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Reviewed: Samsung Portable SSD T3

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samsung t3 teaser kleinThe Samsung Portable SSD T1 was small, fast and looked great. Jump forward a year and the company has introduced an upgraded version in the SSD T3. Let’s find out just what it’s capable of.

Over a year ago we saw Samsung expand with the T1 creating a new category of extremely compact portable storage that offered fantastic speed. While at the time of testing we attested the T1 was virtually unrivaled, in the last twelve months we’ve seen companies attack this new category aggressively. Making sure they stay ahead of the game Samsung release their next generation model, the T3.

Here Samsung enters relying on V-NAND of 48 layers to help keep the design both compact while simultaneously further increasing the speed. While the previous T1 maxed out at 1 TB, the new T3 is offered in capacities ranging from 250 GB to 2 TB. At $849.99, though, owning the largest T3 is an expensive endeavor. Those not needing as much storage can get into the T3 from $127.99. Outside of the storage, Samsung has moved to an aluminum chassis and a more modern connector in the Type-C port.

manufacturers and
designation
Samsung Portable SSD T3 2TB
Street Price $849.99
Homepage www.samsung.com
Technical specifications  
form factor External SSD (USB 3.0, Type C)
Capacity (lt. Manufacturer) 2,000 GB
available capacity 250 GB, 500 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB
chip type Samsung TLC V-NAND with 48 layers
Transfer Rate (lt. Manufacturer) 450 MB/s
   
Manufacturer warranty Three years
delivery USB 3.0 cable (Type C to Type A)