SAMSUNG T5 Portable SSD 1TB - Up to 540MB/s - USB 3.1 External Solid State Drive, Black (MU-PA1T0B/AM)

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  • Superfast read write speeds: SSD with V-NAND offers ultra-fast data transfer speeds of up to 540MB s (up to 4.9x faster than external HDDs); Ideal for transferring large-sized data including 4K videos, high-resolution photos, games and more
  • Compact and portable design: Top to bottom shock resistant metal design fits in the palm of your hand and easily slides in your pocket or purse to take work and entertainment on the go
  • Secure encryption: Optional password protection and AES 256-bit hardware encryption keeps your personal and private data more secure
  • Seamless connectivity: Includes USB type C to C and USB type C to A cables to connect to PCs, Macs, smartphones and other devices


The SAMSUNG T5 Portable SSD has the latest in SAMSUNG V-NAND flash memory technology. Its portable design, blazing fast transfer speeds of up to 540 MB/s, shock resistance, and secure encryption make it the best portable SSD on the market.

Hard Drive: ‎1 TB Portable

Wireless Type: ‎802.11a

Number of USB 3.0 Ports: ‎2

Brand: ‎Samsung Electronics

Series: ‎Samsung T5

Item model number: ‎MU-PA1T0B/AM

Hardware Platform: ‎PC;Mac;Android OS

Item Weight: ‎1.8 ounces

Product Dimensions: ‎0.41 x 2.91 x 2.26 inches

Item Dimensions LxWxH: ‎0.41 x 2.91 x 2.26 inches

Color: ‎Black

Flash Memory Size: ‎1000

Hard Drive Interface: ‎USB 3.0

Batteries: ‎1 Lithium ion batteries required.

Manufacturer: ‎Samsung Electronics DAV

Country of Origin: ‎Korea, Republic of

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: ‎No

Date First Available: ‎August 15, 2017

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1.0 out of 5 stars | Never again Samsung products
Color: Black Capacity: 1 TB Style: Single
I ordered this in June of 2019. I was planning a trip, and I wanted to use this with navigation software on my Samsung Galaxy Tab A, Model SM-T580. As to compatibility, I did see this note on Amazon: “3 year warranty; User can set password when it is necessary; Requires Windows 7, Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), Android 4.4 (KitKat), or higher; Older versions of the Windows, Mac and Android operating systems may not be supported” This tablet uses the Android version 8.1., so I figured I was good to go. The SSD shipped with one or 2 usb cables, which did not work with my Galaxy Tab A. That was my first surprise. After receiving the SSD, I went to the Google store and downloaded the app. However the tablet would never recognize the SSD. But my windows desktop computer would recognize the SSD. I called Samsung customer support on at least 6 occasions from June until today, November 1, 2019. On the first call they told me that the app I had downloaded was not good, and that at that time they had no Android app for this SSD, even though it was marketed as being compatible with Android. So I waited until after my trip and tried again with Samsung support, still no luck getting this to work. Finally today, after 45 minutes on the phone, they tell me that my tabled is not compatible with this SSD. I stated that I purchased it from Amazon, and the time to return it is long past, so I believe that Samsung should be taking it back and giving my money back, so they gave me a phone number to call to discuss this. Called this new number, got the runaround with them trying to diagnose it again and when I told them I was calling to return the item, they informed me that this cannot be done. I just do not want anyone else having to go through this ordeal, so I am posting this here.
Reviewed in the United States on November 1, 2019 by energy guru

4.0 out of 5 stars | Device works great, but reformat and use OS native encryption and ...
Color: Black Capacity: 2 TB Style: Single
Device works great, but reformat and use OS native encryption and password protection instead, the Samsung software on my T1 stopped working after a MacOS update and never worked again, data was permanently lost.
Reviewed in the United States on October 30, 2017 by Mike

1.0 out of 5 stars | Expired certificate
Color: Black Capacity: 1 TB Style: Single
The developer ID Application certificate is expired and expired on 9/27/2019. The box that it came in states the production date is 2020 0413. My computer warned me that the package was signed with a certificate that is expired and if I acquired the package recently, it may not be authentic. I do not trust this product. I'm returning the item.
Reviewed in the United States on June 17, 2020 by Hannah Barrineau

5.0 out of 5 stars | I’m absolutely amazed with the total 180° in load times
Color: Black Capacity: 1 TB Style: Single
I slapped this on my PS4 and left it there. Load times are vastly improved. Loading screens really bothered me. No more!!! I’m the first one in game on fortnite. Grand Theft Auto loads too quick for me to get a drink from the kitchen. I’m absolutely amazed with the total 180° in load times. Only thing I regret is debating for years whether or not to get one! 6 month update. Yeah I appreciated this. Good buy. Downloads are faster. Loading screens are quicker. In game runs smoother. Year update. My cousin doesn’t have the capacity to understand the benefits of a SSD. He must “one up” everyone. Example: I buy a 50” television, he must go buy a 51” for a cheaper price the next day. I told this guy about the SSD. He goes and buys a 4 TB HDD for 50 bucks. The problems he has been having are astronomical. The games crash. The load times are wack. The corrupted data. But... the ”mines bigger and way better than yours” is still valid to him. Pffft! okay buddy, you keep believing that. I’ve read online that World War Z and NBA2K have obnoxious load times. I don't see it? What are they talking about? 😉
Reviewed in the United States on May 28, 2018 by Lu

1.0 out of 5 stars | Does not play well with Macs
Color: Black Capacity: 2 TB Style: Single
I got the Samsung T5 SSD 2TB for my Mac Pro tower. At first it was fine. They, every few days it would randomly start "disconnecting" or "ejecting" while copying files. The problem is that it would not mount after that. This required reformatting the drive each time. Disk Utility along with Disk Warrior both report "hardware failure" issues. But those warnings to away once the drive is reformatted (extended, journaled) again. Then, a few days later, it would eject while copying and not mount again - thus requiring another reformat and erasing everything on the drive. I'm using Mavericks (not High Sierra). I reformat and she works again... until the next time...
Reviewed in the United States on May 18, 2019 by Snowdog

5.0 out of 5 stars | Fast, Compact, Silent, and Portable.
Color: Black Capacity: 1 TB Style: Single
I was actually surprised at how small and light the drive was when I got it. I'm using it on a 2017 13" MacBook Pro and have it formatted with APFS (Encrypted). While I'm not seeing the quoted average "up to" speeds of 500+ MB/s, they are still impressive (see screenshot). I use this drive for my video editing (scratch disk and saving). It works great for Final Cut Pro and ScreenFlow Pro.
Reviewed in the United States on December 26, 2017 by Jon Henshaw

3.0 out of 5 stars | NOT RELIABLE - failed completely in just 5 months - lost data but could reformat!
Color: Black Capacity: 2 TB Style: Single
Started this review after failure of 1st of 3 of these I have but somehow never published it. Probably waiting to see what Samsung warranty would do. Just reformatted and returned it. I've treated that one with a little suspicion/caution. But then the 2nd of the 3 failed!! Again, completely invisible to the computer except in Disk Management. I don't remember if disk 1 was there. However, unlike with disk 1, this time I was able to recover the contents of the drive using EaseUS sw happily! Since I could access it as a blank drive in Disk Manager, I initialized & formatted (slow) & then wrote a few large files to it including a few movies. The movies played back fine & the files were readable. Fingers crossed it won't happen again. FWIW, disk 1 has now performed reliably for 6+ months. I still love this drive for its compact size, light weight and fast access. I don't love that 2 of 3 failed completely just a few months after I started using them. It's a reminder to duplicate everything on a 2nd drive and maybe a 3rd. Even carrying 3 of these is still smaller than a portable hard drive so I probably will not go back to the seemingly more fragile but ultimately more reliable portable disk drives when traveling!
Reviewed in the United States on November 2, 2018 by photogo

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