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Samsung Portable SSD T1

Samsung Portable SSD T1

from  $149.97+
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89 Global Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
89

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Engadget Summary

The Samsung Portable SSD T1 may be incredibly tiny, but it makes no compromises in the performance department, offering some of the fastest transfer speeds available. Where you will end up making a sacrifice is in cost, with the SSD T1's high price tag taking a large bite out of your wallet.

When we say the SSD T1 is tiny, we mean it -- ChipChick calls it "smaller than a credit card," while both Computer Shopper and StorageReview compare it to the size of a business card. This means that if you wanted to put this thing in your wallet, you could easily try, though it might be a little wide. If the T1 fattens up your wallet too much, HotHardware notes it can still "slide in your shirt pocket with ease." But don't slip the drive into your jeans, as the plastic casing made it feel less durable to TechSpot, and TrustedReviews says a little bit of flex in the middle of the drive means you "definitely want to avoid sitting or standing on it" for fear of breakage.

The size means you can take the SSD T1 anywhere, while the speed means you'll want to take it everywhere. Computer Shopper calls it "a scorchingly fast data deliverer" and TechSpot likes its "exceptional upload performance." While TechRadar found its benchmark scores a bit disappointing, they still think it's "unbelievably smooth" and ChipChick notes that in real world usage, "you’ll be able to back up a 3 GB movie file in eight seconds."

There are plenty of cheaper external drives available -- some which can match the SSD T1 in speed, and a few which can rival it in size. But there's nothing out there that combines both exceptional speed and diminutive size the way the T1 does, making it well worth the cost to users who want it all.

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Key Specs

Type
Portable hard drive
Storage space
2501
Drive type
SSD
USB
Yes
Type
Storage space
Drive type
USB
Portable hard drive
2501
SSD
Yes

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89 Global Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
89

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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