Samsung 2TB T5 Portable Solid-State Drive (Black)

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Samsung 2TB T5 Portable Solid-State Drive (Black)
Key Features
  • 2TB 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
The black Samsung T5 Portable Solid-State Drive provides 2TB 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.
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Samsung T5 External SSD Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Fast Transfer Speeds
  • 3Design
  • 4Compact and Light
  • 5Shock Protection
  • 6Security
  • 7Management
  • 8Connectivity

The black Samsung T5 Portable Solid-State Drive provides 2TB 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 black 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: 887276226323

Samsung T5 External SSD Specs

Storage Capacity2 TB
Connection1 x USB 3.2 / USB 3.1 Gen 2 (USB Type-A)
1 x USB 3.2 / USB 3.1 Gen 2 (USB Type-C)
Read SpeedMaximum: 540 MB/s
Write SpeedMaximum: 515 MB/s
Pre-FormatNone
Encryption256-Bit AES (Hardware-Based)
Internal Drive
TypeSolid-State Drive
Flash Memory TypeMulti-Level Cell (MLC)
External Enclosure
Security FeaturesPassword Protection
Power SourceUSB Bus Power
Cooling SystemNone
Environmental ResistanceShock
Dimensions (L x W x H)3.0 x 2.3 x 0.4" / 76.2 x 58.4 x 10.2 mm
Weight1.8 oz / 51.03 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.6 x 4.4 x 1.5"

Samsung T5 External SSD Reviews

Great disk! Great price. Great for Black Magic Pro Pocket

By Dimitrios
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-29

Great disk. I bought the 2nd one to be able to swap and record non-stop. Great price. Great for Black Magic Pro Pocket 6 and SmallRing.

Fast, Dependable, Well Built but Expensive

By John
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-14

Okay so you get what you pay for, but because of the recent inflation I have seen this item go from $165 to as much as $249 in the last few weeks. B&H was in between. Cost increase cost one star, but I have 3 of these drives... all 2 TB and 3 Internal 2 TB SSD's and a NvME drive... all Samsungs. I am a volunteer audio and video editor for a local public media television station so I needed the speed and dependability offered by Samsung. They all work great, do not overheat and are so much better than the standard disk drives that I have been replacing with SSDs when they go to Disk Drive Heaven!

Very Satisfied

By George
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-04

Great service, delivery and product! I'm very happy!!

great

By Shawn
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-30

great for that prize. really fast as well

Works!

By Jeffrey
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-09

Bought to use in conjunction with my GNAR BOX for backing up my cards while traveling without a laptop. Works like a champ!

Ideal size

By Cristobal
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-26

It is very good as an external drive to not saturate your computer's memory. Unfortunately it didnt work with the FX3 to connect it directly.

Always Reliable

By Sonia
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-29

I have been using this and the 1TB for my research for sometime now. Always reliable, great for travel, and very fast and efficient transfer. I highly recommend this product.

Second Purchase (Video Drive)

By Garrett
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-22

I use this drive as a shuttle between my office & at home work stations. Works well to edit video directly off of, and has a fast transfer speed for taking a project or two on the go. Originally purchased the 1TB drive a year ago, still works well. I purchased the 2TB on my second go around. I only wish they made larger than 2TB and that they weren't as expensive... all in good time, I'm sure.

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