hard drive passport

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what is the cheap and best passport drive that is available in market now

https://news.samsung.com/global/samsung-electronics-begins-mass-production-of-industrys-largest-capacity-ssd-30-72tb-for-next-generation-enterprise-systems

is 30TB is available as above?
i do not like too big size and electric connection etc.
more portable is better to move it along with me
i see
WD My Book 8TB-New USB 3.0 Desktop HDD Western Digital-NEW WDBBGB0080HBK-NESN

and
Seagate Expansion Desktop 8TB External Hard Drive
Please advise
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I use the one or two TB drives you can get at Staples (Office Max) . They are inexpensive, run from the USB port and you can get USB 3 drives for speed. I have a couple of  these.
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You've got lots to choose from at Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/External-Hard-Drives-Storage-Add-Ons/b?ie=UTF8&node=595048

Take your pick.

For straight data transfer a USB stick might do the job.  See  https://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Electronics-USB-Flash-Drives/zgbs/electronics/3151491

But determine your needs first.  For reading and writing (and possibly external backup) I'd probably pick an external drive.  For straight data transfer a USB stick might be preferable.
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The 30TB Samsung SSD is available now, it costs about $15,000 - not something you would want to carry about with you.
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noxchoIT Product Manager
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30TB is a storage server but not a portable drive for sure. As handy drive you get max 4TB storage.

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As handy drive you get max 4TB storage.

4TB may too less for me

How much max i can get with electric one as long as it does not occupy all my computer table for around 100-200$ budget?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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You would need to put your specifications in Amazon . There are lots of drives in this range.

In another of your questions today you were looking at moving 0.6 TB.

You want a drive with separate power if you intend to use it as a backup.

Look for 10 TB hard drives and see what price range. Over 2 TB drives up the price
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is 8TB is maximum size i can get around my budget?
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You need to go to Amazon and do some comparisons. Why so large?  Are you running a Server?
noxchoIT Product Manager
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gudii9, must be it portable or not? If it is a stationary drive what you need then you can get bigger size for bigger sum of money. If needs to be portable (so that you can easily take it with you) then 8TB at the moment is upper limit.

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then 8TB at the moment is upper limit.
can you send me the link for this in amazon?
Why so large?  Are you running a Server?
just for future use for lot of videos and stuff
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I gave you a part number above. Put that part number in Amazon (Seagate + part number) in search and it or something close will come up.

I am assuming you can use Amazon and search.
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Looks fine. Hooks up by USB  I see that in the last photo.

Did you try searching yourself for something you want?
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A powered device would be more money. You may see USB and USB-c

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PACKAGE INCLUDES
-My Book External Hard Drive
-USB 3.0 cable
-AC adapter

-For Windows: WD Discovery™ software for WD Backup™, WD Security™ and WD Drives Utilities™
-For Mac: WD Discovery™ software for WD Security™ and WD Drive Utilities™
-Quick install guide

https://www.frys.com/product/8979253
looks like AC adapter not passport

so passport maximum, i can get is 4TB
AC adapter maximum, i can get is 8 TB in my 100-200$ budget
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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The AC adapter is for the drive. It comes in the box with drive. It just is not "passport".

So pick what you want.

We could go on forever here playing 64 questions.
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Thank you for wrapping up.
noxchoIT Product Manager
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Did EE again chnage the interface so that one cannot see where the accepted solution is?
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If this huge capacity is just for future proofing it is not economically sound to buy it now. Since HDDs and SSDs (and computer equipment in general) get better every year and come down in price it is cheaper to buy a 1TB one this year and replace it with an 8TB one in a couple of years time.

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