Samsung T5 portable SSD with USB Type-C, up to 540MBps transfer speed announced

Samsung T5 portable SSD

Samsung has announced T5, successor of last year’s T3 portable SSD. It has the same compact design and weighs just 51 grams, but this offers up to 540 MB/s transfer speed and uses USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) interface compared to up to 450MB/s transfer speed and USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps) interface. It also has a full metal body unlike the predecessor that had plastic caps.

Samsung T5

It is built on Samsung’s latest 64-layer V-NAND technology and comes with two connection cables – USB-C to C and USB-C to A. It is compatible with PCs, Macs as well as  Android smartphones and tablets.

Samsung T5 Portable SSD Specifications

  • Capacity – 250GB/500GB/1TB/2TB
  • USB 3.1 (Gen 2, 10Gbps) backwards compatibility
  • Dimensions: 74 x 57.3 x 10.5 mm ; Weight: 51 grams
  • Transfer Speed – Sequential: Up to 540 MB/s
  • Strong, shock-resistant metal case and internal support frame
  • UASP Mode
  • AES 256-bit hardware encryption
  • Requires Windows 7 or higher, Mac OS 10.9 or higher and Android KitKat (version 4.4) or higher.
  • Certification – CE, BSMI, KC, VCCI, C-tick, FCC, IC, UL, TUV, CB
  • RoHS2 Compliance
  • Limited 3-year warranty

The Samsung T5 comes in  Deep Black (1TB and 2TB models) and Alluring Blue (250GB and 500GB models) colors, starts at an MSRP of $129.99 (Rs. 8360 approx.) for the 250GB model and is rolling out globally.


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