Mumbai, May 11, 2015: After competing with hard disk drives as primary on board storage in PCs, laptops and Tablets, solid state NAND Flash drives have entered the arena of external disk drives too: Samsung has just unveiled the Portable SSD T1, a stylish, external portable solid state drive (SSD) that represents a new standard of storage for today’s digital life.
The benefit over regular hard drives is the amount of time that users save in copying or accessing their data. Thanks to having no moving parts, the T1 gives speeds between three times to seven times as fast as an external hard drive (HDD). The write speed is as responsive as an internal SSD and up to 100 times faster than an external hard disk drive. For users of heavy files like video, this can help in increasing productivity significantly.
The security features of the drive with 256 bit AES hardware encryption, also make it among the safest in the world. Powered by Samsung’s cutting-edge 3D Vertical NAND (V-NAND) technology, the Portable SSD T1 is a high-performance memory storage device that has recently been awarded at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
The drive comes with sequential read/write speeds of up to 450 megabytes per second (MB/s) with a USB 3.0 super speed interface and random read/write speeds of up to 8,000 inputs/outputs per second (IOPS) and 21,000 IOPS, respectively.
Each unit of the Portable SSD T1 comes with a 3 year warranty, and is available in 250GB, 500GB and 1TB at Rs 12,000; Rs 18,000 and Rs 35,000 approximately. The device is available at leading online stores including Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal. It will soon be available at retail stores as well.