Super fast, tiny Samsung T5 portable SSD hits 540MB/s, can handle raw 4K video
Samsung has introduced a new ultra-fast, teeny-tiny solid-state-drive called the Samsung Portable SSD T5. This model boasts up to a 2TB capacity alongside transfer speeds that reach up to 540MB/s, making it suitable for editing raw 4K footage and other large files. This drive is notable for its use of Samsung's 64-layer V-NAND technology, the driving force behind the rapid transfer speeds of this lightweight, pocketable model.
Compared to the company's own testing with an external 500GB HDD, Samsung says its T5 SSD model is nearly 5 times faster, this despite measuring in at only 3 x 2.3 x 0.4-inches / 74 x 57.3 x 10.5mm. The South Korean company has also boosted the SSD's durability by using a shock-resistant internal frame, one capable of handling drops from heights as high as 6.6ft / 2m.
The drive features USB-C, and is shipped with two cables, one featuring a USB-C connector and another featuring a USB-A connector.
The T5 drive is offered in two finishes: Alluring Blue, which comes in 250GB and 500GB capacities, and Deep Black, which comes in 1TB and 2TB capacities. All four models feature AES 256-bit hardware encryption and are joined by a companion app that makes them compatible with Android mobile devices.
The models are available as of today starting at $130 USD.
Samsung Electronics Introduces New Portable SSD T5 – The Latest Evolution in Fast, Reliable Storage
Built with V-NAND technology, drive features industry-leading transfer speeds with encrypted data security in a compact and durable design
Samsung Electronics today announced the introduction of the Samsung Portable SSD T5 – the newest portable solid state drive (PSSD) that raises the bar for the performance of external memory products. The T5, built with Samsung’s latest 64-layer V-NAND technology, delivers industry-leading transfer speeds with encrypted data security in a compact and durable design, making it easier than ever for consumers to access their most valuable data anywhere, at any time.
“Samsung has been pushing the envelope of what is possible in portable storage and solid state drives for years, and the Portable SSD T5 continues our legacy of leadership and innovation,” said Un-Soo Kim, Senior Vice President of Brand Product Marketing, Memory Business at Samsung Electronics. “We are confident that the T5 will exceed consumers’ expectations for external storage by offering faster speeds and a solid design that is lightweight and conveniently pocket-sized. It is the ideal portable storage product for consumers and professionals who are in search of a fast, durable and secure device.”
Delivering stunning speeds of up to 540 MB/s1 – up to 4.9 times faster2 than external HDD products – the new T5 is designed especially for content creators, business and IT professionals as well as mainstream consumers to give instant, easy access to data. Also, the T5 is smaller than an average business card at 74 x 57.3 x 10.5 millimeters (3.0 x 2.3 x 0.4 inches) and incredibly lightweight at a mere 51 grams, comfortably fitting in the palm of your hand. The aluminum exterior comes in two distinct metal finishes – Deep Black (1TB and 2TB models) and Alluring Blue (250GB and 500GB models).
With no moving parts and a shock-resistant internal frame, the T5 offers users peace of mind as it can withstand accidental drops of up to 2 meters (6.6 feet)3. The Samsung Portable SSD Software4 for PCs and Macs based on the AES 256-bit hardware data encryption makes it easy to configure security settings and receive the latest firmware and software updates. A mobile app5 is also available for Android smartphones and tablets for even further convenience. In addition, the T5 includes two connection cables – USB-C to C and USB-C to A – for enhanced compatibility across numerous devices.6
The T5 comes with a three-year limited warranty and will be available globally Aug. 15 with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at $129.99 for the 250GB model. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com/T5.
|Category||Samsung Portable SSD T5|
|Capacity||2TB/1TB (Deep Black), 500GB/250GB7 (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)8|
|Transfer Speed||Up to 540 MB/s|
|Encryption||AES 256-bit hardware data encryption|
|Security||Samsung Portable SSD Software9|
|Certifications||CE, BSMI, KC, VCCI, C-tick, FCC, IC, UL, TUV, CB|
|Warranty||Three Year Limited Warranty10|
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