Samsung unveiled its first portable SSD last year, and this year, the company made a surprising move with its new portable SSD T3, which came into flash light at this year’s CES. The new portable SSD T3 boasts up to 2TB capacity and kick starts range of other features like USB Type-C connector and a shock resistant Meta case.
The portable drive uses Samsung’s vertical NAND (V-NAND) flash memory, which is capable of read/write speeds of up to 450 MB/s. It houses mSATA 850 Evo drive and it will be available in 250GB, 500GB, 1TB or a massive 2TB of storage.
The new SSD T3 has a metal body making it stronger than ever and it weighs about 51 grams. The metal case can withstand up to 1,500G of force and survive a drop from up to 2 meters, the company claims. It also equips an integrated thermal guard that prevents overheating. Though it is heavier and slightly larger than its predecessor T1, still it manages to get lost in the pocket.
You can protect your data with a password behind AES 256-bit hardware encryption. There’s an Android app that lets you change your password anytime and you can check the free storage up there. T3 will be available in select markets including the United States, China, Korea and a couple of European countries starting February 2016. Sadly, we don’t have any pricing information yet, however, it is expected to carry a price tag around $800. Its predecessor T1 is available in the market for $600, which is almost half the read/write speed of the latest SSD T3.