Samsung has released the latest in their T-series ultra-fast portable SSDs with the T5 now available to purchase globally, which includes going on sale in Australia.
The T5 includes two connection cables – USB-C to C and USB-C to A – supporting up to USB 3.1 data transfer speeds. These two connections will allow you to connect to almost any device from laptops to smartphones or tablets. The combination of SSD and USB3.1 means it’s fast too, with transfer speeds listed at up to 540 MB/s which Samsung says is up to 4.9 times faster than many external Hard Disk Drives.
The drive has an aluminium finish and is tiny in size, in fact it’s about the size of, though a little thicker than a credit card measuring 74×57.3×10.5mm and it’s a mere 51 grams in weight. It’s available in four capacities, 250GB, 500GB, 1TB and a massive 2TB. The 250/500GB models come in an ‘Alluring Blue’ colour, while the 1TB/2TB will be available in ‘Deep Black’.
Samsung is also offering the option of AES 256-bit hardware data encryption with the T5 so it’s potentially secure if you decide to use it.
According to Samsung, the T5 is available globally from yesterday with Australian retailers for the T5 including Bing Lee, Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi and Officeworks. As for cost, here’s the breakdown: