Samsung has added a new member in its T-line SSD series called T5, one year gap after T3 SSD launch. The Samsung T5 is a small size SSD, a very compact design similar to your credit card size and weight 51 grams only.
The Samsung T5 communicates via USB-C port, which offers up to 540 MB/s transfer speed and uses USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) interface compared to up to 450MB/s transfer speed and USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps) interface. These specs are 450MB higher than the last year’s T3 SSD line-up. The Samsung T5 SSD is available in four variants: 250GB, 500GB, 1TB and 2TB, pricing starting from $129.99, $199..99, $399.99 and $799.99 respectively. And it is being sold via Amazon store with a three-year warranty.
The Samsung T5 is lightweight and compact (74 x 57.3 x 10.5 mm), also has a full metal body, unlike the predecessor that had a plastic housing and available in Deep Black and Alluring Blue color options. The T5 is also shock-resistant when dropped from a height of up to 2 meters. In front of this SSD only one USB-C port similar to T3.
T5 SSD is built on Samsung’s latest 64-layer V-NAND technology and comes with two connection cables – USB-C to C and USB-C to A. It is compatible with PCs, Macs as well as Android smartphones and tablets. It is also equipped with AES 256-bit hardware encryption and requires Windows 7 or higher, Mac OS 10.9 or higher and Android KitKat (version 4.4) or higher.