I have need to connect a large drive (1TB at least) via USB 3 (including a USB 3 hub) in a situation that requires maximum durability under heavy write load for extended periods of time. I was hoping to get some recommendations for products/brands to look at.
The current setup is:
- Samsung 850 EVO SSD inside
- PNY 2.5" USB3 enclosure connected via
- Some generic USB3 hub
I would love any recommendations for changing any part of this setup. At the moment something (I suspect the USB3 enclosure controller, but I'm still testing) is failing causing the drive to unmount after about 2min of sustained heavy writes. The 850 EVO is fine under this workload by itself.
I realise that a USB3 interface and a USB3 hub are non-ideal, but I am stuck with a machine that has only as a single USB3 port and no SATA/etc. I cannot change the machine.