Samsung Launches X5 Portable SSD Equipped With Thunderbolt 3
Samsung has unveiled its latest portable SSD device, the X5. An SSD offers greater speeds over a conventional HDD as it doesn’t not contain any moving parts and directly writes information on to the chip. The new Samsung X5 portable SSD is equipped with NVMe technology and uses Thunderbolt 3 to deliver lightening fast speeds. The NVMe technology delivers higher speeds because it accelerates the transfer of data between a system and an SSD.
With a blazing fast read speed of 2800 MB/s and write speed of 2300 MB/s, it might as well set your system on fire. However that is not possible as the SSD also comes with a Thermal Management technology, ensuring that the device stays cool. So lets dive straight into it.
It is not just the speed that might shake you up, have a look at the price. The 2 TB variant of the Samsung X5 portable SSD costs US$ 1400. If you’re looking for something with a little less storage capability and a smaller price tag, there are two more variants of the X5 portable SSD. The 1 TB model sells at $700 while the 500 Gb model is priced at $ 400. The device will go on sale from September 3rd.
The Samsung X5 is protected by a solid built. Most importantly, the body has no moving parts and is manufactured using magnesium alloy. According to Samsung, this can help the X5 withstand a 6 ft drop as well. The device has a Dynamic Thermal Guard and a heat sink. Therefore, it helps the X5 keep the temperature below 45 degrees celsius at all times. The device is also good looking with Samsung saying that it has been inspired by the design of a supercar. The ridged surface at the bottom, therefore preventing it from slipping. The device is also password protected and Samsung offers a extended 3 year warranty on the same.
The need for speed:
Terrifically high read/write speeds which can transfer a 20 GB 4K video in less than 12 seconds, makes the X5 portable SSD a powerhouse. With the Samsung X5 portable SSD, content creators and professionals can work through anything, without having to stop to think about it.
The Samsung X5 is a successor to the Samsung T5 portable SSD. The Samsung T5 provides transfer speeds up to 540 MB/s according to Samsung. For more details about the T5, check out our video below.