I want to store stuff on a drive which is portable. More than a USB stick can carry but I want to use it with my laptop and not require a powerpoint for an external hard drive.
Does such a thing exist?
Here's a filtered PriceSpy list of 2.5" external drives, which should give you an idea of what's out there - https://pricespy.co.nz/category.php?k=s330260634&catId=360
'USB sticks' are also available at fairly large capacity - this page shows you can get 512GB ones - https://pricespy.co.nz/category.php?k=168&sort=property%3A95336&direction=desc
And then there are also portable solid state drives, which offer potentially way larger capacity - https://pricespy.co.nz/category.php?k=s330260683&catId=893&sort=price&direction=asc
Depends what your actual use is, but I’ve just bought a couple of SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD 500GB USB 3.1, 1TB also available. My use is backing up the camera when travelling light; camera SD/CF card in card reader to phone USB OTG, phone to SanDisk. Works a treat. Got mine from PBTech where they seem to be the cheapest at the moment.
The SanDisk is tiny, IP rated and shockproof. I was using standard USB sticks, but recently had a bad experience with a rubbish Kingston one.