Tiny Samsung T1 1TB portable SSD launched

Samsung announced the launch of a new portable solid state drive (SSD) — the T1 — at CES in Las Vegas on Tuesday, 6 January 2014, which it said is smaller than an average business card and weighs a maximum of 30 grams.

It is powered by Samsung’s proprietary 3D Vertical NAND technology, the company said in a press release, adding that the T1 is a high-performance memory storage device built for speed.

“The drive has sequential read/write speeds of up to 450 megabytes per second with a USB 3.0 super speed interface and random read/write speeds of up to 8,000 inputs/outputs per second (IOPS), and 21,000 IOPS respectively,” Samsung said.

It also supports AES 256-bit hardware encryption via a user-set password.

Available in three capacities (250GB, 500GB, 1TB), the Samsung T1 uses the exFAT file system by default, which Samsung said means it works effortlessly on both Windows and Mac PCs.

The T1 comes with a three-year limited warranty, has a starting price of $179.99 (US), and will launch in the United States and 14 other European and Asian countries later in January 2015.

Category Samsung Portable SSD T1
Capacity* 250GB/500GB/1TB
Interface Compatible with USB 3.0 and 2.0
Dimensions (WxHxD) 71.0 x 9.2 x 53.2 mm
Weight Max. 30grams
Transfer Speed** Up to 450MB/sec.
UASP Mode Support
Encryption AES 256-bit
Security*** Password setting (Optional)
Certification CE, BSMI, KC, VCCI, C-tick, FCC, IC, UL, TUV, CB
RoHS Compliance RoHS2
Warranty Limited 3-year
* 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

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