Samsung T1 500GB USB 3.0 External SSD Review

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Samsung T1 500GB USB 3.0 SSD Review


The days when we could carry everything we wanted around on a couple of floppy disks are long past. Even having a CD wallet doesn't cut it. The world has gone digital. In part this means that the capability to produce HD video or take pictures with sufficient resolution to be used as billboards is in our hands. Large video and giant pictures require lots of storage. Digital has also affect the gaming world with most of us buying our games digitally from places such as Steam or Origin. Games with huge footprints, 10GB+ on average, and created content of equally large sizes means we need big, portable, options.

Even the biggest - realistically priced - thumb drives struggle to cope with this much data and certainly don't provide enough speed to make them a sensible option. So if you want to take your game collection to your friends, or if you want to store lots of holiday videos, you need something that blends capacity with speed of transfer. If it comes in at a sensible price point too then all the better.

Samsung have attacked this problem with their T1. A USB 3.0 SSD that has a whopping 500GB capacity, it promises to solve all of the problems associated with moving large amounts of data around in a pocket-friendly size.

Samsung T1 500GB USB 3.0 SSD Review      Samsung T1 500GB USB 3.0 SSD Review  

Within this small box is the drive itself. A small USB 3.0 cable, and the manual is all that there is. Given that the drive is a tiny 71mm by 53mm it's capable of fitting into even the smallest spaces, whether that is a pocket or a wallet. Although at 9mm thick you'd need a generous wallet. Still, it's doable.

Samsung T1 500GB USB 3.0 SSD Review     Samsung T1 500GB USB 3.0 SSD Review  

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