Samsung’s X5 is a portable, blazing-fast SSD with Thunderbolt 3 speeds

Samsung has introduced a portable X-series NVMe SSD with support for Thunderbolt 3. The new Samsung Portable SSD X5, with its 40Gbps bandwidth, can hit read speeds of 2,800 MB/s, which is several times faster than SATA-based portable SSDs. The Portable SSD X5 costs $399.99 for the 500GB model, $699.99 for the 1TB model, and $1,399.99 for the 2TB premium version. It ships beginning September 3rd.

But since this is specifically a Thunderbolt 3 drive, laptops that only support USB won’t be compatible. You’ll definitely need a recent, high-end machine to use the X5 and take advantage of what it can do.


The SSD is meant to handle 4K video editing, real-time 3D rendering, and high-resolution RAW files. You can…

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Author: Shannon Liao

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