Samsung - T5 500GB External USB Type C Portable Solid State Drive - Alluring blue

Back up your system or move data between computers with this 500GB Samsung portable solid-state drive. Transfer speeds of up to 540MB/s let you save and share larger files easily, and the lightweight design fits into your pocket or bag. This durable USB 3.0 portable solid-state drive uses AES 256-bit encryption for reliable data security.

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Overview

What's Included


  • Samsung T5 500GB External USB Type C Portable Solid State Drive
  • USB Type-C to C cable
  • USB Type-C to A cable

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (162 out of 166)

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Features


500GB portable storage capacity

Gives you simple and efficient access to your massive data so you can complete tasks quickly and on the move. Take along your documents, large-sized photos or videos, and get things done wherever you go.

USB Type-C interface

Offers convenient connection to an extensive range of devices from PCs, Macs, smartphones and other devices.

Transfer speeds of up to 540 MB/s

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.*

Password protection with AES 256-bit hardware encryption

Keeps your personal and private data more secure.

Solid inside and out

Stay worry-free. The T5 has no moving parts and a sturdy body, so it can handle drops of up to 6.6'.**

Top-to-bottom metal design

Comes in a rounded unibody that fits comfortably in the palm of your hand.

Management software

The T5 comes embedded with an intuitive software for PCs and Macs to easily set the password and get the latest firmware updates. You can also download the mobile app for Android smartphones and tablets.

* Performance may vary depending on host configuration. To reach maximum transfer speeds of 540 MB/s, the host device, and connection cables must support USB 3.1 Gen 2 and the UASP mode must be enabled.

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


Overall customer rating

4.8
98%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fast is an understatement!

    Posted
    winmac3

    As the title states, fast is an understatement, ridiculously fast! I have a Macbook Pro (w/Retina Display, right before the new model came out) with a 250gb ssd. I plugged this into the usb 3.0 port and wanted to test how fast it would transfer so I moved a 1gb movie file. At first, I thought it didn't move the file because all I heard was the click of the file transfer. When I checked, lo and behold, it moved that file instantaneously! It was actually drag and drop fast, way faster than transferring it to my Sandisk 3.0 usb flash drive! I also have an old Windows 7 laptop with less than stellar specs and while it wasn't anywhere near the transfer speed as the Mac, it was still quicker than my 7200rpm Seagate hdd. One interesting thing to note is that, on my mac, it actually showed a 500gb storage space when I first hooked it up. On Windows however, it showed something like 465gb. I'm guessing it has something to do with Windows based software that's included. The size of the drive really is the size of a business card. Color's a matte metallic finish (kind of anodized feel) and the cable's about 18 inches long. It's formatted as exFat so it works with Mac and Windows out of the box. I've only used this as an external storage and not as Time Machine so I have no idea how it performs with that. And a blue led light comes on when you plug the drive in. I got this before the price drop so it's an even better deal now. Only wish the storage size was bigger and that's the only reason why I'm giving it 4 stars. Other than that, it's been an awesome little drive!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy storage

    Posted
    redneckgeek
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    I really love this portable drive. Since it's an SSD, it's fast and easy to use. Essentially, just plug and play. It is very small, given the amount of storage capacity. The only thing I don't like is the cable. I can't stand these cheap cables that manufacturers include with their products. The cable for this HDD is the typical, jumper cable with the harder plastic shielding. The result when unfolded is a semi-accordion shaped, semi-rigid thing that won't cooperate in whatever limited space I'm using it in. I replaced the cable with a decent braided cloth covered cable, just to get the length and flexibility I needed. Honestly, the difference in the cost of the two types of cables can't be enough to justify sending out the cheapo version with a >$100 hard drive. Even so, I love this hard drive. From a functional standpoint, this is fantastic.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    WOW

    Posted
    jplev
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    These little Samsung Portable SSDs never cease to amaze me. It comes with both a USB A to C and a C to C cord unlike previous generations. This thing is also faster than the previous T3 generation. I use this drive for storing Final Cut X libraries that I am currently working on. It handles 4K video flawlessly since it is so incredibly fast and reliable. What I also like is there small size and the resilience of this little drive. Unlike external HDD, an SSD has no moving parts, that means that if I accidentally jostle the SSD I am not risking massive data loss like I would on an HDD. Also, this thing is so much faster than any thumb drive I have ever used. This device is well, well worth the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not much to dislike about this one

    Posted
    synter
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    The size is amazing. It weights nothing, it's super fast, and reasonably priced. So why not 5 stars? Well, I guess I could do 5. But 5 means perfect to me, and I'd like the following: 1. A thinner cable, and very flexible, like Apple cables. The drive is so tiny, that the thick, non-flexible cable makes it impossible to set the drive nice and neat on something. There's no rubber feet or bottom, so the drive just flies around. And I'd prefer the led activity light on the end opposite the cable so I can see it. A tiny carrying case would have been nice too. But performance wise? All good. Black or grey would be nicer, but who cares on that part.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I am in love with my Samsung Portable SSD

    Posted
    RuthSpy
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    I love the transfer speed on my Samsung SSD, I think this is a must have for post production work. I am currently using it to download Pictures and Videos so it does not slow down my computer. But the only thing I have noticed is that my Bluetooth features turn off from my Keyboard and wireless mouse. I had to unplug the Samsung SSD in order to get things working. And the Keyboard had to be hard wired to the back of my IMac. Not sure if anyone else experienced this issue with their PC. But overall it delivers the transfer speeds I needed, when I am done with my work, I dump it on my WD My Passport.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great drive - Convenient Size - Durable

    Posted
    tmeidinger
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    This is my second purchase of this drive. Absolutely Great! I use both of them as external boot drives. One for a Mac, and One for Windows 10. These drives are very very fast for an external usb drive. Speed is very good using them as a on-the-go portable OS drive. The Mac OTG OS works absolutely flawlessly. Windows not so much but it has nothing to do with the drive itself, its just that windows on-the go just doesn't work as well, especially when you try to boot a machine with significantly different hardware. But that is just typical Windows shortcomings.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I couldn't have made a better choice

    Posted
    Jweezy
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    I completed a lot of research on which drive to buy as I wanted to store many different forms of data on it. These items include games, business documents and software I didn't want installed on my C drive because they took up too much space. So I needed something fast and small because it's for a Microsoft Surface Book 2 that is also very thin and portable. The games I run - run perfect and the software I run and edit for work is seamless. Because it was so good I also picked up the 1TB version for family pictures.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great SSD Drive

    Posted
    Scubadiver
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    This is a great drive with plug and play installation. I was able to use encryption software to encrypt 50 gigs for the security of my personal files. I have owned this drive for just over 30 days and so far it has been flawless. I also purchased the Khanka Protective Zipper Carrying Storage Travel Hard Case Cover Bag for Samsung T1 / T3 / T5 Portable 500GB. Regardless of what you may have read elsewhere, the cord and drive fit into the case together just fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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