Final thoughts and the conclusion
As I stated right at the very beginning of this article, you
must test an SSD in its intended usage pattern. The Samsung T1 external USB3
SSD is designed to carry around large amounts of data, in a small lightweight
package, and can transfer large amounts of data quickly and reliably.
In this usage pattern the Samsung T1 excelled. The Samsung
T1 is small, lightweight, robust, and it is certainly fast, pushing USB3 to its
On my test PC, the Samsung T1 external USB3 SSD performed
at, or above, its official specification, so hats off to Samsung for not
claiming performance specifications that are unobtainable.
The only downside to the package was the length of the
supplied USB3 cable. At only 13cm in length this means the Samsung T1 will most
likely be left dangling in mid-air when the T1 is connected to a desktop PC. I would
add that the length of the cable should not be a problem when the T1 is
connected to a laptop.
I have only had the Samsung T1 SSD for about 10 days, so
it’s not possible to comment on the drive’s long term reliability. What I can
say is that during the testing period, the Samsung T1 has been 100% stable and
has caused no problems whatsoever.
Let us summarise the most important positive and negative
- Small, extremely lightweight, and robust.
- exFAT file system ensures excellent cross platform
- Excellent performance, which pushes USB3 to its limits.
- 3 year limited warranty.
- Competitively priced.
- The supplied USB3 cable is rather short at only 13cm.
Price and availability
The Samsung T1 external USB3 SSD should be available soon,
with suggested retail pricing as follows.
The parting sentence is:
“The Samsung is an excellent external SSD, aimed squarely
at the user who requires high performance, and needs to be able to carry around
large amounts of data".
The editor rating is based on the following key factors.
- Stability (is the device stable?)
- Supplied accessories (what is included in the package)
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