SSDs have been taking over the market, especially with the increase in popularity for NVMe solutions. Because of this, SSD has taken a pretty large spotlight in the news, including the amount of stories we have covered recently in regards to external SSD solutions.
Now, Samsung adds new models to the table as well with the release of their new T5 Portable SSDs. They support USB 3.1 (Gen 2) and promise transfer speeds of up to 540MB/s (read/write). The new drives feature Samsung’s latest 64-layer V-NAND technology that allows them to accomplish these faster speeds with, and makes some of the fastest (assuming they can truly accomplish these speeds) external solutions on the market (great for business and enthusiasts).
The new drives will come in two colors, including “Deep Black” and “Alluring Blue”, and range between 250GB and 2TB in size. They start off around $129 and work their way up to $799. They also feature a compact size of only 3.0in x 2.3in x 0.4in, making them one of the smallest and thinnest solutions to fit in your pocket while you’re on the go.
They also come with a 3-year warranty, which is nice to see that the manufacturers are starting to lean back towards a more confident support of their own products (ie, HDDs used to have a warranty of up to 3-5 years on average before this trend started dropping to an average of 3 months to a year).
|Capacity||2TB/1TB (Deep Black), 500GB/250GB (Alluring Blue)|
|Interface||USB 3.1 (Gen 2, 10Gbps) backwards compatibility|
|Dimensions (LxWxH)||74 x 57.3 x 10.5 mm (3.0 x 2.3 x 0.4 inches)|
|Weight||51 grams (1.8 oz)|
|Transfer Speed||Up to 540 MB/s|
|Encryption||AES 256-bit hardware data encryption|
|Security||Samsung Portable SSD Software|
|Certifications||CE, BSMI, KC, VCCI, C-tick, FCC, IC, UL, TUV, CB|
|Warranty||Three (3) Year Limited Warranty|