Dell’s stick-sized external Thunderbolt 3 SSD

There are lot of brands making hard drives and SSDs, Similarly Dell has jumped into this market and has announced the most compact storage device that comes with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity and it’s known as Dell Portable Thunderbolt SSD. This drive is 3.89 inches long and the unique compact design makes it pocket-friendly as well as business trip friendly. You can easily keep it in your pocket or bag to store your vacations photos of cameras.

Dell’s stick-sized external Thunderbolt 3 SSD

Dell’s stick-sized external Thunderbolt 3 SSD

Don’t get fooled by the compact design. The NAND technology used in this SSD is similar to those used in the PCs and Dell claims that. Therefore, it gives similar read and write speeds of up to 2,650 MB per second and the technology supporting data transfers from the parent PC at 40 gigabits per second.

Though it depends on the parent PC the data transfers but the Thunderbolt with USB-C ports is enough to provide fastest speeds and can also work with other latter interfaces like USB 2.0 at 480Mbps, USB 3.1 Gen1 at 5Gbps, and USB 3.1 Gen2 at 10Gbps. Similarly, Thunderbolt 3 connectivity depends how to wire it up with the PC motherboard.

As there are no moving parts in SSDs like HDDs, so there are rare chances of data being lost by knocks, shocks, drops, even Dell claims that it can easily bear on-the-go abuse. This SSD shares following the Dell PC systems has high endurance and reliability standards and the three-year warranty makes your feel comfortable that your data will be protected for longer times.

At some point SSDs are better than HDDs as they do not have record players or magnetic platters to store data and no moving parts. The Spinning platters in HDDs are mounted and an arm sporting one read head and one write head. With the passage of time these moving parts comes to end making the HDD less reliable.

While on the other hand SSDs are prone to live longer as they don’t requrie power to work and the data is stored on the NAND memory cells. All the data is accessed and stored by a built-in controller that is reponsible for the movement of data from SSD to PC and vice versa. Having no moving parts makes the SSD more reliable storage solution than internal or external hard drives.

If we compare SSDs with USB sticks then SSDs still win the game even USB shares the same process of storing data in them.

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