Need Help Low profile SSD usb drives

Discussion in 'Hardware - Questions & Help' started by ng4ever, Dec 17, 2017.

  1. ng4ever

    ng4ever Level 8

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    Do any exist ?

    The reason being is my case has usb ports on top and my keyboard tray clearance is only like 2 or 3 inches max.

    The normal usb thumb drives I hit when my keyboard tray comes out.
     
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  2. roger_m

    roger_m Level 12

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  3. Digerati

    Digerati Level 3

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    What you mean by "SSD" USB drives? While "flash" or "thumb" drives use similar memory technologies as SSDs, they are not the same thing. SSDs are used for mass and permanent storage. Thumb drives are typically used for smaller storage needs and should only be used for temporary storage.

    If you really meant a thumb drive but are concerned about space, you can always use a USB extension cable between your USB port and the thumb drive. I have seen them as short as 6 inches up to many feet.
     
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  4. n0k0m3

    n0k0m3 Level 1

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    But... why USB? you won't get any performance from the SSD at all (yes it is possible to have SSD USB, contrary to @Digerati 's believes but it is more like a DIY kit)

    If you are using a desktop and still having a PCIe Slot left, buy a PCIe card for M.2 ssds and enjoy.

    If you are talking about USB for normal usage then Sandisk Ultra Fit will serve you best (yep supports USB 3.0 so you can enjoy the extra performance)
     
  5. Digerati

    Digerati Level 3

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    Contrary to what I said? Please show us where I said it is not possible.

    FTR, I never said that. You can indeed install a SSD into an external USB drive enclosure.

    I did, however, ask the OP to clarify what he was looking for.
     
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