |  #20

eelnora wrote:
Another major consideration should the mechanical reliability here. SSD here is so much better than HDD, especially in a mobile data application.

I use SSD for portable storage to copy files on memory cards to solid state storage for data redundancy, because with SSD there is no worry about accidental mechanical drops bouncing heads against platters or bearings getting damaged.
And (comparing 1TB SSD vs. 1TB HD) it weighs 1 lb. less! With airline carry-on weight restrictions, that can matter a lot!


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