A portable SSD drive about the size of a business card? Samsung makes it even easier to move your media around.
Samsung has launched its first portable SSD drive, the T1. Available in 256GB, 512GB and 1TB capacities it has a USB 3.0 connection and uses Samsung's 3D V- NAND memory chips, making it capable of read/write speeds of up to 450MB/s. The T1 measures just 71mm by 53mm and weighs 30 grams.
The T1 also features AES 256-bit encryption to prevent unauthorised access to your data if it should fall into the wrong hands. It will be available this month for between $179 and $599.
You can read Samsung's press release after the break.
Samsung Electronics, the world leader in advanced memory technology, today unveiled the Samsung Portable SSD T1, a stylish portable solid state drive (SSD) that represents a new standard of storage for today's digital life. Designed for speed and security without sacrificing style, the Portable SSD T1 is ideal for business travellers, creative professionals and content creators who need secure local storage that they can take on-the-go and use to quickly transfer large amounts of data. Available in 250 gigabyte (GB), 500GB and 1 terabyte (TB) storage capacities, the Portable SSD T1 will launch globally in 15 countries across the United States, European and Asian markets later this month, including the UK.
Powered by Samsung's proprietary 3D Vertical NAND (V-NAND) technology, the Portable SSD T1 is a high-performance memory storage device recently chosen as an honoree for the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Innovation Awards. The new drive will be on display at the 2015 CES in Samsung's booth, 11906, located in the Central Hall between January 6-9, 2015.
"The Portable SSD T1 allows people to store their entire digital portfolio locally in one place, take it with them anywhere and have blazing fast access to their data, all without worrying about reliability or security," said Unsoo Kim, Senior Vice President of Branded Product Marketing, Memory Business at Samsung Electronics. "Our digital lives demand storage that surpasses the limits of existing options, which requires consumers to compromise, when it comes to mobility, capacity, security and performance. The Portable SSD T1 overcomes the drawbacks of alternative options on every major pain point, making it the next external storage device of choice."
Built for Unmatched Speed
Built with the same award-winning technology as Samsung's internal SSDs, the Portable SSD T1 saves people precious time with unparalleled read/write speeds, enabling you to plug in and quickly grab your work to present to prospective clients or partners. In fact, the drive has sequential read/write speeds of up to 450 megabytes per second (MB/s) with a USB 3.0 super speed interface and random read/write speeds of up to 8,000 inputs/outputs per second (IOPS) and 21,000 IOPS respectively. The write speed is as responsive and fast as an internal SSD and up to 100 times faster than an external hard disk drive (HDD). Depending on the file size, the Portable SSD T1 has a data transfer speed four times faster than an external HDD. It takes only eight seconds to transfer a 3GB movie file and 27 seconds for a 10GB movie file compared to an external HDD which takes 26 seconds and 85 seconds, respectively.
Secure, Durable Local Storage
With its intuitive user interface, the Samsung Portable SSD T1 is easy to set up and protect, so users can feel safe in the knowledge that their original work will not fall into the wrong hands or get lost. With just one password, the drive is safe from unwanted access thanks to AES 256-bit hardware encryption. Unlike an external HDD, the Portable SSD T1 has no moving parts, so it can withstand bumps and drops and people don't need to worry about the wear and tear on moving parts that can result in corrupted data. It is shock resistant up to 1500G/0.5ms and features Dynamic Thermal Guard, which will activate in extreme temperature conditions to protect the drive and any stored data – so you can rest easy knowing the drive can withstand even the toughest elements.
Stylishly Designed for Maximum Portability
The Portable SSD T1 has a slim and compact design that makes it easy to take anywhere. Smaller than an average business card and weighing about 30 grams, it features premium aesthetics such as black chrome metal coating and laser patterning, making it the sleek, fashionable choice for those seeking style and sophistication.
The Samsung Portable SSD T1 works seamlessly with both Windows and Mac PCs, and uses the exFAT file system, eliminating the hassle of having to reformat for every type of computer. Each unit of the Portable SSD T1 comes with a three-year limited warranty, and is available in 250GB, 500GB and 1TB with a starting price of £154.79. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com/T1.