Announced for CES this week in Las Vegas, Samsung has shown off its impressive entry into the SSD portable storage world, with the Samsung T1 SSD. With storage options of 1 terabyte, 500 gigabytes, and 250 gigabytes, the T1 boasts impressive read and write speeds, all while weighing about an ounce and at a size comparable to a business card.
The size and sleek design isn't the only thing that this SSD drive is showing off to make for a great travel drive for photographers. With 450MB/sec read and write speed, using USB 3.0, the T1 drives sport fast speeds, making for the perfect drive for photographers who need to backup images while traveling, and don't want to take up a lot of space. This small drive also has security in mind, with AES 256-bit hardware encryption built in, allowing you to password protect your files, to ensure they're private and safe. Also, with 1500G/0.5ms shock resistance and what Samsung calls a Dynamic Thermal Guard, the drive is rugged and can take some abuse.
Using an exFAT system, the Samsung T1 is designed to work with both Windows and Mac systems, and comes with a three-year warranty. The Samsung comes at a reasonable starting price of $179.99 for the 250GB model, and will be available later this month worldwide.