Samsung has now launched a new Portable SSD T3 to kickstart 2016. For those unaware, only a year down the line the Korean electronics giant has begun the year with a bang by launching their first portable SSD.
This new range of SSDs dubbed the T3 uses the same reliable vertical NAND (V-NAND) memory as seen in the previously launched Portable SSD T1. As a matter of fact the all new SSD can manage read/write speeds up to 450 MB/s. While this mayn't be one of the fastest around especially when compared to the SanDisk Extreme 900 portable SSD with a deliver 900MB/s read/write speeds, however undoubtedly the most pocketable one available.
The Samsung Portable SSD T3 comes in either 250GB, 500GB, 1TB or a humongous 2TB capacity and supports USB 3.1 and Type C connections (including USB 2.0) for hooking on to smartphones, laptops or even tablets. The Korean electronics giant also claims that their portable SSD can resist impacts imparted due to the sudden shock of falling down from a height of 2m (upto 1500G of impact force).
To bump up the security Samsung has included AES 256-bit hardware encryption to hide your date by password protecting the drive. Furthermore Samsung has designed an Android App which will allow you to change the password as well as see how much storage had been consumed in the portable SSD.
The Samsung Portable T3 SSD will be launching next month in US, China, Korea and couple of European markets with subsequent entry into more markets including India. While Samsung hasn't unveiled the pricing of the portable SSDs yet, one thing is for sure it's not going to come cheap. Just to recall the 1TB variant of the Samsung Portable T1 SSD was priced roughly at $600 (Rs 39,000 approx.)