SAMSUNG T5 Portable SSD 1TB - Up to 540MB/s - USB 3.1 External Solid State Drive, Black (MU-PA1T0B/AM)

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  • Superfast read write speeds: SSD with V-NAND offers ultra-fast data transfer speeds of up to 540MB/s (up to 4.9x faster than external HDDs); Ideal for transferring large-sized data including 4K videos, high-resolution photos, games and more
  • Compact and portable design: Top to bottom shock resistant metal design fits in the palm of your hand and easily slides in your pocket or purse to take work and entertainment on the go
  • Secure encryption: Optional password protection and AES 256-bit hardware encryption keeps your personal and private data more secure
  • Seamless connectivity: Includes USB type C to C and USB type C to A cables to connect to PCs, Macs, smartphones and other devices
  • Warranty and compatibility: 3-year limited warranty; Requires Windows 7, Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), Android 4.4 (KitKat), or higher; Older versions of the Windows, Mac and Android operating systems may not be supported

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r/homerecordingstudio • comment
2 points • audiovillain

Samsung T5 Portable SSD - 1TB - USB 3.1 External SSD (MU-PA1T0B/AM), Black

That comes with a tb3 cable and you can record directly to it. I regularly record 50 channels at 96k with no problem.

r/XboxSeriesX • comment
1 points • Hendrin_

Well the Seagate 1TB Expansion Card is 3.5GB/S where the USB SDD will max out at 1.0GB/s. I have both the game card but also use the following which is still fast just not as fast as internal.

r/techsupport • comment
1 points • Dalfurious

You may have to go external ssd which would be faster than a hhd. Make sure you plug it into the highest usb type available on the board so usb 2.1 or 3.0+. I have this one: SAMSUNG T5 Portable SSD 1TB - Up to 540MB/s - USB 3.1 External Solid State Drive, Black (MU-PA1T0B/AM)

r/buildapc • comment
1 points • egasseMneddiH

Ooo interesting, I didn't know that powerline was an option! My room is too far away from the router so I assumed I would be stuck on wifi (even with fiber internet which hurts my soul I don't get the most out of it), but I will look in to that. Also ONE more question for you, since it seems that this case I picked doesn't have USB-C, more specifically, my T5, which to get proper speeds, needs that connection. If I get any case with a USB-C port, should it work? Or do I need to ensure some motherboard compatability as well?

r/hardwareswap • comment
1 points • yo464yo

Samsung (MU-PA1T0B/AM) T5 Portable SSD - 1TB - USB 3.1 External SSD , Black

Brand new this is 180

r/Surface • comment
1 points • That_llama_in_a_tux

Just about anything made by a reputable manufacturer (WD, Samsung, Seagate, etc.) will be more than adequate. This Samsung 1TB SSD looks good.

I do recommend though that you look into getting a NAS to store your data as a backup. Even just an old desktop where you throw a few HDDs into and run TrueNAS would be good to keep your data backed up.

r/macbookpro • comment
1 points • ShortAsianPenis

With the bottleneck of the enclosure, it might be a good idea to get a T5 and call it a day. Small, fast, reliable. Samsung (MU-PA1T0B/AM) T5 Portable SSD - 1TB - USB 3.1 External SSD , Black

r/xboxone • comment
1 points • fallouthirteen

Don't think I played that since getting one. Plus a lot of games I only played either with or without it (just been playing D2 so long that I ended up playing it both ways).

I heard recommendations for this so this is what I got.

r/techsupport • comment
1 points • Chekavo

I'm using this one:

About half a year.

r/amazonreviews • comment
1 points • requires_reassembly

Not OP, here you go.

Samsung (MU-PA1T0B/AM) T5 Portable SSD - 1TB - USB 3.1 External SSD , Black

r/PleX • comment
1 points • Dora_De_Destroya

This seems like an overcomplicated solution to an easy problem. I bought this external ssd that's 1tb that comes with a USB A -> C connector and fill it with stuff from my server before I head out. 1tb is a ton of 1080p content

r/mac • comment
1 points • ReclaimedUsername

I edit video for a living and have an iMac at work, so hopefully I can offer some helpful advice.

Absolutely not on the fusion drive. If you're doing video editing, you'll blow right through that SSD cache just with Premiere or Final Cut spraying preview renders and caches, etc. all over your disk.

I'd highly recommend at least a 1 TB drive and then buying a bunch of external SSDs to keep files on. I've got like 10 of these [Samsung T5 SSDs](] that I keep my video projects on. They're cheap, fast and small, so if you need to take one with you or hand them off to someone else, it's easy.

Are you using Premiere or Final Cut for editing? Final Cut will definitely benefit from the Vega graphics card, but it will make much less of a difference in Premiere, since it isn't as optimized for AMD cards particularly well.

r/TeslaLounge • comment
1 points • OrrTechnologies

Ssd 100%

r/PS5 • comment
1 points • samoTh137

A good one would be this but as you can see they're expensive

r/WeAreTheMusicMakers • comment
1 points • Pyrrhura_molinae

There is absolutely no reason not to use USB 3 (or 3.1) for sample playback. The more likely culprit for any performance issues is the drive controller. The Samsung T Series have outstanding USB 3 performance. Sample playback engines typically will cache (and pre-cache) samples in RAM. More RAM is always better.

Please pay no attention to any other information on this topic. It's just not correct. Audio file samples are just not that large relative to USB 3 bandwidth. If you buy a $17 fly by night external USB case, shove a drive in it, and you have performance issues, it is the drive controller, not USB, that is at issue.

r/mac • comment
1 points • PADFTGW

Go for a Samsung T5 Portable SSD.

r/Seaofthieves • comment
1 points • gdsmack267

I got it when it was on sale

r/RedditShoppingDeals • comment
1 points • GreenNapster

Deal link: Amazon

^^Note: ^^The ^^deal ^^may ^^have ^^expired ^^by ^^the ^^time ^^you ^^see ^^this ^^post.

r/pcpartsales • comment
1 points • The-Mumen-Rider

You're in luck. Here's a Samsung T5 that's a great option and on a killer deal. Definitely stick with brand name

r/TeslaModel3 • comment
1 points • lo-cal-host

Samsung T5. As my car was built in June, I have the Tesla-supplied Qi charger in the USB-C port and the SSD in the USB-A port. As others have mentioned, let the car format it.

Had no issues in over a month.

r/xboxone • comment
1 points • obiwans_lightsaber

I have this one for my One X and it works great.

I installed my top 15 games or so on it, and can easily unplug it and move it between my One X and One S in the other room.

r/xboxone • comment
1 points • lec0rsaire

If you want speed Amazon has the 1 TB Samsung T5 SSD on sale for $158 right now. Usually it’s $180.

So go with the WD if you just want more space or go with the Samsung if you want games to load super fast. You can also use this drive if you buy the Series X or PS5.

r/xboxone • comment
1 points • dragonchasers

The Samsung T5 is a portable drive, so it just comes with a USB cable. I wasn't sure about connectors/adapters which is why I opted to spend a little more to get something I knew would work.

r/mac • comment
3 points • IAMCATRATS

Samsung's USB-C external SSDs are my favorite.

r/GamingLeaksAndRumours • comment
1 points • MauldotheLastCrafter

I'm a pure PC gamer (with a Switch on the side), so I have no horse in this race, but.....On sale for $139.99 literally right this moment, but according to other listings, usually $200 - 229 for Samsung models.

r/applehelp • comment
1 points • the__post__merc

I use an external SSD (USB) as my boot drive. I just ran First Aid on it, it says the drive appears to be OK.

Interestingly though, I clicked on the "Info" button for the drive and next to Solid State it says "No". But, it definitely is not a spinning drive and Samsung sells it as an SSD.

r/TeslaModel3 • comment
1 points • Shadowsoal

Good to know. On the advice of the rest of the thread, I picked up a Samsung T5 Portable SSD - 1TB. That being said, I also partitioned it to set aside 80GB or so for music.

r/PS5 • comment
3 points • TheRealZethin

SSDs and M.2 SSDs are different things.

  1. External USB drives will not be able to play games and will strictly store data. Those are items like this:

  2. Sony has a requirements that SSD expansions (internal) meet its expected performance levels to be considered compatible. The current internal SSD operates at around 5.5 Gb/s which is faster than pretty much everything on the market atm. It's insanely fast, and I think Sony will require SSDs to meet that speed to be used as an expansion.

r/SuggestALaptop • comment
1 points • chadharnav

Get an external SSD not HDD

I have the same issue and I use a samsung t5 Same price but only 1tb Make sure to format it into NTFS before downloading games

r/teslamotors • comment
1 points • Teslaninja

Samsung T5 seems to be popular.

r/pcgaming • comment
1 points • ILoveD3Immoral

> 1tb SSD drives are extremely affordable as you've said,

>I see no reason to cater to

r/GH5 • comment
1 points • hyperion25000

If you're on a Macbook Air I'm pretty positive the harddrive you are booting off of right now is either SSD or M2. Probably M2. But like you said, you don't have a lot of space. So yes, in the way you're asking, there is something you can get to plug in and work off of. This is the one I use:

It's a little expensive, but it's more than fast enough to work off of. Now, if you do want to get something that is larger/cheaper at the expense of being slower; those big 4-10TB harddrives are definitely still options, but the experience will be that much slower. You probably are going to want to pick up one of those at some point to archive your stuff.

r/buildapc • comment
1 points • Ipod5thGen00

samsung external ssds are pretty high tier you just need usb 3.1 regular port but blue




now for formatting on mac idk but windows laptop will be pretty ez


cheaper but will need usbc the tiny port

r/macbookpro • comment
1 points • 40Leagues

I'm just waiting for a lower price but I will be getting one of the ones I linked below. I have plenty of room onboard but I do like to archive my photos and music and these have had great reviews. Not sure if these are found in the stores you named but they're worth a look.

Seagate Fast SSD or Samsung T5

r/DataHoarder • comment
1 points • kabanossi
r/raspberry_pi • comment
1 points • somas

Can someone breakdown for me the performance I can expect if I boot a Pi 4 off a USB 3 drive like this: vs an internal ssd like this that will need an adapter:

r/PS5 • comment
1 points • Shadowstyleb


Edit: They do have the newer T7 for $20 more. I had this one already.

r/ableton • comment
1 points • dariusbarbus

if your mac support Thunderbolt and your budget allows it, I would recommend this Samsung X5

Link Samsung X5


otherwise a Samsung T5 is a good option and not so expensive

Link Samsung T5

r/macgaming • post
2 points • BatmanWantsToBeMe
Samsung T5 or SanDisk Extreme (Pro) for Windows and gaming?

Hi Folks!


I am planning to add an external SSD drive to my MBP16, install Windows on it and play some simple games from it (Portal 2, Anno 1800, etc.).

I researched the topic and it seems the following drives seem to be decent:

Any known issues with the above mentioned drives?

Are the first two enough performance-wise or the last drive that caps at 1GB/s instead of \~500MB/s like the first ones will be a substantial improvement (I doubt it would).

Any other issues I should be aware of? I know that with Catalina I can get crashes if I'd leave the drive connected.

Please share your wisdom! Thanks!

r/macbookpro • comment
1 points • noobKiddo-2

>With the bottleneck of the enclosure, it might be a good idea to get a T5 and call it a day. Small, fast, reliable. Samsung (MU-PA1T0B/AM) T5 Portable SSD - 1TB - USB 3.1 External SSD , Black

I have a T5 512GB and just upgraded to T5 1TB recently and have bunch of Parallels VMs in there.

Most of you might not like the following additional setup but I velcro-ed it to the back on the display (on the skin rather than directly on laptop) and used an L-shaped type-c adapter to connect in on the left side of my computer.

r/pcmasterrace • comment
1 points • gregz83

Personally I have always liked the WD Ultras, and new ones come with USB-C:

Other option would be Samsung SSD (Even faster, tradeoff for much less space):

r/Steam • comment
1 points • FlatTable

I was thinking of picking up an external ssd then just having steam read my games off of that so i dont have to do transfers as much (i know it might take a little bit longer). If i was to download at work then transfer at home, would it take longer to transfer and replace the files or read off the SSD? It might be faster just to read off the SSD but idk if there are limitations about it that i dont know about.

i found 2 SSD's that i might pick up just idk if there are better ones for the price



Could you let me know if the above ones are good or could you recommend one that is just as good or better? (1TB would be ideal)

Thank you so much for the lengthy response and i'll keep an update on how everything goes.

r/bmpcc • comment
1 points • HybridCamRev

Hi u/flabbergasted - congratulations!

On a budget I recommend:

Starter lens: Canon EF/S 10-18mm f/3.5-5.6 - $279 (for results like this)

Cage: Magicrig cage comes with top handle and SSD mount for $103

Storage: 1TB Samsung SSD is on sale for $169.99 right now

Hope this is helpful and good luck with your new camera!

r/homelab • comment
3 points • samgranieri

Build info:

I wasn't happy with how the cable management looked in my previous post, and decided to rewire the entire entertainment system.

r/videography • comment
1 points • officerfett

For the money, I would've gone for a BMPCC 6k, invested in a cage, rails,a used EF 24-105 f/4, or Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 , and a couple of 500GB SSDs.

BMPCC6k - $1,995 Sigma 18-35 - $639 Samsung 1TB SSD - $179 Tilta Cage - $224 Lilliput 7 inch Field monitor - $160

Before taxes, you're looking at $3,200

r/MSILaptops • comment
1 points • pm_me_pcb_photos

You can either buy it, for example the Samsung T5 external SSD:


Or buy a SATA SSD, for example a Crucial MX500:

And a SATA to USB converter/case:

Then you put the SSD inside the case and its the same as the ready made Samsung T5.

r/bmpcc • comment
1 points • _BallsDeep69_

At the bare minimum. Get a smallrig cage, get a good railblock, rails, vmount plate, vmount battery, and a T5 SSD with a holder. This will ensure you can max out the camera in shooting settings, give you a very good amount in recording time and give you 6-8 hours of battery life. You don't need a monitor.

Smallrig cage 79.99-

Samsung T5 1Tb 154.99-

Smallrig VMount Plate 69.99 -

Vmount Battery 141.99 -

SSD Holder 26.99 -

12 inch rails 14.99 -

Railblock for Vmount plate 9.99 -

Railblock for Rails - highly recommend for top loading feature/size/weight, believe me I've had a few and this one is the best one for rails - 145.99 -

Dtap for battery to Camera 32.99 -

Top handle 19.99 -

This total here is about 697.9 plus 50 bucks for taxes. I think this is absolutely essential for either things you want to shoot.

Copied from one of my older comments.

I also went with a cheap ESSDI monitor that's perfect for composition.

For lenses I'd either go with the 12-35 f2.8 Panasonic or 24-70 Sigma ART Canon F.2 or the Sigma ART 18-35 f1.2.

Save 400 bucks by using a Viltrox Mk 2 adapter. The difference is barely noticeable and depending on the lens, your image might still come out too sharp.

r/bmpcc4k • comment
1 points • UnknownSP

A Normal Handheld Rig that has nothing to do with a gimbal but for most situations is probably more functional for getting more precise camera work:

Pocket 4K: you chose it - doesn't need much explaining


Meike 25mm: honestly a pretty decent lens that beats the Sigma 18-35 in a few ways (fully manual with iris ring, geared rings, probably hard stops on the focus ring which is always much more convenient and sometimes necessary for certain technologies


SmallRig 2203B Cage: the newest SmallRig cage for the Pocket 4K


SmallRig 2245B SSD Mount: the SSD mount. Depending on the USB-C cable you're using, you may need to wrap the head of the cable with some tape to make it large enough for the cable clamp to catch


SmallRig AAA2700 HDMI/USB-C Adapter: since you're so paranoid about damaging this camera, this is good. The HDMI port on the Pocket 4K/6K is somewhat fragile and some people have reportedly broken the HDMI port by bumping into the cable plugged into the cameras too hard or whatever. Keep this right angle adapter permanently attached to the camera and cage and plug your HDMI cable into this instead.


SmallRig top handle: trust me you'll need it if you're not running gimbal 100% of the time which you shouldn't be. A lot of people like the hard metal top handles, I prefer the rubberized one for grip and comfort.

Pros for hard metal: generally more attachment points so you could attach the monitor directly to the tip of the handle with a mounting thing. None of the rubberized handles have an attachment point at the tip of the handle nor are they adjustable, so if you find that attaching the handle in reverse(stem in the back, tip at the front) is better for weight distribution, you won't be able to attach your monitor to the tip of the handle and will have to figure out a different, more complicated method of attachment.

Cons for hard metal: it's squared off and not super comfortable for long periods and if you have sweaty hands it'll get a little bit slippery.

Another thing to consider is screw on vs NATO. I prefer NATO cuz you can attach/detach easier either for disassembly or otherwise. If you're getting a handle with NATO attachment, make sure it's a female NATO clamp (clamps onto a rail) instead of a male NATO clamp (it is the rail but upside down). The cage has a NATO rail built in to the top, but I'd recommend using the one included in the package anyways since it has locking pins and raising the handle away from the cage means you can turn the tightening mechanism easier.

Your choice, just compare prices of all the options that show up and stick within SmallRig products. Handles can be mounted forwards or backwards, test to see which feels more balanced with everything on the rig.


SmallRig 1674 Camera Baseplate: you'll need this for the 15mm rods which you'll need if you want to attach anything. You may be able to find a lower profile option but it'll be much more expensive. Just search for "cameras baseplate" and look for ones with 15mm rod clamps (the holes for rods).


SmallRig or Niceyrig 15mm rods (whichever is cheaper): to mount your power solution and focus motor you'll need some rods. For future expansion, the shortest I'd go would be 8". Longest I'd go for this setup would be 12" as I see no reason to go with 16" right now as it would just make your camera rig unwieldy.

I generally go aluminum instead of carbon fibre but I usually deal with heavy loads (using a rod as a load-bearing arm) or use longer rods which obviously leads to more strain in the middle when weight is applied. Lots of weight will cause carbon fibre rods to flex but at 8 inches with a small lens carbon fibre is fine.


Samsung T5: it's an SSD. Getting an SSD that you'll use as long as you have the camera makes more sense than spending half the amount for an SD card with 1/4 the capacity, espc considering the SD card will only be able to record RAW at the worst compression level.


Lilliput A7s Monitor: unless you specifically want a smaller 5" monitor which is the same size as the built-in camera monitor, imo this is a better monitor for better value. Colour accuracy isn't great but I'd expect the same from the Feelworld monitors which are also budget monitors. If you do want a 5", just get the one you previously mentioned.