Buffalo Portable SSD-PUT; An Adaptable 500GB Thumbdrive
Thumb Drives Don’t Get Love Anymore
With the rise of portable NVMe drives the humble USB thumb drive’s popularity has faded. They are still very handy, likely you have a few within reach of you right now shoved in a pocket or at the back of a drawer, which is a perfect demonstration of their strengths. They tend to be significantly more robust than many SSD enclosures and are inexpensive enough that you have no qualms squirrelling it away shortly after buying it.
Tweaktown takes a look at the 500GB Buffalo Portable SSD-PUT thumbdrive, which features a recessing USB-A plug as well as a USB-C adapter to allow you to connect it to devices which only have USB-C; something becoming far more common now. That does mean you will never see USB-C level transfer rates, however for many uses ~600MB/s random read and just over 500MB/s write is more than fast enough.
For around $70 it is less expensive than other 500GB thumb drives, and the USB-C adapter and lanyard clip are nice additions for the cost.
Buffalo offers an even better portable option with the SSD-PUT portable SSD, featured with USB-C and USB 3.2 Gen 2 connector.