This year more than ever, SSD drives have become affordable. This same size drive was a few hundred dollars not long ago.
SSD drivers are a lot more reliable and a heck of a lot faster than spinning drives. Yes the price of spinning drives is still cheaper and continues to go down a little each year, but the benefits of an SSD drive are huge.
The size of these little drives is another bonus. Going from a spinning back up drive to this is a 70% reduction in space. That’s big for minimalist travelers.