just brew it! wrote:
One thing that is worth mentioning: Write speeds are absolutely dismal on anything that didn't quote write speeds in its specs; if the write performance doesn't suck they will mention it as a selling point! Just because something claims to be USB 3.0 doesn't mean you will get anywhere near the theoretical throughput.
-definitely worth repeating. ..even *read* speeds can be pretty dismal in USB (SSD) drives the more "off-brand" you get.
(at the time I purchased it) - this line was one of the fastest w/ good value, with particular attention paid to reads and writes in the "4k" region - specifically for OS use (..though fast for other uses as well):https://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Extreme- ... B00KT7DOSE
(I actually purchased the 32 GB version, because the 64 GB version was substantially more expensive than it is now.)
IF you need something that has less potential to become corrupted then I'd recommend a write-protected drive, and as far as value goes - from Netac. While it has the capability of being write protected (which might be useful to you), it also seems to offer protection from quick/careless removal from the system (when NOT write-protected). "Normal" drives don't seem to have that sort of protection. Of course "batch" failure rate can be high with any off-brand Chinese drive (and even several known-brands), so always be prepared for a failed drive within the first few days of use (..and take that into account when purchasing, and where/how you purchase - like return protection from Amazon Prime).