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Samsung T3

Samsung T3
alaScore 100

403 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 403 reviews of Samsung T3. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Solid-state drive the Samsung T3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

Samsung SSD T3 Review : USB-C drive in a tiny metal package

 

We'd been on the lookout for a handy companion for our USB-C-toting smartphones and laptops and - what do you know? Samsung busts one out. This is the Samsung SSD T3 with USB-C, working with the same controllers and flash used in Samsung's 2.5-inch...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Samsung Portable SSD T3

 

The pricey Samsung Portable SSD T3 is one of the fastest portable drives we've tested. It's an ideal choice if you need lots of speedy storage in a box about the size of a deck of cards.

Speedy performance. USB-C port. Mac, Windows PC, and Android compatible. Drop tested to 6 feet. Three-year warranty.

Pricey. USB-C-to-USB-C cable not included.

Conclusion The Samsung Portable SSD T3 is an excellent choice if you need to carry or copy a library's worth of data in a device that will fit in your front pants pocket. It is certainly pricey, but if you're a power user, you will want nothing less,...

Mar, 2016

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Expert review by: Justin Pot (digitaltrends.com)

Samsung T3 2TB Portable SSD review

 

Samsung's T3 is the fastest and sleekest external drive available today.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Jon L. Jacobi (pcworld.com)

Samsung T3 review: This 'USB 3.1' SSD is stupidly fast

 

The new Samsung T3 and its predecessor, the T1, are the handiest and fastest USB SSDs on the market. Indeed, the T1 I've been using for the last year or so has saved me so much time moving data from PC to PC and installing software, I don't know what...

Multiples faster than the average USB thumb or hard drive ; Roughly on par with the price of internal SSDs ; Type C, USB 3.1

Nothing to speak of

Quite frankly, the best portable storage product on the planet. Far faster than the average USB 3.x thumb drive, not that expensive (for an SSD), and available in capacities up 2TB—it's the one you want. At least until the USB SuperSpeed+, Gen 2...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Dong Ngo (cnet.com)

Samsung Portable SSD T3 review

 

If you love Samsung's Portable SSD T1 -- and you should -- you'll likely love the company's new Portable SSD T3 even more.

The Portable SSD T3 is super compact, rugged, fast and can have up to 2TB of storage space. The drive has a USB-C port, allowing it to work with more devices than other portable drives.

The T3 is a tad larger and slightly slower than its predecessor, the T1, while costing more. Its three-year warranty is short for a storage device at this price.

Compact, rugged, fast and capacious, the Portable SSD T3 is an excellent portable storage device to take on the go.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Ganesh T S (anandtech.com)

Samsung Portable SSD T3 Review

 

The last few years have seen rapid advancements in flash technology including planar 1x nm NAND, TLC, and 3D V-NAND. External high-speed interfaces such as USB 3.x have also become ubiquitous. The advent of Type-C has also enabled device vendors to...

Other than the above aspects, there is really nothing much to complain about the T3. The thermal characteristics are excellent (way better than that of the T1). There are plenty of thermal pads protecting the flash packages. The construction of the...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Bob Buskirk (thinkcomputers.org)

Samsung Portable SSD T3 Review

 

For creators and people who need fast portable storage typical USB flash drives just will not cut it. For those of us who need serious speed in a small portable

– Extremely small size ; – Solid design ; – Great performance ; – AES 256-bit hardware encryption ; – Available in capacities up to 2 TB. ; – 3 year warranty

– A USB Type-C to Type-C cable should be included

As of writing the is the smallest portable solid state drive available in a capacity of up to 2TB. SanDisk’s Extreme 510 drives are around the same size, but are only available in capacities of up to 480 GB. So if you are looking for the highest...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Kenny Yeo (hardwarezone.com)

Samsung Portable SSD T3 - A portable HDD for speed freaks

 

The Portable SSD T3 is Samsung's latest portable SSD drive and is now more capacious than ever, offering up to 2TB of storage. How fast is it? And how does this model improve on last year's? Read on to find out.

Now available in 2TB ; Good performance ; Compact and light ; Easy to setup on PCs and Macs ; Support for Android devices ; 256-bit AES encryption and password protection

Pricey ; Only USB 3.1 Gen 1 ; Clumsy USB cable ; No ability to reset password personally

But if speed, portability, capacity, and security are high on your list of needs, then it's hard to go wrong with the Samsung portable SSD T3.

May, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Ramseyer (tomshardware.com)

Samsung Portable SSD T3 Review

 

Samsung is wasting no time putting its 48-layer V-NAND to use. Two products based on the flash are now shipping. First up is a 15.36TB monster in a 2.5-inch form factor with SAS connectivity. To reach that capacity, the company used 512 of the new...

The new Portable SSD T3 with a metal structure makes the drive very sturdy and less susceptible to damage. The performance is very good, compared with most mechanical, platter-based products sold today

The price is the obvious problem for most users, and we really hoped this series would see a major cost reduction. Real-world file transfer performance is lower than we expected from a product with superior synthetic performance

The Samsung Portable SSD T3 offers good looks and high performance in a compact size. Samsung didn't have a problem adding an awesome product tax when we wanted to see a better value for consumers. In time, the price will come down and that will make...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Matt Safford (computershopper.com)

Samsung Portable SSD T3 (2TB) Review and Ratings

 

Samsung's second-gen external SSD is sleeker, faster, and more spacious than competing drives—but it needs a price drop before it's a no-brainer buy.

Slim, durable-feeling shell ; Available in capacities to 2TB ; Improved write speeds compared to previous-gen T1 model ; Future-looking USB Type-C port

High launch pricing makes older model (and a competing SanDisk drive) more appealing

The Samsung Portable SSD T3 is clearly a more refined, and in some ways speedier, external SDD than the previous-generation Portable SSD T1. And as our performance benchmarks showed, the T3 is speedier overall than other external storage options we've...

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications

Design

Certification:CE, BSMI, KC, VCCI, C-tick, FCC, IC, UL, TUV, CB, EAC
Color of product:Black, Silver
Housing material:Metal
Internal: No
Protection features:Shock resistant
RoHS compliance: Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating shock:1500

Other Features

Internal: No

Packaging Data

Package type:Box

Performance

Data Transfer Rate:5
Read Speed:450
Security algorithms:256-bit AES
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 2000 / 250 / 500
Solid-state drive interfaces:USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C

Ports & interfaces

USB connector:USB Type-A
USB version:3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Software

Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Mobile operating systems supported:Android
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.28 / 2.91
Height:0.409
Weight:1.8
Width:2.28 / 2.91