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Samsung has unveiled its first ever portable SSD at CES 2015, the SSD T1 (Photo: Will Shanklin/Gizmag.com)
Samsung has unveiled its first ever portable SSD at CES 2015, the SSD T1 (Photo: Will Shanklin/Gizmag.com)
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Samsung has unveiled its first ever portable SSD at CES 2015, the SSD T1 (Photo: Will Shanklin/Gizmag.com)
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Samsung has unveiled its first ever portable SSD at CES 2015, the SSD T1 (Photo: Will Shanklin/Gizmag.com)
The SSD T1 starts at US$180 for the 250 GB model (Photo: Will Shanklin/Gizmag.com)
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The SSD T1 starts at US$180 for the 250 GB model (Photo: Will Shanklin/Gizmag.com)
The SSD measures 71.0 x 9.2 x 53.2 mm (2.8 x 0.36 x 2 in), and sports a black chrome metal finish with laser patterning (Photo: Will Shanklin/Gizmag.com)
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The SSD measures 71.0 x 9.2 x 53.2 mm (2.8 x 0.36 x 2 in), and sports a black chrome metal finish with laser patterning (Photo: Will Shanklin/Gizmag.com)
The unit felt very small and thin when Gizmag had some hands-on time with it at Samsung's CES booth (Photo: Will Shanklin/Gizmag.com)
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The unit felt very small and thin when Gizmag had some hands-on time with it at Samsung's CES booth (Photo: Will Shanklin/Gizmag.com)
The unit felt very small and thin when Gizmag had some hands-on time with it at Samsung's CES booth (Photo: Will Shanklin/Gizmag.com)
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The unit felt very small and thin when Gizmag had some hands-on time with it at Samsung's CES booth (Photo: Will Shanklin/Gizmag.com)
Samsung says that the SSD T1's sequential read/write speeds of up to 450 MB per second allow for the transfer a 3 GB movie file in just 8 seconds (Photo: Will Shanklin/Gizmag.com)
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Samsung says that the SSD T1's sequential read/write speeds of up to 450 MB per second allow for the transfer a 3 GB movie file in just 8 seconds (Photo: Will Shanklin/Gizmag.com)
Samsung has unveiled its first ever portable SSD at CES 2015, the SSD T1 (Photo: Will Shanklin/Gizmag.com)
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Samsung has unveiled its first ever portable SSD at CES 2015, the SSD T1 (Photo: Will Shanklin/Gizmag.com)
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Samsung has unveiled its first ever portable SSD at CES 2015, the SSD T1. Likened by the firm to the size of a business card, it weighs in at just 30 g (1 oz), and boasts transfer speeds of up to 450 MB per second and a maximum capacity of 1 TB.

The SSD T1 starts at US$180 for the 250 GB model and, though we've no official word on pricing for the 500 GB and 1 TB models, Engadget reports that they will command $300 and $600, respectively. Connectivity comes via backwards-compatible USB 3.0 and the drive is powered by Samsung’s proprietary 3D Vertical NAND (V-NAND) tech.

The unit felt very small and thin when Gizmag had some hands-on time with it at Samsung's CES booth (Photo: Will Shanklin/Gizmag.com)
The unit felt very small and thin when Gizmag had some hands-on time with it at Samsung's CES booth (Photo: Will Shanklin/Gizmag.com)

The SSD measures 71 x 9.2 x 53.2 mm (2.8 x 0.36 x 2 in), and sports a black chrome metal finish with laser patterning. The unit felt very small and thin when Gizmag had some hands-on time with it at CES 2015. The firm says that the SSD T1's sequential read/write speeds of up to 450 MB per second allow for the transfer a 3 GB movie file in just 8 seconds.

The SSD T1 will launch across the United States, European and Asian markets later this month.

Product Page: Samsung

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moreover
Nice! Something this slim and light weight could be velcroed to the back of my laptop and yet be plenty fast to serve as the media drive for editing basic 4k video, keeping the laptop drive for system/program.
socool
Sorry for that this does not come with the thunderbolt interface. If it does, then it would possibly become a good media for a bootcamp.