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Transcend ESD200 external USB 3.0 SSD Review

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SuicideNeil 2nd November 2013, 18:00 Quote
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The Transcend ESD200 isn’t setting any new records with either its performance or pocketability but nonetheless it offers genuinely high-end SSD performance in a package that is markedly smaller than a 2.5in HDD.

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Meanmotion 3rd November 2013, 16:39 Quote
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... smaller than a 2.5in HDD.

;)

No, I wrote and meant SSD.
SuicideNeil 3rd November 2013, 23:46 Quote
But that doesn't make sense-at the start of the article you compare the external SSD to an internal 2.5" HDD, and say that the SSD is smaller, and much faster ( obviously ), but at the end you compare the external SSD to an internal 2.5" SSD and say the former is smaller- surely internal SSDs are much smaller than 2.5"?

*does quick check*

Yep, internal SSDs don't have the usb3 interface, and so are smaller still even with their case than this external SSD. I'm sure you meant HDD, you just don't realize it...
Meanmotion 4th November 2013, 00:06 Quote
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But that doesn't make sense-at the start of the article you compare the external SSD to an internal 2.5" HDD, and say that the SSD is smaller, and much faster ( obviously ), but at the end you compare the external SSD to an internal 2.5" SSD and say the former is smaller- surely internal SSDs are much smaller than 2.5"?

*does quick check*

Yep, internal SSDs don't have the usb3 interface, and so are smaller still even with their case than this external SSD. I'm sure you meant HDD, you just don't realize it...

Eh? Throughout I'm comparing this external SSD to an internal 2.5in SSD, as shown in the 2nd picture. You can get USB 3.0 interfaces that just plug into the SATA interface of the latter for an instant external drive. This Transcend drive provides similar performance but in a smaller, better protected package. Obviously you can also get even smaller internal SSD but they tend not to have any sort of case so you'd never use them as external storage.
SuicideNeil 4th November 2013, 05:16 Quote
Well bugger me backwards with a broom-handle & call me Shirly; I thought that was a 2.5" HDD in the 2nd picture, even though I did read the whole article I must have missed it being an SSD...

Ignore me, I'm being stupid today.
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