Samsung 500GB T5 Portable Solid-State Drive (Blue)

Samsung 500GB T5 Portable Solid-State Drive (Blue)

Samsung 500GB T5 Portable Solid-State Drive (Blue)

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Samsung 500GB T5 Portable Solid-State Drive (Blue)

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Product Highlights

  • 500GB Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.1 Type-C and Type-A Connections
  • Up to 540 MB/s Data Transfer Rate
  • USB Type-C & USB Type-A Cables Included
  • AES 256-Bit Hardware Encryption
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The blue Samsung T5 Portable Solid-State Drive provides 500GB of storage capacity for notebooks, desktops, and mobile devices sporting a typical USB interface or a reversible USB Type-C port. The T5 portable SSD utilizes a Samsung MGX controller and 3-bit 3D V-NAND MLC flash technology to deliver fast read speeds of up to 540 MB/s and write speeds up to 515 MB/s. To keep up with this level of performance, USB 3.1 technology is on board and supports transfer speeds of up to 10 Gb/s. For keeping your data safe, the T5 is armed with an AES 256-bit hardware encryption engine, which helps prevent unauthorized access. Aside from protections, Samsung includes one USB Type-A to USB Type-C cable and one USB Type-C to USB Type-C cable, so you can use the T5 portable drive with your current and future gear.

Fast Transfer Speeds
With Samsung V-NAND flash memory and USB 3.1 technology, the T5 provides transfer speeds of up to 540 MB/s, which is up to 4.9 times faster than external HDDs. Transfers and backups of large-sized data including 4K videos and high-resolution photos will be quicker and faster.
Design
The T5's top-to-bottom metal design and rounded unibody framework allow it to fit comfortably in the palm of your hand. This T5 comes in an aluminum blue finish.
Compact and Light
The T5 weighs 1.8 ounces (51g) with a thickness of 0.4" (10.2mm).
Shock Protection
The T5 has no moving parts and a sturdy metal body, so it can handle drops of up to 6.6' (2m).
Security
The optional password protection with AES 256-bit hardware encryption keeps your personal and private data secure.
Management
Manage your data easily with an intuitive software program for Windows and Macs systems to set up a password and download the latest firmware updates. A mobile app for Android smartphones and tablets is also available via download.
Connectivity
The included USB Type-C to Type-C cable and USB Type-C to Type-A cable provide seamless connectivity without the hassle of purchasing additional adapters.
UPC: 887276226309
In the Box
Samsung 500GB T5 Portable Solid-State Drive (Blue)
  • USB Type-C Cable
  • USB Type-C to Type-A Cable
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description
    Storage Capacity 500 GB
    Connection Interface 1 x USB 3.1 (USB Type-A)
    1 x USB 3.1 (USB Type-C)
    Maximum Read Speed 540 MB/s
    Maximum Write Speed 515 MB/s
    Pre-Format Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Encryption 256-Bit AES
    Internal Drive
    Internal Interface Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Type Solid-State Drive
    Flash Memory Type  MLC
    Form Factor Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Cache Memory Not Specified by Manufacturer
    External Enclosure
    Security Features Password Protection
    Bus Power USB
    Environmental Resistance Shock
    Dimensions (L x W x H) 3.0 x 2.3 x 0.4" / 76.2 x 58.4 x 10.2 mm
    Weight 1.8 oz / 51 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.4 x 4.4 x 1.5"
    500GB T5 Portable Solid-State Drive (Blue) is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 66.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really fast and portable I ordred the Samsung 500GB T5 because I was editing videos off of a big capacity slow hard drive. This definitely sped things up. I was really surprised how small it is. I also love the fact that it comes with a usb plug and a usb-c plug. In the near future, I plan on buying a new iMac with usb-c thunderbolt ports, so this way, I can use it now and in the future. The moment I connect it to my computer, it pops up in less than 2 seconds. It's very fast. But the price is very steep for the amount of space you get. That's the downside of SSD. So I recommend you buy this only if you need the speed of an SSD compared to a hard drive.
    Date published: 2017-12-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fast and portable I purchased this drive for travel. I download camera cards directly to portable drives at the end of a days shooting. I was looking for an SSD drive as there are no moving parts and the prices have finally come down to reasonable levels. I only gave this 4 stars as I have not taken it on a trip yet. I did plug it in and try it at home, and it is very fast. It is also very small. Compared to standard drives of the same capacity, it is much lighter and smaller. Seems to be built well will be easy to pack. My only complaint is the supplied cord is a bit short, but that is not that big a problem. Overall, I think this is a great little drive.
    Date published: 2017-12-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Portable Storage for my large Construction drawings Large blueprints have always been a pain in my industry - not anymore! With 2TB of storage, I am not even worried this will run out of space and it's durable too - which is what I need. Now, if they can come up with a build-in external keychain loop so I can hook it to my briefcase and not lose it it would be PERFECT!!
    Date published: 2017-09-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful little drive runs fast Received it last night. Had a quick test. It is considerably faster than normal portable drive. It is small, light weight, beautifully designed, perfect as a backup drive for traveling. The USB-C to USB-C cable works nicely. Only improvement, I hope they include a small plastic storage box, like those come with all memory cards.
    Date published: 2017-08-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not supported!?! The good: Very small and travel friendly allowing me to lower the weight of my luggage The Bad: Expensive and still not as fast as Thunderbolt. The Ugly: Will not connect to my brand new smart TV LG C7 55" 4K UHD HDR OLED webOS 3.5 Smart TV (OLED55C7P). Unlike all other drives i have my video footage will not play from this drive even though i have disabled password protection. Which defeats one of the main purpose of getting both this drive and this TV so i could view my MP4 4k video files direct from this travel size drive. I have submitted a ticket to see if there is a work-around.
    Date published: 2017-12-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Drive; A Good Improvement on the T3 This is an absolutely excellent drive. It has best in class read and write speeds, and the tiny form factor makes it extremely easy and convenient to use. The seamless anodized aluminum enclosure is solid, beautiful, and helps dissipate heat (although the drive doesn't heat up much during use). The included USB-C to USB-C and USB-C to USB-A cables ensure universal connectivity for maximum utility. These help me connect to my 2017 Apple computers as well as machines with USB-A ports. The included driver works well, though I do not find it useful for my needs. All in all, this is a very worthwhile improvement over the previous T3 series. Transfer speeds are faster, and the new aluminum enclosure is more rugged. This may not be enough to justify a switch from the T3 if you already own it, but this should definitely be at or near the top of your list if you're in the market for a portable external drive. SSDs are smaller, faster, and more rugged than traditional disk drives, and the Samsung T5 is as good as it gets.
    Date published: 2017-08-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I bought two for myself and one for my brother and one for my sister in law. I am using these drives to save photos. They are using the drives for University teaching. It is a wonderful product! It is fast, efficient, and good looking. If you need Samsung's technical support they are great! I made a stupid mistake and put two of my drives on a hub and it delayed my machine from opening. Now that these drives are on my computer, my computer opens right away.
    Date published: 2017-09-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast. Very fast. Fastest external SSD I've ever used. Paired with a MacBook Pro 13" 2014 version and write speeds are the same as the internal SSD on the MacBook. Using it for 4k video editing and Lightroom.
    Date published: 2018-07-14
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