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  • What are the fastest/faster 2.5″ Laptop drives from 1-5TB or so?

  • Rachael Busher

    December 10, 2017 at 5:09 am

    Self explanatory, curious which drives keep up well with the fast modern SD cards like UHS-2 and such for data offloading in the field.

    I have a concern about “shingled drives” because what i’ve read elsewhere is that transfer rates can be very sporadic – i’d like to get some multi terabyte portables to free up SD cards as fast as possible and although there are nice prices on some of the 4-5tb models, my assumption of shingled recording makes me wonder whether they will dump cards faster than 2tb PMR type drives.

  • Tom Matthies

    January 2, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    It would seem, at least for now, that SMR drives are substantially slower than PMR drives but they can hold huge amounts of data per platter.

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