I plan to use an external SSD to store and stream sample libraries to my laptop. I was looking at the Samsung T5, which I could connect via usb 3 or usb-c. ( https://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsung-t5-500gb-external-usb-type-c-portable-solid-state-drive-alluring-blue/6026201.p?skuId=6026201 )
However, I realized that maybe this sort of drive is mostly for storing static files. It’s pretty small and doesn’t have its own fan or power supply. Do I need a more heavy duty external drive/enclosure that has a fan and its own power supply? The drive would be connected at all times and would see a lot of continuous use, which I imagine might generate a lot of heat.
Would anyone recommend a good external SSD for my purposes?