Samsung introduces the T5 EVO portable SSD with the largest capacity available, ultra-fast speeds and a compact, durable design – Samsung

Offers up to 8TB capacity with transfer speeds up to 3.8x faster than an external hard drive and protects data from drops up to two meters

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a global leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today introduced the T5 EVO, a lightweight portable solid-state drive (SSD) with up to 8 terabytes (TB), the largest currently available in the industry is available.

“For consumers looking for traditional hard disk drives (HDDs), the T5 EVO is an innovative new external storage option that offers the largest capacity available along with speed and durability in a compact design that fits in the palm of your hand.” said Hangu Sohn, Vice President of the Memory Brand Product Biz Team at Samsung Electronics. “The T5 EVO is designed to meet the needs of a wide range of consumers with different lifestyles. Its capacity of up to 8TB, high speeds, compact design and data protection from external shocks are well suited for users who want to store and access their data anywhere, anytime. »

Based on USB 3.2 Gen 1, the T5 EVO transfers data up to 3.8 times faster than external hard drives and delivers maximum performance with sequential read and write speeds of up to 460 megabytes per second (MB/s), making transfers easy files.

Improved portability and ergonomic design

The idea behind the design of the T5 EVO is “Compact, lightweight and ergonomic”. The portable SSD aims to offer a new experience with an ergonomic design that deviates from the size of a professional card for the first time while maintaining compact and lightweight features. It’s 95mm wide, 40mm long and 17mm thick, meaning consumers have an 8TB portable storage device that’s small enough to hold in one hand. This combination of compact size and ample storage offers users faster speeds, equivalent capacity, and a smaller, lighter body compared to an external hard drive. The product’s carefully designed weight of 102 grams also inspires confidence in its robustness.

The T5 EVO also features a black body and a titanium gray ring, giving it a premium and elegant look and allowing it to blend naturally with other gray colored host devices. With its metal ring design, the T5 EVO can be easily attached to any bag or piece of luggage. In addition, its metal housing and rubberized surface provide additional protection from external influences, including drops from up to two meters.

Save millions of photos and songs quickly and easily

Despite its practical design, the T5 EVO makes no compromises when it comes to capacity. With storage capacities of up to 8 TB of data, the T5 EVO offers space for large files as well as high-resolution videos, photos and games, making it suitable for work and play. An 8TB T5 EVO can store over 2 million 3.5 megabyte (MB) photos, 1.8 million 4MB music files, or 3,500 2 gigabyte (GB) videos.

Prioritizes safety through thermal protection

The new portable SSD emphasizes security through thermal protection technology and security through hardware data encryption. Samsung’s dynamic thermal protection technology protects against overheating and ensures optimal operating temperatures in accordance with the international safety standard IEC 62368-1. In addition, the portable solid-state drive supports 256-bit AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) hardware encryption of data, giving users security and confidence when storing data.

Extensive compatibility for a wide range of users

The T5 EVO is compatible with a range of operating systems and host devices such as macOS®, Windows®, smartphones/tablets and gaming consoles. The T5 EVO also features Samsung Magician software, which provides a comprehensive set of disk management features, including real-time disk health checking, true authentication verification, benchmark performance and firmware updates.

The T5 EVO is available in 2TB, 4TB, and 8TB sizes, comes with a USB Type-C to C cable, and includes a three-year limited warranty. MSRP ranges from $189.99 for 2TB, $349.99 for 4TB, and $649.99 for 8TB. ​​The T5 EVO is available worldwide from today. For more information, visit

Samsung T5 EVO SSD data sheets
interface USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5GB/s)
Information about


Skills 1) 2TB 4TB 8TB
Dimensions 2) 40x95x17mm
Weight 2) 102 grams
Performance Sequential reading 3) Up to 460MB/s
Sequential writing 3) Up to 460MB/s
sustainability Drop-proof 4) Up to 2m
Security Encryption 256-bit AES hardware encryption
Software 5) Samsung Magician software
compatibility Operating system 6) Windows®, macOS®, Android™
Device 6) Computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones
reliability temperature 7) function From 0°C to 60°C
Out of order From -40°C to 85°C
humidity From 5 to 95% non-condensing
shock Out of order 1500G, Duration: 0.5ms, 3 axes
vibes Out of order 20~2000Hz, 20G
Certifications CE, BSMI, KC, VCCI, RCM, FCC, IC, UL, TUV, CB, EAC, UKCA, BIS
RoHS compliance RoHS 2
Guarantee 8) Three (3) year limited warranty

— 1) 1 GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes, 1 TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. Due to the use of a different measurement standard, your computer may have a lower capacity.
2) Actual product weight and size may vary depending on product capacity and measurement method.
3) Maximum data transfer speed is measured using the included cable based on Samsung internal testing standards. Performance may vary depending on host configuration, cable and user system environment.
4) According to an internal drop and impact test conducted under controlled conditions. Drop resistance may vary depending on actual environmental conditions. Damage caused by a fall is not covered by the warranty.
* Test conditions: The device was released in free fall from a height of 2 meters onto a metal plate.
**No warranty covers physical damage to the product, including bending or deformation of the ring.
5) Samsung Magician software is compatible with Windows®, macOS® and Android™. It requires Windows® 7 or later, macOS® High Sierra (10.13.6) or later, or Android™ 5.1 (Lollipop) or later. Older versions of Windows®, macOS® and Android™ operating systems may not be supported. 6) Compatibility with host devices may vary. Some operating systems may require reformatting the T5 EVO. The T5 EVO is backwards compatible with USB 3.1, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0. 7) The case temperature is measured at the hottest point of the case. It is recommended to ensure sufficient airflow so that the device functions properly even under higher workloads while respecting its operating temperature. For warranty information, see