Samsung’s newest portable SSD offers stunning speeds of up to 540 MB/s

Samsung today announced their newest portable solid state drive (PSSD), the T5. The T5 is built-on 64-layer V-NAND technology to offer great transfer speeds in a compact and durable design. Samsung claims that T5 offers speeds of up to 540 MB/s.

The T5 measures 74 x 57.3 x 10.5 millimeters (3.0 x 2.3 x 0.4 inches) and weighs a mere 51 grams. Since there is no moving parts inside it, T5 can withstand accidental drops of up to 2 meters (6.6 feet). T5 comes in two distinct metal finishes – Deep Black (1TB and 2TB models) and Alluring Blue (250GB and 500GB models).

“Samsung has been pushing the envelope of what is possible in portable storage and solid state drives for years, and the Portable SSD T5 continues our legacy of leadership and innovation,” said Un-Soo Kim, Senior Vice President of Brand Product Marketing, Memory Business at Samsung Electronics. “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. It is the ideal portable storage product for consumers and professionals who are in search of a fast, durable and secure device.”

It comes with both USB-C to C and USB-C to A cable for enhanced compatibility across numerous devices. The T5 is now available globally starting at $129.99 for the 250GB model. Samsung T5 1TB costs $408, you can order it here on Amazon.

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