The awesome 500GB Samsung T5 portable SSD drops to $100

Previously $190, the T5 drive is down to its lowest price ever.
Written by Rick Broida, Contributor

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Admit it: You've always wanted to carry 500GB in your pocket.


Today's deal is a rerun, but the very best kind of rerun: Same product, lower price.

The product: Samsung's 500GB T5 portable solid-state drive. The price: $99.99. (That's at Best Buy, for a limited time, and while supplies last. It's also available at B&H for the same price. In fact, you're less likely to be on the hook for sales tax there.)

When I first wrote about this, just a few months ago, the drive was $160 (down from $190). Then it was $128. Now it's at that magic impulse-buy price point: under $100.

What's the big deal? Aside from the fact that it's a blazing-fast SSD with a USB 3.1 Gen-2 interface? It's incredibly compact, just 0.4-inch thick and 1.6 ounces. It's quite literally 500GB you can carry in your pocket.

Just plug it into a USB-C port and presto: an external drive that's on par with your internal one (provided it's an SSD; if it's mechanical, this will blow it out of the water). There's also a Type-A cable for connecting the drive to legacy ports.

Equally nice, Samsung backs the T5 with a three-year warranty.

I haven't used one myself, but over 750 Amazon buyers collectively rated it 4.7 stars out of 5, while the Best Buy crowd gave it 4.9. Those are incredibly high scores for any kind of storage device.

If you're familiar with the T5, or you've found something similar you like better, by all means share your thoughts in the comments!

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