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Samsung Portable SSD T5 EVO review: big capacity, compromised speed

The T5 EVO is Samsung’s latest offering which aims to deliver a large amount of storage at a reasonable price. It has certainly managed to do this with the help of enhanced V-NAND technology pushing the storage up to 8GB. This makes it the world’s largest portable SSD to boast 8TB capacity, surpassing the largest capacity HDDs with 2.5” form factors. 

Samsung T5 EVO: Specifications

Interface: USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
Capacity: 2TB, 4TB, 8TB
Performance: Sequential Read Up to 460 MB/sec. Write Up to 460 MB/sec
Drop rating: Up to 2m
Security: AES 256-bit hardware encryption
Operating temperature: 0°C to 60°C
Non-operating temperature: -40°C to 85°C
Weight: 102 g
Size: 40 x 95 x 17mm

The design is compact, light, and ergonomic making it a pleasant device to look at and hold. At only a couple of grams over 100 the T5 Evo is incredibly easy to move around and does away with the need for much bulkier external hard drives that we’ve become accustomed to in years gone by.