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I tested an NVMe SSD, an SATA SSD, the fastest USB flash drives on the market, and some cheaper USB 3.0 flash drives to see what’s the best performing storage option for the #RaspberryPi. I also tested how well they hold up under heavy load, and found some surprising results!

Blog post with more info: https://www.jeffgeerling.com/blog/2020/fastest-usb-storage-options-raspberry-pi

All the devices mentioned in the video:

Inateck SATA enclosure w/ UASP: https://amzn.to/31vsF5I
Kingston 120 GB SSD (in Inateck enclosure): https://amzn.to/2C8DdiK
TDBT M.2 NVMe Enclosure: https://amzn.to/3guPJbb
XPG SX6000 Lite 128GB NVMe (in TDBT enclosure): https://amzn.to/3a2U8Q8
Corsair Flash Voyager GTX 128GB flash drive: https://amzn.to/39ZvAHS
Arcanite 128GB USB 3.1 flash drive: https://amzn.to/3fwVkMN
SanDisk Ultra Flair 16GB USB 3.0 flash drive: https://amzn.to/3icpeb1
SanDisk Ultra Fit 128GB USB 3.0 flash drive: https://amzn.to/2ES2Xkg
Samsung Evo Plus 32GB microSD card: https://amzn.to/30wEyJA

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Contents:

00:00 – Intro
00:25 – USB drives tested
01:38 – Test methodology
02:27 – Benchmark results
04:04 – Thermal performance problems
05:39 – Price and value
06:54 – Conclusion
07:33 – Thanks and Outtro

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