X5 Samsung Portable SSD — an external drive with read speeds of 2,800 MB/s

Samsung introduced an external SSD Portable drive X5, which boasts insane speed data transmission.

Write here the claimed 2300 MB/s and read and 2,800 MB/s. For reference, this level is very fatty internal SSD with PCIe. Actually, this is a SSD drive, but in a portable version. And so the external interface was not a bottleneck, then use Thunderbolt 3.


Samsung does not specify the type of memory used or the controller. It is known that the novelty will be available in 500 GB, 1 TB and 2 TB. And, as is often the case, modification of the least amount slower. In this case, the write speed is “only” 2100 MB/s.

You can also note a hardware AES 256-bit encryption and a metal housing, which should survive the fall from a height of 2 m. the dimensions of the new items are 119 x 62 x 19.7 mm weight 150 g. Price — 400, 700 or $ 1400.

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