How is a "portable" SSD a great thing? Solved

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
  1.    #11

    SSDs are now cheaper than USB sticks for comparable storage size and speed, also more durable. As I'm switching to larger SSDs, I get to reuse them as portables.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  2.    #12

    CountMike said: View Post
    SSDs are now cheaper than USB sticks for comparable storage size and speed, also more durable. As I'm switching to larger SSDs, I get to reuse them as portables.
    Indeed, and if these adapters work as well, it's nice to know that we can find a new use for our smaller 128GB SSDs that are no longer large enough to have a place "inside the system"!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3. f14tomcat's Avatar
    Posts : 40,524
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       #13

    Steve, pardon the dumb question....

    Do either of these allow for a real TRIM operation on the SSD? I currently have a Thermaltake BlacX 5G hook into usb 3.1, and it does not allow a TRIM, shows up as a HDD, and attempts to "optimize" get flaky, and can easily roach the drive, requiring a reformat. It's a Samsung EVO 860 500GB.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  4.    #14

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    Steve, pardon the dumb question....

    Do either of these allow for a real TRIM operation on the SSD? I currently have a Thermaltake BlacX 5G hook into usb 3.1, and it does not allow a TRIM, shows up as a HDD, and attempts to "optimize" get flaky, and can easily roach the drive, requiring a reformat. It's a Samsung EVO 860 500GB.
    Some Amazon reviewers complained that it cannot. However, I personally don't know what TRIM is.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5. f14tomcat's Avatar
    Posts : 40,524
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       #15

    orlando1974 said: View Post
    Some Amazon reviewers complained that it cannot. However, I personally don't know what TRIM is.
    Simplified answer for TRIM....

    https://www.howtogeek.com/257196/how...it-if-it-isnt/
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  6. essenbe's Avatar
    Posts : 11,841
    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Pro Insider
       #16

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    Steve, pardon the dumb question....

    Do either of these allow for a real TRIM operation on the SSD? I currently have a Thermaltake BlacX 5G hook into usb 3.1, and it does not allow a TRIM, shows up as a HDD, and attempts to "optimize" get flaky, and can easily roach the drive, requiring a reformat. It's a Samsung EVO 860 500GB.
    TC, the honest answer is I have no idea. Never even thought about it. I've been using both of those for about a year and have never had a problem with them. I have an 860 EVO 550 GB on them too.

    I just checked and it s listed as a hard drive and not as an SSD.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  7. f14tomcat's Avatar
    Posts : 40,524
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       #17

    essenbe said: View Post
    TC, the honest answer is I have no idea. Never even thought about it. I've been using both of those for about a year and have never had a problem with them. I have an 860 EVO 550 GB on them too.
    Feel brave? If it does do a TRIM, I'll probably get one. Don't have to if you think it will cause a meltdown.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  8. f14tomcat's Avatar
    Posts : 40,524
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       #18

    essenbe said: View Post
    TC, the honest answer is I have no idea. Never even thought about it. I've been using both of those for about a year and have never had a problem with them. I have an 860 EVO 550 GB on them too.

    I just checked and it s listed as a hard drive and not as an SSD.
    Just saw the added comment here. If it shows as a HDD, like it does on mine in Defrag and Optimize, it will probably try a defrag, then try to TRIM, then hang and oh well....... That's what it does here.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  9. slicendice's Avatar
    Posts : 4,120
    Windows 10 Pro x64 v1903 Build 18362.53 (Branch: Release Preview)
       #19

    @orlando1974

    I use 2.5" SSDs in an enclosure with support for USB3.0 and UASP. This gives me 640MB/s theoretical read and write speeds. That is more than any 2.5" SSD currently support. Being able to read and write over USB at 450-550MB/s is very useful.

    The USB protocol is always backwards compatible, meaning that a USB3.1 device should work well in a USB 2.0 port, but of course the speed will be limited to about 50MB/s with UASP and only 25MB/s without UASP.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  10.    #20

    slicendice said: View Post
    @orlando1974

    I use 2.5" SSDs in an enclosure with support for USB3.0 and UASP. This gives me 640MB/s theoretical read and write speeds. That is more than any 2.5" SSD currently support. Being able to read and write over USB at 450-550MB/s is very useful.
    Hi, it sounds like you're saying that dropping an SSD in an enclosure gives you faster speed than if it was connected internally. How is that possible??
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Related Threads
After i installed windows 10 on my Asus N53SV, the keyboard doesnt work properly. I look on the internet for help, but it looks like im the only one. I tried uninstall and reinstall almost everything i know. From keyboard driver, touchpad, etc....
Is the "Upgrade" a good thing to get? in Installation and Upgrade
I have an icon on my homescreen that's called "Windows Update assistant". When I clicked it in the past, it would tell me that my Windows Updates needed to be current in order to work, so I made sure to do that. Now, I clicked it and it mentioned...
I've opened this app enough to determine that Windows 10 must not recognize portable apps/exe's the way it recognizes installed apps....thus, portable apps/exe's do not show up in the "Most used" list. Can anyone think of a trick to ensure that...
Had a weird thing happen. "Configuring security settings" in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
Running Windows 10 Pro, latest version. I wasn't really doing anything unusual, just watching a boring Youtube video. The computer freezes up--like in the old days. Totally frozen. I haven't had a total freeze up since XP, like over 3 years ago....
Looks like another annoyance (don't get me wrong, i'm not a 10 hater :p) : when i do "open with" and select a portable app, nothing happens :/ Also if in the portable app i tick options such as "show context menu", this won't take effect. All that...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 23:09.
Find Us