It was only a couple of years ago when Samsung first introduced its external SSD drive at CES 2015. Now, the firm is announcing its latest model, the T5. While it looks roughly the same as its predecessors and still utilizes V-NAND flash memory, it does offer improvements like its update to a USB 3.1 Gen 2 port.
As for speeds, Samsung claims that the T5 will have transfer speeds of up to 540MB/s. This is quite a bit faster than a standard drive, but not quite as fast as an M.2 SSD. The casing of the T5 will be made from metal and will have a small footprint that measures in at roughly 57mm by 74mm. The compact storage device weighs in at 51 grams and is 10.5mm thick. Since the T5 has no moving parts, it is highly resistant to abuse, being able to withstand a drop from 2 meters high. As for security, the drive offers optional AES 256-bit hardware encryption and comes backed by a three-year warranty.
If interested you will be able to pick up the drive in a few different configurations, with the 250GB and 500GB models coming in an Alluring Blue color, while the 1TB and 2TB variants will be available in Deep Black. The 250GB model is priced at $129.99, while the 2TB will set you back $799.99.