Set to replace Samsung’s Portable SSD T3 is an all-new storage device, the Portable SSD T5. While the new model looks a lot like its predecessor, and even offers the same durability and similar pricing, there are some unique differences that should make the SSD T5 a worthy upgrade.
For starters, the new SSD T5 is shock-resistant and is able to withstand a drop of over six feet. Aside from its sturdy metal body, it’s also secure on the inside, thanks to optional password protection with AES 256-bit hardware encryption to keep your personal and private data safe.
The design is very much like the SSD T3 — simple, clean, and can fit in the palm of your hand. It also comes in two finishes, “Deep Black” and “Alluring Blue.” But the real difference that this new model brings is in faster transfer speeds, up to 540 megabytes per second, compared to the outgoing model’s 450 MB/s. That means that transfers and backups of large-sized data, such as 4K videos and high-resolution photos, will be much quicker.
The SSD T5 is compatible with both Macs and PCs and boasts a USB 3.1 backwards-compatible interface. It comes with two cables: USB-C to USB-C and USB-C to USB-A. It’s rolling out to retail stores now starting at $130 for the 250GB model. Additionally, 500 GB, 2TB, and 1TB models will also be available.