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Samsung T3

Samsung T3
alaScore 100

134 reviews

May, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 134 reviews of Samsung T3. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Solid-state drive the Samsung T3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Edward Chester (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Portable SSD T3

 

A portable hard disk is all well and good, but their slow speed and vulnerability to drops makes them a liability. Small flash drives are similarly vulnerable, and have the added disadvantage of being incredibly easy to lose. Samsung's Portable SSD T3...

If you need fast, reliable portable storage then the Samsung Portable SSD T3 is an ideal buy. It is a bit pricier than typical portable hard drives or USB flash drives but you get plenty for the premium.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Samsung SSD T3 external Solid State Drive

 

Samsung Portable SSD T3 : Samsung Electronics announced the portable SSD T3, a premium, palm-sized, external solid state drive (SSD) that offers multi-terabyte (TB) storage capacity. Equipped with Samsung's proprietary Vertical NAND (V-NAND) and SSD...

With the rise of rich 4K content, consumers are increasingly relying on external storage solutions, while seeking faster data transfer speeds and large capacity on multiple devices. The T3 solves these concerns by enabling blazing-fast file transfers...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by: Kenny Yeo (hardwarezone.com.sg)

Samsung Portable SSD T3 - A portable HDD for speed freaks

 

The Portable SSD T3 is Samsung's latest portable SSD drive and is now more capacious than ever, offering up to 2TB of storage. How fast is it? And how does this model improve on last year's? Read on to find out.

Now available in 2TB; Good performance; Compact and light; Easy to setup on PCs and Macs; Support for Android devices; 256-bit AES encryption and password protection

Pricey; Only USB 3.1 Gen 1; Clumsy USB cable; No ability to reset password personally

May, 2016

Expert review by: Joshua Waller (ephotozine.com)

Samsung Portable SSD T3 Review

 

We review the Samsung Portable SSD T3 - a portable SSD hard-drive with high transfer speeds of up to 450MB/s, and password protection.

Extremely compact USB3 drive ; Comes with easy to use software installed ; 256bit encryption ; USB 2.0 and 3.0 compatibility ; Fast read / write speeds with USB3 ; Three-year warranty

Higher capacities are quite pricey

The Samsung Portable SSD T3 drive is a compact and stylish portable drive that gives good read and write speeds, and can also protect your data with strong password protection. For those who want to keep secure backups of data on a compact drive that...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

Samsung SSD T3 Review : USB-C drive in a tiny metal package

 

We'd been on the lookout for a handy companion for our USB-C-toting smartphones and laptops and - what do you know? Samsung busts one out. This is the Samsung SSD T3 with USB-C, working with the same controllers and flash used in Samsung's 2.5-inch...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Samsung Portable SSD T3 (2TB)

 

The pricey Samsung Portable SSD T3 is one of the fastest portable drives we've tested. It's an ideal choice if you need lots of speedy storage in a box about the size of a deck of cards.

Speedy performance. USB-C port. Mac, Windows PC, and Android compatible. Drop tested to 6 feet. Three-year warranty.

Pricey. USB-C-to-USB-C cable not included.

Conclusion The Samsung Portable SSD T3 is an excellent choice if you need to carry or copy a library's worth of data in a device that will fit in your front pants pocket. It is certainly pricey, but if you're a power user, you will want nothing less,...

Mar, 2016

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by: Justin Pot (digitaltrends.com)

Samsung T3 2TB Portable SSD review

 

Samsung's T3 is the fastest and sleekest external drive available today.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Jon L. Jacobi (pcworld.com)

Samsung T3 review: This 'USB 3.1' SSD is stupidly fast

 

The new Samsung T3 and its predecessor, the T1, are the handiest and fastest USB SSDs on the market. Indeed, the T1 I've been using for the last year or so has saved me so much time moving data from PC to PC and installing software, I don't know what...

Multiples faster than the average USB thumb or hard drive ; Roughly on par with the price of internal SSDs ; Type C, USB 3.1

Nothing to speak of

Quite frankly, the best portable storage product on the planet. Far faster than the average USB 3.x thumb drive, not that expensive (for an SSD), and available in capacities up 2TB—it's the one you want. At least until the USB SuperSpeed+, Gen 2...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Dong Ngo (cnet.com)

Samsung Portable SSD T3 review

 

If you love Samsung's Portable SSD T1 -- and you should -- you'll likely love the company's new Portable SSD T3 even more.

The Portable SSD T3 is super compact, rugged, fast and can have up to 2TB of storage space. The drive has a USB-C port, allowing it to work with more devices than other portable drives.

The T3 is a tad larger and slightly slower than its predecessor, the T1, while costing more. Its three-year warranty is short for a storage device at this price.

Compact, rugged, fast and capacious, the Portable SSD T3 is an excellent portable storage device to take on the go.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Ganesh T S (anandtech.com)

Samsung Portable SSD T3 Review

 

The last few years have seen rapid advancements in flash technology including planar 1x nm NAND, TLC, and 3D V-NAND. External high-speed interfaces such as USB 3.x have also become ubiquitous. The advent of Type-C has also enabled device vendors to...

Other than the above aspects, there is really nothing much to complain about the T3. The thermal characteristics are excellent (way better than that of the T1). There are plenty of thermal pads protecting the flash packages. The construction of the...

Feb, 2016
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Product Specifications

Design

Certification:CE, BSMI, KC, VCCI, C-tick, FCC, IC, UL, TUV, CB, EAC
Colour of product:Black, Silver
Internal: No
Protection features:Shock Resistant
RoHS compliance: Yes

Other features

Internal:N

Performance

Data Transfer Rate:5
Read speed:450
Security algorithms:256-bit AES
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 2000 / 250 / 500
Solid-state drive interface:USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C
Solid-state drive interfaces:USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C

Software

Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:5.79
Height :1.04
Weight:51
Width:7.39