I’m travelling next month, so I thought it would be nice to have a really lightweight disk to carry movies around with. On. In. After. Under. <PREPOSITION>.
So I got this rather spiffy-looking USB3 SSD:
[30759.597367] scsi 2:0:0:0: Direct-Access Samsung Portable SSD T1 0 PQ: 0 ANSI: 6
but tells the OS that it’s a CD-ROM. Nobody has written a usb_modeswitch script for it, so the only way to make it work is to insert it into a Windows machine, click through the installer (disabling the encryption), and then it’ll show up as a mass storage device the next time you plug it in.
That’s rather annoying.
It is really lightweight:
26 grams. But what about that USB cable?
12 grams. So you basically increase its weight by 40% if you want to use it…
Otherwise, it seems fine. It’s quite snappy. I get read speeds of 360 MB/s when accessing large files on an ext4 file system, which is way way way more than you need to watch films…