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SAMSUNG T5 Portable SSD 2TB - Up to 540MB/s - USB 3.1 External Solid State Drive, Black (MU-PA2T0B/AM)
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|Compatible Devices||Laptop, Desktop, Television|
|Digital Storage Capacity||2 TB|
|Hardware Interface||USB 3.0|
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- Superfast read-write speeds of up to 540 MB/s
- Top to bottom metal design that fits in the palm of your hand
- Optional password protection and AES 256-bit hardware encryption
- Includes USB type C to C and USB type C to A cables. Shock resistance
- 3-year warranty
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The World in your Pocket
Get your entertainment, coursework, or games anywhere, on any device. Feel the freedom of huge storage and speedy transfers to laptops, smartphones, game consoles and more. The latest T5 easily slides in your pocket or purse, with multiple color options that complement your sense of style.
Fast Transfer Speeds
With Samsung V-NAND flash memory and a USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface, the T5 provides transfer speeds of up to 540 MB/s*, that’s up to 4.9x faster than external HDDs**. Transfers and backups of large-sized data including 4K videos and high-resolution photos will be much quicker and faster.
*Performance may vary depending on host configuration. Must support USB 3.1 Gen 2 and the UASP mode must be enabled.
**Based on internal test results compared to a Samsung external HDD 500GB.
Make It Your Favorite Accessory
More Color Choices
The T5 brings more style to computing with chic colors, sleek casing, and elegantly curved sides. The rose gold, metallic red, deep black and alluring blue* aluminum finishes offer you even more color choices across different storage capacities.
*Color options vary by storage capacity.
Compact and light
Smaller than the average business card, weighing just 1.80oz, and only 0.41" thick. The compact, light and slim T5 is the perfect portable storage.
Solid Inside and Out
The T5 has no moving parts and a sturdy metal body, so it can handle drops of up to 2 meters*. The optional password protection with AES 256-bit hardware encryption keeps your personal and private data more secure*.
*The internal free fall shock test was conducted under controlled conditions.
Manage your data easily with new intuitive software for PCs and Macs* that makes it simple to set the password and get the latest firmware updates. You can also download the mobile app for Android smartphones and tablets.**
*Software requires Windows 7, Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), Android 4.4 (KitKat), or higher. Older versions of the Windows, Mac and Android operating systems may not be supported.
**Firmware update requires PC or Mac connection. Android app available on Google Play.
Any Device, Anywhere
USB Type-C to C and USB Type-C to A cables* are included for effortless convenience, especially when you're on the move.
*With USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
Ready Anytime, Anywhere
Take everything, all your work and entertainment, with you. Take along your documents, photos or videos, and get things done wherever you go.
Compatible with your Devices
Easily plugs into your PC, Mac, smartphone or gaming console* for lightning-fast access to memories, entertainment and more.
*Compatibility may vary.
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|Hard Disk Size||2.0 TB||2.0 TB||—||2.0 TB||2 TB||2.0 TB|
|Hardware Interface||USB 3.0||USB 3.1 Type C||Solid State Drive||USB 3.1 Type C||USB 3.0||USB Type C, Solid State Drive|
|Item Dimensions||2.30 x 0.40 x 3.00 inches||1.95 x 0.35 x 3.79 inches||3.30 x 2.20 x 0.30 inches||3.40 x 2.20 x 0.30 inches||0.36 x 3.11 x 3.68 inches||3.54 x 1.77 x 0.39 inches|
The Samsung T5 Portable SSD has the latest in Samsung V-NAND flash memory technology. Its portable design, blazing fast transfer speeds of up to 540 MB/s, shock resistance, and secure encryption make it the best portable SSD on the market.
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I still love this drive for its compact size, light weight and fast access. I don't love that 2 of 3 failed completely just a few months after I started using them. It's a reminder to duplicate everything on a 2nd drive and maybe a 3rd. Even carrying 3 of these is still smaller than a portable hard drive so I probably will not go back to the seemingly more fragile but ultimately more reliable portable disk drives when traveling!
6 month update. Yeah I appreciated this. Good buy. Downloads are faster. Loading screens are quicker. In game runs smoother.
Year update. My cousin doesn’t have the capacity to understand the benefits of a SSD. He must “one up” everyone. Example: I buy a 50” television, he must go buy a 51” for a cheaper price the next day.
I told this guy about the SSD. He goes and buys a 4 TB HDD for 50 bucks. The problems he has been having are astronomical. The games crash. The load times are wack. The corrupted data. But... the ”mines bigger and way better than yours” is still valid to him. Pffft! okay buddy, you keep believing that.
I’ve read online that World War Z and NBA2K have obnoxious load times. I don't see it? What are they talking about? 😉
As to compatibility, I did see this note on Amazon:
“3 year warranty; User can set password when it is necessary; Requires Windows 7, Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), Android 4.4 (KitKat), or higher; Older versions of the Windows, Mac and Android operating systems may not be supported”
This tablet uses the Android version 8.1., so I figured I was good to go.
The SSD shipped with one or 2 usb cables, which did not work with my Galaxy Tab A. That was my first surprise.
After receiving the SSD, I went to the Google store and downloaded the app. However the tablet would never recognize the SSD. But my windows desktop computer would recognize the SSD.
I called Samsung customer support on at least 6 occasions from June until today, November 1, 2019.
On the first call they told me that the app I had downloaded was not good, and that at that time they had no Android app for this SSD, even though it was marketed as being compatible with Android. So I waited until after my trip and tried again with Samsung support, still no luck getting this to work.
Finally today, after 45 minutes on the phone, they tell me that my tabled is not compatible with this SSD.
I stated that I purchased it from Amazon, and the time to return it is long past, so I believe that Samsung should be taking it back and giving my money back, so they gave me a phone number to call to discuss this.
Called this new number, got the runaround with them trying to diagnose it again and when I told them I was calling to return the item, they informed me that this cannot be done.
I just do not want anyone else having to go through this ordeal, so I am posting this here.
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Boot up time went from 1:15 to 0:35 -- more than twice as fast.
This is by far the cheapest and easiest upgrade you can get for any computer!
Physically the drive is very compact - a little shorter an slightly wider than a credit card and about 1/4" thick and very light. The exterior is unassuming flat black aluminum and one end has a USB-C port and a small blue activity light.
It comes pre-formatted in exFAT which works on both Windows and Mac. The box also includes a fairly stiff USB-C to USB-C cable and a USB-C to USB-A cable, each about 12" long. The drive includes a software password tool if you want to password protect the drive contents (I didn't install this) for Mac, Windows, and Android.
Other than the size and durability (no moving parts), the main benefit of these drives are speed. They are incredibly fast owing to USB 3.1 interface. I did a quick, informal test and 25Gb of video transferred in under a minute from my Mac Book Pro (USB-C); reading it back took about the same time. This is fast enough to use as regular storage and a huge time saver if you need to move large files between computers.
The drive does get a tad warm under use and the cable is stiff enough to prevent the lightweight drive from laying flat on a desk during use, but these are minor quibbles.
Samsung support staff seem indifferent, “I see … please provide your password.” THAT’s the PROBLEM! I didn’t use one. So, photos lost, out a few $hundred and frustrated by poor product support.