SABRENT 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-Free External Hard Drive Enclosure [Optimized for SSD, Support UASP SATA III] Black (EC-UASP)
- Tool free design, easy to install,Transfer Rates Up to 480 Mbps when connected to a USB 2.0 port,Transfer Rates Up to 5 Gbps when connected to a USB 3.0 port.
- Suitable for 2.5” SATA/SSD;Supports Standard Notebook 2.5″ SATA and SATA II Hard drives
- Optimized for SSD, Supports UASP SATA III,Backwards-Compatible with USB 2.0 or 1.1
- Hot-swappable, plug and play, no drivers needed
- Operating System:Supported Operating Systems:Mac,Windows;Supported Windows Versions :Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP;Supported Mac Versions:Mac OS X and Higher
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2 points • RedJorgAncrath
Just want to mention that you can use an SSD easily with Xbox. You just get a usb case for like $8 and plug it in. Load time is the same as PC (I've done it on my older xbox).
2 points • WiiExpertise
I'd recommend getting a 512GB internal hard drive or greater, but really you just need enough to fit your Wii games and any other games.
You'll also need an enclosure. I recommend getting a 2.5" SATA hard drive, and this enclosure: https://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-Tool-free-Enclosure-Optimized-EC-UASP/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S
2 points • badsp0rk
If that's all you need, then that's a very easy fix. You can just grab a hard drive enclosure for about twenty bucks usually. Take the hard drive out and put it in the enclosure, which will turn your old drive into a portable hard drive.
2 points • kyle696998
Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-Free External Hard Drive Enclosure [Optimized for SSD, Support UASP SATA III] Black (EC-UASP) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_jw5aFb18264JF
2 points • hold3n2019
I have about 4 of these with various HDDs and SSDs in them and they work great
2 points • DerpMaster2
Any SanDisk will work great, they have never given me problems in the Wii.
Get however much storage you want. The 32GB "limit" is bullshit, we've had people using 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB cards without issue. I myself have only gone up to 64GB, but it worked fine.
If you don't have a hard drive, then you can also use an SD card to store game backups. You can use thumb drives, but if you don't already have one, then I wouldn't buy one. They're incredibly unpredictable in whether they work or not.
If you want to get a hard drive for storing games, then we have recommendations for that. Get any old 2.5" SATA laptop hard drive on eBay, and pair it with this enclosure. Unstoppable combo.
4 points • agent-V
1 points • ZerglinLester
I got an old HDD from a laptop computer and put it into a $9 USB 3.0 enclosure. Cheap and effective! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_awdb_t1_uT2iFbCQK12M4
1 points • TurbulentEmployer
anything I need to consider for an xbox one X external SSD?
going to drop it in this enclosure: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OJ3UJ2S/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
1 points • CaCHooKaMan
You slide in a regular SATA SSD to make it an external drive. You could just buy an SSD that's made to be an external drive already but it costs more.
I've been using that enclosure with a 512 GB SSD on my One X for a few years now
1 points • ShinySpoon
The Fusion drive is the one that came in my iMac. The new SSD drive is installed where the Fusion drive was removed, the internal SATA port. The external enclosure the Fusion drive is now in is a super cheap USB 3.0 case. $9.
Edit: by “Fusion” I mean the standard hard drive that Apple includes stock with iMacs. It is a hybrid drive.
1 points • worstgamerdad
I'd take the drive out and put it in one of these:
1 points • Flaming_GoolzZz
You can buy an encloser for internal hardrives on amazon for like 10$ or cheaper. Just pop that in and you should be good to go (after formatting it properly and wiping it).
1 points • Vhadka
I just buy samsung SSDs to use their cloning software, put it in one of these, and clone it that way. It doesn't care what size either drive is as long as there's room.
1 points • skinwill
Dude... Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-Free External Hard Drive Enclosure [Optimized for SSD, Support UASP SATA III] Black (EC-UASP) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_2bBKFbCH34MXF
1 points • BronxLens
Sorry, would this be better? Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-Free External Hard Drive Enclosure [Optimized for SSD, Support UASP SATA III] Black (EC-UASP)
1 points • MrWm
According to this review, it uses a JMicron controller and from past reviews by r/NewMaxx, JMicron controllers are notorious for being bad.
1 points • Super_User_dude
I don’t remember if the SSD comes with all the cables required, but at worst, you’ll need an external enclosure for your SSD.
Something like this
You’ll put your SSD into this enclosure, plug it in to your pc, run the Samsung magician. The magician should have a wizard that will walk you through everything
1 points • KriegsDrache
Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-Free External Hard Drive Enclosure [Optimized for SSD, Support UASP SATA III] Black (EC-UASP) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_Dz8pjITSeoOd5 That is what I bought to put my old laptop hdd in to use as external works well.
1 points • youdidwhat123
I’m using this guy right here
1 points • Mental_Turtles
I don’t have a hard drive recommendation, but I recommend this enclosure combined with a 2.5” hard drive from your manufacturer of choice.
1 points • loli_smasher
1 points • Digital504
This is what you need.
Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-Free External Hard Drive Enclosure [Optimized for SSD, Support UASP SATA III] Black (EC-UASP) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_TQP0EbRZFV2KK
1 points • greenyquinn
Yes. Just put it in an enclosure and connect it to the PS4
1 points • kevin034
Why not yank the hard drive and plug it into a computer that you own. If it’s not encrypted, you can read it just fine. I have this: Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-Free External Hard Drive Enclosure [Optimized for SSD, Support UASP SATA III] Black (EC-UASP) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_6b.bFb2FWWYMD
1 points • bigcheeks9
What is a y-cable?
1 points • Avery_Shine
1 points • tacticaljasminerice
You could totally use this type of drive for that purpose. It would be better especially if you plan on it being portable and moves around alot. The only thing you need to think about is this drive big enough for her needs? Alot of the those hdd externals are multi TB. And this is only half a TB. Also you'll need something like this as well.
1 points • rallymax
You need a SATA to USB adapter. Like this:
Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-Free External Hard Drive Enclosure [Optimized for SSD, Support UASP SATA III] Black (EC-UASP) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_rGCMFbFQ6RMD0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
1 points • watsonad2000
disk 2 has a adpater on it and you can pull it off and it will be like disk one, disk one is a 2.5in sata hard disk. some thing like this should do product page (amazon us)
1 points • AltF14
you talk about the hdd, not the memory (ram). :)
best way to use it is as an external drive.
check out a 2,5" case , save your data and use it as a backup or data-grave drive in the future
1 points • aminy23
Buy any 2.5" SATA SSD; the Silicon Power A55 is my recommendation. Then buy a tool free 2.5" SATA enclosure like this. The SATA SSD will easily fit into the USB enclosure, and in 2 minutes you'll have an external SSD.
An SSD has no moving parts and is new technology. A Hard Drive (non-SSD) has disks that spin 5,400 times a minute. If you drop a hard drive, or throw it into a backpack/purse, it can easily get damaged and you lose all your data. SSDs are much stronger and better for portable use. A hard drive copies files at 100-120 megabytes per second usually. A SATA SSD copies files at 500-550 megabytes per second. Newer NVMe SSDs copy files at up to 5,000 megabytes per second.
Now in terms of that laptop, Intel has been stuck at 14nm transistor lithography (2014 technology). They have some limited 10nm chips (2017 technology). AMD has 7nm lithography (2019 technology) which allows for much better performance for watt. Apple will be releasing their own 5nm chips this year, and they will abandon Intel because their chips suck. AMD will have 5nm next year.
It sounds counterintuitive at first, but each size is half the size of the previous one. (14x14 = 196, 10x10 = 100, 7x7 = 49, 5x5=25). A processor has billions of transistors, so making them better makes a better processor.
On the Desktop, Intel and AMD are neck and neck, except that Intel processors take much more power and produce more heat.
The Intel 10nm have a 10 and G in the name. For example i7-1065G7, these produce less heat and have better battery life. AMD's new Ryzen 4000 processors have by far the best performance.
All other processors (Intel and AMD) are 14nm, and will produce a lot of heat.
1 points • TeslApple_Guy
That one looks very cheap—may not work and is only usb2. Check out this one Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-Free External Hard Drive Enclosure [Optimized for SSD, Support UASP SATA III] Black (EC-UASP) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_fsDsEbE8M7S5Y
1 points • theshadowhunterz
Buy that and you are set.
1 points • FairRip
If it's a laptop HD, just buy an external USB case for about $30 and put it in. If it's an m.2 form factor, just buy the appropriate external case. Until it gets much larger than any available laptop drive, make and model don't really matter. I'd give you a link to the one that I use, but it's more than 5 years old and unlikely to be manufactured anymore. No tools required and USB 3, so no need to replace it.
1 points • nekoql
Something like this
1 points • LOOTENITDAYAN
I use this enclosure, cheap and highly rated on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-Tool-free-Enclosure-Optimized-EC-UASP/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S?ref_=Oct_CABSellerC_160354011_0&pf_rd_p=54acbc6c-76f4-5105-a328-28c30f0cfa6e&pf_rd_s=mobile-hybrid-6&pf_rd_t=30901&pf_rd_i=160354011&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=A2TTBDA8XR6Z2R8HF2N3&pf_rd_r=A2TTBDA8XR6Z2R8HF2N3&pf_rd_p=54acbc6c-76f4-5105-a328-28c30f0cfa6e
Find the best price/size/name brand you can on sale.
I went with an internal Western Digital Blue 500 GB for $60. Slapped into my $9 enclosure linked above and I was good to go.
1 points • robt647
Seems good. You could use a usb drive enclosure like this one on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_RDvuFbMV1E7NS
2 points • Borkum_Riff
Any external USB3 drive will work...the base PS4 uses a SATA2 bus so it will never transfer data faster than ~300MB/s no matter how fast your drive is or whether it's internal or not.
You could put [this] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075RJS55D/) inside of [this] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/) and on a base PS4 it will perform the same as any more expensive/faster drive installed internally.
2 points • spies4
Kinda, it depends. What brand is it?
I have this: Silicon Power 1TB Internal SSD ($86)
Which is only the internal, so you need the enclosure but those are cheap as hell: Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-Free External Hard Drive Enclosure Optimized for SSD ($9)
I also have the 256gb version as well, by far the best bang for your buck. It's always cheaper to get the internal and an enclosure and it's super super simple to put together.
Literally slip the SSD into the enclosure plug, put the cap on, plug it in & turn it on.
2 points • OG_Jermasaurus
Yeah. It’s totally compatible and is external. In order for the Xbox to recognize it, it needs to be 256GB or larger. I grabbed this SSD :
Then, you can grab an enclosure separately, all you need to do is place it right into the case and close it up. This is the one I got.
Uninstall the game from your console’s drive, reinstall to the SSD and you’re good to go. Any other games you put on there will load faster as well.
2 points • OneWorldMouse
Windows not booting does not mean the hard drive failed. Windows often becomes corrupt and won't boot. I would get a USB case for that drive and try to copy your photos off to another computer first, get an online back-up going so you don't lose them. Then you can work on reinstalling Windows using that same drive or a new drive. If you don't have another computer then just buy a new hard drive, like a 512GB SSD, and start reinstalling Windows.
Something like this:
1 points • Snappy-
I'm using a Crucial MX500 in a SABRENT enclosure.
1 points • nashosted
Buy a 2.5in 1TB SSD and an enclosure. That's what I use. No moving parts, no power cord, it just works! This is the enclosure I bought and it works great. Even tested and passed through to Proxmox VMs. https://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-Tool-free-Enclosure-Optimized-EC-UASP/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/ref=sr_1_7?dchild=1&keywords=2.5in+ssd+enclosure&qid=1592064732&sr=8-7
1 points • ShaunRMiller83
You could remove the drive from the system...
Put the drive into a usb enclosure
Connect it to the new system and copy the data over
1 points • st3v3aut1sm
1 points • hosam_mohamed
Check this one it's USB 3.0 and cheap (9$)
1 points • camcabbit
If you want to go for the big hdd route, I'm using a usb hub / power injector, and a 2.5" external USB 3 sata hdd adapter. It's being powered by a 2.5A usb power supply, which seems like more than enough power. The hdd adapter currently has a 320GB "spinning rust" hard drive in it formatted to ntfs, and the PSClassic boots off it without a problem (after installing the BleemSync / Eris firmware). You could probably also use an external 3.5" hdd like a Western Digital MyBook, though I haven't tried it yet.
1 points • TrumpIsPutinsBitch8
To transfer data you'll probably need something like this
And you'll need hdd cloning software. Usually whatever ssd you purchase will include whatever they use for cloning. I've heard good things about Acronis's cloning software too.
Ram is plug and play it should instantly recognize the new chip and you'll be good to go.
I personally doubt you'll notice much of a difference with an sshd but I cant say I've ever used one. I guess you need to use certain software many times for it to "learn it" to load it in the ssd portion. I guess that one is up to you.
1 points • wearethesaintz
If you plan to clone the hard drive, you will require the cable as well. There are some with enclosure and some without. I would suggest using with the enclosure. That way, you can use your normal hard drive as an external hard drive.