Buying Fast USB-C SSD (Used)

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  1. Red

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    If anyone here has a fast USB-C SSD that you’re willing to sell for a reduced price, I’d be interested.

    I’m talking about drives like Samsung’s T5 and Sandisk’s Extreme drives. A regular NVMe in a USB-C enclosure would work too. Something crazy fast like Samsung’s X5 would be really nice, but I doubt anyone here owns one.

    Looking for 500gb or more. Let me know what you’ve got!
     
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    Buying 2nd hand storage devices is a very bad idea
     
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    As a novice, I’m genuinely curious: why?
     
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    They could be faulty or the remaining SSD read-write cycles could be misrepresented. Age itself also has a large effect on how the device performs. I'd recommend buying a new one straight out of the shop; if you can't afford one now, invest in savings because it's quite worth it.
     
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    As null said, you have no idea how many reads/writes there are left on the SSD meaning you could buy one and it dies within the month. It’s the same for every drive though, the longer the device has been used the more unreliable it becomes.
     
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    Thanks for the warning and information guys.

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