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Samsung’s T5 USB-C solid-state drive is one of the most compact portable drives that you can buy, and it’s even more affordable than usual today. The 500GB model usually costs around $100, but today, you can get it for $80 at Amazon and Best Buy. The 1TB model that normally costs $200 is down to $150 at Best Buy. The T5 includes a USB-C to USB-C cable as well as a USB-C to USB Type-A cable.
This model utilizes a SATA drive within its enclosure, which while not slow, it isn’t the fastest SSD technology. If faster transfer speeds are paramount to you, an NVMe PCIe drive will be a better option. However, considering the lowered cost here, I think it’s a great value for most people. The T5’s combo of good performance and a well-designed…tech, The Verge, The Verge - All Posts