Samsung T5 1 TB USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps, Type-C) External Solid State Drive (Portable SSD) Deep Black (MU-PA1T0B)

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  • Compact and light. Interface: compatible with USB 3.1 Gen2 (10Gbps), backwards compatible
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Last updated on April 15, 2024 2:22 pm Details
Samsung T5 1 TB USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps, Type-C) External Solid State Drive (Portable SSD) Deep Black (MU-PA1T0B)
Samsung T5 1 TB USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps, Type-C) External Solid State Drive (Portable SSD) Deep Black (MU-PA1T0B)


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Specification: Samsung T5 1 TB USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps, Type-C) External Solid State Drive (Portable SSD) Deep Black (MU-PA1T0B)



Product Dimensions

‎1.05 x 7.4 x 5.73 cm, 51 Grams


‎1 Lithium ion batteries required.

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Hard Drive Size

‎1 TB

Hard Disk Description

‎Solid State Drive

Hard Drive Interface

‎USB 3.0

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Are Batteries Included


Lithium Battery Weight

‎1 Grams

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Number of Lithium Metal Cells


Item Weight

‎51 g

Reviews (7)

7 reviews for Samsung T5 1 TB USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps, Type-C) External Solid State Drive (Portable SSD) Deep Black (MU-PA1T0B)

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  1. Corinne

    Wow! This is one of my favourite tech purchases for a while. This little drive fits in the palm of my hand yet has 1TB of super high speed flash storage. Benchmarked at 541MB/s read and 505MB/s write! That is insane for a portable drive.

    Samsung are known for making the best SSD drives for performance and reliability so while I have only had this for a day I have the utmost faith in it lasting a long, long time.

    Comes with a USB-C to USB-C cable and a USB-C to USB-A cable so you are covered for both old and new devices which is great.

    Drive is formatted exFAT which means it works perfectly with Windows (7, 8 and 10), macOS and Android. Plugged it into my Galaxy S9+ phone and it worked flawlessly.

    Very very happy with this buy. A little expensive but worth it for the speeds (at least for me).

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  2. MR G.

    This SSD was not a genuine Samsung drive. It failed after only a few hours of use. Disappointing.

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  3. Mr. P

    At first I was dubious about it’s claimed read/write speeds. I wanted a fast drive for back-up purposes and usually used flash drives that would take hours to transfer 100-200GB of data. I transferred an array of files totaling 260GB in something like less than an hour. I didn’t time it exactly but it definitely so much quicker than USB 2/3 transfer to flash drive or external HDD. It is also discretely small!. the Samsung T5 has a USB C port and I used the USB C port on my laptop for the data transfer – I haven’t tried data transfer using the USB 3.0 port on my laptop so I dont know if this would affect the speed of data transfer. Up till now I was never happy with USB 3.0 data transfer speeds to USB 3.0 flash drives and several of these 3.0 flash drives have failed on me – often to overheating I suspect. So at the price of the Samsung T5 I am hoping for a reliable drive that won’t overheat/fail and will remain extremely fast for data transfer!

    Update: this drive has been working…

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  4. Amazon Customer

    I followed the #1 review’s instructions and cloned my iMac’s SATA boot drive onto the T5 (USB3 connection) and then made the SSD the new boot drive. WOW! My previously creaky old iMac now boots in 30 seconds and apps appear almost instantly. DaisyDisk, an app that scans all the files on a drive took 15 seconds for the SSD compared to 15 minutes for the original drive. Absolutely no hesitation in recommending this totally painless upgrade.

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  5. Robert of Northallerton

    During setup and initial backup of my files the drive failed and produced the image in the attached picture. No Longer a 1TB SSD …. Samsung was contacted and they told me that because of the advanced Security Apple has on their OS 10.14.5 (Mojave) I would have to de-upgrade the software on the Samsung SSD …. go into my iMac operating system and delete something and try again. It was all too complicated for me and so I returned the Samsung and purchased the Seagate SSD that works just fine. If Samsung know that there is a problem …. why are they and Amazon selling the Ssd and NOT warning would be buyers of the product?

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  6. dave p

    Plugged this in it asked me to put in a password,which I did ,downloaded software.and never got any further.It wouldn’t open no Icons nothing.Contacted Samsung they said I must have forgotten password, helpful.After a few more emails the sent me a page of instruction on how to get a factory reset warning me I would lose any data.Then told them I was sending it back.This the final emailWe apology for the misunderstanding.

    Please be informed that our software is made only to lock and unlock the SSD with a password and for update in case are available.
    Till when the SSD is protected by password you will see only the partition “Set up”
    Once you unlock the SSD with your password it will work in the same way of other memory “Plug and play” and you will see all the capacity both in Windows Explorer and Disk Management for Windows or in Disk Utility for Mac.
    We do hope that we have adequately informed you and that the information provided will be useful.
    Should you have any other questions,…

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  7. Steve UnboxFresh

    I found this got molten hot transferring 100gb + files across because its so small and lightweight.
    I edited 4k footage on my late 2013 macbook pro really well however, kept getting a disc eject error message pop up – i understand this is a bug with osx versus the drive.

    I actually now use a regular crucial 2tb ssd in a transcend enclosure – does everything this drive does and edits 4k footage fine. Its about 100Mbps less speed than this though (330Mb versus 400ish Mbps over usb 3.0)

    If you have usb 3.0, a regular ssd will do fine and the 2tb option above worked out at £200ish cheaper.

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