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By Jason Snell

A Thing We Like: Samsung external SSD

Samsung SSD
Samsung SSD

As we’ve mentioned previously in this newsletter, for me, summertime is macOS beta time. And running beta software isn’t a good idea unless you have a fallback position: A bootable macOS system that’s running a stable, non-beta version. A great way to provide yourself with that fallback is by purchasing a tiny, external drive. I bought one in 2016 and it’s currently serving as my High Sierra fallback, as I’ve now taken the plunge and started using the Mojave beta full time. (I have to boot back into High Sierra to record podcasts, due to incompatibilities with some of the recording software I use and the new OS.)

I’ve been very happy with my Samsung external SSD, the current version of which is the Samsung T5. I’ve got a 250 GB model (mine’s the older T3 edition), which currently goes for $100.

This thing is impossibly small. It will fit in your pocket.…

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