Samsung Electronics America is announcing the Samsung Portable SSD T3, a premium multi-terabyte external solid state drive (SSD) in a palm-sized form factor. The T3 features Samsung’s proprietary Vertical NAND (V-NAND), along with Samsung TurboWrite technology to provide superior performance to consumers, business and IT professionals, as well as content creators for the quick and easy storage and transfer of large multimedia files across numerous devices.
Representing a significant step forward for mobile/external storage, SSDs provide a versatile and dependable solution. Ever the market leader, Samsung is offering the T3 in a 2TB capacity, as well as 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB capacity options. With the advent of rich 4K content, consumers are turning more and more to portable storage, requiring faster transfer speeds and larger capacity across multiple devices. The T3 utilizes the USB 3.1 interface to achieve sequential read and write speeds of (up to) 450 MB/s, which is some four times faster than HDD alternatives.
According to Un-Soo Kim, Senior Vice President of Brand Product Marketing, Memory Business at Samsung Electronics, “Following the successful worldwide launch of the Portable SSD T1 in 2015, we made several significant upgrades to the T3 based on the feedback and needs of our customers, which included content creators and business professionals in particular. As such, the T3 delivers the outstanding performance, storage capacity and durability needed from an external storage device for today’s mobile lifestyle, without compromising on style or security. It’s the new portable external storage drive users can depend on in any situation or environment.”
Unlike external HDDs, SSDs have no moving parts, making them inherently more reliable and less susceptible to damage from drops and bumps. The T3 utilizes a new shock-resistant metal case and internal frame, in a size that is smaller than a standard business card and weighing less than two ounces.
The T3 is compatible with a wide range of USB supported devices, including the latest Android tablets and smartphones, as well as computing devices with Windows and Mac operating systems. The T3 uses the widely adopted exFAT file system as its default file recognition format to create a seamless user experience. The T3 is backed by Samsung to the tune of a three-year limited warranty.
Samsung anticipates February 2016 availability for the T3 in countries such as the U.S., China, Korea and select European countries, with subsequent worldwide availability. Samsung will be displaying the T3 at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center from 1/5 to 1/8; you can visit them at booth #11906 in the Central Hall.