Samsung Introduces Compact, Large Capacity T5 EVO Portable SSD

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T5 EVO Portable SSD, Image/Samsung Electronics

What literally fits in the palm of your hand, the new Samsung T5 EVO is a light-weight, portable Solid State Drive (SSD) with up to 8 terabytes (TB) of capacity is the largest capacity currently available on the USB portable SSD market. The T5 EVO portable drive offers faster speeds, more durability and higher reliability than external hard disk drives (HDDs

The T5 EVO can transfer large files much faster, up to 3.8 times faster than external HDDs since it is based on USB 3.2 Gen 1. Besides being faster, the T5 EVO has other relevant features:

With the help of Samsung V-NAND flash technology and electronic parts, the T5 EVO shows faster file access speeds, eliminates noise and heat concerns, and even allows large-capacity file editing directly from the device.

The T5 EVO is lightweight and compact in design, and features a new slender rectangle body weighing just 3.6 ounces and measuring 3.74 inches in length and 1.57 inches in width. The portble device comes in black with a titan gray ring.

The T5 EVO is also durable with a metal body and rubberized surface provide extra protection against drops of up to six and a half feet.

The 8TB T5 EVO storage capacity is immense The 8TB T5 EVO can store more than 2 million 3.5-megabyte (MB) photos, 1.8 million 4MB music files, or 3,500 2-gigabyte (GB) videos. File transfer is accelerated with sequential read and write speeds of up to 460 megabytes per second (MB/s) and twice as fast sustained performance as competing SATA-based portable SSDs. The T5 EVO is equipped with Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256-bit hardware data encryption for safe data storage.

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The T5 EVO is compatible with host devices like smartphones, PCs, tablets, and gaming consoles and macOS® and Windows® operating systems. Samsung Magician software is included with an T5 EVO purchase. It features drive management features such as real-time drive health checks, genuine authentication checks, performance benchmarks and firmware updates.

Currently, the T5 EVO is available at and select retailers with the manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP) of $189.99 for the 2TB, $349.99 for the 4TB and $649.99 for the 8TB. The T5 EVO comes has a USB Type-C-to-C cable and a three-year limited warranty. For more information, visit