Samsung X5 Portable SSD Review

👤by Matthew Hodgson Comments 📅28-08-18
Packaging & Bundle
In a rather fancy fashion, Samsung have packaged the drive in a black box with a ghost-like image of the X5 on the front. The bottom-right shows the Thunderbolt interface as well as the capacity.



The rear of the box injects a bit of colour into the situation, but they've hardly gotten carried away with it, instead deciding that a few thin red lines will suffice. In terms of information, you're given some best case scenario speeds, information about the encryption and security aspects and a list of the contents in the box.



The inner box slides out from the outer sleeve, which then opens up to reveal the gun-metal grey Samsung X5.



Along with the X5 is a short USB Type-C Thunberbolt 3 cable, measuring only xxx in length and a Quick Start Guide. The included cable is limited in length by the Thunderbolt 3 connection - It tends to be the case that any TB3 cable over the length of around 500mm requires an active connection, with auxiliary power and higher quality materials being used to ensure signal quality at both ends; that is costly and inconvenient so Samsung decided to remain with the shorter cable. To be fair, this is perfectly suitable for the usage this cable will see.



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