While about the exhibit floor here at Storage Visions 2015, we couldn’t help but notice a small gathering around Chris Geiser, senior memory and storage product manager at Samsung. It turns out that all the commotion was for a sneak peak at a new 3D V-NAND powered external SSD, the Samsung Portable SSD T1!
Samsung’s Portable SSD T1 is a USB 3.0 device designed for speed and security, yet still maintains a stylish and compact form. It’s slim and sleek design is smaller than that of an average business card and it weighs in at about 1 ounce. This drive works with both Windows and Mac PCs by utilizing the exFAT file system. It also has support for AES 256-bit hardware encryption, which can easily be enabled through an intuitive user interface. And to protect the drive and data, it features Dynamic Thermal Guard which will activate in extreme temperature conditions.
It is going to be marketed towards business travelers, creative professionals and content creators. With UASP support, sequential speeds are rated for up to 450MB/s and random reads and writes are rated for up to 8,000/21,000 IOPS. It is available in capacities of 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB with a starting price of $179.99. Warranty for these new drives will be 3 years.
It is also an honoree over at CES 2015 and will be on display from January 6th-9th at Samsung’s booth, 11906, located in Central Hall.
Stay tuned for more as we are still on the prowl here at Storage Visions 2015, and soon CES 2015!