If you’re like me, you have probably dreamed about having a portable USB flash drive that can store as much data as a hard drive yet transfer data back and forth at SSD-like speeds.
Up until now, that dream was little more than a fantasy.
Well, you can stop dreaming…
The new (and totally awesome) Samsung T5 Portable 1TB USB 3.1 External SSD (#ad) provides a whopping 1TB of storage, and when plugged into a USB 3.1 port it’s so fast that you’ll be hard-pressed to tell that you aren’t using an internal SSD!
When Samsung says this is a portable drive, they aren’t kidding. It’s small enough in fact to easily and comfortably fit in a shirt or pants pocket.
What’s more, it only weighs 1 ounce. Yes, you read that right – 1 ounce!
This is without a doubt the most convenient way to transfer, store and carry large amounts of data with you on a physical storage device wherever you might happen to go.
Samsung’s T3 portable SSD was also designed with security in mind. It’s fast and easy to put a password on the drive, locking down all the data stored on it with strong AES 256 bit encryption.
And now, a couple of issues to consider before buying this drive:
1 – To be blunt, it isn’t cheap when compared to much larger external USB hard drives. But the speed and convenience it provides makes the price a little easier to swallow.
2 – This is a truly awesome external SSD, but to enjoy the full benefits of its amazing speed your computer or mobile device will need to have an open USB 3.1 Gen. 2 Type-C port.
Many newer desktop PCs, laptops and tablets do come equipped with at least one USB 3.1 Type-C port, but most machines in use today do not.
You can always use connect this drive to an older machine with an inexpensive USB 3.1 Type-C to USB 3.0 adapter (#ad), but the data transfer speed will be throttled quite a bit by the much slower USB 3.0 port.
Bottom line: If you want a single device that gives you the storage space of a spinning hard drive, the blazing speed of an SSD and the portability of an over-sized thumb drive, this little gem from Samsung is just what you’ve been looking for.
Click here (#ad) to read more about the Samsung T5 Portable 1TB USB 3.1 External SSD on Amazon, including well over 1,000 overwhelmingly positive user reviews.
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