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    "Best" SDXC 1TB to expand storage in laptop?


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    Dell XPS 9560

    1TB SSD partitioned into OS and storage, 32MB RAM

    "Best" SDXC 1TB to expand storage in laptop?-2023-07-11-18_20_50-pc.jpg

    I download live cam streams 24/7 onto D-drive and it can get overwhelmed if I don't keep on top of them - which involves fetching them up into a video editor, scanning thru for and extracting "events", then deleting the original downloaded files when finished with.

    I cannot have any more external gadgets dangling off this dang laptop, which has flaky USB connections and already has USB trackball and an external speaker because the internals have failed.

    I'm hoping that a 1TB SD card will be the solution, but the specs are flummoxing me - it needs to be fast to act as just another partition, and it needs to be reliable. (BTW, I would then expand C-drive a bit to give OS and progs more wriggle-room.)

    Amazon Prime Day has some on offer but I'm not going to quibble over price, it's the speed and quality that matter to me - do you have experience/advice to offer?

    Many thanks.
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    clemenzina said:
    "Best" SDXC 1TB to expand storage in laptop?-2023-07-11-18_17_43-about-windows.jpg

    Dell XPS 9560

    1TB SSD partitioned into OS and storage, 32MB RAM

    "Best" SDXC 1TB to expand storage in laptop?-2023-07-11-18_20_50-pc.jpg

    I download live cam streams 24/7 onto D-drive and it can get overwhelmed if I don't keep on top of them - which involves fetching them up into a video editor, scanning thru for and extracting "events", then deleting the original downloaded files when finished with.

    I cannot have any more external gadgets dangling off this dang laptop, which has flaky USB connections and already has USB trackball and an external speaker because the internals have failed.

    I'm hoping that a 1TB SD card will be the solution, but the specs are flummoxing me - it needs to be fast to act as just another partition, and it needs to be reliable. (BTW, I would then expand C-drive a bit to give OS and progs more wriggle-room.)

    Amazon Prime Day has some on offer but I'm not going to quibble over price, it's the speed and quality that matter to me - do you have experience/advice to offer?

    Many thanks.
    SD cards are not that reliable. I would not trust a 1 TB sd card for long term backup at all.
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    cereberus said:
    SD cards are not that reliable. I would not trust a 1 TB sd card for long term backup at all.
    It's not going to be for long-term backup - it's for saving live video streams to temporarily while I work on them, then they will be deleted.

    (I could have had a second drive installed - if only this XPS didn't have the larger battery that takes up too much space - and I don't even use it on battery but there was no choice from Dell at the time, flexible they are not!)
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    clemenzina said:
    It's not going to be for long-term backup - it's for saving live video streams to temporarily while I work on them, then they will be deleted.

    (I could have had a second drive installed - if only this XPS didn't have the larger battery that takes up too much space - and I don't even use it on battery but there was no choice from Dell at the time, flexible they are not!)
    Even so, an ssd in a usb case will be faster, cheaper and more reliable.

    Sounds to me that it is time to think about upgrading your laptop.
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    Megahertz said:
    SD cards are are slow.
    That's enough to disqualify my bright idea.

    Megahertz said:
    Buy a new 2T NVMe to replace the current one.
    Do you mean "Buy a new 2TB SSD (NVMe) to replace the 1TB currently installed"?

    There's trouble with links because they've sussed I'm not American.

    But it looks as tho something would have to end up dangling from this laptop - which, in my difficult circumstances, is undesirable to say the least.

    Have I got the wrong impression?

    When I had a Clevo I might have attempted internal pottering, but this Dell is more "complexly" assembled and more fragile, IMO.

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    cereberus said:
    Even so, an ssd in a usb case will be faster, cheaper and more reliable.
    I've managed to figure that out now, wow!

    cereberus said:
    Sounds to me that it is time to think about upgrading your laptop.
    I had a look at that option a while ago - I'm restricted to more expensive models because it has to be workable on a real live lap! So a good video-editing laptop with a bit of future-proofing could cost me about £3000 now.
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    It is not worth spending much on a 7th gen machine.

    Bigger nvme is a reasonable suggestion.

    If I am thinking of the correct dell, there is a smaller battery which reveals space for a sata ssd but it requires a little adapter and getting the smaller battery, probably not worth it.
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    SIW2 said:
    If I am thinking of the correct dell, there is a smaller battery which reveals space for a sata ssd but it requires a little adapter and getting the smaller battery, probably not worth it.
    You are correct, and any internal work would have to be referred to a professional - so it would be very expensive.

    If I concede I'll have to have a dangler, how about this? (question directed at everyone ):

    SK Hynix Gold P31 2TB PCIe NVMe Gen3 M.2 2280 Internal SSD

    Adapter.
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    clemenzina said:
    You are correct, and any internal work would have to be referred to a professional - so it would be very expensive.

    If I concede I'll have to have a dangler, how about this? (question directed at everyone ):

    SK Hynix Gold P31 2TB PCIe NVMe Gen3 M.2 2280 Internal SSD

    Adapter.



    Set for UK...

    Choose External Storage - PCPartPicker <-------2TB or bigger external SSDs
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    clemenzina said:
    You are correct, and any internal work would have to be referred to a professional - so it would be very expensive.

    If I concede I'll have to have a dangler, how about this? (question directed at everyone ):

    SK Hynix Gold P31 2TB PCIe NVMe Gen3 M.2 2280 Internal SSD

    Adapter.
    Those are well reviewed and low power draw. If you are a prime member it seems a good price. Are those deals only available on 11th &12 July ?
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