Should you Upgrade your External Hard Disk to External SSD?

Cloud storage is convenient, you can view your files with just a few clicks, anywhere anytime. However, without an internet connection, you will be left out from accessing your files. Eventually cloud storage will be the prioritized storage option, until then, it is still a good practice to have a copy of your files in external drives.

Why choose external drive you asked? The reason is simple, no matter what happens to your computer or internet connection, you still be able to access your files from the external drive.

External hard disk is something that is familiar to those that have owned at least one or more to back up their files and data. External SSD has become more common in recent years but what makes it different from external hard disk.

SSD vs. HDD

Just like internal drives, external drives also can be found in two different technologies; HDD and SSD. HDD (hard disk drive) uses spinning magnetic disks to store data. Read/write heads change this data as necessary, so you will hear their iconic spinning sounds when they are working. SSD (solid-state drive) in the other hand uses tiny gate transistors in cells that can flip on or off based on electric pulses. They have no moving parts, hence the name.

SSD is significantly faster than HDD in many instances but it can be very expensive. HDD is cheaper, but also larger in size, slower in speed and more easily damaged. For external drives, it is usually best to choose a SSD except in particular circumstances.

External SSD offer all the benefits of internal SSD without the need to swap out the drive inside your computer. Other than that, external SSD can be used with multiple systems and devices. Plug it in and instantly get the benefits and speeds of an internal SSD.

Transfer Speed

Transfer speed is incredibly important. If you transfer files back and forth to an enormous drive regularly, you do not want to wait forever for the transfer to complete. There are two factors that determine how fast your external drive can operate; the storage technology used and the connector it uses.

In general, SSD is able to process data faster than HDD. External SSD tends to be more expensive than their HDD counterpart and often have less storage capacity. You do not need one or the other, as there are larger SSD you can buy for a premium price.

USB Interfaces are confusing as it is, with USB 4.0 being the new standard, the classifications still confusing as ever. Generally, you will find the classifications as below:

  • USB A ports / USB C ports with USB 2.0
  • USB A ports / USB C ports with USB 3.1 / 3.2 Gen 1 support up to 5Gbps bandwidth
  • USB C ports with USB 3.1 / 3.2 Gen 2 support up to 10Gbps bandwidth
  • USB C ports with USB 4.0 support up to 40Gbps bandwidth

The ports themselves are backwards compatible, so an USB 4.0 port will work just fine with drives that use the slower interfaces. However, things cannot be the same for the drives. For instance, plugging a USB 3.2 Gen 2 drive with a laptop that can only handle USB 3.2 Gen 1 will still work but not able to utilize the maximum transfer speed.

SSD drive can transfer data between 30mb/s – 40gb/s, depending on the drive while HDD can only offer up to 220mb/s transfer speed. Clearly video editors would want to do all their editing on a SSD. It just gets the job done faster and it does not need to get tied up the computer. In an optimum situation, exporting a video using external SSD drive would take you around 20 minutes while external HDD drive might take you double the time or even longer time.

Samsung T7 Portable External SSD

Samsung T7 Portable External SSD comes with a USB C to USB 3.0 cable. It is able to achieve Read Speed up to 1050Mbps and Write Speed up to 1000Mbps. It is being offered in three capacities; 500GB, 1TB and 2TB. The small portable size is suitable for those who are on-the-go.

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SanDisk Extreme Rugged E81 Portable External SSD

SanDisk Extreme Rugged E81 Portable External SSD comes with a USB C to USB 3.0 cable. It is able to achieve Read Speed up to 2000Mbps and Write Speed up to 2000Mbps. It is being offered in two capacities; 1TB and 2TB. This rugged portable SSD is suitable for extreme sports photographer.

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Netac Z7S Portable External SSD

Netac Z7S Portable External SSD comes with a USB C to USB 3.0 cable. It is able to achieve Read Speed up to 540Mbps and Write Speed up to 480Mbps. It is being offered in two capacities; 240GB and 480GB. This portable External SSD is suitable for those who are looking for budget portable external SSD

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What is a Solid-State Drive (SSD) and How to Choose it?

Solid-State Drive or SSD in short is getting mainstream in personal computer. It is light and it is fast. Unlike Hard Disk Drive or HDD, it uses NAND flash chip rather than spinning disk. Other than these obvious advantages, there are more things that you should know before you spend money on upgrading your personal computer to a SSD or adding secondary storage for your personal computer.

What is a Solid-State Drive (SSD)?

SSD works differently than HDD as there are no spinning disk required for data storage. It uses NAND flash chip that similar to memory chips that found on smartphone, USB drive or tablet. With the usage of NAND flash chip, SSD is generally more durable and reliable as there are no moving parts to damage and there are no drive motor to break. This also makes SSD much portable and reliable than HDD.

SSD vs HDD

What makes SSD an increasingly popular choice is their speed. Across the board, SSD outpace HDD because SSD uses NAND flash chip and do not have physical moving parts. This allow for faster response time when you are booting your personal computer or even transferring files. A SSD is able to provide up to 10x faster read speeds and up to 20x faster write speeds than any midrange HDD, which only offers data transfer speed of up to 140MB/s. Speed is mainly influenced by the interface used in an SSD vs HDD that connects to the personal computer.

Types of SSD

There are two SSD form factors that are commonly being offered in Malaysia market: 2.5” and M.2. The most familiar form factor and it is currently the most affordable form factor is the 2.5” SSD. Unlike the 2.5” HDD, 2.5” SSD is enclosed in a lightweight shell and will require SATA connectors for power and data transfer. SanDisk SSD Plus is being offered in 120GB, 240GB, 480GB and also 1TB.

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Next up is M.2 SSD. It is commonly be found with 22mm wide and 80mm long, which it is labelled as M.2 2280. M.2 SSD can be found with SATA and NVMe protocol. The size of M.2 SSD is much smaller when compared to 2.5” SSD. M.2 SATA SSD read and write speed is very similar to 2.5” SSD as both uses same connector. WD Green is being offered in 2.5” and M.2 form factor. The storage size is being offered in 120GB, 240GB and 480GB.

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M.2 SSD is able to support NVMe which able to provide much faster read and write speed when compared with M.2 SATA SSD. Premium M.2 NVMe SSD can provide up to 3000MB/s read speed while affordable M.2 NVME SSD can provide up to 2000MB/s read speed.  WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSD is able to provide up to 2600MB/s read speed and up to 1800MB/s write speed. It is being offered in 250GB, 500GB and 1TB.

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Choosing The Right SSD for You

Upgrading to a SSD drive or choosing a SSD drive will not change the load time of your Facebook but it will be able to enhance the boot time, file saving time and most important your game load time. If your daily tasks consist of web browsing or Microsoft Office, most NVMe SSDs are not going to be noticeably faster than expensive SATA models. If your daily tasks consist of heavier work, like large file transfers, videos or high-end photo editing, transcoding, gaming or compression/decompression, then you might want to consider choosing NVMe SSD.

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Why Microsoft Surface should be Your Next Laptop of Choice

What makes Microsoft Surface the first choice when you are considering your next laptop? The answer is simple, Microsoft Surface is powerful and light. The Surface Pro 7 and Surface Go 2 used the convertibles form factor where you are able to use Surface Pro 7 and Surface Go 2 in tablet mode or in laptop mode with the Surface Type Cover.

Microsoft Surface Pro 7

Surface Pro 7 is the next generation, best-in-class laptop with a 12.3 PixelSense display where you are able to write and draw naturally on screen with Surface Pen. With PixelSense technology, your content will appear to you much more realistic and vibrant. Surface Pro 7 is powered by the 10th Gen Intel Core processor that will provide you faster multitasking and improved graphics. The best thing about Surface Pro 7 is the weight, the ultra-slim and light form factors allows you to bring along with you anywhere. When you paired it with the Surface Type Cover, you are able to enjoy a complete laptop experience. With the built-in Kickstand, you can use it in tablet mode and even in studio mode.

Microsoft Surface Go 2

Surface Go 2 is perfectly portable, with a bigger 10.5” PixelSense display, better resolution, and long battery life designed to keep up with you and your family. Surface Go 2 PixelSense display is suitable for navigate, scroll and browse through documents and websites. When you needed some rest, you can stream your favourite shows and movies. Surface Go 2 is powered by 8th Gen Intel Core m3 processor or the Intel Pentium Gold processor 4425Y on the LTE version. Surface Go 2 is able to tackle daily tasks, browse, shop, email, help with homework and more, with battery life up to 10 hours. With its ultra-light form factor, you can use it from your couch to the kitchen table and everywhere in between.

Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 is here to ensure your Microsoft Surface experience complete. Microsoft 365 is a subscription that includes the most collaborative, up-to-date features in one seamless, integrated experience. Microsoft 365 includes the robust Office desktop apps that you are familiar with, like Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. You also get extra online storage that cloud-connected features that let you collaborate on files in real time. With a subscription, you will always have the latest features, fixes, and security updates along with ongoing tech support at no extra cost.

TMT 9.9 Sales

Cannot wait to get yourself one Microsoft Surface Pro 7 or Microsoft Surface Go 2? Wait no more, TMT is having 9.9 sales on 9 September 2020 and you will be able to enjoy great deals on Microsoft Surface. You will be able to save up to RM 1,339 and you will get a FREE Surface Pro Type Cover. Not only that, you will be able to get an 1TB WD My Passport External HDD for free. You will also be able to get the Microsoft 365 ESD with up to 50% off. Other than that, there are also voucher giveaway for up to RM 50.

Follow the link below and get yourself some great deals on tmt.my.

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Together, Malaysia Thrives Campaign Details

Campaign Details

  1. This campaign, Together, Malaysia Thrives will starts from 17 August 2020 to 30 September 2020.
  2. This campaign is available at selected TMT outlets.
  3. This campaign will be first come first serve basis and while stocks last basis.
  4. For Free Gifts redemption please visit the links included below.
  5. TMT reserves the right to cancel, terminate, suspend, shorten, or extend the above promotion anytime without prior notice.
  6. TMT shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims of loss or damage to property or personal injury or loss of life by the Customers, and/or any party resulting from or arising out of or in connection with this promotion.

Participating TMT Outlets

  1. Asus Concept Store, 1 Utama Shopping Centre
  2. Asus Concept Store, IOI City Mall
  3. Asus Concept Store, Mid Valley Megamall
  4. Asus Concept Store, The Mall, Mid Valley Southkey
  5. HP Store, Plaza Low Yat
  6. Lenovo Experience Store, IOI City Mall
  7. TMT Megastore, Gurney Plaza Megastore
  8. TMT Megastore, Plaza Low Yat
  9. TMT Megastore, Mid Valley Megamall
  10. TMT Megastore, The Mall, Mid Valley Southkey
  11. TMT Store, Aman Central
  12. TMT Store, Aeon Bukit Indah
  13. TMT Store, Aeon Bukit Tinggi
  14. TMT Store, Aeon Cheras Selatan
  15. TMT Store, Aeon Kota Bharu
  16. TMT Store, Aeon Rawang
  17. TMT Store, Aeon Tebrau City
  18. TMT Store, Amanjaya Mall
  19. TMT Store, Berjaya Megamall
  20. TMT Store, Batu Pahat Mall
  21. TMT Store, Digital Mall
  22. TMT Store, EkoCheras Mall 
  23. TMT Store, KB Mall
  24. TMT Store, Kompleks Karamunsing
  25. TMT Store, ICT Komtar Digital Mall
  26. TMT Store, Mesra Mall
  27. TMT Store, Mines Resort City
  28. TMT Store, Setia City Mall
  29. TMT Store, Wangsa Walk Mall
  30. TMT Store, Vivacity Megamall

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Steps to Redeem Free Gifts

Asus

Step 1: Buy ASUS/ROG PC, which include laptop, desktop and All-inOne
Step 2: Rate aSUS/ROG PC and leave constructive review
Step 3: Submit your entry HERE: https://bit.ly/ASUS-SayIt
Step 4: Get Grab Food Gift Card, after verification

Acer

Redeem here: www.a-redemption.com

HP

Redeem here: www.hp.com/my/psrewards

Lenovo

Redeem here: www.lenovo-redemption.com

Order Through WhatsApp

Looking to upgrade your old devices? Lazy to get out of your house? Item you want is not listed in tmt.my? Worry not, you are able to purchase from TMT by using WhatsApp.

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Steps to Order Through WhatsApp

We made shopping easy with just 5 simple steps.

Scan or click the QR Code below to start ordering from our Plaza Low Yat Megastore, Mid Valley Megamall Megastore, Gurney Plaza Megastore, The Mall, Mid Valley Southkey Megastore, Kompleks Karamunsing TMT store and Vivacity Mall TMT store.

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The Mall, Mid Valley Southkey Megastore 

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Setia City Mall TMT store

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Wangsa Walk Mall TMT store

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IOI City Mall TMT Asus Concept store, Lenovo Experience store & Samsung Experience store

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Amanjaya Mall TMT store

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Berjaya Megamall TMT store & Thunder store

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Aeon Mall Seremban 2 Thunder store

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Aeon Mall Bukit Indah TMT store

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Aeon Mall Tebrau City TMT store

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Kompleks Karamunsing TMT store & Vivacity Mall TMT store

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The steps are simple right? What are you waiting for? Order from TMT now by just using WhatsApp and we will deliver it to you.

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TMT x Uni Enrol Bursary

Education is the part where our young children are being shaped to become the leaders of tomorrow. In the midst of COVID-19, Thunder Match Technology (TMT) is still doing its best to make an effort to contribute back to the society. In order to contribute back to the society, TMT has partnered with Uni Enrol to provide bursary to young leaders of tomorrow, in order to make sure our young leaders of tomorrow are able to receive good quality education.

Who is TMT?

Thunder Match Technology (TMT) is a prominent technology enabler with a vision to drive the nation towards smarter living. As Malaysia’s largest I.T gadget retail chain, TMT is committed to bringing quality, cutting edge products and services that will fulfil the expectations of our customers. In a world where digital transformation is ever-growing, TMT brings you technology made for tomorrow.

Who is Uni Enrol?

Uni Enrol is a local technology start up with the vision of empowering students in making the best higher education choice easily, through unbiased and transparent online education advisory and scholarship matching platform.

The partnership between TMT and Uni Enrol started since 2019 and our partnership is a success and still going strong. To date, we have managed to provide bursary voucher worth RM 70,000 in total for up to 80 students and the number of students are still counting. The partnership with Uni Enrol provided TMT the chance to contribute to the society by helping those students who are in need to gain access to basic learning tools like laptop and smartphone. Laptop and smartphone are the essential tools for learning these days, especially with COVID-19 situation. Students are still able to continue their classes through online classes and those classes are done through smartphone or laptop.

Join us today to the journey of Talent Made for Tomorrow and enjoy essential learning tools at an affordable price. If you are a student and looking for professional advice on higher education, remember to visit our education partner, Uni Enrol to get yourself a professional opinion.

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New Year New Deals

The 3 Days You Can’t Resist

Hey guys, we’ve got great news!

 

We’re currently having a 3-days SPECIAL OFFER for various IT products such as Laptops *especially gaming laptops, Tablets, accessories to grab home as to celebrate a brand new year with the Malaysia’s fastest growing marketplace – Shopee!

TMT Thundermatch is always expanding as we speak and we want to create more accessibility to reach out our audience in the most effective way. We believe this partnership will further enhance our audience shopping experience anywhere – anytime with just few clicks away.

Now now, here’s how you can follow us on Shopee so you don’t miss out exclusive deals from us!!

Here’s how:

First: Search for us on Shopee by typing “Thundermatch” and click on it.

Then, click the “+Follow” button at the middle in order for us to keep you updated!

Now you’re ready to shop your heart out!

So guys, what are you waiting for?! 3-Days Special Deals are upon us!  Remember guys! Its only for 3 days!! *From 11 – 13 Jan 2019
We got your wish covered with arrays of amazing deals and jaw-dropping discounts! You can now get that laptop you’ve always wanted without overspending your 2019 budget!

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New Microsoft Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 – Available for Preorder now

By Zachary Chuah 

 

Guys guys guys! It’s finally here! Been looking for a laptop in a tablet size? Your time is now. The all new Microsoft Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 is going to be up in the market in 2 by end of this month and we are here to cover what these slick-looking beauties can do.

Microsoft Surface Pro 6 

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Microsoft’s Surface Pro 6 is smooth, packs with long lasting battery and it also now comes in a sleek, new matte black skin! The Surface Pro 6 also runs the latest 8th-Gen Intel Quad-core processor that able to run multiple tabs to suit your lifestyle. MULTI-TASKER REJOICE.

It is said that the Surface Pro 6 is meant to be the true laptop replacement, or you could say an alternative and it has the impressive components and feature that comes with it to back that up. The 8MP HD Camera also comes with autofocus.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 

Full color line-up for Surface Laptop 2

Speaking of ultra-portable, the Surface Laptop 2 is one of the best premium product in category in the market. It’s gorgeous looking and incredibly well built. Not to forget the lovely new black color scheme Microsoft has been up to. It’s all about the style and speed.

The Surface Laptop 2 now comes with full Windows 10, plus more power than before. No doubt if you have owned a Microsoft’s Surface Laptop previously, this is definitely a worthy comeback from top to bottom. And if you’re wondering, It also runs games decently and comes with touchscreen feature on its display too. Ultimately, this is a pure pack-a-punch with Windows 10 experience on a laptop.

 

And yes! It’s available for PRE-ORDER right now if you’re keen!

For installment, you can visit us here to make your plan http://bit.ly/lazadasurfacepreorder

For pre-ordering online, you may visit TMT ONLINE STORE here http://bit.ly/tmtmicrosoftstore

For walk-in pre-order, here are our full list of TMT MICROSOFT OUTLET http://bit.ly/tmtmicrosoftstore

Reminder guys! The release is roughly 2 weeks away from now onwards!

Can iPhone XS Max give you an EDGE in gaming?

Lessen the clutch plays, more chicken dinner on the way!!!

Tired of all the lagging and delaying mobile game-plays that drag your gaming performance down? With the latest iPhone XS Max you will not get frustrated again (getting shot first even though you spot your target miles away in PUBG).

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The iPhone has a great main camera with dual 12-megapixel wide-angle and 2X optical zoom. It has smart HDR, which the device will combine multiple shots at various exposures and produce photo with more highlights and shadow details. But what about its gaming performance?

iPhone XS Max

Sources: iMore

iPhone XS Max

Sources: Digital Trends

What’s in it for Gaming?

Is the A12 Bionic Chip being as good as what Apple claims for gaming? With the latest Neural Engine, the A12 Bionic Chip will ensure you an incredibly smooth game with no dropped frames at all (Hurray! For those PUBG Mobile Players). Next, the iPhone’s biggest screen ever of 6.5-inch OLED display, you will not accidentally press the wrong buttons again. The display is spacious, which is important for some games like Fortnite and PUBG Mobile, you don’t want to attract attentions with misfiring when you’re trying to be stealthy.

The iPhone XS Max has a great stereo speaker, ensuring you’ll hear the faintest footsteps loud and clear during many crucial moments where sounds are an advantage. Besides, with True Tone enabled, the display will look less blue, rather providing a more accurate range of colors when playing games like Fortnite as some other smartphones do.

Battery performance-wise – is their cutting-edge battery and power-efficient display last up to 10 hours while gaming? Not really, at fully-charged battery, it’s capable of running an average of 4 hours on games like Mobile Legend (6-7 ranked games) before needing to be recharged. Thankfully, the iPhone XS Max has fast charging feature with up to 50% charge for 30 minutes. Thus, it will be ready to use after your breaks time of few hours. Disabling the auto-brightness and adapting the True Tone feature also greatly extends its battery life.

Other than that, the iPhone Xs Max feels comfortable enough to hold horizontally during long-hour gaming session. Gaming on iPhone XS Max feels silky-smooth, beautiful and brilliantly fast. The iPhone XS Max runs most of the games on Ultra frame rate, with HDR turned on (HDR display on the iPhone XS is a beast) and it runs without a problem.

iPhone XS Max (PUBG)

Sources: gadgetmatch

In a nutshell,

The iPhone XS Max stands out as a solid gaming device. Packed with features such as the TrueDepth Camera for facial recognition, powerful and the latest hardware in the market. The iPhone XS Max is definitely one of the top-tier phones you should be gaming with.

Currently, TMT Online Store is having RM300 price rebate for iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. It also includes free shipping to your doorstep and a purchase-with-purchase promo where you can get iPad Wi-Fi (6th Gen), for only RM1.211, Apple lightning to USB cable (1m) at RM12 and many more.

iPhone XS Max (Fortnite)

Sources: theverge


Check out now at tmt.my for more details. If you’re still holding on the purchase cart – our stocks might run low in every second while you’re reading this. So, grab the iPhone deal now and game away! 

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