Samsung T1 vs EVO 850 SSD

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by atticmike, Jul 24, 2015.

  1. atticmike macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2008
    Howdy fellas,

    I'm still torn between using either the new Samsung T1 or an EVO 850 + enclosure to store important data for a long time.

    Isn't it mechanically better to use the conventional EVO 850 in case something happens vs the pretty, small Samsung T1?

    I don't wanna be left with a cheap design, discovering that at some point in 5 years or so, it'll be broken?

    What do you guys think?

  2. thedeske macrumors 6502a

    Feb 17, 2013
    A T1 is basically the same nand in a compact pkg and more expensive because of the tiny size.
    A 2.5 can go in a number of cases and a dock in bare form. Perhaps more flexible, but larger.
  3. matreya macrumors 65816


    Nov 14, 2009
    I'd go with the 850 EVO because you don't need special software to activate it like the T1, plus if the plug breaks on the enclosure, at least you can replace the enclosure easily.
  4. atticmike thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2008
    Yeah I think I have to agree, the T1 feels more like a toy that can easily break and then what? :)
  5. zettabyte macrumors member


    Jun 6, 2015
    I'd recommend going with the 850 EVO for all the reasons the fellow members have mentioned and more. Especially for long term storage. I have 3 850's used as my file vault that I have stored in my safe.

    Plus the 850 Evo is ~$140 cheaper that will do the same job as the T1.
  6. h9826790 macrumors G4


    Apr 3, 2014
    Hong Kong
    Why use SSD for that? The traditional HDD should do better and cheaper for this purpose.
  7. dyn macrumors 68030

    Aug 8, 2009
    Depends on the definition of "a long time". If you really want to store things for a long time you can't get around good old tape. I can see the case for ssd though, unlike the hdd they don't mind being dropped.
  8. atticmike thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2008
    Haha yeah actually I'm from the audio industry and yeah I realized I can't get around either tape or M-Disc blu rays, whereas the latter would probably be the best option?

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