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SAMSUNG X5 Portable SSD 1TB - Up to 2800MB/s -Thunderbolt 3 NVMe External Solid State Drive, Gray/Red (MU-PB1T0B/AM)

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Digital Storage Capacity 1 TB
Hardware Interface Thunderbolt
Read Speed 2800 Megabytes Per Second

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  • THUNDERBOLT 3 AND NVMe POWER: First ever NVMe-based portable SSD from Samsung featuring Thunderbolt 3 technology, the X5 delivers up to 40Gb/s data transfer speeds
  • LIGHTNING FAST READ WRITE SPEEDS: Sequential read and write performance levels of up to 2,800MB/s and 2,300MB/s, respectively
  • DURABLE DESIGN: Full metal body with glossy top and non-slip bottom mat withstands drops of up to 2 meters; Shock resistant internal design features Dynamic Thermal Guard technology to help maintain optimal performance and temperature
  • SECURE ENCRYPTION: Optional password protection and AES 256-bit hardware encryption keeps your personal and private data more secure
  • WARRANTY AND COMPATIBILITY: 3-year limited warranty; Ensure to have the latest firmware/bios installed for the device and the computer
  • Compatible devices: Television
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Samsung Portable SSD X5 plugged into a laptop
Samsung Portable SSD X5

Drive at Lightning Speed

Elevate your storage tasks to ultimate heights on PCs and Macs with Samsung's fastest-ever portable SSD. Designed with Thunderbolt 3 ports*, the X5 is perfect for tech-savvy professionals who want to render or compile high resolution contents without missing a beat. Its thermal management and password protection offer both comfort and security.

*Only compatible with Macs and Windows PCs with Thunderbolt 3 ports, Mac OS X Sierra, High Sierra (10.12 or higher) Windows 10 64bit RS 2 or higher.

The Power of Thunderbolt 3 and NVMe

The X5 is here to quench your thirst for advanced technology. Thunderbolt 3 delivers up to 40 Gb/s. Equipped with the astonishing speed of NVMe interface, the X5 assists with handling heavier data at blazing speeds.

*Thunderbolt and the Thunderbolt logo are TM of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

**The NVM Express design mark is a registered TM of NVM Express, Inc.

Close up of Samsung Portable SSD X5
Sequential reads up to 2,800 MB/s and writes up to 2,300 MB/s
Never Slow Down Again

Data Transfer Speed

Spend more time being creative. The X5’s read/write speeds of 2,800/2,300 MB/s* are 5.2x/4.5x faster than a Portable SSD with SATA interface and 25.5x/20.9x faster than an external HDD**. Transfer a 20GB 4K UHD video from your PC to the X5 in as little as 12 seconds.**

*Performance may vary depending on host configuration.

**Based on the internal comparison test with a Samsung external HDD 1TB (HX-MK20P12) and a Samsung Portable SSD 1TB (T5).

Built to be Cool and Durable

Thermal Management Technology

Never worry about heat. The X5’s DTG (Dynamic Thermal Guard) technology helps maintain optimal performance and temperature, and a heat sink keeps surface temperature below 45°C*. Its body has no moving parts and is reinforced with magnesium alloy that can even withstand a 6 ft. drop**.

*Based on data evaluated at room temperature. It may vary depending on the ambient temperature.

**The internal free fall shock was conducted under controlled conditions.

Breakdown of the internal pieces of the Samsung  Portable SSD X5
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Outshine Them All

Revolutionary Design

You’re special, so is the X5. Inspired by a supercar, its dynamic and streamlined shape screams speed and a glossy top boasts premium quality. The practical ridged bottom prevents slips when held. Enjoy maximized portability and optimized design equipped with state-of-the-art technology.

Protect Your Data

Optional Password Protection via AES 256-bit Encryption*

Secure your private information and intellectual property. The optional password protection based on AES 256-bit Encryption securely protects your data.

*Samsung Portable SSD Software. Compatible with T5 and X5. X5 software updates are only supported on Windows PCs.

Samsung Electronics shall not be liable for any material loss, loss of profit or revenue due to user loss of password access, including but not limited to loss of data or other information contained on Samsung Electronics product.

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Capacity
500GB | 1TB | 2TB 500GB | 1TB | 2TB 500GB | 1TB | 2TB 250GB | 500GB | 1TB | 2TB
Internal/External, Form Factor
External, Portable External, Portable External, Portable External, Portable
Interface
Thunderbolt 3, NVMe USB 3.2 Gen2 backwards comp. USB 3.2 Gen2 backwards comp. USB 3.1 Gen2 backwards comp.
Cable Included (Type C-to-C)
USB Thunderbolt 3 Type C-to-C USB Type C-to-C cable USB Type C-to-C cable USB Type C-to-C cable
Cable Included (Type C-to-A)
Not included USB Type C-to-A cable USB Type C-to-A cable USB Type C-to-A cable
Max Sequential Read Speed
Up to 2,800 MB/s Up to 1,050 MB/s Up to 1,050 MB/s Up to 540 MB/s
Max Sequential Write Speed
Up to 2,300 MB/s Up to 1,000 MB/s Up to 1,000 MB/s Up to 520 MB/s
Password Protection
Finger Print Protection
Colors
Gray Gray, Blue, Red Black, Silver Blue, Black, Gray, Rose Gold
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Hard Disk Size 1 TB 2 TB 1 TB 1 TB 2.0 TB
Hardware Interface Thunderbolt USB Type C USB 3.0 USB Type C Solid State Drive Thunderbolt
Item Dimensions 4.7 x 0.8 x 2.4 inches 0.41 x 2.28 x 4.36 inches 0.41 x 2.91 x 2.26 inches 0.38 x 2.07 x 3.97 inches 3.3 x 2.2 x 0.3 inches 4.13 x 1.77 x 0.55 inches
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Capacity:1TB

The Samsung X5 Portable SSD is a revolutionary external storage with integrated cutting-edge NVMe and Thunderbolt 3 technologies to deliver up to 40Gb/s data transfer speeds. The X5 solid state drive is designed for content creators and high-tech professionals who need fast and secure access to data in a lightweight and compact storage solution. The X5’s read/write speeds of 2,800/2,100MB/s are 5.2x/4.5x faster than a Portable SSD with SATA interface and 25.5x/20.9x faster than an external HDD. With sock resistance, thermal management and password protection, the X5 offers durability, comfort and security.

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Reviewed in the United States on May 21, 2019
Capacity: 1TBVerified Purchase
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2.0 out of 5 stars A fast drive but set your expectations before buying
By BJ1517 on May 21, 2019
I recently purchased the Samsung T5 - 1TB model and by no means is it a bad drive, but I had been reading reviews on the Samsung X5 and wanted to see if it is as fast as people say.

The X5 comes in a nice compact box, and as you can see, is barely bigger than the T5 and fits in my hand easily.

To test the speed of this drive, I did not use any synthetic benchmark testing, as I feel those do not represent real world performance. The laptop in use has the following specifications:

Laptop: Dell XPS 13 9370 (2018 model)
RAM: 16GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3
Storage: 512GB M.2 2280 SSD, PCIe NVME
Operating system: Windows 10 home

I plugged both drives and transferred 357GB of data (i.e., movies pictures, TV shows, etc) from the T5 to X5. As you can see from my pictures, it took just about 20 minutes to copy everything over. The X5 did not come anywhere close to the promised 2800 write speed, but I can definitely say it's much faster than the T5 I own and my old hard drive. For kicks, I copied a 5GB file, planet of the apes to itself and that took literally 5 seconds. INSANE!

I do want to say that the read speeds arent impressive. Copying(reading) that same file to my desktop from the X5, oddly only netted me 9mbs, and would occasionally spike up to over 100mbs.

The other thing to note is that the X5 does heat up when used for an extended period of time. Research shows that the drive throttles itself when getting too hot, which could explain why the speed dipped every so often, but all drives heat up so I wouldn't let this deter you from buying it.

Update 06/12/2019:

I had to return this ssd, due to its lackluster performance. I owned both the 1TB and 2TB model and in my experience, this drive did not perform even remotely close to its promised speeds.

My first issue is that its read/write speeds were extremely inconsistent. Ranging from 1.5GBs all the way down to 400MBs, with it averaging 400MBs. This is unacceptable considering I own the Samsung T5 and it performed better in almost every test I did.

I CANNOT recommend this to any consumer.
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MuyBien
3.0 out of 5 stars Marginally higher speed than USB 3.1 Gen 2
Reviewed in Canada on June 5, 2020
Capacity: 500GBVerified Purchase
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3.0 out of 5 stars Marginally higher speed than USB 3.1 Gen 2
Reviewed in Canada on June 5, 2020
I have a USB-C 3.1 Gen2 NVME enclosure that gives me 980Mbps read/write on a 10Gbps cable.
With this TB3 40gbps I was expecting more, but I got only 20-30% boost. Probably not worth the price difference.

Tested on a Macbook Pro 13 2017
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1.0 out of 5 stars Failed after a few weeks
Reviewed in Australia on November 3, 2019
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1.0 out of 5 stars Packaging open, cables missing.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not as fast as G-Technology Mobile Pro
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John
5.0 out of 5 stars Very fast
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