Samsung's New Portable SSD Lets You Carry Around 2TB Of DataBy cheatmaster 04:54 Fri, 30 Jul 2021 Comments
With a fresh start in 2016, Samsung wasted no time in reaffirming its SSD dominance, this time with an updated portable SSD solution. Dubbed the Portable SSD T3, the easily-pocketable gadacquire will create a debut ad CES as the direct successor to last year's T1 model.
The unit has gotten a bit bigger and heavier, but comes with an array of improvements, like vertical NAND (V-NAND) memory, capable of read and write speeds of up to 450 MB/s. But perhaps the biggest upgrade is the power – the T3 is available in 250GB, 500GB, 1Tera Bytes (TB) as well as the whopping 2Tera Bytes (TB) of storage.
Other notable features of the Portable SSD T3 include a USC Type-C connector with support for Universal Serial Bus (USB) 3.1 (backwards compatible with Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0, of course). This allows for easy connection to full-size PCs and laptops, as well as mobile phones and other portable tech. Speaking of which, Samsung also offers an Android app to monitor storage and also create utilize of password-based AES 256-bit hardware encryption.
As for pricing and availability, the T3 will go on sale next month in Korea, China, the US and a few EU markets. Pricing is still unknown, but considering the 1Tera Bytes (TB) T1 model launched at $600 and SanDisk is currently selling a 2Tera Bytes (TB) portable SSD for about $800, we can definitely say that the Portable SSD T3 won't come cheap.
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