Samsung Electronics Announces Portable SSD T3 for Fast, Dependable External Content Storage and Transfer Across Devices

Jan 05, 2016

Compact product design with built-in shock resistance enables on-the-go convenience for consumers, content creators and business professionals

Mississauga, ON - January 5, 2016 - Samsung Electronics Canada today announced the Samsung Portable SSD T3, a premium, palm-sized, external solid state drive (SSD) that offers multi-terabyte (TB) storage capacity. Equipped with Samsung’s proprietary Vertical NAND (V-NAND) and SSD TurboWrite technology, the T3 drive provides advanced performance, enabling consumers, content creators, business and IT professionals, to quickly and easily store and transfer large multimedia content across a variety of devices.

Since the successful launch of the Portable SSD T1 in 2015, significant improvements to the T3 have been made based on valuable feedback from customers, including content creators and business professionals, to better meet consumer needs. The new and improved T3 delivers the outstanding performance, storage capacity and durability needed from an external storage device for today’s mobile lifestyle, without compromising on style or security. It’s the new portable external storage drive users can depend on in any situation or environment.

Representing a major step forward for external, mobile storage, SSDs offer a truly dependable and versatile solution. Samsung is leading the market by offering a new 2 TB T3 SSD, along with a wide range of capacity options including 250 gigabyte (GB), 500 GB, and 1 TB. Recently chosen as an honouree for the 2016 CES Innovation Awards, in the Wireless Handset Accessories category, the new T3 drive will be on display at Samsung Electronics’ booth (#11906) during CES 2016. The booth will be in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, from January 6 to 9, 2016.

External Storage with a New Level of Performance

With the rise of rich 4K content, consumers are increasingly relying on external storage solutions, while seeking faster data transfer speeds and large capacity on multiple devices. The T3 solves these concerns by enabling blazing-fast file transfers based on sequential read and write speeds of up to 450 MB/s with a USB 3.1 interface, which is up to four times faster than alternative external HDD solutions*.

Mobility and Durability Suited for an On-the-Go Lifestyle

Designed specifically for today’s mobile lifestyle, the Portable SSD T3 is compact, lightweight and durable. The drive is smaller than an average business card and weighs a mere 50 grams approximately (less than two ounces), allowing users to easily carry large amounts of data with them anywhere.

Unlike an external HDD, the SSDs do not have moving parts and so the T3 is inherently better protected from damage or data loss due to bumps or drops. Featuring a new shock-resistant metal case and internal frame, the T3 can withstand up to 1500G of force and will survive a drop of up to two meters. The drive’s integrated Thermal Guard helps prevent overheating in extreme temperatures, and the T3 comes with a three-year limited warranty.

Increased Compatibility and Data Security

Featuring an adopted USB 3.1 Type C connection, the T3 is compatible with a wide range of USB supported devices, including the latest Android smartphones and tablets, and computers with Windows or Mac OS. Users can send data from the T3 to a PC and vice versa, access content on the T3 through mobile devices, and view the drive’s multimedia content on large-screen devices such as TVs. The T3 uses exFAT, a widely adopted file system, as its default file recognition format to create a seamless user experience. The T3 also works with a brand-new complementary Samsung Portable SSD Android mobile app which supports password changes and remaining capacity checks.

The drive has a simple set-up process for users, with one user-set password. The drive is equipped with AES 256-bit hardware encryption for a high level of security and protection across Windows, Mac and Android OS based devices.

The Samsung Portable SSD T3 will launch in February 2016 in the United States, China, Korea and select European countries, with availability for the Canadian market in Spring 2016.

For more information, please visit www.samsung.com/T3.

Key Specifications

Category Samsung Portable SSD T3
Capacity** 250 GB / 500 GB / 1 TB / 2 TB
Interface Compatible with USB 3.1, USB 2.0
Dimensions (LxWxH) 74 x 58 x 10.5 mm
Weight 51 grams (less than 2 oz.)***
Transfer Speed**** Sequential: Up to 450 MB/sec
UASP Mode Support
Encryption AES 256-bit hardware encryption
Security Password setting (optional) Requires Windows 7 or higher, Mac OS 10.7 or higher and Android KitKat (version 4.4) or higher.
Certification CE, BSMI, KC, VCCI, C-tick, FCC, IC, UL, TUV, CB
RoHS Compliance RoHS2
Warranty Limited 3-year


* Based on internal testing using a 500 GB external HDD.
** Actual usable capacity may vary based on system settings. 1 GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes, 1 TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes
*** The exact weight of the product may vary depending on each capacity model.
**** Performance may vary depending on host configuration and user system environment.

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About Samsung Electronics Canada
Samsung Electronics Canada inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances and printers. Samsung is a leader in the Internet of Things space through, among others, our Smart Home initiatives. In 2014, Samsung was ranked one of the top 10 most influential brands in Canada, based on a study by Ipsos Reid. Committed to making a difference in communities across Canada, its Samsung Hope for Children corporate giving program supports children's education, sustainability and health-related issues. Globally, Samsung employs 319000 people across 84 countries with annual sales of $196 billion.

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Rachel Wallace
North Strategic
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