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Samsung has teased its X5 2TB portable SSD, which can transfer data at 40Gbit/s, four times faster than USB 3.1's 10Gbit/s. The drive is an update on the Korean firm's T5 SATA portable SSD, which also has a 2TB capacity. It connects to its host with a cable plugged into a Thunderbolt 3 port, and only a Thunderbolt 3 port. …

  1. Cursorkeys

    What a nice bike lamp

    Before I saw 'SSD' the only thing that popped into my head was 90's bicycle light. Not a fan of the styling personally.

    1. Gob Smacked

      Re: What a nice bike lamp

      Like your own child, you'll forgive its ugliness and love it anyway...

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    3. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: What a nice bike lamp

      I was thinking "radar detector"...

  2. Michael Kean


    With Win2USB this could give you a very fast, portable full install of Windows 10 etc that follows you around. Might be some rare use cases for such a thing - such as if they ban laptops on planes again.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Still too expensive

    As long as hard disks still remain almost an order of magnitude cheaper, I can't see a huge queue of takers for this as yet, unfortunately. Once the price comes down to $200 for 2 TB, then I'd start to be interested.

    1. Blank Reg

      Re: Still too expensive

      But by the time this gets down to $200 you'll be able to get a 10tb external drive for half that price.

  4. Frenchie Lad

    Realistic Expectations

    Do they sell these specialised items by the dozen, the hundreds, the thousands or by the millions? This is pure marketing bragging of the type mine's bigger than yours.

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    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Huh ?

      I bet the "can transfer data at 40Gbit/s" claim is, in reality, an "up to 40Gbit/s" rate, but hey, we're in marketing land, any claim is possible when you want free media promotion.

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