Samsung Introduces Fast Portable SSD T5 Drive

Samsung has introduced the T5 portable SSD line, which hits 540MB/s and can handle 4K video recording.

Samsung has debuted a new ultra-fast solid-state drive that boasts up to a 2TB capacity alongside transfer speeds that reach up to 540MB/s. It is fast enough for editing raw 4K footage and other large files.

The new drive uses Samsung's 64-layer V-NAND technology in the new pocket-sized SSD model. Compared to the company's own testing with an external 500GB HDD, Samsung says its T5 SSD model is nearly five times faster. It measures only 3 x 2.3 x 0.4-inches, weighs 1.7 ounces and has no moving parts.

The T5 comes in a shock-resistant internal frame capable of handling drops from heights as high as 6.6-feet. It 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 smaller than an average business card and comfortably fits in a hand. It has a three year warranty. It comes in 250GB, 500GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities. All four models feature AES 256-bit hardware encryption. The models start $130 for the 250GB model.

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