Samsung T5 MU-PA1T0 1TB Reviews

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Samsung Portable SSD T5

★★★★ 4.0
Verdict: The Samsung Portable SSD T5 corrects the T3's most glaring omission by including a USB-C cable, and improves its dollar-to-gigabyte ratio and its performance significantly. At $799 for 2TB, it's made for well-heeled hobbyists and graphics artists.
Pros: 
  • Excellent performance
  • Includes USB 3.0 and USB-C cables
  • Compact
  • Android-, Mac-, and Windows-compatible
Cons: 
  • While a comparable good per-gigabyte value
  • the drive itself is expensive
4 years ago

Samsung Portable SSD T5 Review

★★★★★ 5.0
Verdict: One of my favorite products from last year that I take with me everywhere is the Samsung Portable SSD T3. This portable solid state drive is super small, fast, and is what I've used to edit 4K content when I'm on the go.
Pros: 
  • – Superfast transfer speeds
  • – Small and very portable
  • – TypeC to C and TypeC to A cables included
  • – Software allows for password protection
Cons: 
  • – None that I found
4 years ago

Samsung Portable SSD T5

★★★★★
Verdict: It's officially a pattern. For the third year in a row, Samsung is using its Portable T series to bring new NAND technology to market. We still don't know why Samsung only releases this series in odd numbers, but the pattern shows that skipping T2 had nothing to do with advanced robots going back in...
Pros: 
  • Attractive design
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 support
  • USB Type-C connector
  • Full hardware-based encryption
  • Excellent price point ($199.99
  • Attractive design
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 support
  • USB Type-C connector
  • Full hardware-based encryption
Cons: 
  • A little buggy at release
  • Small performance increase over existing products
  • A little buggy at release
  • Small performance increase over existing products
  • Very expensive ($799.99
4 years ago

Samsung T5 MU-PA1T0 1TB

★★★★ 4.0
Verdict: The third (USB 3.1 Gen 2) generation of Samsung's credit-card-sized external drive is a swift and nifty solution for secure storage.
Pros: 
  • Couldn't be more portable
  • Fast performance
  • Handsome design
  • Comes with USB-C and USB-A cables
Cons: 
  • Expensive
  • No utility software except for password lock
4 years ago

Samsung T5 Portable SSD

★★★★★
Verdict: Tiny and outrageously fast, the Samsung T5 Portable SSD is the ultimate portable hard drive -- albeit with a price tag to match. It's about the same size and weight as a stack of 10 credit cards, so you'll barely feel it in your pocket.
Pros: 
  • Tiny
  • Outrageously fast
  • Rugged aluminum body
  • Three-year warranty
Cons: 
  • Very expensive per GB
4 years ago

Samsung Portable SSD T5 Review

★★★★★
Verdict: The Samsung T5 vastly improves on its predecessor as this ultra-portable SSD boasts best-of-class performance and design.
Pros: 
  • Great overall performance
  • Durable
  • modern and slim design
  • Easy-to-use software
Cons: 
  • No increase in maximum capacity
4 years ago

Samsung T5 Portable SSD review

★★★★ 4.0
Verdict: While testing this unit, you'd almost forget that it is a USB flash storage device :) And for USB 3.1 it is fast, but perhaps could have been faster? I mean this is USB 3.1 Gen 2, we've seen USB 3.0 and 3.1 Gen 1 at this performance level for two years now.
4 years ago

Samsung T5 MU-PA1T0 1TB

★★★★★ 4.5
Verdict: The was a compact, durable, lightweight, and fast external solid state storage device, that offered killer performance when it launched. The T3 has been out for quite a while, however, and has since released a few newer types of flash memory, which are better suited to low-power, portable storage...
4 years ago

Samsung T5 1TB Portable SSD Review

★★★★★
Verdict: The T5 is an updated version of their portable line and the first to use Samsung's 64-layer V-NAND technology. By using the most up-to-date advances in storage density and USB protocols, Samsung has produced a high speed, portable SSD that's very compact and versatile.
4 years ago

Samsung Portable SSD T5 USB 3.1 Gen 2 10Gbps 500GB and 2TB Review - Even Faster!

★★★★★
Verdict: I noticed the smaller transfer sizes were lacking on the ThreadRipper platform, which appears to be a processor/memory related latency issue I'll dig into the external storage performance on the newer AMD platforms soon, but that's another article :).
4 years ago

Only issue is setting up the device to communicate with Mac and Windows

★★★★★ 5.0
Verdict: I have to use the great tech service to set up device so it can be used for Windows and Mac at different times . Great tech service . It would be nice to have written directions that came with the unit that clearly explained the setting of the device so that both windows and Mac can use it .
Pros: 
  • Realistic color, Durable, Lightweight, great size and capacity
  • most ssd ‘s not as small
Cons: 
  • no cons except for improving directions on use
3 years ago

Samsung T5 MU-PA1T0 1TB

★★★★ 1.0
Verdict: First, the case was not included. That was an extra purchase. Just to be clear it's in the pics only because I highly recommend at least a small "EVA" case since it is light weight and probably wouldn't hold up to being crushed or dropped. The case recommended was perfect. It's a great drive.
2 years ago

Extend your MacBook Pro space

★★★★★ 5.0
Verdict: If you have a USB C port on your computer this is a must get! Compared to other usb 3.1 drives this is way faster. Note if you plan to use the Apple dongle to transfer files over 500gb it will take about an hour and if you buy a usb3.1 to usb C cable it will take about 35min for over 500gb if you...
2 years ago

Samsung Portable SSD T5 review

★★★★★ 4.5
Verdict: How small can an external storage device be? Pretty darn small, especially in the case of Samsung's newly released T5, which is about the size of a stack of credit cards. Indeed, the T5 is now dangerously close in size to far more expensive solid-state storage devices like Kingston's DataTraveler...
Pros: 
  • Incredibly fast
  • Highly compact
Cons: 
  • Expensive
4 years ago

Samsung Portable SSD T5 2TB Review

★★★★ 4.2
Verdict: Since the first Samsung Portable SSD, the T1 hit the shelves in 2015 every subsequent launch of the T series has seen the latest evolution of Samsung's TLC V-NAND being used inside them, 48-layer in the T3 and now with the 3rd generation drive, the Portable SSD T5, Samsung's latest 64-layer TLC...
Pros: 
  • 64-layer V-NAND
  • Compact design
  • Performance
  • Capacity
Cons: 
  • It doesn't come cheap
4 years ago

Samsung T5 MU-PA1T0 1TB

★★★★★ 5.0
Verdict: This was bought to use with an Xbox One X. I have only tested it so far with a digital copy of Forza Horizon 4 but I am stunned by the speed and performance of the Samsung T5. The speed it took to start the game on the internal drive was 1 minute 59 seconds, on an external 4TB HDD was 1 minute 49...
2 years ago

Great little hard drive for phones/tablets etc

★★★★★ 5.0
Verdict: Needing some extra storage for my devices while moving away from traditional hard drives, this is my second T5 SSD, I will probably get another as well they are super compact ultra fast transfer speeds, silent running, very lightweight and very reliable, SSDs were meant to come down in price as the...
2 years ago

Samsung T5 MU-PA1T0 1TB

★★★★★ 5.0
Verdict: I went to do a test transfer using a few dozen small video files and, after starting the transfer, the progress window instantly closed. I thought my transfer failed but the files had been instantly moved from my NVMe to the target drive. I'm beyond impressed with the speed of this drive.
3 years ago

Samsung T5 MU-PA1T0 1TB

★★★★★ 4.5
Verdict: Personal data storage has always been a really interesting category because, while everyone needs storage, there's still a lot of potential customers would rather pass on the category wholesale than deal with some of the caveats and hassle it sometimes entails.
Pros: 
  • Slim and light design
  • Ultra-fast storage speeds
Cons: 
  • More expensive per-GB
  • Limited color options
4 years ago

Review: Samsung Portable SSD T5

★★★★★ 5.0
Verdict: The last iteration of this portable SSD, the T3, proved very popular as a slick, quick and sexy means for sneakernetting files around the place, or hosting media. The ‘sexy' may be disputed by some, but to us, the nicely palmable shape was lovely to hold and pocket, and set it apart from the great...
4 years ago

Samsung Portable SSD T5: Australian Review

★★★★★
Verdict: Samsung's new T5 portable SSD continues the company's trend of small, lightweight, portable solid-state storage -- and it's faster than ever -- but adds one very foundational extra included in the box. Oh, and it comes in blue.
4 years ago

Exactly as advertised.

★★★★★ 5.0
Verdict: Small, light, easy to use, and the transfer rates are great. Exactly what I was looking for.
2 years ago

Samsung T5 MU-PA1T0 1TB

★★★★★
Verdict: If you use a computer, perhaps the most significant development in the past few years has been the rise of solid-state drives aka SSDs. GPUs continue to evolve at a fast pace, but the improvements in the performance of most other PC components has been incremental at best - that's if you don't count...
Pros: 
  • Great performance
  • Hardware encryption
  • Premium design and pocketable form factor
  • USB Type-C and Type-A cables included
Cons: 
  • Barebones bundled software
3 years ago

Great For Bootable Drive

★★★★★ 5.0
Verdict: This is a great drive to put all your bootable images on. It's fast and at 250GB has a lot of space. I use it to run Windows2Go on USB. It's a lifesaver. I own two of them.
3 years ago

Samsung Portable SSD T5 250GB, USB 3.1 (Gen 2) Type-C, Up to 540MB/s, Shock Resistant, 3 Years Warranty

★★★★★ 2.5
Verdict: This is so small and light but so fast. A great external drive and so easy to carry around. Highly recommended.
3 years ago

Samsung's Portable SSD T5 reviewed

★★★★★
Verdict: When we tested the T3 last year, we were wowed by its compact form factor and peppy speeds. Samsung's Portable SSD T5 is a straightforward upgrade over its predecessor. The drive has made sizeable performance gains while retaining the same svelte footprint.
4 years ago

Excellent SSD. Fair and competitive price

★★★★★ 5.0
Verdict: Excellent SSD. Fair and competitive price. Item arrived next day and undamaged. Wil definitely order another one once my storage is getting low. Would strongly recommend to anyone looking for an SSD.
3 years ago

Samsung T5 MU-PA1T0 1TB

★★★★★ 4.7
Verdict: Samsung's Portable SSD T5 external drives are a great solution for those wanting performance and capacity in one package with MSRP offering these capacities under 40 cents per GB.
4 years ago

Great value SSD

★★★★★ 5.0
Verdict: Bought this about a month ago. Great transfer speeds and built like a solid house!
3 years ago

Samsung T5 MU-PA1T0 1TB

★★★★★
Verdict: The external Samsung T5 SSDs are very fast, slightly smaller than a credit card and only weigh 51 grams. If you are looking for lightning fast external storage, these are interesting options.
4 years ago

Samsung T5 MU-PA1T0 1TB

★★★★★
Verdict: Welcome to Myce's review of the Samsung T5 Portable SSD (hereafter referred to as the T5). The Samsung T5 is a highly portable, high speed storage device, which could be used for carrying large amounts of data from one location to another; simply transfer the data you want to take to the new...
4 years ago

Samsung T5 MU-PA1T0 1TB

★★★★★ 5.0
Verdict: Very compact and effective.
3 years ago

Samsung T5 MU-PA1T0 1TB

★★★★★
Verdict: Capable of disk transfer speeds faster than the listed 540MB/s with capacities up to 2TB and weighing only 51 grams, the Samsung Portable SSD T5 is without a doubt the most compact and speedy storage medium available today.
4 years ago

Very neat package at a great price

★★★★★ 4.5
Verdict: Amazingly cheap for what it can store. I would like more information about its write to speed in the spec sheets but it seems all these types of device have vague specs when it comes to write speed. I think it's because it depends on your computer
2 years ago

Fantastic alternative to thumb drives

★★★★★ 5.0
Verdict: This little drive is amazing! I decided to try it because I needed a capacity of flash storage beyond 256 GB. They do make thumb drives that are larger than 256 GB, but they're all trash, even the one made by quality company PNY. This thing is tiny and fast.
Pros: 
  • Design
  • Features
  • Performance
  • Quiet
2 years ago

small but roomy

★★★★★ 5.0
Verdict: Great little drive, smaller than i thought. Comes with cables to connect straight away to your computer. Easy set up. Store my games on this drive and so much quicker than my hard drive
2 years ago

Samsung T5 MU-PA1T0 1TB

★★★★★ 5.0
Verdict: Both the T5 500GB and 1TB contraptions (as for external/portable) are utterly convincing - see my 1TB results with USB 3.1, haven't even bothered to reformat this one to NTFS. Salivating for a 2TB or even 4TB - once a second mortgage won't be required...
3 years ago

Bought this for xbox-x

★★★★★ 5.0
Verdict: Bought for my xbox-x to give me more space. Now have double the space and quicker speeds after I transferred my larger games to it. Just plug into xbox and it will take about 2 mins to have it set up and ready to use. Quick transfer and also quicker load times on games.
2 years ago

Samsung T5 Portable SSD - 1TB MU-PA1T0B/WW review

★★★★★ 4.7
Le T5 est sans doute l’un des modèles de SSD les plus compacts et légers qui soient. Il présente en effet une dimension de 74 x 47/3 x 10.5 pour un poids de 51 grammes. C’est donc le compagnon idéal de ceux dont le travail nécessite des déplacements fréquents.
Pros: 
  • Très bons débits en lecture et en écriture
  • Léger et compact
  • Résistance à toute épreuve
Cons: 
  • Pas compatible avec Time Machine
1 year ago

Samsung T5 Review

★★★★★ 4.5
Pros: 
  • Incredibly fast
  • Tiny and stylish
  • Huge capacities
Cons: 
  • Expensive
4 years ago

Samsung T5 1TB Portable SSD Is $72 Off

★★★★★
Not having external storage for your laptop is like ignoring Apple when it says to back up iCloud: You're safe if literally goes wrong, but if anything crashes or your internal memory fills up, you're screwed. The Samsung T5 is one of the best portable SSD devices available and is the one everyone they could afford. Today, it's $72 off — its lowest price on Amazon ever. Don't let its pocket size fool you — the T5 packs 1TB of storage, faster read/write speeds than its predecessors, and AES 256-bit hardware data encryption into that compact body. (That's the same kind of data protection that the NSA uses. So.) Samsung's Portable SSD T5 drive earned "excellent" marks in PCMag's review and our coveted Editors' Choice award. We praised its performance, compact size, and more. It "has a speedy USB-C interface, plenty of reliable storage, and it takes up about as much room in your pocket as a short stack of credit cards," we wrote. YouTubers, video editors, and anyone else who...
2 years ago

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