This product has very attractive appearance, high level of craftship, and is complementary to Android and PC, providing lots of storage space for its small and compact shape. Nevertheless, the drive is rather pricey despite its massive capacity and excellent performance. A capacity of 2TB is something, which you would usually correlate with old-fashioned automated hard disks. Samsung SSD T3 demonstrates all the innovations, which have recently appeared in technological advances.
Cost at the time of our test
Before mentioning any other characteristics of this product, it is obviously clear that the cost is a major disadvantage. Your motivation to purchase this SSD will probably disappear right after you find out that the pleasure of using this product will cost you over 740 dollars. Usually a 2 TB hard drive is worth 10 times less than this model.
In general, Solid State Drives like this one are great in the aspect of their powerful durability and rates of performance. However, even after double-checking the price tag, you may still not be convinced enough to pay 10 times more.
Less costly alternatives range from $116 for 250GB versions to $183 for 500GB.
Functionality and efficiency
In our experiment, we used the 2TB model, which came formatted with NTFS, and we were pleasantly amazed and shocked by its efficacy and productiveness. The item demonstrated a reading speed of 407 MB/s and a writing speed of 211 MB/s.
Physical layout and characteristics
This item is a sleek, fashionable device made of high quality materials. It comes in silver, which is a smoothly continuous band of aluminium, and grey (this one is soft-touch and rubbery).
At one end is a single USB-C port (you will have to purchase your own wire for this one to connect the drive to a device, e.g. Android phone, with USB-C or micro USB) which supports USB 3.1.
This product owns 256-bit AES hardware encryption that you may utilize through Samsung’s Security Enabler.
Note: in case you forget your password details, you cannot gain access to the data on the drive every again. You may only receive a factory reset tool via Samsung’s service centre. However, all your documents will be erased and deleted.
Unfortunately, Samsung does not offer back up software with the drive for occasions like this. Therefore, you will either need to duplicate documents to it yourself by hand or source your own software.
In case you are looking for enormous capacity in a portable drive to back up your documents, Samsung T3 is just perfect. Nevertheless, old-fashioned hard drives are 10 times less costly than this one if you do not bother about reading and writing rates as much.