Looking for a portable, lightweight, and blazing fast external storage solution for your creative workflow on the go? Make sure you check out the just announced Samsung T5 SSD. With an improved overall performance, built-in security, and faster read/write speeds, the external portable drive comes in four different sizes including 250 GB, 500 GB, 1TB, and 2TB.
On top, the unit offers USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 connectivity and comes equipped with both USB-C-to-C and USB-C-to-A cables. Compared to its predecessor T3, the T5 has identical metal design and rounded unibody that’s even slightly smaller while weighing just about the same.
The availability in multiple colors (Deep Black for the 1TB and 2TB variants, Alluring Blue for the 250GB and 500GB ones) is another nice touch introduced with the model. Samsung also claims that the drive’s shock resistant internal frame can withstand accidental drops of up to 2 meters, but I personally wouldn’t take my chances on testing this out.
Powered by advanced V-NAND technology along with the newer USB 3.1 Gen 2 – SATA III bridge chip, the T5 SSD is now capable of transferring data at sequential read and write speeds up to 540 MB/s and 515 MB/s respectively. The Samsung newcomer also features AES 256-bit encryption and is backed by a limited three-year warranty.
In addition, the drive supports a broad range of Windows, Mac and Android OS based devices as the embedded software lets you perform multiple maintenance tasks on a daily basis such as resetting your password, checking capacity, installing firmware/software updates and more. All in all, the T5 SSDs seem to be the perfect upgrade option for all creative professionals looking for a faster external storage solution compatible with their USB-C 3.1 Gen 2-enabled devices.
Samsung T5 Specifications
250GB, 500GB, 1TB, 2TB Storage Capacities
USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C interface
Up to 540 MB/s Data Transfer Rate
USB Type-C & USB Type-A Cables Included
AES 256-Bit Hardware Encryption
Official compatibility with Android devices
Three-Year Limited Warranty
The Portable SSD T5 series is already available for pre-order, starting at $130 for the 250GB model as the price goes up to $797.99 for the 2TB version. If you want to learn more about the product, head over to Samsung’s official website here.