I have just about reached the capacity of my laptops internal Solid State Hard Drive (Sandisk SD8SNAT-256G-1006) and I looking for some additional storage without having to buy a new machine.
You can now buy flash drive's with 256 gb of memory for next to nothing. My thoughts are to store all my data including shapefiles, PostGIS and SpatialLite databases on a flash drive which will also be useful if I want to work with the data on another machine.
Can people please advise on the downsides to this kind of set up? Will QGIS be able to process the data of a cheap external at the same rate/ efficiency as it can on my existing internal?