Best Portable Thunderbolt 3 SSDs in 2020 for Mac & PC! g technology g drive vs lacie

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Need a portable SSD for your Thunderbolt 3 MacBook or PC? These SSDs are the BEST of the BEST! Let’s Compare & Test 4 of them!
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Samsung X5 SSD ➡
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Which SSDs we used – 1:01
Portability Comparison – 1:33
Design Compared – 1:47
Durability & Ruggedness – 2:09
Included TB3 Cables Compared – 2:56
Warranties Compared – 3:27
Disk Speed Benchmarks – 3:50
Write Speed Stress Test – 4:34
SLC Cache Amounts & Speed – 5:24
Read Speed Heat Test – 6:32
Long-Term Reliability (TBW) – 7:29
Prices Compared – 8:06
Which SSD Drive should YOU Buy? – 8:36

In this video, we compare just about everything between the Top 4 Portable Thunderbolt 3 SSDs in 2020.

We compare size, portability, design, durability, ruggedness, cables, warranties, speeds, cache, reliability and much more!

These SSDs are the future because of the crazy fast speeds that you can achieve when hooking this up to a computer that supports Thunderbolt 3.

One of these drives had some major issues, while another drive even worked while connected through USB-C!

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Max Tech 24/01/2022 - 4:54 Chiều

Were you expected these drives to have such a huge difference in performance? Comment below on your choice!
This SSD is the Overall Winner! ➡
Samsung X5 SSD ➡
LaCie Rugged SSD Pro ➡
G-Technology G-Drive Pro SSD ➡
OWC Envoy Pro EX SSD ➡
Samsung X5 SSD (Amazon) ➡
Max Tech Wallpapers ➡

Darin Cates 24/01/2022 - 4:54 Chiều

WHY does he talk like an effeminate adult talking to a classroom of children?
"I'm very proud of you Billy. You can be first in line" LOL

Daniel Segel 24/01/2022 - 4:54 Chiều

Dude your LaCie pronunciation is killing me. It’s Lah See, not Lacey. It’s a French phrase that means The Company.

Mad Mohawk Films 24/01/2022 - 4:54 Chiều

My Thunderbolt 3 drive I’m assembling today myself PROBABLY as fast or faster than any of those. Bought a lot of 480 gig Thunderbolt 3 drives. I’ve got a Sabrent Rocket Q 2 terrabyte NVME coming today which should be perfect as a boot drive for M1 Mac

Streak 24/01/2022 - 4:54 Chiều

Basically 2000mb/sec write speed is a myth

Shinji Ikari 24/01/2022 - 4:54 Chiều

Wow this is super helpful and wonderfully explained. Thanks!

Fer Triva 24/01/2022 - 4:54 Chiều

Great Video! You should try the Fledging Thunderbolt 3 enclosure. It has an active cooling to optimized SSD performance. I'm using it to replace the Fusion drive in my iMac 27 2019.

numberIII5243 24/01/2022 - 4:54 Chiều

Well i decided to buy a USB 3.2 Gen 2 ssd enclosure and Samsung 970 Pro 1tb.

Read 3500, write 2700, sustained write 2700

$270 plus $35 equals $305

In the future I can buy an acasis USB enclosure for $109

Steven Peralta 24/01/2022 - 4:54 Chiều

Please stop pronouncing it "lacey" it's La CEE (French)!

Voyage Fest 24/01/2022 - 4:54 Chiều

Samsung for reliability coz I've been using their products for lots of years. When it comes to SSD storage, Samsung always comes in mind in terms of technology & quality. That G-Drive actually looks pretty nice. If I have to use a thunderbolt 3 storage, I'm all out for it so backward compatibility doesn't matter. That's similar to phone camera quality. If I take serious photos, I go for DSL or mirrorless.

Glen Fish Bachelor 24/01/2022 - 4:54 Chiều

The speed of the OWC is truly awesome. I am concerned about the cable though.

Roy Louden 24/01/2022 - 4:54 Chiều

You didn't mention if they are TLC or QLC drives… and left out the Sabrent XTRM… available in either tlc or qlc.

Drum Ape 24/01/2022 - 4:54 Chiều


DiamondsNKings LifeCoach 24/01/2022 - 4:54 Chiều

Very clean and detailed work bravo!

Kees Swier 24/01/2022 - 4:54 Chiều

The orange LaCie NVMe SSD and the black LaCie Pro NVMe SSD have the exact 
same Seagate FireCuda 510 NVMe M.2 SSD in their enclosure! 
Only the Pro is equipped with a Thunderbolt 3 port. Is Thunderbolt a very expensive 
technology or does Intel just want to make a lot of money? 
If you don't need the speed of the Pro version, the orange LaCie NVMe SSD is much cheaper, 
and the compatibility is also greater. You can also connect it to a USB 2.0, 3.0 as well as USB-C 3.2 Gen 1×1, Gen 2×1 and Thunderbolt 3 port. You can buy the orange LaCie NVMe SSD with 2TB for the price of the 1TB Pro version!

Sam Landsman 24/01/2022 - 4:54 Chiều

Fanastic!!!! Super helpful. Thank you very much.

Bess Kaine 24/01/2022 - 4:54 Chiều

Do any of these work with Thunderbolt 2 ports (older MacBook Pros)?

Bam Bam 24/01/2022 - 4:54 Chiều

thank you

madebyPure 24/01/2022 - 4:54 Chiều

Would suggest you mention the prices up-front as this is likely the most important aspect of a product for most of us. Cheers

XO cybercat 24/01/2022 - 4:54 Chiều

Most underated review channel

63MacGuy 24/01/2022 - 4:54 Chiều

Do they have desktop drives that have Thunderbolt pass thru

Sanjay karki 24/01/2022 - 4:54 Chiều

very useful.

Martin Tellinger 24/01/2022 - 4:54 Chiều

What if i allready have external M2 or 2,5 SSD, is there any options for it? External frame or other solution

s h a d ø w b a n n e d 24/01/2022 - 4:54 Chiều

The Samsung's cost is just insane… utterly insane.

s h a d ø w b a n n e d 24/01/2022 - 4:54 Chiều

Build your own.

Tim Krueger 24/01/2022 - 4:54 Chiều

I’m a photographer. I transfer large photo files, raw they’re about 125MB each. I transfer huge, often 100GB+, folders of image files mostly. Will that max the SLC cache of those drives? Or since it’s a bunch of smaller files, does the SLC cache not matter? I get my M1 Mac mini today, so I might wait till I can get something USB4.

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Ohne Name 24/01/2022 - 4:54 Chiều

That was EXTREMELY helpful

Ellicott Raven 24/01/2022 - 4:54 Chiều

I bought 3 G Drives. All failed. Don't touch it with a shit pole. The worst of the worst. I don't know if this dude gets paid for his reviews, but do not purchase G-Drives of any kind. Samsung to me regardless of cost is the safest or perhaps Lacie. OWC? Are you kidding me?

Common Tron 24/01/2022 - 4:54 Chiều

Sabrent external thunderbolt 3 2TB bought yesterday for 155.00! 😀 winning!

rhapsodist 24/01/2022 - 4:54 Chiều

are these a feasible option for editing 4K video on them?

Jaime Perez 24/01/2022 - 4:54 Chiều

you still have to pay for the warranty for data recovery separate on Lacie and maybe on the others too

Martin Mac 24/01/2022 - 4:54 Chiều

Whats your camera and lighting set up for this video? production quality is amazing. Great review also

Beaglefreilauf Kalkar 24/01/2022 - 4:54 Chiều

I Own the Samsung MU-PB500B/EU X5 500 GB Thunderbolt 3 Portable SSD, and it is fine and fast, however, when room temperature is over 25-26 Celsius and when I am edititing Video it overheats and shuts down after a while.

Reagan Pan 24/01/2022 - 4:54 Chiều

X5 is so ugly! Np, they r all ugly… Why don’t they design like Samsung T-serial??? I love T7…

Marlon Orellana 24/01/2022 - 4:54 Chiều

have you ever ran speed test between an internal ssd like the sandisk plus via a Sata to usb vs like a samsung t5?

Liviu Ionescu 24/01/2022 - 4:54 Chiều

I have an X5 1T, and please note that in a temperate summer climate, with temperatures of about 30 deg C, the drive runs so hot that it is barely possible to touch it. As a consequence, it constantly throttles down and the actual speed is way less than advertised, for example now I see 119/209 MB/s. When it gets really hot, speeds can get as low as 50/70 MB/s, which is at the level of a micro SD card. I guess the problem is caused by the thermal design, there is a kind of magnesium part inside that is expected to act as a heat sink, but there might be a small air gap to the enclosure, so probably it does not transfer the heat very well. The major source of heat is the controller chip on the M.2 board. The flash memories are also hot. I had to disable alarms from the SMART monitoring program, since they constantly reported life threatening messages. All in all, I don't think the drive can live very long if running that hot.

I ordered a large M.2 heat sink, and I plan to run the drive open, with the heat sink installed directly on the M.2 board. If this is not enough, the next step is to add a small fan.

[Edit] The heat sink alone did not make a significant difference. I added a large fan on top of everything and now the reported 'Composite Temperature' is around 35 C / 95 F, which helped a lot, the drive runs at full speed most of the time, only during continuous writes it sometimes oscillates between 1980 MB/s to around 1200, which is anyway much better than without the fan.

So, the X5 is nice looking, but performance is very sensitive to temperature. Personally I wouldn't buy another one now. 🙁

enovations 24/01/2022 - 4:54 Chiều

This review is so bad, my head is spinning. Everything is about sequential read/writes. Wtf! What about random r/w? Imagine you want to make portable, your VMs, your databases, programming projects. In all those instance, random read is by far the metric you need to care the most.
Also the ratios between plots in the charts are misleading, creating the wrong impressions. For instance a 16 sec diff (between first and second) appears twice a large compared to a 27 sec diff (between second and third). I would not trust this channel.

Cengiz Han 24/01/2022 - 4:54 Chiều

For audio libraries storage, can leave it always connected to the Mac ?

Nite Traitor 24/01/2022 - 4:54 Chiều

What does this mean for Apple Silicon since Thunderbolt is Intel technology?

DJ Tumbao 24/01/2022 - 4:54 Chiều

my brother how are you ? I have a question im about to buy a Mac mini 2020 with the T2 chip is it posible to boot from external  NVMe M.2 SSD  ? is the speed close to the internal SSD ? on the video on not even able to transfer the Lage files you think it can be the ExFAT Format? I had a similar issue one time I change the format and I was able to tarsier the files

Brandon Krieger 24/01/2022 - 4:54 Chiều

Can you do a review with the Samusung T7 compared to the Samsung T5 and Lacie Rugged Pro?

Michael 24/01/2022 - 4:54 Chiều

U didn't mention do they have simple USB support for non type c gadgets?

Ryan Verrastro 24/01/2022 - 4:54 Chiều

Great job, you answered my burning questions. Thank you.

Lenin Moreno 24/01/2022 - 4:54 Chiều

Can you do a video comparing NAS and DAS please?

Music City Online with Gary Earl 24/01/2022 - 4:54 Chiều

wish you did Glyph. some reviews show it best in speed. BUT. excellent reviews. well done.

Sufarewee Dunyamat 24/01/2022 - 4:54 Chiều

nice review thx a lot


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