Bought the Samsung Evo Select 512GB microSDXC UHS-I U3 during Amazon Pre Black Friday sale. The sale is from Amazon.com, but it is available on Amazon.sg as well.
I got it for S$75.52 with free shipping to Singapore since I am an Amazon Singapore Prime member. The usual price is about S$120 on Amazon, and on Lazada, it is selling for S$174.99.
WD My Passport SSD is a portable SSD from Western Digital that was released back in August 2020 as part of the My Passport series.
It is available in four capacities, 500GB (S$189), 1TB (S$329), 2TB (S$599), and 4TB (S$1,099).
Synology started out having its own brand of RAM for as long as I can remember. I covered them back in 2017. After that they went on to have its own brand of M.2 NVMe SSD (SNV3000), SATA SSD (SAT5200), and SATA HDD (HAT5300).
One of the reasons Synology introduces their own lineup of SSD and HDD is for compatibility. The SSD and HDD are optimized for use with their own Synology NAS with customized firmware. Also, when things go wrong, the users don’t need to contact different vendors. They can bring it all back to Synology.
Once I have the internal hard drives, I can use them with my Vantec NexStar SATA/IDE to USB 3.0 Adapter to get better transfer speeds.
When I think of NAS, there are always three brands that came to my mind. Synology, QNAP, and ASUSTOR. All three brands are from Taiwan. I reviewed Synology NAS many times and did my first QNAP NAS review in December.
To complete the trilogy, I have with me the Asustor Lockerstor 4 (AS6604T) which is equivalent to the Synology DS920+ and QNAP TS-453D. All three models are 4-bay NAS, powered by Intel Celeron J4125 and comes with 4GB of DDR4 ram. Intel J4125 is a 4-core 2.0 GHz (burstable to 2.7 GHz) processor.
My second NAS 10 years ago was a decision between Synology NAS and QNAP NAS. In the end, I chose Synology. I can’t remember the reason why. Throughout all these years, I have been sticking with Synology NAS.
Toshiba Memory has been rebranded to Kioxia since 1st October 2019.
The name Kioxia is a combination of a Japanese word ‘kioku’, which means memory, and the Greek word ‘axia,’ which stands for value.
SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive Go is a dual USB drive that comes with USB-A and USB-C port.
You can use it to transfer files between your older laptop, which is still using USB-A to your newer laptop or mobile phone using USB-C.
Synology DiskStation DS920+ is the highest end 4-bay NAS of the new Synology 2020 Plus series. Other models in the series include the DS420+ (4-bay), DS720+ (2-bay), and DS220+ (2-bay).
DS920+ has an Intel Celeron J4125 with 4GB of DDR4 ram. Intel J4125 is a 4-core 2.0 GHz (burstable to 2.7 GHz) processor.