Portable SSD from Samsung Promises Faster and Safer Storage and Transfer

By CIOReview | Thursday, January 7, 2016

LAS VEGAS, NV: Samsung Electronics America has released a brand new external hard drive or Solid State Drive (SSD). Called the T3, the SSD is compact and doesn’t hold back on the style quotient, a factor pertaining to the needs of the current generation.

The T3 is an upgrade to the SSD T1 which was released last year. The upgrades are customer oriented, developed in accordance with the feedback from content creators and business professionals along with the general public.

The release of the T3 comes in light of the growing consumer demand for external memory solutions with faster transfer speeds and large capacity on multiple drives, owing to the rise of 4K content.

The T3 comes in four different variants on the basis of memory, which include 250GB, 500GB, 1TB and 2TB versions. The SSD delivers a very high durability and can withstand up to 1500G of force and a drop from anywhere within a height of 2 meters. It also has an AES 256-bit hardware encryption, providing top notch security layers and claims to be inaccessible by anyone other than the owner. It is compatible with USB 2.0 and the newer USB 3.1. Weighing just a little over 50 grams, it is fast, with transfer speeds up to 450MB/s, which is 4X faster than traditional hard drives.

Samsung says the Portable SSD T3 will be available for purchase from March, this year.