Samsung has just unveiled a new 2TB Solid State Drive (SSD), the T3 range at the ongoing CES 2016. The T3 range SSD is the successor of the T1 range SSD unveiled at last year’s CES 2015. The T3 range has a much bigger storage capacity of up to 2TB, while the T1 range have a maximum storage capacity of 1TB.
In case, you’re a little confused about the naming of this super-ultra-thin, super portable and yet large storage SSDs. The Chinese translation of the name T2 presented somewhat of a pickle. So Samsung had to skip the name T2 and settle for the name T3. But that’s beside the point, let us looks at what specs are being tacked under that cute metallic housing.
The T3 range will come in 250GB, 500GB, 1TB and 2TB models, to suit your needs. While the predecessor, the T1 range released last year came with USB 3.0 support and in capacities ranges of 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB.
The T3 range SSD comes with file transfer speeds of up to 450MB/sec and has USB Type-C support. However, you can still plug it in devices that lack the new USB Type-C port; including Android mobile devices that support external hard drives. Meaning, now you can carry around with you loads of 4K movies without worrying about maxing out the limited storage inside your smartphone or tablet.
It is said, the T3 can still work even after subjecting it to extreme conditions like temperature within the range of 0 to 70 degree Celsius. The cute metallic casing is said to provide enough protection to the drive even when it falls from a distance of six feet high; a force that would be strong enough to shutter most conventional drivers.
Both the T1 and T3 range come with the security feature AES-256-bit encryption, but it is optional for those who don’t need it. The T3 is also compatible with both Mac and Windows systems.
Samsung is yet to disclose the T3 range prices. However, all indications seem to suggest that the T3 SSDs will be up for retails somewhere in late February or early March.
For more details, head on to the Samsung website.