"Internal" SSD memory + case

Apr 23, 2019 1:39AM PDT

I am trying to understand if I can save a little money by purchasing an SSD memory and mounting it on a case (that would also be reusable) as many do with hard drives assembled by putting an "internal drive" in a case
Does it make sense? Is is it cheaper or not worth it?

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Re: cheaper
Apr 23, 2019 2:04AM PDT

Cheaper than what? And what do you want to use it for?

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Apr 23, 2019 6:01AM PDT

Cheaper than SSD with integrated case
I noticed that oddly enough for traditional hard disks buying an "internal" hard disk and adding a case is mostly cheaper than buying both of them together

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Re: cheaper
Apr 23, 2019 6:12AM PDT

Compare the prices in your favorite shops and you'll know.

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Apr 23, 2019 6:02AM PDT

I need it as a backup option, perhaps (not sure) for travels since SSD should be relatively more reliable than traditional hard disks in this respect

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Re: reliable
Apr 23, 2019 6:14AM PDT

A 64 GB stick (additional to the laptops internal memory) for most of us is enough for travel.
And since SSD is much more expensive than a HDD, it's not used in general for backup.

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This just in...
Apr 23, 2019 7:37AM PDT

Just yesterday Newegg had some 1TB SSD for 99 bucks. (99.99USD) so that and some 20 buck case would get what you seem to be asking for. 500GB SSDs are a little cheaper so that's the prices here in the USA.

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Price it out
Apr 23, 2019 10:54PM PDT

Case+ssd combo.

Case+ssd that you assemble.

Do the same with a hdd.

I must agree that for travel an usb stick might be easier.

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Apr 24, 2019 12:36AM PDT

Usb stick is good for documents and still pictures only
For 4k videos it's not enough

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Not enough
Apr 24, 2019 1:34AM PDT

Then figure out how much storage space you will need and go from there.

I suspect a ssd will be more sturdy but also more expensive.

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