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Samsung introduces Portable SSD X5, featuring Thunderbolt 3 and NVMe technology

Samsung Electronics on Wednesday unveiled Portable SSD X5, company’s new portable solid state drive (SSD). This new SSD is capable of transferring a 20GB-sized 4K UHD video in just 12 seconds.

Samsung’s new SSDs is packed with NVM Express (NVMe) and Thunderbolt 3 technologies, in addition, the Thunderbolt 3’s offers 40Gbps bandwidth which is up to four times faster than USB 3.1.

According to Samsung, The SSDs boast a sequential read speed of up to 2,800 MB/s, with the writing speed also reaching up to 2,300 MB/s. The new SSD is 5.2 times faster than the widely used SATA interface portable SSDs and up to 25.5 times faster than external HDDs4.



For security, the X5 Portable SSD comes with data protection ‘Samsung Portable SSD Software’, based on the AES 256-bit hardware data encryption, including optional password protection and easy configuration of security settings.

In terms of durability, Samsung’s new SSD features a shock-resistant internal frame, a rugged metal housing can withstand accidental drops of up to two meters (6.6 feet) and a heat sink to prevent overheating.

The X5 comes with a three-year limited warranty and will be available globally from Sept. 3, 2018, with a manufacturers’ suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at $399.99 for the 500GB model, $699.99 for the 1TB model and $1,399.99 for the 2TB model. To learn about these SSDs please visit here.



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