I just bought my first raspberry pi and would love to attach an SSD. In search of good value for money, I came across this drive from Samsung. Does someone already have experience with it? I am particularly unsure about the power supply.

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    Of all HDDs / SSDs I own, I haven's seen a single one which wouldn't work with a Pi. – Dmitry Grigoryev Apr 16 '20 at 8:20
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    I have been using a couple of SamSung T5 500G/1T SSDs for about one year. So far so good, and I am loving it: raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/100353/…. Cheers. – tlfong01 Apr 16 '20 at 8:42
  • PS - My SSDs are USB but yours is SATA. I remember I once used SATA SSD for my evil WinPC and found it good. But I don't know how to connect a SATA SSD to Rpi, it might be hard to do so. :( Anyway, good luck and cheers. – tlfong01 Apr 16 '20 at 8:57

Yes, a 860 EVO 500GB works for me at least on Raspbian buster, Pi 4 with this USB 3.0 to SATA adapter https://www.amazon.co.uk/ELUTENG-External-Support-Adapter-Compatible-Black/dp/B06XCV1W97/&qid=1587037480&sr=8-2. No additional power needed, I'm using the official universal micro USB power supply.

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