Samsung X5, external SSD with Thunderbolt 3 connection

Samsung’s new external SSD has Thunderbolt 3 connection and impressive speeds

Afraid of storage space and breakneck speeds, I shivered. THE Samsung, which is already one of the leading names in the field of high performance external storage devices, today presented its new creation that leaves all the other products of the company in the slipper: the portable SSD X5, which brings nothing less than a connection Thunderbolt 3 for exciting transfer fees.

Samsung X5, external SSD with Thunderbolt 3 connection

The reading speed of the X5 is 2,800MB / s, which corresponds to a rate 5.2x higher than that of Samsung’s T5 line (which also brings SSDs, but with SATA connection), or 25.5x higher than a common external HDD with USB 3.0 connection. Writing, in turn, reaches 2,300MB / s, which allows a 20GB 4K video file to be transferred in about 12 (yes, twelve) seconds. A second, I need to get a tissue.

The accessory has a good part of its tiny body covered with shiny metal, with the bottom part made of shock-resistant plastic – Samsung, incidentally, claims to have created a crash protection system here that supports drops of up to two meters. We have our own cooling system called “Dynamic Thermal Guard Technology”, to prevent episodes of overheating, and the South Korean puts all its 256-bit encryption technologies on the cake to protect its data.

The only drawback of the X5, of course, is that it only works with computers that have Thunderbolt 3 inputs – which excludes some current Apple models, such as the MacBook and Mac mini, as well as all machines prior to 2015 On the Windows side, the door is also not so common in models that are not at the top of the pyramid.

Of course, considering the prices of the accessory, I am sure that its first owners have access to state-of-the-art machines for both their own use and for work. The X5 comes in 500GB versions ($ 400), 1TB ($ 700) and 2TB ($ 1,400) and is already in pre-order on the American Amazon website. Cute, isn’t it?

via Gizmodo