CES 2015: Samsung unveils external portable SSD

Samsung Electronics today launched the Samsung Portable SSD T1, an external portable solid state drive (SSD).

Samsung will be targeting business travelers, creative professionals and content creators with the launch of the Portable SSD T1.

The new SSD is available in 250 GB, 500GB and 1 terabyte (TB) storage capacities with a starting price of $179.99.

Samsung will be launching the Portable SSD T1 globally in 15 countries across the United States, European and Asian markets later this month.

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The drive has sequential read/write speeds of up to 450 megabytes per second (MB/s) with a USB 3.0 super speed interface and random read/write speeds of up to 8,000 inputs/outputs per second (IOPS) and 21,000 IOPS respectively.

Samsung Portable SSD T1
The company claims that the write speed is up to 100 times faster than external hard disk drive (HDD). The Portable SSD T1 has a data transfer speed four times faster than an external HDD. It takes eight seconds to transfer a 3GB movie file and 27 seconds for a 10GB movie file compared to an external HDD which takes 26 seconds and 85 seconds, respectively.

It is shock resistant up to 1500G/0.5ms and features Dynamic Thermal Guard, which will activate in extreme temperature conditions to protect the drive and any stored data.

The Samsung Portable SSD T1 works with both Windows and Mac PCs using the exFAT file system, eliminating the hassle of having to reformat for every type of computer.



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