Lately, I’m recommending to all of my friends to purchase an SSD, if they already don’t have one. It’s an amazing piece of technology which has changed the entire ecosystem. They are extremely fast, reliable, very silent and got cheaper over the years. Anyone can afford an SSD and everyone should have one! In this article I’m going to talk to you about an external and portable solid-state drive, the Transcend ESD400K model.
It’s a bit different, comparing to a regular SSD which you install it inside your desktop or laptop. It’s different because you use it on the outside. All you have to do is connecting it to your laptop/desktop via USB 3.0 or 2.0 connector and you’re good to go. That’s the only difference between an internal and external SSD. I don’t have an external one for the moment, but I will definitely get one in the near future. I want to replace my 750 GB external HDD with a wonderful piece of technology like this.
Why? That real question is “why not?”! Because they are affordable? Because they are more reliable? Because they are way faster than a regular HDD? Because your computer is going to be “young” again? There are tons of reasons why you should get an SSD. But I’m not going to try to convince you to make this move. I’m just going to tell you my honest opinion about it. Having an external SSD, you won’t be able (actually, you will, but it’s not recommended) to install the operating system on it. The OS is on the internal SSD/HDD and everything else is on the external one. Yes, you can play your favorite games from this external superfast SSD. You don’t have to install them on the same partition where the operating system is installed to.
Yes, you can attach this SSD to your PlayStation or Xbox. Of course, you can connect this SSD to your big-screen 4K TV, as well and watch your favorite movies in perfect conditions. I have done that and the movies run flawless. It’s an amazing experience and I’m recommending this to all of my friends. Besides being fast, the Transcend ESD400K SSD is also extremely small and portable. Watch the movie at the end of this article and you’ll know what I’m talking about. Actually, it’s a bit irrelevant, because only when you hold it into your hand you realize how small and light it is. Yes, all the SSDs on the market (internal or external) are extremely small and you can literally slide it into your pocket.
This model has a plastic case, which is pretty glossy, but it doesn’t attract too many smudges and fingerprints. It looks and feels awesome. This aspect is not that important. The most important thing is the speed and this SSD has plenty of it! Just connect it to your laptop/TV/desktop/PlayStation and your entire world will change! If you don’t believe me, buy it and test it out! You won’t be disappointed. Actually, you’ll be extremely happy and you will thank those who invented this extraordinary piece of technology.
The Transcend ESD400K SSD comes in 4 variants of storage (128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB). Honestly, I would get the 512 GB model. It’s big enough to store lots of 4K Blu-ray movies, my favorite 100 GB games and lots of other useful things. More than that, the price is very attracting. As I said, if you don’t have an SSD, you should get one. Many times it will (literally) rock your world!