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Windows 7: Which SSDs is the better, an External SSD or internal SSD?

03 May 2015   #41
ignatzatsonic

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Kingston makes dozens of SSDs.

Here’s a list of a bunch of them, ranging from $38 to $498, ranging in size from 30 GB to 960 GB.

Computer Hardware, Hard Drives, SSDs, Internal SSDs, Kingston Technology Corp., Newegg - Newegg.com

A $48 fee to ship something as small as an SSD to Yemen sounds ridiculously high to me. They don’t weigh any more than maybe 3 packs of cigarettes.

The 480 GB Kingston you were looking at for about $350 on Ebay is $213 on the above list.

The Samsung 850 Pro 512 GB is $320 from Newegg.com in the USA as of today.

Your attachments do not show on my screen. I get an “invalid” error message.

Here is a list of SSDs between 480 GB and 512 GB in size. You can see that there are many that are cheaper than the Samsung 850 Pro.

Computer Hardware, Hard Drives, SSDs, Internal SSDs, Newegg, 500GB, 512GB, 480GB - Newegg.com

Not sure why you think I don't like Kingston. I own some Kingston USB flash drives, which have a long warranty and I know they have good customer service. Unlike some brands.


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03 May 2015   #42
Hadramawt

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
our attachments do not show on my screen. I get an “invalid” error message.


Yes, thanks a lot, newegg.com doesn't ship to Yemen anything at all like amzon.com, so I wouldn't like to look at them even if I found a SSD with one dollar. However, eBay.com can ship SOME products to Yemen.
I have been now seeing my images, screen shots well. So, could you please go back to my same previous post and go through it since I made some changes since your last look?
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03 May 2015   #43
ignatzatsonic

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I see your attachments, but I don't know what else to tell you.

If you need an SSD with an eSata port, then find one and buy it.

If you can only get Kingston in your country and want an SSD, then buy a Kingston or buy nothing.

I generally would be suspicious about buying computer hardware on eBay if it had to be shipped to Yemen. Regardless of brand or price. It's entirely up to you to decide if you want to take the risk.

Personally, I'd be willing to buy SSDs from Crucial, Intel, Kingston, and Mushkin. Samsung makes me nervous because of the multiple complaints I have seen about their customer support and service. But that's the least of your worries in your situation.

I wouldn't buy on the basis of benchmarks. I'd be more concerned about reliability, customer service and support, how easily it could be returned if defective, and the possibility of being ripped off by the seller or customs. Reliability is hard to judge since most of the evidence is only anecdotal.

Good luck.
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03 May 2015   #44
Lady Fitzgerald

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
...Not sure why you think I don't like Kingston. I own some Kingston USB flash drives, which have a long warranty and I know they have good customer service. Unlike some brands.
I've also had excellent luck with Kingston flash drives, both USB sticks and SD cards, but I haven't heard too much good about their SSDs.
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07 May 2015   #45
Hadramawt

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
eSata ports are on the PC and you connect the disk with an eSata enclosure. The cable looks like this:



You use bare bone disks in the enclosure because there are very few (expensive) external disks in a housing that come with an eSata connector. But you have to have an eSata port on your PC in the first place.


Thank you so much indeed, although I am still a little bit confused with the cables used to connect internal disks as external disks to a USB port of PC, and to connect external disks as internal disk to eSata port of PC. I think the faulty is not from my side. However, you only show me the images without getting a change to get one, and try it. Like telling a person how to drive a car, and he never ever sat in one. So, be a little bit patient with me.


So, could you please take some of your precious time out and go through my points below, and address these points for mine, and don't ignore them?

1- what is mentioned in my scree shot below is correct?




2- the usb3_external_sata_cable in the first image above is a different two-sided cable(two different connectors). One connector is eSata to be connected to the eSata of a PC, and the other one is USB to be connected to USB 3.0 interface port of a disk. However, the other Coboc Model SC-SATA3 below is a a same two-sided cable(two same connectors), both sides look eSata connectors.
Attachment 357933

3- there is a difference in eSata connector side in both two-sided cables. The eSata connector of usb3_external_sata_cable looks different from the eSata connector of the SC-SATA3?



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You use bare bone disks in the enclosure because there are very few (expensive) external disks in a housing that come with an eSata connector. But you have to have an eSata port on your PC in the first place.
You mean with 'bare bone disks' with ALL of those disks are installed internally(locally) into an eSata interface port inside a laptop? So, they don't have USB interface port, in order to let them be connected externally to a USB interface port of PC, then they needs to be inserted to a enclosure, from which we can get output of USB interface port which then can be connected to USB port of PC.

5- I really don't see any eSata port on the case of my laptop, such as USB3, USB2, and other connectors, such VGA, and HDMI, and so on.
So, I don't know if my existing internal Toshiba HDD drive is connected to an eSata interface port of my laptop or not. Yes. I was told that my HP Pavilion dv6-6093ex Entertainment Notebook PC support does NOT have eSATA/USB combination port.. Moreover, What I know is that an eSata port can be a port inside a PC, and not shown in the left/right side of the case of a PC like USB3/2. As a result, if I want to convert my existing internal Toshiba HDD drive as an external HDD to be connected to a USB 3.0/2.0 port, how could I do as long as my existing internal Toshiba HDD drive has only eSata interface port, or otherwise it cannot be installed inside my laptop via eSata port. how can I use my local internal HDD as an external Hard disk drive. I think all internal hard disks have only an eSata interface port, and not a USB 3.0 interface port. So, Which kind of cable would I need to attach my HDD to a USB3 port?

6- I have never ever saw a local(internal) HDD for a laptop, even the Internal Toshiba HDD for my laptop, I didn't see it. ALL disks I saw external Western Digital Hard Disk Drives(Portable Hard Drive), and all of them have USB Interface port.

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I think you are still mixing things up. Any disk can be used as an external disk or internal disk - if the form factor fits (e.g. you cannot put a 3.5" disk into a laptop but into a desktop).




I don't know if such (External Portable) external Western Digital Hard Disk Drives(Portable Hard Drive) whose screen shots are above can be fitted into inside my laptop 2.5 inch hard drive bay or not. There is no dimensions of that external Western Digital Hard Disk Drives(Portable Hard Drive). If they could be fitted to it, then which kind of cable would I need to attach my HDD to a USB3 port?
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15 May 2015   #46
mike009

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Quote:
1- what is mentioned in my scree shot below is correct?
it is not correct:
1 - it is not eSATA it is SATA connector, this is connected to SATA device like an HDD or SSD
2 - USB connects to usb port on your laptop

this is just a conversion cable to connect SATA device to PC using USB port.

Serial ATA - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Quote:
I don't know if such (External Portable) external Western Digital Hard Disk Drives(Portable Hard Drive) whose screen shots are above can be fitted into inside my laptop 2.5 inch hard drive bay or not.
This is external drive, it's a HDD inside a HDD enclosure - all you want is HDD enclosure or the cable from 1st point
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15 May 2015   #47
GokAy

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You don't need an Esata enclosure if you want to use Esata. Here is how I do it:

Which SSDs is the better, an External SSD or internal SSD?-esata-connections.jpg

The cable is Esata to Sata (Sata II capable).

Which SSDs is the better, an External SSD or internal SSD?-esata-power-supply.jpg

Power supply: Connected to mains, molex end, which in turn has a molex to sata power converter. The white switch - an electrician installed it, $3 USD for switch and workmanship.


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