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SAMSUNG X5 Portable SSD 500GB - Up to 2800MB/s -Thunderbolt 3 NVMe External Solid State Drive, Gray/Red (MU-PB500B/AM)

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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

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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.

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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 500 GB 500.0 GB 2.0 TB 1.0 TB
Hardware Interface Thunderbolt Solid State Drive USB 3.0 Solid State Drive USB 3.1 Type C
Item Dimensions 4.70 x 0.80 x 2.40 inches 3.80 x 1.90 x 0.30 inches 2.30 x 0.40 x 3.00 inches 3.30 x 2.20 x 0.30 inches 4.33 x 0.45 x 2.09 inches
Size 500GB 500GB 2 TB 1TB 1TB

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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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