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Samsung Portable SSD X5

Samsung Portable SSD X5
alaScore 100

3 reviews

Jan, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of Samsung Portable SSD X5. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung Portable SSD X5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Tom Brant (pcmag.com)

Samsung Portable SSD X5

 

The sleek, expensive Samsung Portable SSD X5 offers the fastest single-drive external storage money can buy, but it's suited mainly to well-heeled content-creation pros using late-model Macs.

Extremely fast data transfer speeds, thanks to Thunderbolt 3 and PCIe NVMe interfaces. Multiple capacity options. Sleek design.

Expensive. Heavy. No USB support. Difficult to connect to Windows PCs.

Bottom Line: The sleek, expensive Samsung Portable SSD X5 offers the fastest single-drive external storage money can buy, but it's suited mainly to well-heeled content-creation pros using late-model Macs.

Aug, 2018

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Portable SSD X5 review: The world’s fastest external hard drive

 

Even faster than Samsung's own trusty T5, the X5 SSD is the new king of high-speed portable drives

Incredibly fast ; Very portable ; Stylish design

Won’t work with regular USB ports ; Hugely expensive ; Not waterproof

But such complaints miss the point of the SSD X5. Yes, it’s a niche product, but it delivers world-beating performance, and the sort of person who wants that won’t baulk at the price, nor the need for a high-end host system. On its own terms,...

Aug, 2018

IT Pro Recommended

Expert review by : Christopher Minasians (itpro.co.uk)

Samsung Portable SSD X5 review: The world’s fastest external hard drive

 

Even faster than Samsung's own trusty T5, the X5 SSD is the new king of high-speed portable drives

Incredibly fast; Very portable; Stylish design

Won’t work with regular USB ports; Hugely expensive; Not waterproof

The Samsung Portable SSD X5 is a niche product, but it's unbeatable on its own terms. if you’re looking for the fastest external drive in the world, this is it.

Aug, 2018