The 1TB X5 Portable SSD from Samsung is built with a 1TB NVMe SSD and a Thunderbolt 3 interface. Thanks to the combination of both technologies, this portable drive can deliver read and write speeds of up to 2800 MB/s and 2300 respectively. In addition to fast speeds, SSDs are built without any moving parts, making them more durable than their hard drive counterparts. For additional protection, it's built with magnesium alloy to survive drops from up to 6' high, as well as Dynamic Thermal Guard technology and a heatsink to keep things cool and prevent throttling. Physical security aside, the X5 also supports password protection via AES 256-bit encryption to keep your data safe. Please note that software updates for the X5 are only supported on Windows PCs.
- 1TB NVMe SSD
- 1 x Thunderbolt 3 Port
- Up to 2800 MB/s Sequential Read
- Up to 2300 MB/s Sequential Write
Samsung X5 External SSD Overview
Samsung X5 External SSD Specs
Sequential: 2800 MB/s
Sequential: 2300 MB/s
Thunderbolt Bus Power
0.5 lb / 0.23 kg
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.2 x 4.3 x 2.2"
Samsung X5 External SSD Reviews
if you need THE fastest look no further
solid build quality and blazing speed what's more to ask for?
Reliable and compact!
This is my fourth Samsung X5 Portable SSD. I have had no issues with any of the previous SSDs I own. They do the job! And, they are packaged in a way that makes them easy to bring along when I travel. I am extremely careful with my backup devices, so I put the SSD back into the box, and it fits into my camera bag. At this point, I would not consider anything different.
Nice looking and really fast external drive
Worked for a few months, then died
yesterday, i plugged in my drive, and it appeared on my desktop. i pulled up the samsungportablessd app, and it said, "no samsung portablessd is connected." nothing loads other than the x5_setup read-only partition. it also seems to get very hot. now i'm stuck on hold with tech support.
Sleek and fast
Just wishing it's in a metal shell instead of a plastic one.
Really fast performance - copying from another Samsung X5 runs at 1.2GB/s. Gets hot. Initially couldn't get it to connect - got a warning from my iMac Pro that more power was needed (the iMac has fourThunderbolt 3 connections and I had three connected to other SSDs). Moving things around got it connected. I suspect this 2TB model pulls more power than the 1TB devices so be aware of this issue.
Samsung 1TB X5 Portable SSD
Samsung 1TB X5 Portable SSD works seamlessly with my Macbook Pro Max in 4K Video and high fidelity audio production. This mesh in performance is mainly due to SSD thunderbolt interface.
Perfect high speed external drive for 5th Gen iPad
I have now bought 2 of these drives. My son uses one to back up large video and graphics files. I needed a combination of flexible storage options, high transfer speed, and low physical profile without overheating to take advantage of the now excellent iOS File app and its compatibility with external drives. I did a lot of research then went with the Samsung X5... twice. It's everything the specs claim and plus easy to transport - not always the case! B&H was amazing. I had my X5 in Chicago (from the East Coast) the day after I ordered and at no shipping charge.