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Hey, is that a 1TB SSD in your pocket, or are you just happy to see this deal?





The Samsung T5 (proven right here in black) measures underneath half an inch thick and fewer than three inches lengthy.


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I type of want I had extra makes use of for transportable storage as a result of, good golly, it is so quick and so low-cost now. To wit: For a restricted time, and whereas provides final, Amazon has the Samsung T5 1-terabyte portable solid-state drive for $139.99 shipped — very near the bottom worth ever. The one catch: It is presently displaying an in-stock date of Sept. 22, so be ready to attend. (Choice B: For a similar worth, the gold version of the drive is available for Best Buy store pickup inside a couple of a days.)

How is that this higher than a flash drive? It is a solid-state drive, which affords sooner efficiency and is broadly thought-about to be extra dependable.

Granted, the T5 cannot plug instantly into your PC the best way a flash drive can — you want a cable — nevertheless it’s nonetheless lots transportable: 0.four inch thick, 2.9 inches lengthy and simply 1.6 ounces.

The drive has a second-gen USB 3.1 (Sort C) interface, but additionally features a Sort-C-to-Sort-A cable to be used with legacy USB ports. In the meantime, the consumer critiques are downright glowing in every single place you look.

The icing on the cake is Samsung’s three-year guarantee. When you might use a freakin’ terabyte of blazing-fast transportable storage that takes up virtually no house, look no additional.

Learn extra: The best hard drives and storage devices for 2020

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Originally published last year. Updated to reflect new sale price.

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