Samsung T5 vs Sandisk Extreme Protable SSD 1TB


SDColorado

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So I see various reviews and opinions on these two drives, one says The Samsung is best one says the Sandisk is best. Tom’s hardware says the Sandisk:

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/sandisk-extreme-portable-ssd-review,5528-2.html

Prices:

Sandisk - $179.99
Samsung T5 - $219.99

$40 Difference

I like the form factor of the Samsung T5, however the Sandisk has additional durability.

Thoughts?
I am not really sure how much more durable the SanDisk is, it’s plastic. I looked at both and purchased the Samsung T5. I liked the form factor and aluminum over the thicker plastic body of the SanDisk. But neither will withstand being run over if you accidentally drop it in your driveway or something :)

Then again I also for the Samsung on sale for $169 as well, so that put the about even.
 

jerryk

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Samsung all the way for me. I have Samsung T3s and T5s in various sizes. I drop them in my backpack which gets thrown on the floor, squished in the trunk and overhead compartments, etc. After 4 years and millions of I/O operations all the T3 and T5s are working fine.
 
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jeme

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Thanks team - I kind of prefer the Samsung Form Factor and it is not like I will be using this in a rough environment. Wow $169 for the Samsung 1TB - Great price!!!
[doublepost=1550778636][/doublepost]Also any recommendation on which way to format the drive if I occasionally want to access it from a windows machine? Thanks!
 

SDColorado

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Thanks team - I kind of prefer the Samsung Form Factor and it is not like I will be using this in a rough environment. Wow $169 for the Samsung 1TB - Great price!!!
[doublepost=1550778636][/doublepost]Also any recommendation on which way to format the drive if I occasionally want to access it from a windows machine? Thanks!
Yeah, they had a sale at Best Buy, $50 off. I can't recall why. Black Friday maybe? They were out of stock of the drive at my local store, but I called Microcenter and they were willing to price match it, so I picked it up from them.

I had already had a T3 prior and like @jerryk, liked that drive as well.

They are durable enough with the aluminum build, but if you really want to you can always buy a leather pouch like this one or skin such as this one or silicone like this one if you want some additional protection.

Otherwise, Glyph Atom may be one of the smallest and most durable ones.
 
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