Samsung launches new external SSD

Samsung has unveiled its first NVMe-based portable SSD, the X5.

The X5 uses Thunderbolt 3 technology to deliver fast performance, while being housed in a durable case which features a metal frame, said Samsung.

This provides protection from drops up to two metres in height, added the company.

The X5 SSD offers read speeds of up to 2,800MB/s and a maximum write speed of 2,300MB/s – and is available in multiple sizes up to 2TB.

Samsung said the X5 comes with a 3-year limited warranty and will be available globally from 3 September 2018.

The US pricing for the drive is as follows:

  • 500GB – $399
  • 1TB – $699
  • 2TB – $1,399

X5 SSD

X5 SSD

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