Samsung Portable SSD X5

Professionalism at its finest

Elevate your storage tasks to ultimate heights on PCs and Macs with Thunderbolt™ 3 ports*. The X5 is designed for tech savvy professionals who want to render or compile high resolution contents faster than ever. Its thermal management and password protection offer both comfort and security.

Camera, laptop and headphone are placed around Samsung Portable SSD X5. Samsung Portable SSD X5 and the laptop are connected to the Thunderbolt™ 3 ports.

* Only compatible with Macs and Windows PCs with Thunderbolt™ 3 ports, Mac OS X Sierra, High Sierra (10.12 or higher) Windows 10 64bitRS 2 or higher. Not compatible with PCs only with USB interface.

Thunderbolt 3* and NVMe™** Interface

Wield the power of Thunderbolt™ 3

The X5 is here to quench your thirst for advanced technology. Thunderbolt 3 delivers the fastest bandwidth up to 40 Gb/s that brings lightning speed and performance. Equipped with the astonishing speed of NVMe™ interface, the X5 assists with handling heavier data at faster speeds.

Samsung Portable SSD X5 connected to the Thunderbolt™ 3 ports with The NVM Express® and Thunderbolt™ 3 logos.

* Thunderbolt and the Thunderbolt logo are trademark of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

** The NVM Express™ design mark is a registered trademark of NVM Express™, Inc.

Data transfer speed

Never slow down again

Spend more time being creative. The X5’s read/write speeds of 2,800/2,300 MB/s* are 5.2x/4.5x faster than a Portable SSD with SATA interface and 25.5x/20.9x faster than an external HDD**. The X5 lets you transfer a 20GB 4K UHD video from your PC to the X5 in just 12 seconds.**

Samsung Portable SSD X5 is in the edit suite. Infographic indicates Sequential Redas Up to 2,800 MB/s and Sequential Writes Up to 2,300 MB/s.

* Performance may vary depending on host configuration. To reach maximum read/write speeds of 2,800/2,300 MB/s, the host device andconnection cables must support Thunderbolt™ 3. Test system configuration: Dell Alienware System(Dee i7 Alienware 17 R5), OS - Win 10 x64, CPU - Intel® Core™ i7 8570H(@4.1GHz), Memory - DDR4 , 16 GB 2667 MHz, BM Tool - CDM 5.1.2

** Based on the internal comparison test with a Samsung external HDD 1TB (HX-MK20P12) and a Samsung Portable SSD 1TB (T5).
Performance of the PC Internal storage should be equal to or greater than X5. Test system configuration: Motherboard-Asus Strix Z270E Gaming, Intel® Core i5-7600 @3.5 GHz, DDR4 1066MHz 4GB, OS-Window 10x64.

Revolutionary Design

Outshine them all

You’re special, so is the X5. Inspired by a supercar, its dynamic and streamlined shape highlights speed and a glossy top boasts premium quality. The practical matte bottom prevents slips when held. Enjoy maximized portability and optimized design equipped with state-of-the-art technology.

3 different angle views of Samsung Portable SSD X5, emphasizing its streamlined shape.
Thermal Management Technology

Built to be cool and durable

Never worry about heat. The X5’s DTG (Dynamic Thermal Guard) technology helps maintain optimal performance and temperature, and a heat sink keeps surface temperature below 45°C*. Its body has no moving parts and is reinforced with magnesium alloy that can even withstand a 2m drop**.

Structure of Samsung Portable SSD X5 with Protection quard, Heat sink, NVMe SSD.

* Based on data evaluated at room temperature. It may vary depending on the ambient temperature.

** The internal free fall shock test was conducted under controlled conditions.

Optional Password Protection via AES 256-bit Encryption*

Protect your data

Secure your private information and intellectual property. The optional password protection based on AES 256-bit Encryption securely protects your data. For added peace of mind, a 3-year warranty** is provided.

Samsung Portable SSD X5 and the laptop are connected to the Thunderbolt™ 3 ports. Infographic indicates Password Protection and Portable SSD Software.

* Samsung Portable SSD Software: Compatible with T5 and X5. However, software updates for X5 are only supported on Windows PCs.

** Samsung Electronics shall not be liable for any loss, including but not limited to loss of data or other information contained on Samsung Electronics product or loss of profit or revenue which may be incurred by user. For more information on the warranty, please visit



Thunderbolt™ 3 (40 Gbps)


500GB, 1,000GB, 2,000GB

Sequential Read Speed

Max. 2,800 MB/s

Sequential Write Speed

Max. 2,300 MB/s

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Model Code (Capacity)1)

  • MU-PB500B/WW (500GB)

  • MU-PB1T0B/WW (1,000GB)

  • MU-PB2T0B/WW (2,000GB)

General Feature


    Thunderbolt™ 3 (40 Gbps)


    119 x 62 x 19.7 mm

  • WEIGHT2)

    150 g


    Up to 2,800 MB/s


    500 GB: Up to 2,100 MB/s


    AES 256-bit hardware encryption


    Samsumg Portable SSD Software (Optional)


    CE, BSMI, KC, VCCI, C-tick, FCC, IC, UL, TUV, CB, EAC



  • Warranty4)

    Limited 3-year

  • 1) 1GB=1,000,000,000 bytes, 1TB=1,000,000,000,000 bytes. Lower capacity may be demonstrated by your computer due to use of a different measurement standard.
  • 2) The exact weight of the product may vary by capacity.
  • 3) Optional Password Protection.
  • 4) For the full warranty statement, please visit and



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