Introduction, Design, Features
What’s some-more considerable than pulling out your business label in a customer meeting? Pulling out a ton of files in a tool no bigger than a brief smoke-stack of business or credit cards. The Samsung Portable SSD T5 won’t utterly fit into your wallet, though it leaves copiousness of room in a pants or shirt slot (although you’ll need to tuck a foot-long USB wire into a slot too).
It’s a attractive expostulate that’s built to tarry drops and bumps and delivers rapid opening during a rival price. If we can means a reward over a unstable tough drive—$199.99 for a 500GB indication seen here—it’s a no-brainer.
The T5 is a third era of Samsung’s tiny outmost SSD, following final year’s Portable SSD T3T1 (Samsung skips a even numbers). It combines a company’s latest V-NAND peep memory with a USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface for, Samsung says, send speeds adult to 540MB/sec review and 515MB/sec write.
Your mileage might vary, mostly given many PCs currently have USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, that are no faster than USB 3.0. (See a authority on USB 3.1 and USB-C.) Whichever form of USB pier your PC or Mac has, however, will work fine, given a T5 comes with both USB-C (drive) to USB-C (computer) and USB-C (drive) to USB-A (computer) cables. Also, Windows and macOS aren’t your usually handling complement choices: Downloadable module lets a T5 work with Android devices.
The Portable SSD T5 measures 0.41 by 2.26 by 2.91 inches and weighs 1.8 ounces. Its aluminum unibody comes in a large shade of blue for 500GB and 250GB ($129.99) versions, black for 1TB ($399.99) and 2TB ($799.99) models. Samsung’s 500GB and 1TB prices compare those of WD’s My Passport SSDADATA SD700, though Samsung says it can withstand drops of adult to 2 meters (6.6 feet). We forsaken a exam section several times onto both carpeted and wooden floors with no ill effect.
Formatted with exFAT for out-of-the-box use with any of a 3 upheld handling systems, a T5 was famous by a Windows laptop as a 465GB expostulate with 446GB free. Bundled module is on a petty side, with no backup application or collection for expostulate maintenance, checking dungeon wear, erasing a drive, or other functions that some competitors offer. All we get, in fact, is module to password-protect a T5 regulating 256-bit AES hardware encryption.
Double-click on a idol (“It is endorsed designation of module files to use Samsung Portable SSD cue protection”) and you’re stirred to enter a cue and, if we like, change a expostulate name that appears on a application screen. (The name that appears in File Explorer is “Samsung_T5.”)
If we forget your password, you’ve bricked your drive; Samsung can reset a gadget, though takes no shortcoming for a information detriment that accompanies such a step. Flunk a cue test, and a usually essence of a T5 we see are a utilities it came with and a note that says, “This is a read-only partition.” Successfully enter your password, and we can entrance a settings shade where we can switch insurance off or change a password.
That’s it as distant as a drive’s complexity goes—our exam section was a elementary and painless approach to suffer half a terabyte of additional storage, with speed that blew divided USB 3.0 outmost tough drives and a assent of mind of cue confidence to equivalent a fear of losing a device. Samsung backs a T5 with a three-year warranty.