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Samsung T5 Portable SSD MU PA500B Review



Very good

Revainrating 4.5 out of 5  
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Write Speed515
Digital Storage Capacity500 GB
BrandSamsung Electronics
Form FactorPortable
Hard Disk Size500 GB
Compatible DevicesSmartphone
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Revainrating 5 out of 5

The quality exceeds all expectations, I recommend to buy.

Fat applications on the poppy fully function on it. Those that I run extremely rarely, I transferred to it. And everything is cool. There is no difference in startup speed. Never used it, but it's in perfect condition.

  • Speed. Real USB 3.1 gen. 2. I use it on a MacBook Pro 2022, sometimes I transfer data from a PC to an asus sabertooth MP that does not have type C. And the transfer speeds of any kind of data are just crazy. Weight, dimensions and unpretentiousness allow you to take it with you everywhere and always.
  • Haven't found in over a year of use.

Revainrating 3 out of 5

Expectations were not met, average quality.

I took it for installation, store raw materials, sometimes keep projects if the ssd is clogged on the macbook, the speed was very upset, considering that on the macbook air m1 the ssd speed is 2700, watch the Samsung t5 instead of 500 declared 300-380 very, not very =(

  • - light (weight is not felt at all) - silent (well, it's clear red is ssd =)) - compact (in the boat =) ) - comes with type c and a simple usb cable - does not heat up (but maybe all ssds are not affected by this)
  • - on iMac 2022, macbook m1, the speed gives out 370-380 through typesi, and through a simple usb 300, this is very sad

Revainrating 4 out of 5

The product is good, there are only a few minor flaws.

It was a little disappointing that a device for such money would work with errors out of the box. But other than that it's a great device with the best performance on the market.

  • Fast, compact, lightweight. Great for working with video sources. It is convenient to keep the sources when you have to mount and transfer the project between several computers.
  • For the first 5 days of work, 2 cases of broken files on the disk. Lost 2 days of editing and CG work. This has not happened with any HDD in the last 3 years. : the error was corrected in the service center. There were no more crashes. Apparently I'm just unlucky.

Revainrating 5 out of 5

The perfect product for any user!

Thing! I have no idea how to use a regular hdd after that. I’ll probably buy a second one, the price has dropped by a third, which is good news :)

  • Size - it's just tiny compared to a regular disk. Smaller than Magic Mouse. The transfer speed is 455/510 via USB-C, macOS 102022.5, which is quite enough for editing 4K @ 60 and comfortable working immediately with video and photos. 3 year warranty which is a plus. The kit comes with two cables: USB-C - USB-C, and USB-A - USB-C, convenient, thank you!
  • The native cable is not very good. The drive itself is very small and light, and the cable is so hard and thick that the drive will stand sideways, but not lying on the table. It is solved by replacing the cable, but I have not yet been able to find the same short usb-c :( There are no other shortcomings.

Revainrating 5 out of 5

Best price for this product, will buy more!

Has some pros: - A fast speed, but not quite as fast as was declared. Delivers 350 mb/s throughput while using encrypted APFS on macOS. - Slender - Of the Type C - The Time Capsule operates well, and there is no need for any other components. Its cons: - Does not meet the speed that was claimed, although this may be because encrypted APFS is being used. - After a certain amount of time has passed, the recording starts to troll (up to 100-150) and becomes warm (10-15 minutes, did not detect)

Revainrating 1 out of 5

Disgusting, not happy with the purchase.

Very bad Pros below: I don't like anything anymore. We have already begun to sell additional unnecessary sales Cons below: They set me up, I was waiting for my order and at the last moment they told me that they did not accept a card

Revainrating 5 out of 5

Reliable purchase, guaranteed to be a good one.

In general, after several months of use, the product is satisfied. But looking at the development of the market, I understand that there are cheaper alternatives. Whether it's worth paying for a brand is up to you. Wish it was cheaper

Revainrating 5 out of 5

Quality is top notch, happy with everything.

Recommended for working with files, projects and other information. Very convenient and reliable. Such a drive is difficult to kill. But, I recommend having a backup of information - in case this treasure is lost. Pros below: Real characteristics, with some error, correspond to the declared ones. I backed up 50 GB of small files to it - I did not feel the heat. Recognized by Windows and Linux. Instead of a bunch of flash drives, I now have one drive, where everything is laid out in an orderly…

Revainrating 5 out of 5

I am amazed at how well the product is made, just magically!

I’m already buying the third one. The quality is amazing. Two disks “hang” on the router all the time. connections to a PC. At the same time, they serve all home devices at once (phones; PCs; TVs and tablets) while nothing "freezes". In operation for more than a year. Good product. I advise everyone

Revainrating 3 out of 5

Overall good, but expected more.

Different pros: Small, light, copying speed from disk 200-400 megabytes / sec, strong drops in speed Some cons: The write speed is on average 10 megabytes, on average from 0 to 12, and in waves. Yes, the disk has the latest software installed, new, the reason for this behavior raises questions.

Its pros: Cool solution to expand memory on mac. You can edit video directly from a connected ssd, without transferring files to your computer. Fast, compact. Super! Cons: I don’t know whether it’s a marriage or not, but the wire from the kit somehow fits into type C of my mac a little crookedly. But this is such garbage :) There, it mows down half a millimeter.

Revainrating 5 out of 5

A great option for this money, one of the best offers.

At work, I wanted to create an external system drive. The Win7x64 and Win8x64 bootloaders cannot see or load the BIOS in the MBR or the UEFI in the GPT. I copied the Win7x64 and Win8x64 installation packages to the SSD using Acronis (different versions) and it does not recognize the bootloader; instead, it begins to load (unpack) and freezes. I researched all the forums and migration advice (Paragon. Nothing worked, even after formatting the SSD in various NTFS and EXT3 file systems (OS…

  • The system unit GB-BX3iH-5010 has 4 USB3.0 connectors connected to it. It is ideal for use as an external drive because it is quick, light, strong, doesn't heat up, and has the stated features.
  • The creation of an external system disk is not possible. Win7x64 and Win8x64's GPT bootloaders and UEFI neither notice it nor recognize it when starting up via external USB 3.0,