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Are there any solid state drives that can be connected to

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Hello, are there any solid state drives that can be connected to computers like external usb drives? If yes what is the connection interface (usb?) and how the speed performance is affected?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Computer Hardware
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.

Hi there and welcome

Yes, any can as they work the same as a normal drive, you just need an adapter

This adapter can be used

https://www.amazon.com/Generic-SATA-5-25-Cable-Adapter/dp/B000YJBL78

any Sata adapter will work though

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hello,could you please provide a functioning link and comment on the final speed increase of the set-up compared to a usb hard-drive. Thanks
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.

Speed is reduced to the lowest point, so this will be the USB port, which is 480 Mbit/s

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB

SSD can reach speeds of 6GB/s when direct on Sata

http://www.storagereview.com/ssd_vs_hdd

Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.

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