If you\u2019re on the hunt for a portable hard drive that boasts fast write speeds and a secure hardware encryption, look no further than the Samsung T5 SSD. The Samsung T5 is among the best storage devices on the market today. And it\u2019s built absolutely solid too, which is always a plus.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - Samsung T5 SSD Review\r\nThe Samsung T5 portable SSD is a quick, lightweight, intuitive, and sturdy hard drive that catapults Samsung to the top of the external SSD world. Changing gears from internal storage devices to portable SSD\u2019s, Samsung\u2019s showing in this new realm is a powerful one.\r\n\r\nPerformance\r\nDespite the small size of the Samsung T5 Portable SSD, it packs quite a punch. The 540 MB\/sec data transfer speed, with a 90 MB\/sec write speed, is matched only by the SanDisk Extreme, and the Samsung T5 is 4.9x faster than external hard drives. Its AES 256-bit hardware encryption and optional password protection keeps your personal data under tight lock and key. The Samsung T5 Portable SSD still works magnificently if you mainly use your portable SSD\u2019s with your gaming consoles. However, the Silicon Power A55 can step in and take that role as well, especially if you\u2019re using a PS4.\r\nDesign\r\nThe Samsung T5 Portable SSD features a top to bottom solid metal body that fits into the palm of your hand. No bigger than a small stack of credit cards and weighing in at a miniscule 51 grams, portable SSD\u2019s are rarely this compact. It can easily fit into your coat pocket or in the front pocket of your pants. Its solid metal casing and no internal moving parts means it can survive a drop of up to 2 metres. If you\u2019re looking for a portable SSD of similar build quality, but you\u2019re on a budget, the ADATA SU800 is a great alternative.\r\nValue\r\nIt\u2019s easy to say the Samsung T5 SSD holds a great amount of value. It has a 3-year warranty, so you know Samsung has made a product they believe in. It also includes USB type c to c and USB type c to a cables for pairing with older and newer models of PC\u2019s, Mac\u2019s, and Smartphone\u2019s. Each have a Velcro strap for ease of transportation. It does have a steep price tag, but not higher than the competition, so you aren\u2019t paying for a name. The Samsung 860 EVO 1TB is Samsung\u2019s budget-friendly alternative that still boasts impressive specs.\r\nSamsung T5 SSD Review Wrap Up\r\nThe Samsung T5 SSD\u2019s quality build, quick data transfer and write speeds, and small size make it an absolute workhorse in the external SSD world. It is on the pricey side of external SSD\u2019s, but most external SSD\u2019s are on the pricey side anyway, especially those of similar quality. Despite the usb-cC and usb-a cables, it may not be pairable with extremely older versions of Mac\u2019s, PC\u2019s, and Smartphone\u2019s, specifically ones with USB-c ports or USB-a ports, but its plethora of other features more than make up for this.