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Samsung Portable SSD T5 2TB Review

The previous T3 drive used Samsung’s 48-layer TLC V-NAND and was the launch drive for the NAND and in a similar vein the T5 is the launch drive for the company’s latest 4th generation 64-layer TLC V-NAND.


The official quoted transfer rates for the T5 are reads up to 540MB/s and up to 515MB/s for writes. When tested with the ATTO benchmark the review drive fell a little short of the maximum read figure at 522MB/s but the tested write figure was a little better than the official one at 531MB/s.

The T5 supports the TRIM command something that previous T1 and T3 models didn’t do, although the drive has to formatted to the NFTS file system from the factory default exFAT system before this will work.

Support for Android devices (there’s a list of supported devices on the Samsung website) and 256-bit hardware encryption are a couple of welcome additions to Samsung’s Portable SSD’s armoury.

It’s a compact design and the flagship 2TB drive means you can carry around huge capacity in a coat pocket.

We found the 2TB Samsung Portable SSD T5 ready to pre-order at Overclockers UK for £754.99 HERE

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  • 64-layer V-NAND.
  • Compact design.
  • Performance.
  • Capacity.


  • It doesn’t come cheap.

Kitguru says:  Samsung’s new portable SSD is a compact, fast performing drive using the latest version of the companies V-NAND. But this 2TB drive does carry a hefty old price tag.




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Rating: 8.5.

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