Samsung T5 500GB USB External Solid State Drive (MU-PA500B/AM)

Model Number: MU-PA500B/AM
Web Code: 11982066


Keep your data backed up and available on the go with the Samsung T5 500GB USB External Solid State Drive. With a generous 500GB storage capacity, you'll have plenty of room to store valuable documents, photos, and more. It features a compact design for maximum portability and is password protected for security.
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  • 500GB capacity means plenty of room for everything you want to back up and store
  • Provides superfast 540MB per second data transfers
  • Minimalist design makes it easy to take this drive anywhere
  • Compatible with PC (Windows 7 or higher), Mac (Mac OS X 10.9 or higher), and Android KitKat (Ver.4.4) or higher
Portable/ Desktop
500 GB
Drive Type
Solid State Drive
Diskless or Populated
Internal or External
VR Ready
Maximum Data Transfer Rate
540 MB/s
System Requirements
Windows 7 or higher; Mac OS 10.9 or higher; Android KitKat (Ver.4.4) or higher


Dimensions (cm)
1.05 (W) x 5.73 (H) x 7.4 (D) cm
Dimensions (in)
0.41 (W) x 2.26 (H) x 2.91 (D) in
Product Weight
0.21 kg
  • Samsung Portable SSD T5
  • USB 3.2 Type-C to C Cable
  • USB 3.1 Type-C to A Cable (Cables Support USB 3.1 Gen 2)
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  • Quick, easy mobile storage solution
    by FabDad

    on January 12, 2020

    Has a very small physical footprint, close to 500Gb usable capacity, can be formatted to Mac (EXT3) or Windows (NTFS) same as any other standard drive, and is fast under USB 3.x. I did not use any included software, best recommendation is to avoid it, particularly if you are on OSX. For those wishing to use it as external storage for a Raspberry Pi, it works on my Pi 3 without any additional power required other than that provided by the Pi's USB port itself.

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  • good backup
    by NASH

    on January 12, 2020

    No issues writing or reading files from a Samsung Tab S3 or Galaxy S8. Both devices were able to power the T5 from the devices USB connection. I also use it to do a system mirror of my PC (T5 needs reformatted to a NTFS format for this option) in less than a half hour (300GB of data). Additionally, it can be used to play files on a Roku 3 streaming device. In summary, I got more than what I thought I paid for when I purchased the T5. After reading many reviews I was doubtful it would work with the Android devices and only if supplemental power supply was used to power the SSD. I was pleasantly surprised that there were no issues.

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  • Love it

    from Vancouver on January 12, 2020

    Great drive. Ultra fast, small and reliable. I have a couple of these and are way faster than the traditional USB drives. They are smaller than the other drives in capacity but it makes up for it in speed.

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