Everything You Should Know About Samsung’s T5 EVO SSD

By Last Updated: November 24, 2023

Samsung, a renowned name in electronics and advanced semiconductor technology, launched the T5 EVO SSD on the 15th of November in 2023. It is a light and portable SSD (solid-state drive) device that has a storage capacity of 8 terabytes (TB). This storage capacity is the largest capacity in SSDs available in the market across the world. In addition to its storage capacity, the T5 EVO SSD offers very fast speed, even being compact and durable in design. 

While launching it, Hangu Sohn, the Vice President of the Memory Brand Product Biz Team of Samsung Electronics, said, “For consumers who are looking for substitutes for traditional hard disk drives (HDDs), the T5 EVO — offering the largest-available capacity along with speed and durability in a compact design that fits in the palm of your hand — is an innovative, new external storage option.” 

Further, the Vice President said, “The T5 EVO is built to fulfill the needs of a wide range of consumers with diverse lifestyles. Its capacity of up to 8TB, fast speeds, compact design and data protection from external shocks are well-suited for users who want to store and access data anywhere, anytime.”  

Backed by USB 3.2 Gen 1, this tiny device is 3.8 times faster in comparison to traditional hard disks in terms of data transfer. Via sequential read and write speeds of up to 460 MB/s (megabytes per second), it delivers its maximum performance. So, it makes the transfer of larger files easier for a user.  

Ergonomic Design and Improved Portability 

The T5 EVO SSD has a light, ergonomic, and compact design. It is designed to offer a complete new experience while maintaining its light and compact features. The device is 40mm in length, 95mm in width, and 17mm in thickness. It means the device is compact enough to hold in a single hand. And due to its combination of large memory and compact size, it offers faster speed in comparison with an external HDD of 102 grams.  

The device’s body is black and sturdy. It is available with a titan gray ring that produces a sleek and premium feeling in terms of color combination. When used with other gray host devices, it will produce a natural blend. Due to its metal ring design, a user can easily fasten it with a luggage piece or a backpack. Apart from having a metal body, it has a rubberized surface for additional protection from outer shocks.  

Enough Storage for Songs and Photos

The T5 EVO SSD has a compact design. However, it does not compromise on storage capacity. Due to its 8TB storage capacity, it allows a user to store and save high-resolution videos, large files, games, millions of photos, and numerous movies. As a user, you can store 1.8 million 4MB music files, 2 million photos of 3.5 mbs, or 3500 videos (each video of 2 GB). 

Safety Priority 

The T5 EVO SSD gives top priority to your data safety. And for this, it has hardware data encryption, and thermal guard technology. Due to this technology, the device maintains optimal temperatures for its operation and safeguards itself from overheating. The device has Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256-bit hardware data encryption that assures you about the safety of your data. 

Highly Compatible

This SSD device is highly compatible with an extensive array of host devices and operating systems, such as Windows, macOS, gaming consoles, and smartphones/tablets. It has Samsung Magician software, which enables it to offer several drive management features. The features include performance benchmarks, genuine authentication checks, drive health checks in real time, and firmware updates. 


This SSD drive is available in three different storage capacities – 2TB, 4TB, and 8TB. It is available with a USB type-C-to-C cable and has a warranty of 3 years. As a probable user, you can buy the T5 EVO SSD with 2TB storage at $189.99, with 4TB at $349.99, and with 8TB at $649.99. From the 15th of November 2023, it is available all over the world.