Samsung 2TB X5 Portable SSD

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Samsung 2TB X5 Portable SSD
Key Features
  • 2TB NVMe SSD
  • 1 x Thunderbolt 3 Port
  • Up to 2800 MB/s Sequential Read
  • Up to 2300 MB/s Sequential Write
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The 2TB X5 Portable SSD from Samsung is built with a 2TB 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.
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Samsung X5 Overview

The 2TB X5 Portable SSD from Samsung is built with a 2TB 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.

UPC: 887276274843

Samsung X5 Specs

Storage Capacity2 TB
Connection Interface1 x Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C)
Sequential Read Speed2800 MB/s
Sequential Write Speed2300 MB/s
Encryption256-Bit AES
Internal Drive
TypeSolid-State Drive
External Enclosure
Power SourceThunderbolt Bus Power
Environmental ResistanceNone
Dimensions (L x W x H)4.7 x 2.4 x 0.8" / 119.4 x 61.0 x 20.3 mm
Weight0.5 lb / 0.23 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.825 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.05 x 4.3 x 2.2"
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I have a 2015 macbook pro and a newer 2018 macbook pro. This boots right up using Thunderbolt 3 on the newer macbook pro. I purchased a USB-C to USB3.0 cable to use this on the 2015 macbook pro (running Sierra) and it didn't mount. Is this a cable issue or software issue? I can't seem to find a Thunderbolt3 to Thunderbolt2 cable. They have TB2 to TB3 cables (sold by Apple), but not the other way around.
Asked by: Dylan
This drive will only connect and operate when connected to a Thunderbolt 3 port.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2021-02-24

Compatible with IOS 13, ipad pro 12 and iphone11 ...

Compatible with IOS 13, ipad pro 12 and iphone11 pro max ? Please and Thank You.
Asked by: Nuel
No, unfortunately this would require a 1 x Thunderbolt 3 port.
Answered by: Darius
Date published: 2021-02-09

It is work with Mac OS? After formatting.. (?)

It is work with Mac OS? After formatting.. (?)
Asked by: Tomer
This drive is Pre-Formatted for Mac OS out of the box.
Answered by: Nachmen
Date published: 2021-01-10

Has Samsung fixed their Catalina issue? Any idea ...

Has Samsung fixed their Catalina issue? Any idea what will happen when Big Sur is released?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, Samsung has addressed the issues that were present in Catalina. It should still work on Big sur but since that is not out yet, we would need to wait and see. As always, it is best practice to not upgrade the OS right away and wait until issues are addressed.
Answered by: Miguel
Date published: 2020-10-20

Will this work with non-Thunderbolt USB-C at a ...

Will this work with non-Thunderbolt USB-C at a slower transfer speed?
Asked by: JOVOAN
The Samsung 2TB X5 Portable SSD BH #SAMUPB2T0BAM will only work with Thunderbolt 3 systems.
Answered by: Miguel
Date published: 2020-10-12

What kind of NAND does this drive use?

What kind of NAND does this drive use?
Asked by: Stephen
The internal drive is the Samsung 970 Evo, 64-layer MLC V-NAND technology.
Answered by: Sagi
Date published: 2020-06-29

Hi I will like to know how bad is the thermal ...

Hi I will like to know how bad is the thermal throttling of this drive compared with the G-Technology 500GB G-DRIVE mobile Pro Thunderbolt 3 External SSD. I just need a drive thats powerfoul enough it can handle VR development without a huge drop in performance. I have been researching a lot, because I want to make a good investment, but I have found until now that the drive has a significant drop in performance when it starts to heat. Also saw that in MAC the drive is slower than in a pc, I dont understand the reason why? Thanks
Asked by: Camilo
It does get hot. I will usually try and have it sit on a roll of tape or something so there is air under it. I have a few disconnects during tethered shooting. I know the 500gb is not as fast as the 1or 2 tb versions. Since then I upgraded my computer and don’t use it often except for fast backups.
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Date published: 2020-05-11

can the Samsung X5 be formatted to APSF Disk ...

can the Samsung X5 be formatted to APSF Disk Format for the newer Mac's??
Asked by: John B
The drive can be formatted as needed.
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