Samsung has launched the Portable SSD X5, their first NVMe 1-based portable solid state drive (SSD) with Thunderbolt 3 support in India. the X5 offers a read speed of up to 2,800 MB/s, which is up to 5.2 times faster than the widely used SATA interface portable SSDs and up to 25.5 times faster than external HDDs, the writes speeds are close to of 2,300 MB/s5.

The drive comes in a full-metal body with a glossy finish and non-slip bottom mat and the housing is shock-resistant that can withstand accidental drops of up to two meters. The Dynamic Thermal Guard technology and a heat sink, a mechanical internal solution can safeguard the X5 from overheating, ensuring reliability while maintaining optimal operating temperatures.

Samsung Portable SSD X5 Specifications

  • Capacity – 2TB/1TB/500GB
  • Transfer Speeds – Up to 2,800 MB/s sequential read speeds, Up to 2,300 MB/s sequential write speeds (500GB: up to 2,100 MB/s)
  • Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps)
  • Strong, shock-resistant metal case and internal support frame
  • AES 256-bit hardware encryption
  • Requires Macs and Windows PCs with Thunderbolt 3 ports (Not backward compatible / Not compatible with PCs only with USB interface)
  • Weight: 150 grams
  • Limited 3-year warranty

The Samsung Portable SSD X5 is priced INR 27,999 for the 500GB model, INR 48,999 for the 1TB model and the top-end 2TB version costs INR 97,999 for the 2TB model. Global roll out is set for 3rd September with India sales to follow soon.