Samsung T1 USB 3.0 SSD
There are external drives that claim to be portable, and then there’s the Samsung T1. Weighing less than 30g, and no larger than a business card in all but depth, it’s a truly pocketable storage solution that carries some impressive specifications. Available in three capacities: 250GB (£97 , 500GB (£158 and 1TB (£305 , the largest device has enough space for over 45,000 image files at 22MB a piece! Driven by Samsung’s TurboWrite technology, read andwrite speeds of up to 450MB/s are claimed, and thoughwe found it slightly slower in operation, it is a pleasingly quick device. Fittedwith a USB 3.0 port, it’s also backwards compatiblewith USB 2.0.
Most importantly though, the T1 is a solid-state drive. Thismeans that unlike a traditional hard drive, it has nomoving parts, making it farmore resistant against failures caused by shock. impact or vibration. For those looking for peace of mind when they store their shots, this makes it very attractive, and there’s a 3-year manufacturer warranty to back it up. While it’s not the cheapest external hard drive on the market, its excellent portability and reliability does represent good value formoney.
This is a very impressive drive for those that can afford the luxury of solid state storage.