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2nd August 2007

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#1 8 years ago

I'm thinking getting a 60gb SSD and putting it in a 2.5" enclosure and using it for file transfer and what not, I know SSD's have a limited write but aren't they high enough that they wouldn't ever be reached? plus the files will only be copies so wont be a problem if the drive crashes and lost.

I would be using a USB 3.0 enclosure so transfer speeds can utilize the SSD

Probably cost a bit under $150 for SSD and enclosure

Is there any down sides to doing this?

Or I could buy this

Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 64GB [CMFVYGT3-64GB] - $145.00 : PC Case Gear

for about the same cost, would the performance be the same? I keep losing my USB sticks as to why I would prefer the first option.



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#2 8 years ago

As long as you aren't writing on it every single day you should have write functionality on the SSD for quite a while. It should also be exceptionally fast for program reinstalls!

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