In the last year, the computing world has fast been moving towards Thunderbolt 3, with Apple having used the port for some time and other Windows-based laptops also quickly adopting it. Thunderbolt 3 over a USB Type-C connector allows for a throughput of data at 40gbps along with power delivery. Through a singular port, you could power a laptop or connect a monitor. The Thunderbolt 3 port is extremely versatile and blazing fast, so suffice to say, connecting regular hard drives or even external SSDs to one wasn’t doing justice to what this port could do. Step in the Samsung SSD X5, the company’s first Thunderbolt 3 portable drive based on the 970 EVO NVMe drive. Samsung sent over the 1TB version of the drive and we instantly paired it with our lonely MacBook Pro to see just how good of a drive this would make.
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