More good news for people who are passionate about portable storage solutions. Samsung has launched their first ever NVMe (non-volatile memory) based SSD (solid state drive) called the Samsung Portable SSD X5.
The Samsung Portable SSD X5 is specially designed with “Thunderbolt 3” technology with 40Gbps bandwidth which enables ultra-fast transfer of large multimedia and data files up to four times faster than USB 3.1. And Samsung says that the product also comes with a read speed up to 2,800Mbps, thats up to 5.2 times faster than the widely used SATA interface portable SSD’s and 25.5 times faster than external HHD’s.
Looking at the exterior of the SSD it has a shock resistant internal frame and rough metal housing that will protect the SSD from accidental drops of up to two metres. According to the Samsung website the X5 500GB is priced at USD 399.99, 1TB at USD 699.99 and the 2TB at USD 1399.99.