Home Gadgets Computers The Samsung X5 Portable NVMe SSD Is All About Speed

The Samsung X5 Portable NVMe SSD Is All About Speed


In case you missed it, Samsung recently released a portable X-series NVMe SSD, the Samsung X5 comes with support for Thunderbolt 3. With a 40Gbps-bandwidth Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, the new X5 SSD hits read speeds of 2,800 MB/s making it faster than the portable SATA-based option. The X5 price starts at $399.99 for the 500GB model, $699.99 for the 1TB model, and $1,399.99 for the 2TB premium version. It carries a three-year limited warranty too.

With speeds like this, the X5 is able to handle intensive workloads with ease. It comes with a metal shock-resistant frame that’s supposed help it brace falls of up to two meters. If you’re concerned about its aesthetics, it comes with a glossy and a non-slip bottom mat to prevent accidents.


With speeds of up to 2,300 MB/s, the SSD can handle your 4K video editing or other speed required workflow. The Portable SSD X5 can transfer a 20GB file in as little as 12 seconds. If you’re interested in getting your hands on one, it’s worth noting that the Samsung X5 SSD is a Thunderbolt 3 drive, so, it’s not compatible with laptops that only support USB.