File sizes are growing in size all the time, and the ability to move them from place to place quickly is a requirement these days. Samsung has today announced their latest portable storage option, an NVMebased portable solid state drive (SSD) – the Samsung Portable SSD X5.

The drive uses Thunderbolt 3-compatible USB port for connectivity, so the downside is you need a Mac or Windows PC which supports this port otherwise the drive simply doesn’t work. The upside if you have a Thunderbolt 3 port is you can expect transfer speeds that are extreme with Samsung spruiking read speeds up to 2,800 MB/s and write speeds up to 2,300 MB/s – that means you could transfer a 20GB 4K video file in approximately 12 seconds.

The drive even looks fast, with a sleek grey body with red highlight on the end around the USB port, which reaches down underneath the drive.

Claudio Cardile, Director, B2B Sales, Samsung Electronics Australia said:

Samsung has developed the new Portable SSD X5 for people who demand the ultimate performance and portability and this includes people working in creative and digital fields who require fast, reliable technology that does not compromise on delivering the best possible outcomes. The Portable SSD X5 will help Australians edit high resolution videos, render 3D images, and engage in other data-heavy activities quickly and on the go.

The drive is available in three sizes – 500GB, 1TB and 2TB and are coming to Australia in September. The 500GB will set you back $629, while the 1TB drive will cost $1,099 or you can grab a 2TB drive for $2,199.