Samsung Portable SSD T3 for Fast, Dependable Content Storage

Feb 08. 2016

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

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – 08 February, 2016 - Samsung Electronics South Africa released the Samsung Portable SSD T3, a premium, palm-sized, external solid state drive (SSD) that offers multi-terabyte (TB) storage capacity. Recently recognised in the Wireless Handset Accessories category at the 2016 CES Innovation Awards, the T3 is equipped with Samsung's proprietary Vertical NAND (V-NAND) and SSD TurboWrite technology. It 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.

"Following the successful worldwide launch of the Portable SSD T1 in 2015, we made several significant upgrades to the T3 based on the feedback and needs of our customers, particularly content creators and business professionals," said Mike van Lier, Director of EBD, at Samsung Electronics SA.

"As such, the 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.

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 storage 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 an approximate mere 50 grams, allowing users to easily store large amounts of data.

Unlike an external HDD, the SSDs do not have moving parts whilst the T3 is inherently better protected from damage or data loss occurring from bumps or drops. Featuring a new shock-resistant metal case and internal frame, the T3 can withstand up to 1,500 G of pressure. The device will endure a drop of up to two meters, whilst the drive's integrated Thermal Guard prevents overheating in extreme temperatures. 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, 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. It 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, with one user-set password. It is fitted with AES 256-bit hardware encryption for high level security and protection across Windows, Mac and Android OS-based devices. Should the device fall into the wrong hands, the data stored on it would be inaccessible.

"The SSD T3 demonstrates Samsung's commitment to delivering innovative solutions and products to consumers and businesses, ensuring that that they stay up to date with the latest and best technology. Fast speed, convenience, elegant design, high security, more capacity, wide compatibility and portability – these are the key elements which are significant differentiators," concluded, van Lier.

The Samsung Portable SSD T3 will first be launched in February, 2016 in countries including the United States, China, Korea and select European countries and will subsequently become available worldwide.

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

Key Specifications

Capacity** - 250 GB / 500 GB / 1 TB / 2 TB
Weight - 51 grams (less than 2 oz.)***
Transfer Speed**** - Sequential: Up to 450 MB/sec

Category Samsung Portable SSD T3
Interface Compatible with USB 3.1, USB 2.0
Dimensions (L x W x H) 74 x 58 x 10.5 mm
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.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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Phathutshedzo Nepfumbada
Samsung Electronics South Africa
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078 213 4975 p.nepfumbada@samsung.com