Samsung announced the launch of its newest portable solid state drive, the SSD X5

Samsung has delivered a portable X-collection NVMe SSD with support for Thunderbolt 3. The brand new Samsung portable SSD X5, with its 40Gbps bandwidth, can hit study speeds of 2,800 MB/s, which is several times quicker than SATA-primarily based portable SSDs. The portable SSD X5 costs $399.99 for the 500GB version, $699.99 for the 1TB model, and $1,399.99 for the 2TB premium model.

Samsung X5 Portable Thunderbolt 3 SSD Design

Inspired via a red and black racing car, Samsung determined to permit the industrial design of this SSD speak for itself: Raw force ( red ) and unheard of speed (streamlined outer body). However despite what it looks as if, right here’s a fact: This thing reads files at an great speed of 2,800 MB/s and writes the same files at 2,300 MB/s (2,100 MB/s for the 500GB model).

Samsung X5 Portable Thunderbolt 3 SSD Features

Available in 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB varieties
40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 Interface
No RAID 0 config
PCIe Gen 3 flash controller
Sequential data transfer rates up to 2,800 MB/s read, and 2,300 MB/s write
2,100 MB/s write for 500GB versions
Works on Mac and Windows
Optional Password Protection via AES 256-bit Encryption
Bus-powered, no separate power adapter needed
Sleek, full-metal glossy design
No moving parts, heat sink keeps it cool
Non-slip matte surface on bottom of drive
Shock-resistant to withstand drops up to 2M
Includes 0.5m Thunderbolt 3 cable
Dimensions: 4.7 x 2.4 x 0.8-inches
Weight: 0.33 lbs
3-year warranty
MSRP $399 (500GB), $999 (1TB) $1399 (2TB)
Available at Amazon and B&H

Samsung X5 Portable Thunderbolt 3 SSD Price

All this speed and sleekness comes at a significant price: the 500GB version will set you back $400, the 1TB model costs $700, and you’ll need to pay a hefty $1,400 if you’d like the top-tier 2TB model. The X5 already hit store shelves on last week.