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Samsung Unveils New Portable SSD T5 EVO That Offers 8TB Capacity in a Compact Design

Delivers up to 3.8 times the transfer speeds of external HDD, and protects data from drops of up to two meters

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Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today unveiled the T5 EVO, a lightweight portable Solid-State Drive (SSD) that provides up to 8 terabytes (TB) of capacity, which is the largest capacity size currently offered by portable SSDs available on the market. Along with its capacity, the T5 EVO delivers ultra-fast speeds in a compact, durable design as a cutting-edge, versatile SSD solution. “For consumers who are looking for substitutes for traditional hard disk drives (HDDs), the T5 EVO — offering the largest-available capacity along with speed and durability in a compact design that fits in the palm of your hand — is an innovative, new external storage option,” said Hangu Sohn, Vice President of the Memory Brand Product Biz Team at Samsung Electronics. “The T5 EVO is built to fulfill the needs of a wide range of consumers with diverse lifestyles. Its capacity of up to 8TB, fast speeds, compact design and data protection from external shocks are well-suited for users who want to store and access data anywhere, anytime.” Based on USB 3.2 Gen 1, the T5 EVO transfers data up to 3.8 times faster than external HDDs and delivers maximum performance through sequential read and write speeds of up to 460 megabytes per second (MB/s), making it easier to transfer large files. Enhanced Portability and Ergonomic Design The design concept of T5 EVO is “Compact and Light Ergonomic.” The portable SSD is engineered to provide a new experience with an ergonomic design that deviates from the size of a business card for the first time while still maintaining compact and light features. It measures 95mm in width, 40mm in length and 17mm in thickness, meaning consumers can have an 8TB portable storage device that is small enough to hold in one hand. This combination of compact size and large memory provides users with faster speeds, equivalent capacity and a smaller, lighter body — when compared to an external HDD. At 102 grams, the carefully designed weight of the product creates a sense of trust in its sturdiness as well. The T5 EVO also has a black body and a titan gray ring, giving it a premium and sleek feeling with similar colors, and blends in naturally when placed with other host devices that are gray in color. The T5 EVO can be easily fastened to any bag or piece of luggage thanks to its metal ring design. Furthermore, its metal body and rubberized surface provide extra protection against external shocks — including from drops of up to two meters. Store Millions of Photos and Songs With Speed and Ease Even with its convenient design, the T5 EVO does not compromise capacity. With storage capabilities of up to 8TB of data, the T5 EVO can accommodate large files, high-resolution videos, photos and games, making it suitable for work and play. An 8TB T5 EVO can store more than 2 million 3.5-megabyte (MB) photos, 1.8 million 4MB music files, or 3,500 2-gigabyte (GB) videos. Prioritizes Safety Through Thermal Guard Protection The new Portable SSD prioritizes safety through thermal guard technology and security with hardware data encryption. Samsung’s Dynamic Thermal Guard technology safeguards against overheating and maintains optimal operating temperatures, in compliance with international safety standard IEC 62368-1. Moreover, the portable SSD supports Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256-bit hardware data encryption, giving users assurance and confidence when storing data. Extensive Compatibility for a Wide Range of Users The T5 EVO is compatible with a range of operating systems and host devices, such as macOS®, Windows®, smartphones/tablets, and gaming consoles. The T5 EVO also features Samsung Magician software, which provides a comprehensive set of drive management features, including real-time drive health check, genuine authentication check feature, performance benchmark and firmware updates. The T5 EVO — available in 2TB, 4TB and 8TB sizes — comes with a USB Type-C-to-C cable and includes a three-year limited warranty. The manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP) are $189.99 for the 2TB, $349.99 for the 4TB and $649.99 for the 8TB. The T5 EVO is available worldwide starting today. For more information, visit

Samsung Portable SSD T5 EVO Product Specifications


USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5Gbps)

Hardware Information

Capacities1 2TB 4TB 8TB
Dimensions2 40 x 95 x 17mm
Weight2 102 grams


Sequential Read3 Up to 460 MB/sec
Sequential Write3 Up to 460 MB/sec


Drop Resistant4 Up to 2m


Encryption AES 256-bit hardware encryption
Software5 Samsung Magician Software


Operating System6 Windows®, macOS®, Android™
Device6 PCs, Laptops, Tablets, Smartphones


Temperature7 Operating 0°C to 60°C
Non-Operating -40°C to 85°C
Humidity 5% to 95% non-condensing
Shock Non-Operating 1,500G, duration: 0.5ms, 3 axis
Vibration Non-Operating 20~2,000Hz, 20G



RoHS Compliance

RoHS 2


Three (3) Year Limited Warranty

1 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes, 1TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. Lower capacity may be demonstrated by your computer due to use of a different measurement standard. 2 The actual product weight and size may vary depending on the product’s capacity and measurement method. 3 Max data transfer speed is measured based on Samsung’s internal testing standards with the enclosed cable. Performance may vary depending on host configuration, cable and user system environment. 4 Based on an internal free fall shock test conducted under controlled conditions. Drop resistance may vary depending on the actual environmental conditions. Damage caused by drop is not covered under warranty. * Test condition: Device was dropped free-fall to a metal plate from 2-meter height. ** No warranty is provided for any physical damage to the product including bending or deformation of the ring. 5 Samsung Magician software is available in Windows®, macOS® and Android™. It requires Windows® 7 and higher, macOS® High Sierra (10.13.6) and higher, or Android™ 5.1 (Lollipop) and higher. Older versions of the Windows®, macOS®, and Android™ operating systems may not be supported. 6 Compatibility with host devices may vary. Some operating systems may require T5 EVO reformatting. T5 EVO is backward compatible with USB 3.1, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 7 Tc is measured at the hottest point on the case. Sufficient airflow is recommended to be operated properly on heavier workload within device operating temperature. 8 For more information on the warranty, please visit