Samsung T1 250GB Portable USB 3.0 SSD Review 2

[section_title title=”Introduction”]Introduction

  • Brand: Samsung
  • Model: T1 250GB Portable USB 3.0 SSD – MU-PS250B/EU
  • Price (RRP): £136.99 (at time of review)

In this day and age, it would be very surprising to me if the majority of computer users didn’t own at least a USB flash drive for their portable storage needs; the market has boomed over recent years with super high capacity drives being available at fairly affordable prices.  In other storage related affairs, SSD or Solid State Drives have been dropping in price too which not only gives consumers an affordable option to their regular old mechanical hard drives, but opens the gateway up to what I consider to be the biggest upgrade to any system ever; SSDs are MUCH faster than regular HDDs.

So what happens when you Frankenstein both elements into one small and mighty package?  Well, you get the Samsung T1 Portable SSD of course, which gives you SSD performance in the roughly the same sized frame as a regular USB flash drive.  The Samsung T1 has been touted to have up to a 450MB/s transfer speed while only weighing up to 30g; impressive, right?  This is backed up by a maximum width of 71mm and a limited 3-year warranty.  Although the T1 portable SSD is available in 250/500GB and 1TB size variations, today I will be taking a look at the 250GB model which shares the same specifications as the others; AES 256bit encryption, UASP support and compatibility with USB 3.0; it is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 but at the cost of performance so bear that in mind.

Have Samsung hit the jackpot and made all our lives easier with the T1?  Or are other options more beneficial to us “consumers”?  Let’s find out, but first, the specifications and if you would prefer to watch a video review, check the video out below!


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