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Samsung T1 Portable SSD 250GB Hands-On Review

Now available in the PH market, the Samsung T1 Portable USB3.0 SSD boasts an incredible 450MB/s transfer rate and a shock-proof body that can take a beating. Available in 250GB, 500GB and 1TB capacities, the Samsung T1 does come at a premium.

Read on to find out more in this #B2G hands-on review of the Samsung T1 Portable SSD.

Samsung T1 Portable SSD

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Price / Where to Buy:

US – Approx.: $127.99 – [easyazon_link identifier=”B00RWXV8FE” locale=”US” tag=”back2gaming-20″]Samsung T1 at Amazon[/easyazon_link]

PHP – Approx.: Php9999 – 250GB, 500GB/1TB Price TBA

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We’ve taken a look at plenty of SSDs here in the labs but we’ve yet to see a Samsung SSD make an appearance in our library so it’s actually kind of amusing that our first Samsung SSD for review isn’t the glorious line of internal SSDs we’ve coveted but rather their latest portable offering: the Samsung T1 Portable SSD. Announced earlier this year, the Samsung T1 is an engineering marvel coming in at only a 71mm x 53mm frame with a 9.2mm thickness, its almost as thin as its USB cable and weighs in at only 30grams.

Samsung Logo

This small size doesn’t compromise speed though with the Samsung T1 rated for 450MB/s wread and write performance via USB3.0. We managed to get our hands during the local Philippines press launch of the Samsung T1 Portable SSD and we’ll share our initial impressions in this hands-on review. Read on!

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Features & Specification

  • Super fast read-write speeds of up to 450 MB/s driven by Turbo Write Technology.
  • Easy Password Protection – Embedded AES 256 bit encryption for cutting edge data security
  • Slim compact shape, combining style and portability featuring laser patterning and black chrome metalized finish
  • Capacity: 250GB
  • Form Factor: Portable
  • Interface: USB 3.0, USB 2.0
  • Transfer Rate: 450 MB/s
  • Encryption: AES 256-bit

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Closer Look

Images provided by Reimaru Files

The Samsung T1 Portable SSD is small. Really small as we’ve described earlier. Samsung has designed the chassis to have an elegant textured finished with one end of the Samsung T1 clad in a gloss surface. A metallic Samsung logo is emblazoned on one side with one of the narrow ends home to the USB3.0 connector port.

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Quick Benchmarks & First Impression

First off, let’s measure the Samsung T1 Portable SSD’s maximum potential performance via ATTO Disk Benchmark. ATTO Disk Benchmark measures a drive’s read and write speeds with increasing file sizes and graphs them.

Samsung T1 Portable SSD ATTO Disk Benchmark

Samsung T1 Portable SSD ATTO Disk Benchmark

The drive is rated for 450MB/s and as we can see in the screenshot of our benchmark above, Samsung is a bit modest in the rating with read speeds definitely peaking at 460MB/s for read performance when we go past 256MB file size. For write speeds though, numbers are a touch above 400MB/s with the Samsung T1 peaking at 420MB/s write speeds. If that doesn’t impress you, remember that this is a USB3.0 device. The fastest USB3.0 SSD we’ve tested is around 256MB/s only. These are incredibly fast. As we’ve said, that’s a 10GB movie file in just 10 seconds or less.

Samsung T1 Portable SSD Crystal Disk Benchmark

Samsung T1 Portable SSD Crystal Disk Benchmark

[popover body=”Crystal Disk Mark is storage benchmarking software was developed by “hiyohiyo” of Japan, and is available for free. Crystal Disk Mark measures sequential, and random read/write speeds of storage devices.” placement=”top”]Crystal DiskMark[/popover] is our next benchmark which pretty much shows us what we’ve already seen with the drive averaging around 400MB/s. Note that we’ve ran these benchmarks consecutively which might have skewed the performance but by nothing significant and we can see the a clearer picture here of how fast the Samsung T1 is in handling smaller file sizes. Still, these drives will mostly see action for large transfers and that 400MB/s R/W performance is definitely something to be happy about.

It’s easy to go about this review saying how fast the Samsung T1 Portable SSD is but as demonstrated in the product launch, the Samsung T1 can take a pounding. Dropped from a height of 5ft over  and over and over again, our sample drive managed to keep on delivering its rated speeds.

We do not condone violence towards Solid-state Drives but the Samsung rep insisted.

Couple that durability with the data security features of the Samsung T1 allowing the users to safeguard their data prior to use and you have a data vault the size of a business card.

Samsung T1 Portable SSD Hands-on Review

Samsung T1 Portable SSD Hands-on Review

Ultimately, it all boils down to price and with the smallest capacity of 250GB announced to hit stores now at Php9999, it’s going to be a tough call for a lot of folks. The usage scenario here is simple though: people who want speed regardless of cost but want something in a more standard interface like USB3.0 for professional work will find the Samsung T1 Portable SSD a definitely good choice and if that doesn’t fit the size and durability advantage versus a standard portable HDD is simply hard not to like. Given the speed, it could easily run as a boot drive for native USB3.0 controllers e.g. Intel Z87, X99 and Z97 or other compatible devices and OS’.

While you could get away with bashing a Samsung 850 EVO with a SATA/USB3.0 adapter which should cost a little bit more than half of the PH SRP of the Samsung T1, its hard to beat the size advantage of the Samsung T1 making it one of the most flexible portable storage options out there.

The Samsung T1 Portable SSD is a deadly beauty: it’s compact size and elegant exterior hides a high-performance device aimed at delivering the fastest performance they can squeeze in its diminutive yet incredibly tough body. The Samsung T1 Portable SSD is a must-have for highly-mobile people who need their data with them anywhere, safe and fast.

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Price / Where to Buy:

US – Approx.: $127.99 – [easyazon_link identifier=”B00RWXV8FE” locale=”US” tag=”back2gaming-20″]Samsung T1 at Amazon[/easyazon_link]

PHP – Approx.: Php9999 – 250GB, 500GB/1TB Price TBA

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Samsung backs the T1 Portable SSD with a 3-year warranty which also covers write-endurance. We give the Samsung T1 Portable SSD our B2G Editor’s Choice Award!

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9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. Edward Dow Jones

    July 24, 2015 at 4:08 am

    Malamang nasa 5-7k ito 🙂

  2. Bossmac Suba

    July 24, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Hopefully nga nasa 5500 lang par, sakit sa bulsa ng 10k na SRP neto for 250GB pero overall, kung mala-Mission Impossible buhay mo na need mo magtransfer ng 10GB files in under 5 seconds, tapos pwede ipasok sa pagitan ng cleavage ng chix na undercover agent, eto na yung drive na need mo.

    Samsung yan eh, malamang makita naten sa movie yan soon haha

  3. Abraham Joaquin Dugena Charvet

    July 24, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    The protection it offers, yan babayaran mo dito + ssd

  4. Bossmac Suba

    July 24, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Maganda encryption nya and napakatibay talaga… siguro pwede mong lunukin yan and pag tinae mo walang gasgas.

    Wag nyo na irequest gawin ko mga hinayupak

  5. Abraham Joaquin Dugena Charvet

    July 24, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    Hahahaha

  6. Abraham Joaquin Dugena Charvet

    July 24, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    Kagatin mo lang daw, bite test

  7. Bossmac Suba

    July 24, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Ginawa ko na kagabi, matigas talaga pero nagasgasan sya onti. Di ko na lang sinabi :3

  8. Abraham Joaquin Dugena Charvet

    July 24, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    Sample pre pavideo uli

  9. Naps Delos Santos

    August 13, 2015 at 6:45 am

    As expected sa mga modern SSD.. palaging mabilis, no doubt about that.

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