Samsung's T3 is the new entrant among the available SSDs in the market, launched by Samsung today. The T3 SSD is equipped with Samsung's Vertical NAND and SSD TurboWrite technology to deliver high performance. This compact SSD can fit in your palms easily and weighs about 51 grams, but will depend on the size and capacity of the SSD. It offers a wide range of capacity options, starting from 250GB and going up to 2TB. The SSD will set you back by Rs.10,999 for 250GB, Rs.18,999 for 500GB, Rs.37,999 for 1TB, Rs.74,999 for 2TB and will be available from 21st March on various online shopping websites.
Key specifications are as follows:
|Category||Samsung Portable SSD T3|
|Capacity**||250 GB/ 500 GB/ 1 TB/ 2 TB|
|Interface||Compatible with USB 3.1, USB 2.0|
|Dimensions (LxWxH)||74 x 58 x 10.5 mm|
|Weight||51 grams (less than 2 oz.)***|
|Transfer Speed****||Sequential: Up to 450MB/sec|
|Encryption||AES 256-bit hardware encryption|
|Security||Password setting (optional)|
|Requires Windows 7 or higher,|
|Mac OS 10.7 or higher|
|Android KitKat (version 4.4) or higher|
|Certification||CE, BSMI, KC, VCCI, C-tick, FCC, IC, UL, TUV, CB|
Based on internal testing using a 500GB external HDD.
**Actual usable capacity may vary based on system settings. 1GB=1,000,000,000 bytes, 1TB=1,000,000,000,000 bytes
***The exact weight of the product may vary depending on each capacity model.
****Performance may vary depending on host configuration and user system environment.
You can read the full press release below.
Samsung launches T3, an external Solid State Drive (SSD) with capacity up to 2 TB, that fits in your palm
Compact product design with built-in shock resistance enables on-the-go convenience for consumers, content creators and business professionals
New Delhi, March 3rd, 2016 –– Samsung India Electronics today announced the launch of Samsung Portable SSD T3, a premium, palm-sized, external solid state drive (SSD) that offers multi-terabyte (TB) storage capacity. Equipped with Samsung’s proprietary Vertical NAND (V-NAND) and SSD TurboWrite technology, the T3 drive provides advanced performance, enabling consumers, content creators, business and IT professionals, to quickly and easily store and transfer large multimedia content across a variety of devices.
Representing a major step forward for external, mobile storage, SSDs offer a truly dependable and versatile solution. Samsung is leading the market by offering a new 2TB T3 SSD, along with a wide range of capacity options including 250GB, 500GB and 1TB.
“With digital content on the rise, consumers, content creators, and business professionals are in need of a high-speed, reliable and secure storage which is accessible from multiple devices such as PCs, smartphones and tablets. Samsung is leading the way in redefining and revolutionizing the external storage market with the success of Portable SSD T1 launched in 2015. We will set new benchmarks with the new Portable SSD T3 without compromising on storage capacity, style and security,” Mr. Sukesh Jain, Vice-President, Samsung India Electronics, said.
The benefit of the new Portable SSD T3 is the blazing-fast read/write speeds that facilitate quick transfer of data. It is truly an on-the-go device, which gives high flexibility to users owing to its compatibility with laptops, desktops, TVs and android devices. Thanks to its AES-256 bit hardware encryption, it is a preferred choice for transferring sensitive files. With this, users can easily manage their password settings on the move. The new portable SSDs would enrich the lives of consumers as well as enterprises from various walks of life including gamers, media, movie production, architects, and designers, among others.
The security features of the drive also make it among the safest in the world. With 256 bit hardware encryption, the T3 is safer than keeping your money in a bank.
Built for Speed
Built with the same award-winning technology as Samsung’s internal SSDs, the Portable SSD T3 saves users precious time with extremely fast read/write speeds, enabling users to plug in and quickly grab their work to present to prospective clients or partners. The drive comes with sequential read/write speeds of up to 450 megabytes per second (MB/s) with a USB 3.0 super speed interface – up to 4X faster than external HDDs. The responsiveness is as fast as internal SSD with random read/write speed up to 240X faster than external HDD.
Mobility and Durability Suited for an On-the-Go Lifestyle
With its intuitive user interface, the Samsung Portable SSD T3 is easy to set up and protect, so professionals can be assured that their original work will not fall into the wrong hands or get lost due to design, durability or reliability concerns.
With just one user-set password, the drive is safe from unwanted access, thanks to AES 256-bit hardware encryption. With no moving parts, the drive is designed for portability; it can withstand bumps and drops and users do not need to worry about the wear and tear of moving parts that can result in lost or corrupted data. It has a metal body with a shock resistant internal frame. It is shock resistant up to 1,500G and resistant up to 2 meter drop test. It has a thermal guard, which efficiently manages workload to prevent overheating.
The drive is highly secure with its AES 256-bit hardware encryption and users can secure data from unwanted access by installing password security enabling software.
Stylishly Designed for Maximum Portability
The Portable SSD T3 has a slim and compact design that makes it easy to carry anywhere. Smaller and lighter than an average business card holder, it weighs about 51 grams, designed specifically for an on-the-go lifestyle. T3 is compact, measuring 74x58x10.5 mm. It features premium aesthetics such as dark silver metal with black design and anti-scratch urethane coating, making it a sleek, fashionable choice for sophisticated and stylish users.
Increased Compatibility and Data Security
Featuring an adopted USB 3.1 Type C connection, the T3 is compatible with a wide range of USB supported devices, including the latest Android smartphones and tablets, and computers with Windows or Mac OS. Users can send data from the T3 to a PC and vice versa, access content on the T3 through mobile devices, and view the drive’s multimedia content on large-screen devices such as TVs.
T3 uses exFAT, a widely adopted file system, as its default file recognition format to create a seamless user experience. T3 also works with a brand-new complementary Samsung Portable SSD Android mobile app, which supports password changes and remaining capacity checks.
The drive has a simple set-up process for users, with one user-set password. The drive is equipped with AES 256-bit hardware encryption for the high level of security and protection across Windows, Mac and Android OS based devices. Even if the drive should fall into the wrong hands, the data stored on it would be inaccessible.
The new Portable SSD T3 will go on sale from 21st March, 2016.
The price will be INR 10,999 for 250GB , INR 18,999 for 500GB, INR 37,999 for 1TB and INR 74,999 for 2TB.
Each unit of the Portable SSD T3 comes with a 3 year warranty, and is available in 250 GB, 500 GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities. The device will be available at retail stores as well as leading online stores, including Flipkart, Amazonand Snapdeal.