Thoughts on Kingston 1TB Flash drive.
Anyone have it? Are there any alternatives?
Shit costs 750$.
>Just use an external hard drive instead. Much cheaper.
Yeah, but this is more convenient and way cooler. Takes less space. I already have 2 external hard drives.
By alternatives I meant, what other companies produce 1TB flash drives.
>Convenient is also not having to break the bank.
Only for uncool poorfags.
For virgin /g/fag, yes.
>Because external drives take up SO much fucking volume.
If you are a person with social life it is convenient to have the drive in your pocket.
Unless you have a single file larger than 128gb, spreading the data over several devices is cheaper, safer and faster.
If you need to store several TB of data off site, tapes are cheaper, if you need to carry a lot of data with you, a hdd is cheaper.
If you need to be able to swallow a TB data, micro sd cards are better.
If this was really cheap I could see a reason to use this.
>Only for uncool poorfags.
By poorfag you mean anybody who doesn’t have money to burn aka the average person.
>For virgin /g/fag, yes.
No, for everybody. No responsible person forks out so much cash on something just because it's cool.
I imagine these things have no wear leveling (like SSDs do) so they'd probably shit the bed quite quickly if you write (and erase) a lot of files.
Better off just using a portable SSD or HDD.
Overpriced as Apple is, forking out money for an Apple computer is more justified than this. You get more for your money than a 1TB flash drive. The average person will likely never use up that space at-least for storing shit they would need on a portable drive. Not only that but in a few years these things will be so cheap you can wipe your ass with them.
>If you are a person with social life it is convenient to have the drive in your pocket.
nobody that needs to carry around 1tb of random files with them everywhere has a social life.
>nobody that needs to carry around 1tb of random files with them everywhere has a social life.
How will this sentence look like in about 10 years?
Imagine saying 10 years ago (when flash drives where ~32mb) this:
>nobody that needs to carry around 1gb of random files with them everywhere has a social life.
Feels kinda like 640k meme.
This is $250
The Kingston drive has been out for over a year, it was just kind of a novelty to prove that they could. Internally its supposed to be pretty fancy though. The case is super tough too.
A bunch of these newer drives are starting to use low end SSD controllers, and Mushkin is even offering some with higher quality flash cells so it is a legitimate USB SSD instead of a beefed up thumb drive.
It's never a good idea to buy just based on something "looking cool". Always choose function over form. Otherwise, you're wasting your money.
NAND scaling isn't anywhere near slowing down in scaling.
15nm and smaller dies stacked with TSVs instead of simple wire bonding gives a tremendous increase in storage density per package.
If your even contemplating it, but justify it over alternatives, then don't buy it.
Buying it just because you have a bigger flash than most of anyone isn't a good reason either. Stupid purchases like this is what caused the market to become what it is.
Get a small micro SD card to USB adapter and a 256gb micro SD card if you're so worried about size you enormous cock guzzling faggot
I totally forgot these portable SSDs existed. I think 1TB is $370 or something like that. Its an 850 Evo.
>caring what women think
Guess how i know you're a virgin.
I wouldn't call them sleek, and they're utter piles of shit in performance and longevity.
If you're going to spend a shit ton on a USB you will never use, you might as well get one of those SSD-USBs like the Corsair Voyager GTX. This one claims max sequential read speeds (ATTO) of 450mb/s and max sequential writes (ATTO) of 350 mb/s.
i remember way back in 2004 when i was the cool guy on the block, with my 1GB flash drive. set me back a cool $80