This is how I make and use dirt cheap portable SSDs!
Making your own portable storage is super simple and cheap. You can get a lot of value for money depending on which drives you get. There is also the added benefit that you can swap out a drive from an enclosure whenever you want.
Here is the video the DIY Portable SSD:
YSTech Full Review: https://ystech.org/diy-portable-ssd
Orico NVME M.2 Enclosure: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_DBsnXpj
Generic 2.5in Sata Enclosure: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_DC5MWAD
DRAM Explanation by Techquickie (Linus): https://youtu.be/ybIXsrLCgdM
SSD ‘Tier List’ 1: https://ssd.borecraft.com/SSD_Buying_Guide_List.pdf
SSD ‘Tier List’ 2: https://linustechtips.com/topic/1092033-ssd-tier-list/
Install an NVME M.2 SSD: https://youtu.be/AKed1OdLwvk?t=222
Format an SSD on Mac: https://youtu.be/9i4KLqjYoZA