Samsung Announces 8TB T5 EVO Portable SSD

Samsung today announced the launch of its latest portable SSD, the T5 EVO with up to 8TB of storage space available. 8TB is the largest capacity size offered by portable SSDs on the market.

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The T5 Evo supports USB 3.2 Gen 1 speeds for transferring data at up to 460MB/s. That's much faster than standard hard drives, but slower than NVME SSDs like Samsung's T7 and T9 series.

Samsung designed the T5 with a rectangular body that has a clip able to be attached to luggage and backpacks, and it features drop protection up to six feet thanks to a rubberized surface. Samsung has also included Dynamic Thermal Guard technology to protect against overheating.

The SSD measures in at 3.74 inches in length and 1.57 inches in width, and it weighs 3.6 ounces, so it is portable and ideal for travel.

The 8TB version of the T5 EVO SSD is priced at $650, and it can be purchased from the Samsung website. Samsung is also offering 2TB and 4TB versions, priced at $190 and $350, respectively.

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Top Rated Comments

sw1tcher Avatar
27 weeks ago
The 8TB version of the T5 EVO SSD is priced at $650...
$650 for 8TB of storage from Samsung. If this was Apple, it'd be well over $2,400



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HobeSoundDarryl Avatar
27 weeks ago

$650 for 8TB of storage from Samsung. If this was Apple, it'd be well over $2,400


Now, we all know that Apple's 8TB is far superior to anyone else's 8TB.

Fans will argue 8TB > 8TB with vigor.

In Apple Exec spin: "Apple's 8TB is like 32TB of this Samsung storage... so buyers are actually saving $200 by paying $2400." ;)
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
The_Gream Avatar
27 weeks ago

$650 for 8TB of storage from Samsung. If this was Apple, it'd be well over $2,400


These are definitely not the types of SSDs you can compare to what you find in an Apple device/computer. 460MB/s is slow (USB 2/lightning cable slow). The quality and read/write on Apple’s 2.4k (edit - for typo error) up/over charged SSD is ~5-10x the rate, if not more.
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loekf Avatar
27 weeks ago

These are definitely not the types of SSDs you can compare to what you find in an Apple device/computer. 460MB/s is slow (USB 2/lightning cable slow). The quality and read/write on Apple’s 2.4k up charger SSD is ~5-10x the rate
Depends on whether they mean 480 MB/s or 480 Mbps. 480 Mbps is the maximum USB 2.0 speed. 480 MB/s or ~5 Gbps was the original USB 3.0 speed.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HobeSoundDarryl Avatar
27 weeks ago
Links don't appear to be right (ifixit right to repair article???) but it's dazzling that 8TB can be jammed into a 1.57 x 3.74 x .67 inches EXTERNAL case. Wow!

As a point of reference, the original iPod with its whopping 5GB of storage measured 4.02 x 2.43 x 0.78 inches. I had one of those and couldn't believe so much music could be stored in so little space.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
doctrsnoop Avatar
27 weeks ago

$650 for 8TB of storage from Samsung. If this was Apple, it'd be well over $2,400


expensive sure, but not equivalent at all
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)