Samsung's new moveable SSD places 2TB in your pocket

Samsung's new portable SSD puts 2TB in your pocket

Samsung ushered in final yr by launching its first moveable SSD, so it is solely becoming the corporate ought to kick 2016 off by saying a much bigger, higher successor. The brand new Moveable SSD T3 is just like the older T1 in additional methods than one. It makes use of Samsung’s dependable vertical NAND (V-NAND) reminiscence, is able to learn/write speeds of as much as 450 MB/s and although it is ever-so-barely bigger and heavier than the T1, the T3 continues to be tiny sufficient to get misplaced in a deep pocket. Arguably probably the most vital improvement is the leap in capability, because the T3 shall be obtainable with both 250GB, 500GB, 1TB or an enormous 2TB of storage.

The small, shock-resistant Moveable SSD T3 additionally helps USB three.1 and Sort-C connections (in addition to USB 2.zero) for hooking it as much as computer systems, smartphones, tablets and the like. And in the event you’re notably safety-acutely aware, you possibly can disguise your knowledge behind AES 256-bit hardware encryption by password-defending the drive. A companion Android app will even allow you to change your password and see how a lot storage you’ve got eaten into from cellular units. The T3 is launching subsequent month within the US, a few European markets, China and Korea earlier than coming to different territories later, and sadly we have no pricing info handy simply but.

It isn’t anticipated to return low cost, although, particularly should you’ve acquired your eye on the upper-capability fashions. The 1TB model of Samsung’s T1 was roughly $600 at launch and you may presently decide up a SanDisk 2TB moveable SSD — which is far bigger but in addition has virtually double the learn/write speeds of Samsung’s pocketable drives — for round $800.

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