SAMSUNG has pushed what an SSD can do even further thanks to the insanely fast Thunderbolt 3 interface. The SSD X5 is the newest arrival from a division of the Samsung empire that has been quietly excelling in recent years.
By using an NVMe SSD drive, the Samsung SSD X5 offers blazing speeds of up to 2800MB/s read, and 2300MB/s write far faster than a standard USB 2.0 could ever manage, though it’s a fraction of the 40GB/s that Thunderbolt 3 is theoretically capable. In perspective, that’s a 20GB 4K UHD video transferred from your Thunderbolt 3 equipped laptop in just 12 seconds.
Despite all this power, it fits comfortably in the hand – another reminder that you don’t need to be constrained by a 2.5-inch form factor anymore. Plus, its sleek black lines and contours are very sexy – though Apple owners would argue that it probably should come in white. Read more