Samsung has unveiled the Portable SSD X5, its new sleek external storage for designed for consumers. What sets this storage option apart from the competition is the use of Thunderbolt 3 and NVMe technology. That helps its deliver blazing fast transfer speeds on the go.
Technically speaking, the X5’s Thunderbolt 3 has a bandwidth of up to 40Gbps, with sequential read speeds of up to 2800 MB/s. That’s approximately five times faster than most SATA interface portable SSDs, and up to 25 times faster than the conventional external HDDs. Additionally, it has sequential write speeds of 2300 MB/s, which essentially means that users can transfers a 20GB 4K UHD video in just 12 seconds.
It’s also rugged, thanks to the shock-resistant internal frame and rugged metal housing which is rated for accidental drops of up to two meters. Meanwhile, the Dynamic Thermal Guard technology and heat sink combination safeguards the X5’s data from accidental corruption caused by overheating. It also supports AES 256bit encryption via the ‘Samsung Portable SSD Software’.
Samsung will be shipping this drive from 3 September 2018, and will be pricing the drives from US$399.99 (~RM1,642) for the 500GB, US$699.99 (~RM2,874) for the 1TB model, and an eye-watering US$1,399.99 (~RM5,748) for the 2TB model.