Product on Review: SAMSUNG T5
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Today has seen the release of the SAMSUNG Portable SSD T5, their latest within the T series of external drives using solid state memory. The T5 comes in two different aluminium finishes – a bright blue representing 250GB and 500GB, and a deep black for the 1TB and 2TB models. The T5 utilises the USB 3.1 Gen. 2 (10Gbps) interface to achieve speeds of 550MB/s read and 515MB/s write; both drives arrive with a USB-C to USB-A cable, as well as a USB-C to USB-C.
SAMSUNG have found themselves as a market leader within the memory sector, with which comes big budgets to spend on research; the outcome being that SAMSUNG is now producing some incredibly fast NAND modules. The T5 is using SAMSUNG’s fourth generation 64-layer 3-bit MLC V-NAND alongside TurboWrite Technology and UASP to help boost those read and write speeds.
We have been provided with a 500GB model for testing, in the alluring-blue. The drive claims speeds around that of the most expensive SATA 3 solutions so let’s put it through some tests and see how it fares.
SAMSUNG on the T5:
The new Samsung Portable SSD T5 elevates data transfer speeds to the next level and unleashes a new experience in external storage. With a compact and durable design along with password protection, the T5 is truly easy to carry and stores data securely.