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Samsung Portable SSD T5 With 500 GB In Review

Test System for the Samsung Portable SSD T5

  • ASRock Z97 Extreme 3 Mainboard
  • Intel Core i7 4770K Processor
  • 16 GB Crucial Ballistix Sport DD3-1600 RAM
  • ASRock USB 3.1/A+C PCIe card
  • Windows 10 Pro


According to Samsung, the Portable SSD T5 offers speeds of up to 540 MB/s. This makes it as fast as internal SATA SSDs. In our test we only achieved this value with CrystalDiskMark, but even slightly exceeded it. The Portable SSD T5 delivers what it promises. Nevertheless, you will not always reach this speed, as the other tests prove. The actual speed depends not only on the hardware, but also on the port, operating system, driver, access program used and file sizes transferred. In our test we did not activate the AES encryption in order not to slow down the speed.

AS SSD Benchmark

AS SSD compression benchmark

AS SSD Copy Benchmark

CrystalDisk Benchmark

ATTO Disk Benchmark

HD Tune

Access times

In terms of access times, the T5 is behind the T3 in our test, but this may also be due to the use of the USB controller, which is not located directly on the motherboard. The access time is therefore less meaningful here with AS SSD.

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Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Berlin.

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