Samsung announces new portable SSD up to 2TB

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    Samsung Introduces Portable SSD T3
    Ref: Samsung Introduces Portable SSD T3

    The Portable SSD T3 introduces a 2TB option, with metal case.

    The Portable SSD T3 will be available in early March. Pricing has not been announced.

    At last year's CES, Samsung introduced their Portable SSD T1, their first foray into this market. This year they've got a successor, the Portable SSD T3. Externally, the biggest difference is that the T3 switches to a metal case from the black plastic of the T1. This doubles the overall mass, bringing it up to 51 grams. The T3 also adopts the reversible Type C USB port, replacing the T1's micro USB 3 Type B port. The T3 includes a Type C to Type A cable.

    Based on the same controllers and flash used in 2.5" SATA SSDs, portable SSDs offer much higher performance and capacities than typical of USB thumb drives. The use of SATA to USB3 bridge chips allows portable SSDs to be used with almost any device.
     
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    So what kind of price do you think we will be looking at? Not that ive much issue with a mechanical usb 3.0 drive.
     
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    The metal case rather than the black plastic is probably also in response to complaints about 2.4GHz interference caused by the drive against WiFi and Bluetooth networks.
     
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    I suspect it will get bloody hot. Previously had a 1TB Samsung EVO 840 mSATA and that thing fried the little metal enclosure I put it in to the point it would shut itself down when overheating.
     
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    Doesn't Seagate already make one of these? If so, we have 3x2TB portable HDDs, as well as 4x2TB desktop external HDDs.
     

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