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Dan Lester 07-05-2021 01:33 PM

backup medium?
 
I'm planning to upgrade my backup strategy from 3.5" hard disks.

Just out of curiosity, what are the comparative advantages of using a full-up external SSD for backup, as opposed to, say, an SSD thumb drive? Are these equivalent, functionally? Is there a speed advantage in USB-C?

Sorry, these are not specifically SuperDuper questions, but of general backup strategy.

dnanian 07-05-2021 02:01 PM

Thumbdrives are not appropriate for this. They're generally not high quality, have poor controllers, are slow, etc. Don't do that.

Instead, get a portable SSD like the WD MyPassport SSD (about $150 for 1TB):

https://amzn.to/3es97Wx (affiliate link)

Dan Lester 07-06-2021 08:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dnanian (Post 34917)
Thumbdrives are not appropriate for this. They're generally not high quality, have poor controllers, are slow, etc. Don't do that.

Instead, get a portable SSD like the WD MyPassport SSD (about $150 for 1TB):

https://amzn.to/3es97Wx (affiliate link)

Thank you. That's exactly the kind of wisdom I was looking for.


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