For creators and people who need fast portable storage typical USB flash drives just will not cut it. For those of us who need serious speed in a small portable form factor there are a palm-sized solid state drives, namely from SanDisk and Samsung. Today we will be taking a look at the Samsung Portable SSD T3, which was announced back in January at CES. This dives succeeds the very popular SSD T1 and adds improvements like a higher capacity (up to 2TB), a new USB 3.1 Type-C connector, a partial metal enclosure, and official compatibility with Android. Samsung says the drive is capable of sequential read speeds of 450 MB/s. Let’s take a look and see what the Portable SSD T3 is all about!
Special thanks to Samsung for providing us with the Portable SSD T3 to review.
Packaging & What All You Get
The Samsung Portable SSD T3 comes in a nice retail package that is open in the front to show off the actual drive. At the top right it shows the capacity, which in our case is 500 GB. Samsung also sells the drive in 250 GB, 1 TB and 2 TB versions. Also on the front it shows it supports Windows, Mac, and Android. Official Android support was added with the T3.
Flipping over to the back we have some of the main features detailed including the limited 3-year warranty.
Getting everything out of the box we have the Portable SSD T3 drive, USB 3.1 Type-C to Type-A cable, and quick start guide.