More Samsung T5 stock has just landed in our External Hard Drive category here at PB Tech! These extremely popular portable HDD's are actually SSD… hmmm we might have to rework that category name... but for now - onto the good stuff!
The Samsung T5 is the latest in portable digital storage solutions, providing us with large storage capacities at record speeds - perfect especially for content creators, photographers and IT professionals to give extremely fast, reliable access to large-sized data including 4K videos and high-resolution photos.
It works just like a normal External Hard Drive or USB flash drive does - just plug in the USB and away you go - Samsung have included two cables in the box with the T5 drives, the first being a classic Type-A USB connection and the second being a Type-C which allows us to plug this drive directly into our smartphones or even the latest 12” Macbook with its elusive connection options :P
The T5 is smaller than an average business card, exactly measuring in at 74 x 57.3 x 10.5 millimetres, making it a comfortable fit into most pockets. The aluminium exterior comes in two distinct metal finishes, the 1TB and 2TB models come in a Deep Black while the 250GB and 500GB models are available in Alluring Blue. Those fine folks at Samsung have designed the T5 with a shock-resistant internal frame, and combined with this smaller form factor, lighter weight, and no moving parts (ahh solid state), these T5 portable SSD offer users a new level of durability - able to withstand accidental drops from up to 2 meters high.
Technically speaking it’s a work of art, built with Samsung’s latest 64-layer V-NAND technology. To achieve the fastest speeds possible with the T5 you’ll want your PC or Laptop to have a USB 3.1 Gen 2 port, but don’t worry if you don’t have one right now - the drive is backwards compatible and still works extremely well with older USB standards. The new Samsung Portable SSD also includes some AES 256-bit encryption tools that work with both PCs and Macs, allowing for easy setup of a password to protect your data.
“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.”
And indeed they have :) The Samsung T5 are small, very fast and certainly portable while being very, very durable - nicely done Samsung!