Samsung Portable SSD T3 1TB
THE FIRST OF A NEW GENERATION OF PORTABLE SSDS.
SAMSUNG’S VERTICAL-NAND BREAKTHROUGH was one of the biggest advancements SSD technology has seen in recent years, and it’s fair to say that the company’s investment in this research has trickled down into its portable SSD range. Encased in a metal and powdery plastic coating, the compact but weighty T3 Portable SSD borrows from Samsung’s broad design portfolio, resulting in arguably one of the most visually interesting portable drives available. The T3 was ahead of the game in terms of speeds, netting sequential Q32T1 read and write speeds of 433.5MB/s and 412.1MB/s respectively, which is pretty much on par with Samsung’s updated T5 drive. Technically these T3 drives are end of life, but there are more than a few vendors still selling them and you can sneak a price as much as $50 less than an equivalent sized T5. Considering they’re equally fast and similarly sized we’d recommend doing this if you can.