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

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

Overview

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
Portable
Capacity
500 GB
Drive Type
Solid State Drive
Diskless or Populated
Diskless
Interface
USB
Internal or External
External
Wireless
No
VR Ready
No
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

Dimension

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)
  • Quick Start Guide

  • 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.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com


  • 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.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com


  • Love it
    by

    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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