With lightning-fast transfer speeds of 450MB/s, this pocketable Solid State Drive is a real game-changer...
Solid state memory is the ultimate choice for backing up your photos, and Samsung’s T3 Solid State Drive (SSD) impressed us this year with its hardy metal chassis and internal support frame. With no moving parts, it is much less likely to fail than a regular drive, and is more than capable of taking a tumble, so is ideal for heavy professional use. It has a strong AES 256-bit hardware encryption and password protection too, so you know your files are safe should you misplace it.
The T3 SSD comes in four sizes – 250GB, 500GB, 1TB and 2TB – and all varieties make the most of Samsung’s new V-NAND Solid State technology. This innovative new tech layers the cells more efficiently, helping the T3 take on a slender demeanour, with dimensions similar to a credit card and a depth of just 1.05cm. We loved how easily this drive slips into a bag to take on a shoot. The very same V-NAND technology is also said to reduce the power consumption by 45%.
Solid State Drives aren’t just rugged, they’re very fast too. The USB 3.1 port has a maximum transfer speed of 450MB/s, ideal for transferring large amounts of photos or videos quickly. It’s backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and 2.0, while the hi-tech Charge Trap Flash (CTF) feature prevents data corruption.
This SSD can be connected to Android smart devices running the KitKat v4.4 operating system or later. We loved this feature because it means you can stream content such as movies and music when you’re on the move, so it’s an extremely versatile gadget.
Samsung’s T3 SSD is a great little drive for professionals who need to store large volumes of RAW images or video content and access them quickly.
Price: From £98.99
Capacity: 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, 2TB
Ports: USB 3.1 Type-C
Transfer speed: 450MB/s
Size (WxHxD): 74x58x11mm