CES 2016: Samsung’s T3 SSD offers drop-proof, high-speed storage in a tiny form factor

Samsung at CES 2016 unveiled the T3 portable solid state drive, an updated version of the T1 it brought to Australia in May last year.

Like its predecessor, the T3 offers high speed, high capacity storage in a small form factor; the drive measures 74 by 58 x 10.5mm, and weighs 51g. While the T3 is 20g heavier than the T1, Samsung has traded in the plastic aesthetic of last year's device for a shock resistant metal, drop-proof to heights of up to two metres.

Much like Samsung's new TabPro S, the T3 SSD features a USB Type-C connector. Presumably it will be bundled with a USB Type-C to USB Type-A cable in addition to a USB Type-C to USB Type-C.

The T3 SSD boasts transfer speeds of up to 450MB per second, identical those offered by T1. When testing the T1 SSD, CyberShack was able to verify these claims via a disk speed test.

The T3 SSD will be available in 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities.

Samsung has yet to confirm local pricing and availability.

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