Samsung NVMe Based Portable SSD Can Transfer a 20GB-sized 4K UHD Video in Just 12 Seconds!
Samsung today unveiled its first NVMe based portable solid state drive (SSD) – the Samsung Portable SSD X5 – achieving new levels of performance and reliability for external storage solutions. Based on the cutting-edge Thunderbolt 3 technology, the new Samsung X5 makes an ideal portable storage for content creators and IT professionals on the go. Thanks to Thunderbolt 3’s 40Gbps bandwidth – up to four times faster than USB 3.13 – the X5 offers a read speed of up to 2,800 MB/s (enabling users to transfer a 20GB-sized 4K UHD video in just 12 seconds) which is up to 5.2 times faster than the widely used SATA interface portable SSDs and up to 25.5 times faster than external HDDs.
The Samsung X5 features a full-metal body with a glossy finish and non-slip bottom mat. A shock-resistant internal frame and rugged metal housing can withstand accidental drops of up to two meters (6.6 feet). In addition, the Dynamic Thermal Guard technology and a heat sink – a mechanical internal solution – safeguard the X5 from overheating, ensuring reliability while maintaining optimal operating temperatures. The X5 also offers powerful data protection with ‘Samsung Portable SSD Software’, based on the AES 256-bit hardware data encryption, including optional password protection and easy configuration of security settings.
Designed for Macs and PCs with Thunderbolt 3 ports, the X5 allows users to enjoy the speed benefits in a lightweight and portable design, with capacity options up to 2TB. The Samsung X5 comes with a three-year limited warranty and will be available globally from Sept. 3, 2018, with a manufacturers’ suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at $399.99 for the 500GB model, $699.99 for the 1TB model and $1,399.99 for the 2TB model.