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So recently, I've been planning on getting an external SDD/HDD so I can have more storage on my device but I'm not sure which is better. One is cheaper but the other is faster and it's just hard to figure out which is the better buy.

The two main questions I have are:
Will it affect my device in any negative/positive ways?

What brand is the best to buy from?



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Depends on what you're using it for. If you're using it to load games off of, I would go for a SSD. If you want to store stuff that doesn't require fast loading like old recordings, documents, pictures, etc... go HDD.


If you go with HDD, go with a seagate. You can get like a 2TB for $60. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CRG94G3/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&tag=offersamzn-20&ascsubtag=050rxmU7oQDdLBmnW6mPZEw&th=1


If you go with the SSD, go with a SanDisk or a Samsung. https://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-1TB-Extreme-Portable-SDSSDE61-1T00-G25/dp/B08GTYFC37/ref=sr_1_3?ascsubtag=tomshardware-us-5636738800309290000-20&geniuslink=true&keywords=Sandisk%2BExtreme%2BPro%2BV2%2B1TB&qid=1659191019&sr=8-3&th=1

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To answer your question: 


1. The choice of SSD v HDD will change how your system performs. I'm of the opinion unless you're doing data hoarding or servers there isn't really a reason you should be looking at a HDD. SSDs are faster, are not as loud as HDD, more reliable, and smaller. 


2. If you want the best of the best, most reliable. There is no contest, Samsung - No other manufactures come close to speeds and reliability. I have a 120 gig SSD that I've owned as has been my OS drive for like 8 years and never had a single issue. 


My Rec: https://www.amazon.com/SAMSUNG-Portable-SSD-1TB-MU-PC1T0T/dp/B0874XN4D8/ref=sr_1_3?crid=7FNTY1C57VL2&keywords=External+Samsung+ssd&qid=1661904699&sprefix=external+samsung+ss%2Caps%2C108&sr=8-3



RIP: Didn't see the date this was posted lol. 

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