We’ve been debating for long as to how we could cut down on sizes of larger storage devices than just memory cards. Well, Samsung has unveiled a tiny little SSD called the Samsung T1, which is probably the starting of size-reduction in storage devices. It is a highly scaled-down version of your regular SSDs, but still stores over a Terabyte of your data.

The Portable SSD T1 is definitely ideal for business travellers, creative professionals and content creators with a need for secure local storage they can take on-the-go and use to quickly transfer large amounts of data. Powered by Samsung’s proprietary 3D Vertical NAND (V-NAND) technology, the Portable SSD T1 is a high-performance memory storage device recently chosen as an honoree for the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Innovation Awards.

Unsoo Kim, Senior VP of Branded Product Marketing, Memory Business at Samsung Electronics said

Our digital lives demand storage that surpasses the limits of existing options, which require consumers to compromise, when it comes to mobility, capacity, security or performance. The Portable SSD T1 overcomes the drawbacks of alternative options on every major pain point, making it the next external storage device of choice.

The drive has sequential read/write speeds of up to 450 megabytes per second (MB/s) with a USB 3.0 super speed interface and random read/write speeds of up to 8,000 inputs/outputs per second (IOPS) and 21,000 IOPS respectively. Samsung claims the drive to be up to 100 times faster than an external hard disk drive (HDD).

The Samsung Portable SSD T1 works with both Windows and Mac PCs using the exFAT file system, eliminating the hassle of having to reformat for every type of computer. Each unit of the Portable SSD T1 comes with a three-year limited warranty, and is available in 250GB, 500GB and 1TB with a starting price of USD 179.99.

Available in 250 gigabyte (GB), 500GB and 1 terabyte (TB) storage capacities, the Portable SSD T1 will launch globally in 15 countries across the United States, European and Asian markets later this month.

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