Most of us know Samsung makes some of the best in class portable SSDs. If you remember their portable T3 and T5 SSDs, it was probably one of the fastest SSD in the market. In fact, it happens to be one of my favorites. Samsung has announced a new one – a successor if you’d say. Meet the Samsung Portable SSD X5.

Samsung Portable SSD X5

The Samsung Portable SSD X5 isn’t your average SSD. This SSD connects via Thunderbolt 3. If you are aware, Thunderbolt 3 provides data transfer speeds up to 40Gbps. The X5 has a sequential read up to 2800 MB/s. As for the write speed – it’s bonkers. Their 500GB variant gives up to 2100 MB/s whereas their 1 & 2TB variant gives up to 2300 MB/s. That’s like 2+ GB/per second. This is completely possible thanks to the V-NAND Based NVMe SSD storage under that small body. It’s also 5.2 times faster than their previous T5.

On top of that, the X5 is designed in a way that it stays cool and durable. It has a heat sink that keeps the surface temperature below 45 degrees. According to the paper, it has said to withstand a 2m drop. Not to forget that thing is designed like a Hypercar and under that hood, it sure is one.

It supports Macs and Windows PCs with Thunderbolt 3 ports. That means it will not work on normal USB-C Port based computers or Laptops, so to speak.

Pricing and Availability

The Samsung Portable SSD X5 comes in three different storage configurations – 500GB, 1TB and 2TB. The 500GB is priced at $399 followed by the 1TB at $699.99 and 2TB at $1399.99. These are some of the expensive portable storages. But we are talking about NVMe SSD and Thunderbolt 3 – that’s like the best of both worlds. Especially for those who spends most of their time on Production of sorts.

We are quite not sure whether it’s heading to Malaysia but – if it does, you’ll hear it from us. 😊

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