New Portable SSD T1 represents a new standard of storage for Samsung

May 07, 2015

With a sleek design, AES 256 bit encryption and read/write speeds up to 450MB/s, Samsung’s first portable SSD is fast, safe and stylish

New Portable SSD T1 represents a new standard of storage for Samsung

SYDNEY, Australia – May 7, 2015 – Samsung Australia has today unveiled the Samsung Portable SSD T1, a stylish, external portable solid state drive (SSD) that represents a new standard in Samsung  storage for the digital lifestyles of Australians. Designed for speed and security, without sacrificing style, the T1 is lightweight and ideal for Australian business travelers, creative professionals and content creators who require a portable storage device they can use to store and transfer  data quickly.

The Samsung Portable SSD T1 is designed to easily operate with compatible computers running Microsoft Windows and Mac OS through its exFAT file system, eliminating the need to reformat the device when working across operating systems. Available in 250 gigabyte (GB), 500GB and 1 terabyte (TB) storage capacities, the T1 is now available to purchase at select retailers from RRP $269.00.

“The Samsung Portable SSD T1 is a beautifully designed piece of technology that will offer Australians a completely new experience when it comes to Samsung SSD solutions. We’ve developed these products through rigorous research and development in storage technology to include fast file transfer speeds, data encryption for security, and in a sleek lightweight design that can easily fit into a pocket,” said Todd Lynton, Director – Business Solutions, Samsung Australia.

“Many professionals across multiple industries require fast, efficient and portable digital memory and storage, whether they’re storing folders of high-resolution images, 4K/UHD video files, or presentations and design files. We’re extremely excited to deliver a portable SSD solution to the Australian market that will meet these demands in such a stylish format,” Lynton added.

Built for Speed

Built with some of the same award-winning technology as Samsung’s internal SSDs (3D V-NAND), the Portable SSD T1 has exceptionally fast file transfer speeds due to its fast read/write speeds up to 450 megabytes per second (MB/s)^ .

Secure, Durable Data Storage

With its intuitive user interface, the Samsung Portable SSD T1 is easy to set up. The drive is embedded with a security system that uses an AES 256 bit encryption algorithm to help secure data that can be accessed with a single password. Unlike a traditional Samsung external HDD, the Samsung portable SSD has no moving parts and features Dynamic Thermal Guard, designed to monitor the drive’s operating temperature.

Stylishly Designed for Maximum Portability

The Portable SSD T1 has a slim and compact design that makes it easy to take almost anywhere. Weighing only 30 grams, it features superb aesthetics like the black chrome metal coating and laser patterning, making it a sleek, fashionable choice for sophisticated and stylish users.

Since its global launch in January 2015, the Portable SSD T1 has earned numerous international design awards in overseas markets, most notably the CES Innovation Awards, an annual competition honouring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products, the iF Design Award, a global summit focused on recognising design in products that are easy to understand and intuitive to operate, and the Red Dot Award in Germany, one of the world’s largest and most recognised professional design competition for design concept and prototypes worldwide.

Pricing and Availability

Available now from Harvey Norman and resellers, the Portable SSD T1 comes with a three-year warranty#, and is available in 250GB (RRP $269), 500GB (RRP $429) and 1TB (RRP $799) sizes.

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Key Specifications


 Samsung Portable SSD T1




 Compatible with USB 3.0 and 2.0

 Dimensions (WxHxD)

 71.0 x 9.2 x 53.2 mm


 Max. 30grams

 Transfer Speed**

 Up to 450MB/sec.

 UASP Mode



 AES 256-bit


 Password setting (Optional)



 RoHS Compliance





^ Performance benchmark products : T1 (500GB).

# See for further information

* 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes, 1TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes

** Performance can vary depending on host configuration and test software
*** Users can select security option during the initial registration process (For more details, please refer to the manual)


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