Bringing out on the market an external disk drive is always a challenge. It has to be smart enough not to be considered too slow, light enough to be easily taken away when travelling, and really professional, because the slightest problem or error can cause massive data loss. Flash drives have a memory that is a little bit too small for true gadget fans: most of them reach 128 GB or 256 GB. As an exception, there are some that are capable of storing 512 GB of data or more, but they are over budget for the grand majority of the users. Unfortunately, they also tend to get extremely slow while in function, because of they use slow performance flash drive controllers and bottom of the barrel NAND.
The smallest Samsung portable external drive is being launched this January. Samsung crossed all lines and used its magical wand in order to create an external drive named Samsung Portable SSD (PSSD) T1 that succeeds in keeping everyone satisfied: the enthusiasts, the professionals, and the real passionate ones. The best news is that the drive is really small, its 2.8 inches long and 2 inches wide can fit any purse, whatsoever. It weights an ounce, so you’d better not treat it like a flash drive because it certainly isn’t Its similarities to Samsung 850 EVO are discovered internally, but the PCB has suffered some modifications, in order for it to fit the small case of Samsung T1. The controllers are MEX/MGX at both Samsung devices and also the 32-layer 3-bit per cell MLC (TLC) 3D V-NAND.
The memory is able to make a good impression on every pretentious customer. The choices are 250GB, 500GB or 1TB and through a USB 3.0 port, the world opens its gates. The drive is capable of up to 450mb/s for those certain systems that use UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol). For those who want to transfer larger files from one computer to another, this external drive is the best solution for them.
There’s a catch, though: the price is over the top: $179.99 for the 250GB and $299.99 for the 500GB. It goes deeper with the numbers for the 1TB drive: $599.99.
As far as the warranty policy is concerned, the only one available for Samsung T1 is of 3 years, which is standard for an external drive. However, the Samsung 850 EVO has the possibility of prolonging the warranty up to 5 years. This would have been a very positive aspect in Samsung’s T1 description, but those who fancy it, should stick to the 850 EVO.
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