My Thoughts on Technology and Jamaica: How Samsung Portable SSD T3 makes Photographers have a cheap Portable cloud Storage

Thursday, March 10, 2016

How Samsung Portable SSD T3 makes Photographers have a cheap Portable cloud Storage

Solid State Drives have now been turned up a notch, thanks to Samsung.

As of Wednesday March 2, 2016, you can purchase the Samsung Portable SSD T3, a 2TB SSD (Solid State Drives) as reported in the article “You can no buy a 2TB Solid State External Drive that's barely larger than a thumb drive”, published March 2, 2016 By Justin Pot, Digitaltrends.

The US$850 Samsung Portable SSD T3, successor to last year’s T1, is a USB 3.0 drive that has dimensions of 74mm x58mm x 10.5mm (2.9" x 2.3" x 0.4") and weighs only 51 grams (1.8 ounces).

Like many other innovative products, it was announced at CES (Computer Electronics Show) 2016 and is much larger in size than the US$665 1TB Kingston DataTraveler HyperX Predator as explained in my blog article entitled “US$665 1TB Kingston DataTraveler HyperX Predator - Why SSD Sized Thumb Drives cheaper than Cloud Drive”. 

The US$850 Samsung Portable SSD T3, which is available on Amazon, offers the following specs:

1.      422MBps Read speed
2.      392.6MBps Write speed
3.      AES 256-bit hardware encryption

The T3 series of SSD's also comes in the following size on amazon

1.      US$130 for 250GB
2.      US$220 for 500GB 
3.      US$430 for 1TB
4.      US$850 for 2TB

So why would anybody pay this much for an external SSD?

Samsung Portable SSD T3 - How SSD are cheap Portable cloud Storage in your pocket

The speed is one reason.

It uses a USB 3.0 drive and albeit there are 1TB HDD that cost a lot less, SSD's are faster than SATA (Serial AT Attachment) portable Harddrives, which basically have mechanical moving parts.

I know, as I’ve now got two of them, both of which are 2.5" SATA Drives I’ve salvaged from laptops and begun using an external drives. Mechanical drives read speed maxes out at 100MBps, which is much slower than the Samsung Portable SSD T3 read speed of 450MBps.

Also the 2TB Samsung Portable SSD T3, at US$850, costs way less than the US$600 1TB T1 from 2015. This makes the US$850 Samsung Portable SSD T3 a very tempting offer that serious videographer and photographers as described in my MICO Wars blog article entitled “How the Photographers of St William Grant Park are beating smartphone Selfies” looking for portable key chain sized storage cannot resist.

Finally for those of you with a habit of misplacing small objects, never fear, you can use the US$29 TrackR Bravo from Phone Halo to keep track of it as noted in my blog article entitled, once you had the presence of mind to attach it to your keychain.

The US$850 Samsung Portable SSD T3 is a little talked about value product that along with the Samsung Gear 360 as described in my Geezam blog article entitled “How Samsung Gear 360 is a Creative Tool for YouTube VR Content” came out of CES 2016 and is set to take the world by storm by December 2016!

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