The Samsung T1 Portable SSD is an external solid state drive which is well-designed and has excellent performance. With its compact size and high read/write capabilities, this external SSD will find its way to many buyers.
This is not only a high performance solid state drive, it also one of the safest ones currently on the market as decent data protection will persuade many to opt for the T1.
Let’s start with the specs of this beast of an SSD. The secret behind its amazing read/write speeds is no secret at all. It’s a little something called Turbo Write Technology which allows for speeds of up to 450 MB/s. Compared to an external HDD, the T1 is about 3 to 7 times faster. Which means a lot, especially if you happen to be in a hurry and need to backup your data. The cost of the T1 varies with the capacity of the drive and is available in 250 GB, 500 GB and 1 TB. It is amazing that the T1 is available in 1 TB of capacity due to its immensely small size but we have the V-NAND technology to thank for that. Most solid state drives use 2D planar type NAND flash memory cells which lie flat on the surface of the silicon wafer. This is not the case with the T1. This SSD uses 3D vertical NAND memory in which the memory cells are stacked in up to 32 layers. Because more memory cells can be placed inside it means that the T1 has more storage space and a compact size. Check out the video below
The actual dimensions of the T1 are 2.5 x 0.35 x 2.1 inches (71 x 9 x 53 mm) and it weighs only 30 grams which allows you to carry it in your pocket if you wish. This drive supports AES 256-bit encryption, the strongest encryption right now. If you choose to password encrypt your drive, keep in mind that there will be no way to access your data if it slips your mind. With it jet black color and awesome performance, this SSD will tempt anyone. The only issue would be the price of the T1 with the capacity of 1 TB as you will have to dish out $568.99 for it. If you don’t want to spend that much money, you can always get the 250 and 500 GB ones.
All in all, Samsung has made an excellent portable solid state drive with amazing red/write capabilities and superb design. [via]
Get it from Amazon here.
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