Samsung Electronics has just released its latest entry into the portable storage market—the Samsung Portable SSD T9. As the newest addition to the revered T series of portable hard drives, the T9 aims to set new standards in speed, capacity, and robust design.
Measuring in at just 88 x 60 x 14mm and weighing a mere 122 grams, the Samsung T9 is designed to be compact and easily transportable. Despite its small size, the drive offers substantial storage capacities, available in 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB variants.
At the heart of the Samsung T9 is a state-of-the-art PCB design, a departure from the more commonly used M.2 ultra-fast SSDs. This choice of internal architecture allows for incredible transfer speeds of up to 2000MB/s. To ensure the device stays cool during high-performance use, it’s housed in a sealed aluminium enclosure.
Further enhancing its durability, the drive is encased in a rubber-clad outer layer. Although not waterproof, this design offers a degree of resistance to rain and helps the drive stay in place on surfaces. The drive also features a USB Type-C interface for seamless connection and data transfer. Upon connection, a small blue LED light at the back of the device indicates that the drive is active.
For the budget-conscious, the 1TB version of the Samsung Portable SSD T9 is priced at an affordable £117.49. Those looking for more storage can opt for the 2TB version, available at £199.99. The highest capacity 4TB variant comes with a premium price tag of £362.79, but for those in need of considerable storage space and speed, it may well be worth the investment.
Compatibility and Software
The T9 is compatible with both PCs and Macs, but optimal performance on a Mac requires the installation of Samsung Portable SSD Software 1.0. This software is included on the drive and ensures users can experience the maximum data transfer speeds advertised.
A Drive for Professionals and Enthusiasts Alike
The Samsung Portable SSD T9 seems tailored for a range of uses. It’s small enough to accompany videographers using cameras like the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema, and its speed and capacity make it ideal for both video and still photography. Its plug-and-play functionality on PCs and simple software installation on Macs also make it user-friendly, appealing to amateurs and professionals alike.
While we await hands-on reviews to get a fuller picture of how the Samsung Portable SSD T9 performs under real-world conditions, on paper, the drive looks set to make a significant impact on the portable storage market. With its combination of speed, capacity, and robust design, it promises to be a compelling option for anyone in need of a high-performance portable storage solution.
For more details and to make a purchase, visit Samsung’s official website or authorised retailers.