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Samsung Introduces New Portable SSD T5 - The Latest Evolution in Fast, Reliable Storage

Aug 15. 2017

                                  Built with V-NAND technology, drive features industry- leading transfer speeds with encrypted data security in a compact and durable design


Singapore – 15 August 2017 – Samsung Electronics Singapore today announced the introduction of the Samsung Portable SSD T5 – the newest portable solid state drive (PSSD) that raises the bar for the performance of external memory products. The T5, built with Samsung's latest 64-layer V-NAND technology, delivers industry-leading transfer speeds with encrypted data security in a compact and durable design, making it easier than ever for consumers to access their most valuable data anywhere, at any time.

"Samsung has continually been evolving and developing state-of-the-art solutions in portable storage with our solid state drives for years, and the Portable SSD T5 is the latest creation continuing our heritage of innovation," said Mr Gan Ta Loong, Director & Head of CE Enterprise Business, Samsung Electronics Singapore. "With the launch of the T5 and its different storage sizes, we hope to provide consumers with convenient and enhanced options to address their external storage needs. By offering faster speeds and a solid design that is lightweight, the T5 is the ideal portable storage solution for consumers who are in search of a fast, durable and secure device."

Delivering stunning speeds of up to 540 MB/s1 – up to 4.9 times faster2 than external HDD products – the new T5 is designed especially for content creators, business and IT professionals as well as mainstream consumers to give instant, easy access to data. Also, the T5 is smaller than an average business card at 74 x 57.3 x 10.5 millimetres (3.0 x 2.3 x 0.4 inches) and incredibly lightweight at a mere 51 grams, comfortably fitting in the palm of your hand. The aluminum exterior comes in two distinct metal finishes – Deep Black (1TB and 2TB models) and Alluring Blue (250GB and 500GB models).

With no moving parts and a shock-resistant internal frame, the T5 offers users peace of mind as it can withstand accidental drops of up to 2 metres (6.6 feet)3. The Samsung Portable SSD Software4 for PCs and Macs based on the AES 256-bit hardware data encryption makes it easy to configure security settings and receive the latest firmware and software updates. A "Samsung Portable SSD" mobile app5 is also available for Android smartphones and tablets for even further convenience. In addition, the T5 includes two connection cables – USB-C to C and USB-C to A – for enhanced compatibility across numerous devices.6

Samsung Portable SSD T5 Pre-order
Consumers can pre-order the Samsung Portable SSD T5 from now until 21 August 2017 on and Lazada Singapore.

All successful pre-order customers will be eligible to redeem the following complimentary gifts at Rewards2 @ High Street Centre from 28 August to 8 September 2017:

Local Pricing and Availability


The Samsung Portable SSD T5 will be available from 28 August 2017 at all major consumer electronics stores, Samsung Experience Stores and Lazada Singapore, at the following recommended retail prices:

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Key Specifications

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1 Performance may vary depending on host configuration. To reach maximum transfer speeds of 540 MB/s, the host device and connection cables must support USB 3.1 Gen 2 and UASP mode must be enabled.

2 Based on internal test results compared to an external HDD 500GB. Test system configuration: Asus® Strix Z270E Gaming motherboard, Intel® Core™ i5-7600 @3.5 GHz, DDR4 1066 MHz 4 GB, OS-Windows® 10 x64, Performance measurements based on CrystalDiskMark 5.2.1.

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

4 Software requires Windows 7, Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), Android 4.4 (KitKat), or higher. Older versions of the Windows, Mac, and Android operating systems may not be supported. Firmware update requires PC or Mac connection. Software available for download at

5 Android app available on Google Play.

6 Compatibility with host devices may vary. Some operating systems may require T5 reformatting.
Please find the compatible devices list on

7 1 GB=1,000,000,000 bytes, 1 TB=1,000,000,000,000 bytes. Lower capacity may be demonstrated by your computer due to its use of a different measurement standard.

8 Exact weight of product may vary by capacity.

9 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