When it comes to choosing the right SSD for your needs, just choosing one that fits within your budget is not where your research ends. You may choose an SSD because its lightning-fast transfer speed impresses you. But, plug it into a device that cannot handle the same speed and the results can be disastrous. For instance, if you use a 3.1 Gen 2 USB drive with a laptop that can handle only USB 3.0, the drive will work for sure, but the speeds will be disappointing. So before you choose the right external SSD with Type-C connector for you, ensure that you do some homework on which choices are apt for the devices you will be plugging them into.
External SSDs need to be tough. And the Samsung T7 Touch is exactly that. The internal frame is shock-resistant, letting the T7 withstand falls from even up to 2m. With speeds of up to 1,050MBps, the T7 is almost 9.5 times faster than a standard external HDD. Inside the box of the T7 are two cables - Type C to Type C and a Type C to Type A. The USB 3.2 Gen 2 interface is backwards compatible, letting you connect this unit to almost any of your devices as long as they have compatible software. The fingerprint unlocking security feature helps keep your data safe. This unit is not compatible with older versions of Windows, Mac OS as well as Android. So make sure you check which versions your devices are running before investing in this model.
The WD My Passport SSD claims to offer read and write speeds of 1050MBps and 1000MBps respectively. The drive should be able to keep all your important data safe thanks to the password protection with 256-bit AES hardware encryption. You don’t have to worry about using this with the correct device as it offers cross-compatibility with USB 3.2 Gen-2 and USB-C ports. The brand claims that this SSD is drop resistant to up to 6.5-ft, and is also vibration and shock-resistant, making it ideal for carrying it around while travelling.
Samsung has always been known for the quality and performance of the devices they manufacture. Staying true to this promise is the Samsung T5 which comes equipped with up to 540MBps reading speed, which makes it almost 4.9 times faster than your standard HDD. The 3.1 Gen-2 USB connector is backwards compatible, while the unit itself is shock-resistant. The SSD comes with an optional password protection feature that lets you keep your data safe from prying eyes. The Type C to C and Type C to A cables in the box ensure that the T5 can be connected to a range of devices. The extra security provisions by Samsung does make its products a lot more desirable.
The SanDisk 500GB SSD is a rather interesting-looking unit. The rugged external body with a dash of orange is not only just great-looking but comes with an IP55 rating that makes it water and dust resistant. With read speeds of up to 550MBps, the SanDisk 500GB SSD lets you move even the most high-resolution photos and videos at lightning speeds. The solid core of this unit is shock resistant. The compact size and lightweight body allow you to roam around with this product in your pocket without worry.