Samsung Portable SSD T5 Review

Taking a look at the Samsung Portable SSD T5

The Samsung Portable SSD T5

The Samsung Portable SSD T5 is compact and has a brushed aluminium case.

The Samsung Portable SSD T5 measures 74 x 57.3 x 10.5 mm and weighs 51 grams. It is really small and light compared to my current portable hard disk.

It has a brushed aluminium case with the Samsung logo on one face. Its aluminium body probably help dissipate heat during intensive data transfers. It will probably be hardy enough to withstand a few bumps in the bag or scratches from keys and coins in the pocket with its aluminum build.

You will be glad to know that the Samsung Portable SSD T5 has a shock-resistant internal frame which will handle drops from 2 metres. Well, I wouldn’t recommend testing it deliberately though.

I expect that it will collect a few battle scars and dents after a while.

The Samsung Portable SSD T5 is 57.3mm in width or roughly the height of 6 LEGO bricks.

The Samsung Portable SSD T5 is 74mm in length or roughly the height of 8 LEGO bricks.

The Samsung Portable SSD T5 is pretty slim at 10.5mm or roughly the height of a single LEGO brick.

The Samsung Portable SSD T5 is rounded on the long edge, making it nice to hold in your hands when plugging in or out the USB cable.

The USB-C port on one edge of the Samsung Portable SSD T5.

The Samsung Portable SSD T5 comes with a 10Gbps USB 3.1 Gen 2 USB-C port. Specifications-wise, the Samsung T5 is capable of transfer speeds up to 540 MB/sec.

The included USB-C to USB-C cable allows you to directly connect the Samsung Portable SSD T5 to your Android phone as an external storage device. You can also use the USB-A to USB-C for your computer or the USB-C to USB-C cable if your computer comes with it.

On the same face as the USB-C connector, you will find the status LED. It is only visible when powered.

On top of the 3 year limited warranty, the Samsung Portable SSD T5 comes with a complimentary 1 year data recovery service.

You will be pleased to find that the local distributor included a complimentary one (1) year data recovery service for Samsung SSD which hopefully I won’t ever get to use it.