Samsung T3 500GB USB 3.1 External Portable SSD

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About this product


  • 500GB solid state drive (SSD) that offers a considerable amount of storage
  • USB 3.1 (SuperSpeed+) connections can transfer up to two times faster than USB 3.0
  • With backwards compatibility with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 (via supplied cable)

Product overview

• 500GB solid state drive (SSD) that offers a considerable amount of storage
• USB 3.1 (SuperSpeed+) connections can transfer up to two times faster than USB 3.0
• With backwards compatibility with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 (via supplied cable)
• Up to 450MB/s read and write transfer speeds provides you with incredibly fast data transfers
• Small, compact and light this SSD is only 6.8mm thick and weighs just 51g – perfect for portable use
• Manufacturer part number: MU-PT500B/EU

Special feature
• The ‘Samsung Portable SSD’ app lets you manage password settings and view available remaining space on the SSD whilst on the move
• Shock-resistant design and internal support frame ensures that the SSD can survive drops that other storage solutions can’t
• Supplied with USB type-C to type-A cable to allow you to connect to a range of devices

Why would I use a SSD as a portable drive?
If you’re always on the move from one job to the next, media and data needs to be transferred as fast as possible and this Samsung T3 portable SSD is perfect for that. It weighs only 51g and is about the same size as a business card. With 500GB capability, you’ll have everything you need in the palm of your hand. This SSD is able to transfer files at incredible speeds of up to 450MB/s*, up to four times faster than traditional 500GB external hard drive disks.

*This performance is dependent on a USB 3.1 connection being used and USAP enabled, results may also vary by data type

Is my data safe on a portable SSD?
Not only can you transfer you data faster with this portable drive, but what you store will be safer too. Built into the SSD is AES 256-bit hardware encryption technology, which will keep your files protected while having very little impact on performance. Through the application located on the SSD, or through the ‘Samsung Portable SSD’ Android app, you can easily manage your password. The app also allows you to change your password and check remaining storage space while on the move.

This SSD’s exterior is metal to help handle the daily wear and tear. On the inside, an internal support frame and shock-resistant design has been implemented to give you an SSD that will be able to survive drops that other storage solutions can’t, helping to protect your data from those accidental drops.

What can I connect this SSD to?
Fitted with a USB 3.1 type-C connection port, this SSD is futureproofed for the next generation of devices that will also be fitted with USB 3.1 type-C connections. Supplied with it is a USB type-C to type-A cable, which allows for direct connection to devices that have a USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port, such as laptops or computers. Through the use of an appropriate adapter, this SSD can also be connected to Android devices and more.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plug and play for extremely fast external storage Very happy with this SSD, stylish looking, works quickly, does was it says on the tin
Date published: 2016-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Samsung T3 500GB So far it works great, takes up little space and is very fast in transferring data
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! Performs wonderfully. Does exactly what it says on the tin and excellent value for money. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2017-02-24
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Operating Specifications

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Drive Form Factor:

2.5 inch

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Technical Specifications

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Power Specifications

Power Source:

USB connection

Product Specifications

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Package Contents:

1 x Samsung T3 500GB USB 3.1 External Portable SSD

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What SSD memory chip technology does this use SLC, MLC or TLC, it is important information as they differ greatly in terms of longevity!

Asked by: uk_TK
I have checked on Samsungs details for the item and they simply do not say. I have provided a link for contact details below for Samsung's if you need more information.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-07-11

Hi I want to buy this item Samsung t3 portable ssd 500gb Is it with warranty?

Asked by: Ahmed
According to samsung on the page this drive comes with limited 3 year manufacurer warranty in addition to the standard 12 months that maplin themselves offer
Answered by: uk_TK
Date published: 2017-07-08

Hi, I just want to clarify the interface of this drive as it's been advertised as USB 3.1 (which I take to mean generation 1). However the listing then has 'super speed+' written after it which is a term assigned to USB 3.1 gen 2 products - which is it?

Asked by: Alex
For full details please see the link below
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-06-23

Can I download my music from rekordbox onto this device 

Asked by: Poly
If the rekordbox supports this yes, you would need to check this though.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-05-25

Can this SSD be converted to a fixed drive?

Asked by: Hash26
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Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-07-19
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