2TB Samsung Portable SSD T5 - The best external drive you could get!

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  1. Ultra Male

    Ultra Male Super Tweaker

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    So I bought this 2TB Samsung Portable SSD T5 today and wasn't expecting much really as I do understand that external drives will never be anywhere near internal drives but to my surprise, this is a solid performer with 2TB of space and a form factor that's no bigger than a cellphone's battery!

    Tests done while connecting the drive via the Thunderbolt port.

    Real World Copy Test:

    2TB Samsung Portable SSD T5 Real World Write Speed.jpg

    AS SSD Benchmark:

    2TB Samsung Portable SSD T5 AS SSD Benchmark.jpg

    CrystalDiskMark:

    2TB Samsung Portable SSD T5 CrystalDiskMark.jpg

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    Here is the benchmark result while connecting the drive to ta regular USB rather than it's Type C connector. Still very impressive, that way I can have it connected to my Type C hub which gives me more USB ports and an SD Card slot on my Alienware Area-51m:

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    tilleroftheearth Wisdom listens quietly...

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    Yeah, the T5's are my new 'thumb drives' now. :)
     
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    Post deleted due to my brain fart
     
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    That seals the deal for me, it's about time to upgrade my external storage anyway.
     
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    You will love it I guarantee you! It blows everything else out of the water!

    I just edited the OP, watch the video that I added. It shows something very interesting. You see, when I first got it, as I was unboxing it, I dropped the SSD from my desk straight to the floor I thought I damaged it, when I plugged it in, it worked fine. Now if you watch the video, you will understand why, it has a "shock resistant frame"!
     
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    They are great drives indeed, I still use my T1 500GB daily. The T5 benchmark should reflect Sata3 speeds. So your AS SSD benchmark is for your internal RAID 0, not the external T5.
    The samsung X5, on the other hand, is an external NVMe drive with the accompanying speeds and price.
     
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    ohhhh snap!! Nice catch bro! lemme re-run the benchmark then coz I was shocked how it reached those insane speeds.
     
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    @Vistar Shook I updated the AS SSD Benchmark in the OP. Still very impressive for an external drive.
     
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    Yeah I have the 1TB version, love it. The X5 is there now now but it's really only good for thunderbolt based computers and devices as it seems non thunderbolt devices have issues with it, not to mention the price premium. I have an external nVME enclosure and have similar issues as the X5 with routers (Whereas the T5 easily hits 140 MB/s on the RAX80) and other things where writes drop to like 30-40 MB/s but works fine with computers hitting 700+ MB/s.

    The T5 is better backwards compatible so its still the best choice for versatility.
     
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    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    You keep all your data on your internal drives? I always use external HDDs since my backups are quite small. You're a portable movie theater.
    All that's left is, daisy chained TB3 storage bench test in RAID0.
    Good performance from small drive.
    Can it be used with NTFS filesystem? Or exFAT performs better?
     
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