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Offline Donna Underwood

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New toy in my future
« on: September 01, 2015, 12:32:42 PM »
I am seriously contemplating getting a few of these once the promotion/raise comes through next month. I can see using them for my backups as well as remote location storage. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1060480-REG/transcend_ts1tesd400k_1tb_esd400_usb_3_0.html

Offline Todd Muskopf

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Re: New toy in my future
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2015, 04:14:57 PM »
I'm way too cheap.  I just got a 4 TB standard drive for $129.

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Re: New toy in my future
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2015, 10:47:38 PM »
Thanks for the heads up Donna! I can definitely see the appeal - slim, small, nice finish plus it's an SSD.

Like Todd however, I'm happy using some slightly larger (size-wise) versions at less cost - maybe when the price drops I'll investigate further. The size is it's biggest plus right now - as you pointed out, you could stow several of these for use on a shoot with relative ease.

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Re: New toy in my future
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2015, 01:18:28 PM »
I'm way too cheap.  I just got a 4 TB standard drive for $129.
I agree the price is better Todd but I am a massive minimalist and the thought of stacking these little guys away for trips, plus keeping my desktop uncluttered is way appealing for me. They seem to be fairly new so I will probably get one to play with and add to the arsenal as the new wears off and the price drops.

Offline Mike Nykoruk

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Re: New toy in my future
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2015, 03:01:06 PM »
You're paying a whopper for SSD, which is pretty cool, if you need the write speed.  for Just plain file storage, something like this is much more economical and small too...
http://www.costco.com/Seagate-Backup-Plus-2TB-Slim-Portable-Hard-Drive-with-Case.product.100137371.html

Offline Jeff Behm

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Re: New toy in my future
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2015, 06:41:58 PM »
Isn't SSDs main advantage with frequently accessed and used data?  As a storage device, is that as useful?  I'm just wondering about the high dollars only benefitting small size.

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Re: New toy in my future
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2015, 12:30:02 PM »
I have a Seagate backup storage not much larger than that already. I am thinking I can use them as storage while editing images on it at the same time. Basically expanding my desktop computer work space unless I am thinking wrong. But it sounds like I am correct with what Jeff said?

I don't dare use my current backup storage to edit files there. I move them to my desktop HD to do that because the backup is only meant to be used as storage.