We tested the Samsung T5 EVO portable SSD: 8 TB of storage in an incredible external drive

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we tested the samsung t5 evo portable ssd 8 tb
we tested the samsung t5 evo portable ssd 8 tb

If Samsung stands out for its mobile phones such as the Galaxy S23 Ultra and those OLED panels that it mounts on its own smartphones or those of Apple, as far as storage units are concerned, it is facing one of the best companies on the planet. The new 8 TB T5 EVO is simply the best example of what has been said.

The new Samsung T5 EVO 8 TB that we have been able to test in EL ESPAÑOL – El Androide Libre has just arrived in Spain. A storage unit that has some simply awesome features . Of course, its 8 TB (actual 7.27 TB in Windows) of storage draws a lot of attention, offering unparalleled flexibility to make full copies of all the internal hard drives you have on a PC or for those production formats. larger size for audiovisual professionals .

Apart from its enormous storage capacity, the reading and writing speeds go hand in hand, both reaching 460 Mb/s sequentially. Its transfer capacity makes it a high-performance SSD thanks to the use of a USB 3.2 Gen 1 port that allows data to be transferred up to 3.8 times faster than external hard drives.

The reading speed in our tests is 390 Mb/s from the Samsung T5 EVO drive to the root hard drive of the PC with a drive composed of a Western Digital Black SN770 1 TB PCIe Gen4 NVMe. A 7 GB video file is transferred to this unit  in just over 10 seconds at a rate of 390 Mb/s.

With these transfer, reading and writing speeds added to its 8 TB of storage, although in Windows it actually stays at 7.27 TB, it allows you to store more than 2 million 3.5 MB photos , 1.8 million files of 4 MB music or 3,500 2 gigabyte videos. A feat in performance to perform copy or file storage tasks in the shortest time possible.

A sublime SSD in everything

We have taken these sensations from the first moment with this SSD storage unit to make clear the great flexibility it provides to store files, clean current units or simply have the best external hard drive to save large files; In this case, professionals dedicated to video in all areas will find a new travel companion with the Samsung T5 EEVO 8 TB.

All these capacities for a very light unit: 102 grams and with dimensions of 95 mm wide, 40 mm long and 17 mm thick. There is another aspect that I liked when testing this unit: the feel thanks to the rubber used and the feeling of being very resistant in hand. In fact, it is a device with the ability to withstand drops from two meters as attested by Samsung.

 

Its body is black and has a gray titanium ring on one of its sides to give it a very elegant touch in its visual appearance . That ring allows it to be attached to a bag or any piece of luggage. It could be ideal if this ring could be opened to attach a Samsung SmartTag2 so that it can be located at all times with this tracking device from the Korean technology giant.

There are two other aspects that must be taken into account. Related to security, the Samsung T5 EVO 8 Terabytes has Dynamic Thermal Guard technology against overheating and thus can keep the unit at a good temperature. In fact, it also includes 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) so that its content can be encrypted through the tool that Samsung has for Android, Windows and Mac. That said about Android, there is an app that allows you to encrypt the content with a password to protect it.

Finally, it is a storage unit that works for both PCs and mobile phones with a USB type-C connection, as well as other types of products. As long as they have that type of connection, the 8 TB of storage and its high transfer speed will be available to save all types of data.

Should I buy it?

It is a premium SSD storage unit at a price that may be prohibitive for many users, but its excellent performance is the best excuse to get one. What this means is that you are looking at a product that is perfectly suitable for a normal user, but the one who will get the most out of it will be a professional dedicated to any field related to video or photography.

That is, they demand a unit prepared to contain large format files with sizes that easily exceed tens of gigabytes, or they simply want to have a large backup for files that they have to care for so as not to lose them.

We recommend its purchase, taking into account that its price in Spain starts at 209.99 euros in its 2 TB version; The 4 TB version costs 378.99 euros, and the 8 TB version costs 694.99 euros. In short, this 8 TB Samsung T5 EVO drive is a very special product at all levels , both for its design and its storage capacity, as well as its read/write speeds or its low weight or capacity. for data encryption. A premium SSD for the most demanding users.

 

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