Last year, Samsung revealed its first 1TB portable SSD known as the T1. However, technology has evolved since then and not only has Samsung come out with its first 2TB SSD in the 850 Evo line, but it has also managed to shrink things down to a portable version, known as the Samsung Portable SSD T3.
The Samsung T3 SSD comes with some significant upgrades based on feedback from the launch of the T1. Not only has Samsung improved things from a storage capacity standpoint, but it also claims to deliver “outstanding performance” and a durability boost for those who lead a mobile lifestyle. While the T1 came in a plastic casing, Samsung has opted for a metal housing for the 2TB T3 drive in order to better protect it from damage.
The Samsung Portable T3 SSD comes with sequential read and write speeds of up to 450MB/s and includes a USB 3.1 interface, making it up to four times faster than an external hard drive depending on the scenario. The drive also comes with an integrated Thermal Guard to prevent any overheating, which would be good for those travelling to a hotter country and taking their data with them.
While the 2TB version of the T3 is really the star of the show, Samsung is also releasing 250GB, 500GB and 1TB versions of this drive. Pricing and availability information are expected to arrive shortly.
KitGuru Says: It is always great to see advancements being made in the SSD space. Do any of you currently use external/portable storage? Would you consider switching from a portable HDD to and SSD now that higher capacities are available?