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    WD My Passport SSD (2020) 1TB

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    Re: WD My Passport SSD (2020) 1TB

    It would've been useful to see how this compared against the Samsung T5 or WD's existing My Passport entries.

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    Re: WD My Passport SSD (2020) 1TB

    Yeah lack of comparison to other drives is a bit annoying...

    Also would have liked it shown against something we might ALL have, showing it next to an iPhone and saying it's smaller (well duh, it doesn't have a screen...) means absolutely nothing to me as I don't have one.... I do however have access to a 2.5inch external Hard drive, the thing this would be replacing.

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    Re: WD My Passport SSD (2020) 1TB

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    Yeah lack of comparison to other drives is a bit annoying...

    Also would have liked it shown against something we might ALL have, showing it next to an iPhone and saying it's smaller (well duh, it doesn't have a screen...) means absolutely nothing to me as I don't have one.... I do however have access to a 2.5inch external Hard drive, the thing this would be replacing.
    Does the picture on the second page not help frame its relative size?

    https://hexus.net/media/uploaded/202...3d68277608.jpg

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    Re: WD My Passport SSD (2020) 1TB

    I just want to know, how many hoops you had to jump to get that drive to work with that particular brand of phone, CUZ it seem to me owners of that constantly have to do that to use that phone brand with anything not that brand.

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    Re: WD My Passport SSD (2020) 1TB

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarinder View Post
    Does the picture on the second page not help frame its relative size?

    https://hexus.net/media/uploaded/202...3d68277608.jpg
    Not really no (HP picture but still), because there is nothing 'standardised' there, it might be useful for those who have bought into the apple universe and tell you exactly what model that is and it's dimensions etc, but for those of us who haven't all I can do is make assumptions and it looks huge for a portable external ssd even though the dimension say it's basically slightly smaller than a 2.5inch hard drive. Keys and hands don't come in one size either, I can assume that the notepad is a5 but it's only partially shown.

    If you truly want to get an 'accurate' representation of size show it next to something 'everyone' will have such as a business/bank card or even a full a5 notepad, something that has a 'standard' size to work from.

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    Re: WD My Passport SSD (2020) 1TB

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    Not really no (HP picture but still), because there is nothing 'standardised' there, it might be useful for those who have bought into the apple universe and tell you exactly what model that is and it's dimensions etc, but for those of us who haven't all I can do is make assumptions and it looks huge for a portable external ssd even though the dimension say it's basically slightly smaller than a 2.5inch hard drive. Keys and hands don't come in one size either, I can assume that the notepad is a5 but it's only partially shown.

    If you truly want to get an 'accurate' representation of size show it next to something 'everyone' will have such as a business/bank card or even a full a5 notepad, something that has a 'standard' size to work from.
    Here it is sat above and underneath a card that is exactly the same size as every debit/credit card in the UK. Hope this helps:

    https://hexus.net/media/uploaded/202...dfe3a3bcc7.jpg

    https://hexus.net/media/uploaded/202...5408a92c81.jpg

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    Re: WD My Passport SSD (2020) 1TB

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarinder View Post
    Here it is sat above and underneath a card that is exactly the same size as every debit/credit card in the UK. Hope this helps:

    https://hexus.net/media/uploaded/202...dfe3a3bcc7.jpg

    https://hexus.net/media/uploaded/202...5408a92c81.jpg
    That's great but something like that should be in the review imo

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    Re: WD My Passport SSD (2020) 1TB

    I would get a NVME to USB enclosure and get a M2 NVME SSD. You will save yourself a pretty penny!


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    Re: WD My Passport SSD (2020) 1TB

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    That's great but something like that should be in the review imo
    They do give the actual dimensions in the review copy, though.

    If it's similar to the Samsung T7 Touch (which was, as per the article, a smidge under £175 including the fingerprint reader) it's almost exactly business card size, but about 9mm thick. The T7 also has a longer cable (well, two actually). I don't have a tape measure or ruler handy but 30cm sounds about right.
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    Re: WD My Passport SSD (2020) 1TB

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen999 View Post
    They do give the actual dimensions in the review copy, though.
    I did actually reference that....

    Not everyone is good with numbers, some prefer a visual reference and while I can easily visualise the numbers compared with another set of numbers (it's part of my job essentially) I still like to see a visual representation with a 'standard' size when it's being shown 'for size' in an image. In essence just about everyone will know the size of a business/credit card or have one to hand, not everyone knows the size of an iPhone.

    It's actually larger than business card if you look at the images linked in this thread and it's easy enough to see differences when you compare numbers but there were no other numbers to compare to (hence my point about using a 'standard' size to compare to).

    WD is 100mm x 55mm x 8.9mm
    Samsung T7 is 85mm x 57mm x 8mm (15% smaller on the length and quite a bit smaller in overall volume)
    Business Card is 88.9mm x 50.8 mm x thickness of material used.

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    Re: WD My Passport SSD (2020) 1TB

    I compared to a "standard" business card by putting the (T7) drive on a handy card, then the card on the drive. If there was a difference in size (except thickness) it sure wasn't obvious.

    But I do take the point about some people not visualising size from numbers.
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    Re: WD My Passport SSD (2020) 1TB

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen999 View Post
    I compared to a "standard" business card by putting the (T7) drive on a handy card, then the card on the drive. If there was a difference in size (except thickness) it sure wasn't obvious.

    But I do take the point about some people not visualising size from numbers.
    I doubt you'd notice 3mm difference in the length (using length for longest side) unless you were looking hard but the 6mm in the width should be more noticeable.

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