SmartHouse - - FIRST LOOK // HUAWEI - Writ­ten by ALAN HARTSTEIN

Sam­sung has un­veiled the Por­ta­ble SSD X5, its first NVMe-Thun­der­bolt based por­ta­ble solid state drive (SSD) for Macs and PCs.

Sam­sung says lever­ag­ing syn­er­gies be­tween NVMe and Thun­der­bolt 3 tech­nolo­gies makes X5 ideal for pro­fes­sion­als work­ing with heavy mul­ti­me­dia files. It in­cor­po­rates Thun­der­bolt 3’s 40Gbps band­width – up to four times faster than USB 3.1 and of­fers a read speed of up to 2,800 MB/s, which is up to 5.2 times faster than the widely used SATA in­ter­face por­ta­ble SSDs, and up to 25.5 times faster than ex­ter­nal HDDs.

The drive also has a write speed of 2,300MB/s, which Sam­sung claims will al­low a user to trans­fer a 20GB­sized 4K UHD video in just 12 sec­onds. The X5 comes with a three-year lim­ited war­ranty and will avail­able glob­ally from Septem­ber 3, with a man­u­fac­tur­ers’ sug­gested re­tail price (MSRP) start­ing at US$399.99 for the 500GB model, US$699.99 for the 1TB model and US$1,399.99 for the 2TB model.

Com­ment­ing on the launch, Sam­sung Elec­tron­ics Aus­tralia di­rec­tor of B2B sales Clau­dio Cardile, said: “The Por­ta­ble SSD X5 is ideal for peo­ple who need fast, re­li­able tech­nol­ogy that does not com­pro­mise on de­liv­er­ing the best pos­si­ble out­comes. The Por­ta­ble SSD X5 will help Aus­tralians edit high res­o­lu­tion videos, ren­der 3D im­ages, and en­gage in other data-heavy ac­tiv­i­ties quickly and on the go.

“This prod­uct breaks new ground for our pre­mium SSD port­fo­lio and will open our cus­tomers to in­cred­i­ble speed and stor­age, as well as read and write ca­pac­ity.”

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