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RAVPower Mini External 512Gb SSD Hard Drive for £65.99 delivered (using code) @ TAIYU TECH EU fulfilled by Amazon
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RAVPower Mini External 512Gb SSD Hard Drive for £65.99 delivered (using code) @ TAIYU TECH EU fulfilled by Amazon

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Posted 15th Jan

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Great price for a 512Gb portable solid state drive, especially a quality one from RAVPower. Use the voucher on page or the code 5D5SMUX4 to get it delivered for £65.99.

It is really small as well, easily pocketable, it is only just bigger than the space bar on a keyboard. Pretty cool.

"Your Reliable Backup Device As RAVPower' s smallest external SDD ever, this portable hard drive features a supersonic read/write rate of up to 540MB/s, up-to-date USB Type-C JMS580 and SM2258XT controller chipset. A zinc alloy case offers the external USB drive protection from short drops, whilst the piano-like baked surface provides an incredible cooling performance and lowers power consumption.

Professional Memory Hardware: Built-in V-NAND Flash & USB 3. 1 Gen 2 interface, together with Silicon Motion SM2258XT controller & JMS580 chipset for a 10Gbps rate.

Tough & stable: Solid, shockproof & vibration-resistant metal case, This external SSD boasts efficient heatsink to stay cool with low power consumption for reliable data transfers.

Vast compatibility: Fits all USB-C phones, tablets, laptops on Android, iOS/ Mac OS & Windows systems; works with iPhone X/ XS/ XS max, iPad Pro, MacBook Pro, Xbox, etc.

Unbreakable data encryption: ATA lock technology S that only with the correct password can you read or write data to the SSD, in the dedicated management Software.
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Hi, didn't even know they made SSD, through it was mainly batteries.
Very interesting deal,hot. Any 1 or 2 TB version on same size for not much more money available afayk?
italondonistaavataurino15/01/2020 13:04

Very interesting deal,hot. Any 1 or 2 TB version on same size for not much …Very interesting deal,hot. Any 1 or 2 TB version on same size for not much more money available afayk?


I don't think they do any larger spec. Have looked around but only comes up with the 512Gb spec.
I generally prefer to use my own enclosures when it comes to external drives but this is a great price for an all in one solution.

Do you know what m.2 drive it uses?
Gormond15/01/2020 13:41

I generally prefer to use my own enclosures when it comes to external …I generally prefer to use my own enclosures when it comes to external drives but this is a great price for an all in one solution.Do you know what m.2 drive it uses?



According to this: tweaktown.com/rev…tml

It uses SATA drive.
Akira_Cat15/01/2020 13:56

According to this: …According to this: https://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/9262/ravpower-portable-ssd-review/index.htmlIt uses SATA drive.


Yeah but which m.2 SATA drive are they using (as they do not make their own). Sadly I can't find any information on it.

Although you could buy something like a WD Blue for £50 then just the enclosure of your choice - I like to do that as I tend to swap drives but I do understand it isn't for everyone.
Edited by: "Gormond" 15th Jan
How does this compare to the Samsung SSD Argos deal a few months ago?
Looks like a good price so heat added. I would have thought that over the cpurse of this year 512GB micro SD card will be the same price or cheaper so maybe worth waiting if you don't need right now?
Heat, ive got a dead macbook which has got hdd failure, suppose can use this to act as a boot drive and use it?
OpineDevine15/01/2020 15:33

Looks like a good price so heat added. I would have thought that over the …Looks like a good price so heat added. I would have thought that over the cpurse of this year 512GB micro SD card will be the same price or cheaper so maybe worth waiting if you don't need right now?


Micro SD card will be a lot slower speeds. This will be way faster than your normal USB pen drives as well. Depends on your requirements but this is a good deal.
SuperN115/01/2020 15:38

Heat, ive got a dead macbook which has got hdd failure, suppose can use …Heat, ive got a dead macbook which has got hdd failure, suppose can use this to act as a boot drive and use it?


I don’t see why not.
Gormond15/01/2020 13:59

Yeah but which m.2 SATA drive are they using (as they do not make their …Yeah but which m.2 SATA drive are they using (as they do not make their own). Sadly I can't find any information on it.Although you could buy something like a WD Blue for £50 then just the enclosure of your choice - I like to do that as I tend to swap drives but I do understand it isn't for everyone.


Agree - it's a good price only if it's a quality SSD like WD or Samsung. If they use some rubbish it could fail all too quickly. A bit of extra effort to make your own could be well worth it!
SuperN115/01/2020 15:38

Heat, ive got a dead macbook which has got hdd failure, suppose can use …Heat, ive got a dead macbook which has got hdd failure, suppose can use this to act as a boot drive and use it?


As long as it’s got USB 3 otherwise replacing the dead HDD will be better as it’ll be slow over USB 2
Its a macbook 12” it boots up but the internal ssd is dead and not replaceable, it can boot and function via a memory stick but is horrendously slow. Im thinking either this option or possibly using a caddy/another m2 sata drive.. either or option means i have to carry both around if travelling etc.. whilst usb c memory sticks can just slot and stay in the side
Is this any better then WD My Passport SSD 500GB which is for £50 at Amazon?
What sort of speed would these hit? Would it be restricted by whatever the max of usb 3 transfer is?
ms8415/01/2020 19:06

Is this any better then WD My Passport SSD 500GB which is for £50 at …Is this any better then WD My Passport SSD 500GB which is for £50 at Amazon?


39685457-syB59.jpgThat does look like a great deal, anyone comment on that Vs this?
TheOak15/01/2020 20:36

[Image] That does look like a great deal, anyone comment on that Vs this?


well that drive has USB A, this deal is USB C. USB C is much better for ipads and mac books so on that basis this deal is exellent and your western digital drive above is a no go.
jaffamuffin15/01/2020 20:45

well that drive has USB A, this deal is USB C. USB C is much better for …well that drive has USB A, this deal is USB C. USB C is much better for ipads and mac books so on that basis this deal is exellent and your western digital drive above is a no go.


Isn't it just the cable that's usb c? Can't you just use a standard usb a to usb c cable on either?
TheOak15/01/2020 20:54

Isn't it just the cable that's usb c? Can't you just use a standard usb a …Isn't it just the cable that's usb c? Can't you just use a standard usb a to usb c cable on either?


the hdd linked looks like it's one of those built in cables. Great but not if you need usb c. And this deal means you can use the same cable to charge your ipad/macbook and connect this device .
Edited by: "jaffamuffin" 15th Jan
jaffamuffin15/01/2020 23:23

the hdd linked looks like it's one of those built in cables. Great but …the hdd linked looks like it's one of those built in cables. Great but not if you need usb c. And this deal means you can use the same cable to charge your ipad/macbook and connect this device .


Ok thanks, I think you're right
TheOak15/01/2020 20:54

Isn't it just the cable that's usb c? Can't you just use a standard usb a …Isn't it just the cable that's usb c? Can't you just use a standard usb a to usb c cable on either?


The usb interface/spec on C is far superior in terms of transfer speed, this claims native C and would have a C spec controller.
I bought a Sandisk external 1tb SSD for £115 off Amazon and I couldnt recommend it highly enough. Very light, credit card sized almost and it has been rugged enough to fall out of my pocket into a sink!
Gormond15/01/2020 13:59

Yeah but which m.2 SATA drive are they using (as they do not make their …Yeah but which m.2 SATA drive are they using (as they do not make their own). Sadly I can't find any information on it.Although you could buy something like a WD Blue for £50 then just the enclosure of your choice - I like to do that as I tend to swap drives but I do understand it isn't for everyone.



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I bought the ADATA 1TB and put it in an Orico enclosure.
AbuYazeedUK16/01/2020 02:31

[Image] I bought the ADATA 1TB and put it in an Orico enclosure.



do you have links for those please?
kowalski16/01/2020 04:42

do you have links for those please?



Enclosure comes in different colours and is quite expensive. Make sure it's for the right M.2 SSD.


ORICO USB 3.1 Type C SSD Enclosure for NVMe M.2 SSD - Black/Clear amazon.co.uk/dp/…E2A

I bought the ADATA m.2 for about £90 on sale


ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB M.2 Gaming Solid State Drive (SSD), black amazon.co.uk/dp/…EA0
AbuYazeedUK16/01/2020 02:31

[Image] I bought the ADATA 1TB and put it in an Orico enclosure.


Looks pretty good - What kinda speeds are you getting?
This deal or This
Gormond16/01/2020 09:00

Looks pretty good - What kinda speeds are you getting?


I'm not sure about speeds, probably not the best because I'm using it on my MacBook which has USB A and I only use as a backup storage.
has anyone seen a m.2 half size enclosure with built in usb (i.e. like a memory stick) I havene't seen either (half size or with built in usb) but think that would make an excellent portable drive.
IamChris16/01/2020 11:25

has anyone seen a m.2 half size enclosure with built in usb (i.e. like a …has anyone seen a m.2 half size enclosure with built in usb (i.e. like a memory stick) I havene't seen either (half size or with built in usb) but think that would make an excellent portable drive.


Like this - amazon.co.uk/Enc…P8P
Gormond16/01/2020 11:53

Like this - …Like this - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Enclosure-External-Adapter-Support-Laptop-Grey/dp/B07RLYLP8P



oh nice, yes that's pretty much what I was thinking shame it's usb a and doesn't support nvme but looks great actually.
IamChris16/01/2020 12:06

oh nice, yes that's pretty much what I was thinking shame it's usb a and …oh nice, yes that's pretty much what I was thinking shame it's usb a and doesn't support nvme but looks great actually.


Yeah haven't seen a USBC/NVMe version sadly.

The Transend 430S drives seem to be popular due to DRAM Cache (often excluded from cheaper drives).

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Edited by: "Gormond" 16th Jan
Would have liked nVME version to fully take advantage of the USB 3.1 this is only SATA standard so max speed 600MBps
ms8415/01/2020 19:06

Is this any better then WD My Passport SSD 500GB which is for £50 at …Is this any better then WD My Passport SSD 500GB which is for £50 at Amazon?


This is more slim line where the WD is 2.5" SATA ssd this is m.2 so newer standard and much smaller with the advantage of USB type c too.
AbuYazeedUK16/01/2020 02:31

[Image] I bought the ADATA 1TB and put it in an Orico enclosure.


How is the enclosure for speed. I have a few type c encloseure for normal drive and the speed seems very slow as if they are not fully USB 3.0 or 3.1
TRIGGER4716/01/2020 13:13

How is the enclosure for speed. I have a few type c encloseure for normal …How is the enclosure for speed. I have a few type c encloseure for normal drive and the speed seems very slow as if they are not fully USB 3.0 or 3.1


I'm not sure about speeds but it's definitely quicker than my previous HDD lol but I'm still using it on a USB A connection so will not get full speeds.

Here's a benchmark from someone on YouTube if it helps


I bought a UGreen enclosure from Amazon as it uses an Adata chipset as opposed to the JMS580 one. I had previously got the JMS chipset and found it unstable. This ugreen model has been rock solid.

I have a Samsung PM951 NVMe drive in it and I am getting 950ish MB/sec read and write (not far off the max you'll get through USB 3.1) - basically using is a gaming Bootcamp drive for my Macbook Pro.
mankymanning16/01/2020 13:48

I bought a UGreen enclosure from Amazon as it uses an Adata chipset as …I bought a UGreen enclosure from Amazon as it uses an Adata chipset as opposed to the JMS580 one. I had previously got the JMS chipset and found it unstable. This ugreen model has been rock solid.I have a Samsung PM951 NVMe drive in it and I am getting 950ish MB/sec read and write (not far off the max you'll get through USB 3.1) - basically using is a gaming Bootcamp drive for my Macbook Pro.


So i can get on of these drives and install windows as a boot camp drive on my mbp? Does it make any changes to the mac inside it ? So if its not plugged in the mac is the same?
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