There was a time when having a external storage drive meant dealing with a device that was slow in operation and bulky in size, so big it would dominate an entire section of my desktop, that was ten years ago when I purchased my very first external drive which was made by Western Digital. Today external storage drives have evolved,they're a lot smaller and compact, with larger storage capacities that exceeds up to 1TB and much faster transfer speeds. This is what you have with the new Samsung T1 External SSD, the same characteristics. Its fast,exceeds up to 1TB and its small and compact,in fact,its very very small.
The new Samsung T1 External SSD is the first portable storage device of its kind that's constructed by Samsung,which is hard to believe considering the tech titan basically have their hands in everything tech related. The first thing you need to know about this particular drive is its frighteningly small,its a little over 2-inches wide and 3-inches in length. Its a mere a third in thickness and practically has no weight.Its literally the size of your credit card.
All things considering there is some pretty impressive hardware within this drive.The T1 uses Samsung's own 3D V-NAND technology,the same technology that's found in its 850-series SSDs. The 3D V- NAND technology is pretty interesting in itself,this technology is suppose provide longer life to the storage drive,far longer than the single-layer MLC.( I'll explain NAND and single layer MLC technology in a later Explanation needed)
Being that the drive has just been unleashed for public interest,there are already published benchmarks numbers. CrystalDiskMark numbers reads as follows; 417.2 sequential read speeds, 404.2 sequential Write speed, impressively fast. The speed of the external drive can varied, it all depends on you hardware setup.
With great technology comes a hefty price tag, which is what you get with the T1 external SSD. The average price in SSD terms, is still 60 cent a gigabyte. The 250GB version is $179.99, the 500GB is $299, $599 1TB.
Storage devices like this is definitely not for average budget conscious consumer who's just looking to just simply backup family photos or pictures of a pet dog, you're much better off with a simple thumb drive as your primary source of backup, better yet just go with the much cheaper spinning platter external drive.