Samsung Unveils Portable SSD T3 With USB-C Port And Up To 2TB Capacity
Samsung has announced its external solid state drive (SSD), the Portable SSD T3, which is the company’s first SSD to include a USB 3.1 Type-C port instead of a standard USB B port.
The SSD T3 features Samsung’s proprietary Vertical NAND (V-NAND) and SSD TurboWrite technology, used in each of Samsung’s 2.5-inch SATA solid state drives. Equipped with multi-terabyte (TB) storage capacity, the T3 would come handy especially for business and IT professionals, seeking faster data transfer speeds and large capacity on multiple devices.
“Following the successful worldwide launch of the Portable SSD T1 in 2015, we made several significant upgrades to the T3 based on the feedback and needs of our customers, which included content creators and business professionals in particular,” said Un-Soo Kim, Senior Vice President of Brand Product Marketing, Memory Business at Samsung Electronics.
“As such, the T3 delivers the outstanding performance, storage capacity and durability needed from an external storage device for today’s mobile lifestyle, without compromising on style or security. It’s the new portable external storage drive users can depend on in any situation or environment.”
Samsung’s Portable SSD T3 sports an all-new metallic casing that not only makes it feel premium, but is also more durable than the plastic body of the SSD T1. The SSD T3 packs up to 2TB capacity, and offers sequential read and write speeds of up to 450MB/s.
Samsung claims the device is smaller than an average business card, can survive up to 1500G of force, and will remain functional even after a drop of up to two meters.
The Portable SSD T3 will be available in 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities with AES 256-bit hardware encryption. The device is expected to start shipping in February 2016, with pricing not yet announced.