Samsung Introduced the Portable SSD T5

Samsung has just introduced a new compact ultra-fast solid-state-drive named the Samsung Portable SSD T5. The new version comes in several capacities up to 2TB up to 540MB/s transfer speeds fast enough editing raw 4K footage and other large files.

The new T5 is based on Samsung’s own 64-layer V-NAND technology which allows the company to squeeze that much storage and speed into the 3 x 2.3 x 0.4-inches (74 x 57.3 x 10.5mm) sized unit which weighs only 51 grams (1.8 ounces).

the SSD uses a shock-resistant internal frame capable of handling drops from heights of 6.6ft (2m). It comes in either Alluring Blue, which comes in 250GB and 500GB capacities, and Deep Black, which comes in 1TB and 2TB capacities and AES 256-bit hardware encryption.

The T5 size


As for pricing:

  • Samsung 250GB T5 Portable Solid-State Drive – $130
  • Samsung 500GB T5 Portable Solid-State Drive – $199
  • Samsung 1TB T5 Portable Solid-State Drive – $397
  • Samsung 2TB T5 Portable Solid-State Drive – $797

In CES 2016 Samsung introduced the previous model in this series – the T3 – it supported up to 450 MB/s read/write speeds but with USB 3.1 type A – the new drive uses USB type C and up to (almost) 100MB/s faster. The unit does come with a USB type C to type A cable and USB type C to Type C cable so you can connect the drive to any device that you want including a number of smartphones and tablets.

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Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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