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by P.W.Post on Tue Aug 15, 2023 12:03 pm
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I'm looking for a recommendation for a portable HD to use as a backup for a 1TB MacBookPro with an M-I Pro Chip and a Thunderboldt (USB-C) Port.

I had purchased a San Disk Pro-G40 HD only to learn that this drive is among those Western Digital drives prone to failure. Luckily it was still in an unopened box and was returnable.

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by Mark L on Tue Aug 15, 2023 12:35 pm
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I have been using both Samsung and Sandisk external SSDs for years.  The Samsung T7 (I actually have the older T5s) is a safe bet that can be obtained for a reasonable cost.  The Sandisk Extreme Pro drives are faster, but as you say have some "issues".  With that said I have two of them (a 2TB and a 4TB).  The 2TB drive is about 1 year old while I have only had the 4TB for a few months.  So far, both are functioning perfectly.
 

by EGrav on Tue Aug 15, 2023 8:54 pm
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Samsung T5, T7 or X5.
 

by chidu on Wed Aug 16, 2023 7:59 pm
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Hi
Has anybody used OWC hardware like ssds?
How was the experience?
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by Scott Fairbairn on Thu Aug 17, 2023 10:40 am
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chidu wrote: Hi
Has anybody used OWC hardware like ssds?
How was the experience?
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I have a 4TB OWC SSD that is a couple of years old now. No problems with it so far. I also have a few newer Samsung T7, 1 and 2 TB, that work fine. I have a Sandisk 4TB, but it's one of the troubled drives, so I'm phasing it out and keeping backups until I do.
 

by P.W.Post on Mon Aug 28, 2023 12:47 pm
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Thanks to those who replied.

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