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The Samsung T7 and SanDisk 4TB SSDs are now at $199 on Amazon and BH. I wonder if there'll be a further drop.


Nov 20, 2023 at 10:54 AM
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Aren't the SanDisk 4TB SSDs among the ones with a known problem ?

See SanDisk Extreme Pro Failures Result From Design and Manufacturing Flaws, Says Data Recovery Firm



Nov 20, 2023 at 11:40 AM
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Kenneth Lee wrote:
Aren't the SanDisk 4TB SSDs among the ones with a known problem ?

See SanDisk Extreme Pro Failures Result From Design and Manufacturing Flaws, Says Data Recovery Firm


Amazon makes it clear that they have updated the firmware. See -

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08RX4QKXS/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&th=1

Added: Your link says it is a hardware issue not a firmware problem.



Nov 20, 2023 at 12:22 PM
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Yes - apparently the problem is defective hardware, not something which can be fixed via firmware.


Nov 20, 2023 at 12:37 PM
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Kenneth Lee wrote:
Aren't the SanDisk 4TB SSDs among the ones with a known problem ?

See SanDisk Extreme Pro Failures Result From Design and Manufacturing Flaws, Says Data Recovery Firm


Yes. I'd avoid the Sandisk just because of their bad track record. The T7 drives on the otherhand have nothing but shining reviews.



Nov 20, 2023 at 12:40 PM
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My Samsung T7 4TB has been great the past 3 months I've had it, bought from B&H for $220 so $200 seams reasonable but maybe additional BF sales on the horizon? It is very fast, just over 1050 MBps connected to the USB C port on my 2019 Razor Blade laptop, which is over twice as fast as my internal backup SSD (not NVMe), Samsung 970 Evo I think, and it's been going strong for quite a few years now. When it comes to SSD's I trust Samsung.


Nov 20, 2023 at 01:28 PM
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It sounds like there's an issue with the SanDisk Extreme Pro SSD's, but this doesn't apply to the regular extreme SSD's as far as I know. The first link is the the Pro with the issues, the second link is to the regular Extreme SSD's that I have not had any issues with. I would consider myself a heavy user of these and I'm now own 12 of the SanDisk Extreme SSD's because I like the form factor, the non slip finish, and the loophole for tying them all together when traveling. If anyone should have a problem with them it would be me as I'm always traveling and filling/dumping them. You are fine to buy the regular SSD's in the second link, but I would stay clear of the Pro version in the first link:

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1595436-REG/sandisk_sdssde81_4t00_g25_4tb_extremepro_portable_ssd.html


https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1595433-REG/sandisk_sdssde61_4t00_g25_4tb_extreme_portable_ssd.html






Nov 20, 2023 at 03:05 PM
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artsupreme wrote:
It sounds like there's an issue with the SanDisk Extreme Pro SSD's, but this doesn't apply to the regular extreme SSD's as far as I know. The first link is the the Pro with the issues, the second link is to the regular Extreme SSD's that I have not had any issues with. I would consider myself a heavy user of these and I'm now own 12 of the SanDisk Extreme SSD's because I like the form factor, the non slip finish, and the loophole for tying them all together when traveling. If anyone should have a problem with them
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Hitherto I, too, have been a SanDisk non-Pro user for years and have had no issues. Good to know of the caveat above.



Nov 20, 2023 at 03:17 PM
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Rajan Parrikar wrote:
The Samsung T7 and SanDisk 4TB SSDs are now at $199 on Amazon and BH. I wonder if there'll be a further drop.


T9 for $50 more will get you 2X speeds of the T7.



Nov 20, 2023 at 08:48 PM
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Samsung 4TB T7 SSD - $199

Samsung 4TB T9 SSD - $249



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what about these? Are these affected? I am bummed because I have many San Disk SSD extreme pros and to date have not had an issue
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1760344-REG/sandisk_professional_sdps31h_004t_gbcnd_2tb_pro_g40_usb_c_thunderbolt.html



Nov 20, 2023 at 09:54 PM
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On a Mac the T9 wil have the same speed as the T7. The Mac has only a USB 3.1 interface (10Gbs).

RustyBug wrote:
T9 for $50 more will get you 2X speeds of the T7.




Nov 21, 2023 at 02:12 AM
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Still Sandisk. I donít take the risk at the moment as itís unclear to me which SSDís are affected or not.
I build my own; ACASIS Thunderbolt/ USB4 housing (about $90) and Samsung 990 Pro 4Tb (about $250).

mark1958 wrote:
what about these? Are these affected? I am bummed because I have many San Disk SSD extreme pros and to date have not had an issue
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1760344-REG/sandisk_professional_sdps31h_004t_gbcnd_2tb_pro_g40_usb_c_thunderbolt.html




Nov 21, 2023 at 02:18 AM
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Chris Dees wrote:
On a Mac the T9 wil have the same speed as the T7. The Mac has only a USB 3.1 interface (10Gbs).



Which Mac? The new MacBook Pros have reached speeds of 3000 read/write with the right enclosure/chipset (ie ZikeDrive, etc)



Nov 21, 2023 at 08:06 AM
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I have a 14Ē MBP M1 Max
AFAIK all Macís (apple silicon) have besides TB3/4 and USB4 only USB 3.1 gen 2 interface which is max 10 Gbs.
The T9 has an USB 3.1 gen 2x2 interface which the Macís doesnít support.



Nov 21, 2023 at 10:08 AM
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How are the portables compared to powered? I've always used a powered ext drive for my desktop. Non powered for travel. They work fine but I have read powered are faster. I suppose a portable SSD will be faster than a powered HD. Hard to find powered SSD with high storage like 6TB. Not inexpensive either.


Nov 21, 2023 at 10:29 AM
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Chris Dees wrote:
I have a 14Ē MBP M1 Max
AFAIK all Macís (apple silicon) have besides TB3/4 and USB4 only USB 3.1 gen 2 interface which is max 10 Gbs.
The T9 has an USB 3.1 gen 2x2 interface which the Macís doesnít support.


Got it but a TB4 connection via the USB-C port should be full speed/40 Gbs



Nov 21, 2023 at 11:52 AM
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Zenon Char wrote:
How are the portables compared to powered? I've always used a powered ext drive for my desktop. Non powered for travel. They work fine but I have read powered are faster. I suppose a portable SSD will be faster than a powered HD. Hard to find powered SSD with high storage like 6TB. Not inexpensive either.


All depends on the chip being used from my understanding. I just did a bunch of research and there is one chip that offers full 40 Gbps speed via TB4 regardless of being powered or not.

https://dancharblog.wordpress.com/2022/11/29/list-of-ssd-enclosure-chipsets-2022/

I chose the ZikeDrive enclosure as currently at good price and, if keep window open for a while and use burner email, can get extra 15% off ;-)

That chip can do up to 16TB SSD so only question is whether you jump on a fast 4TB model that can be had for around $200 (Just snagged the Samsung 990 Pro for $180 via Slickdeals site info) or spend more on an 8TB model



Nov 21, 2023 at 11:55 AM
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eyal wrote:
All depends on the chip being used from my understanding. I just did a bunch of research and there is one chip that offers full 40 Gbps speed via TB4 regardless of being powered or not.

https://dancharblog.wordpress.com/2022/11/29/list-of-ssd-enclosure-chipsets-2022/

I chose the ZikeDrive enclosure as currently at good price and, if keep window open for a while and use burner email, can get extra 15% off ;-)

That chip can do up to 16TB SSD so only question is whether you jump on a fast 4TB model that can be had for around $200 (Just snagged the Samsung 990 Pro for $180 via Slickdeals site
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FWIW. This kit ZikeDrive + Samsung 4TB has worked out very well for me so far.
https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1826580



Nov 21, 2023 at 12:03 PM
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eyal wrote:
All depends on the chip being used from my understanding. I just did a bunch of research and there is one chip that offers full 40 Gbps speed via TB4 regardless of being powered or not.

https://dancharblog.wordpress.com/2022/11/29/list-of-ssd-enclosure-chipsets-2022/

I chose the ZikeDrive enclosure as currently at good price and, if keep window open for a while and use burner email, can get extra 15% off ;-)

That chip can do up to 16TB SSD so only question is whether you jump on a fast 4TB model that can be had for around $200 (Just snagged the Samsung 990 Pro for $180 via Slickdeals site
...Show more

Thanks



Nov 21, 2023 at 12:13 PM
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