Samsung Launches External SSD

Need massive yet fast storage that you can slip in a pocket? Samsung has just launched an external SSD using their new 3D V-NAND, but how much will it set you back here in Australia?

Samsung announced the T1 back at CES and it was adorably tiny, but unhappily expensive. The prices down under are no better, but you will have to wait for our full review to find out if it’s worth buying.

In the meantime, the T1 is available right now through Harvey Norman and select other retailers.

The 250GB model will set you back $269.

The 500GB is $429.

And the mighty 1TB is $799.

Transfer speeds are up to 450 MB/s via USB 3. It uses the Micro USB 3.0 connector, not USB C, which is a bit annoying, but doesn’t really affect usability. It’s also backwards compatible with USB 2.0.

If you want to secure your files, the T1 also supports AES 256-bit encryption and password protection.

The drive itself weighs just 30 grams, is 9.2mm thick, 71mm long and 53.2mm wide. It’s also backed by a 3 year warranty.

At the launch event, Samsung showed off the drive transferring 100GB of movies and other files in about 5 minutes.

For more info, head over to Samsung.

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