Samsung has launched its new Solid State Drive (SSD) in India. The Samsung X5 is the South Korean company's first non-volatile memory (NVMe)-based SSD to launch in India. While launching the SSD, Samsung stated that the new drive is aimed at content creators and IT professionals. Samsung launched three storage variants of Samsung X5 in India at a starting price of Rs 27,999. This portable SSD comes as an upgrade to Samsung T5 which is also a portable SSD launched last year.
Samsung X5 Prices in India
The portable SSD from Samsung is priced at Rs 27,999 for 500GB, Rs 48,999 for 1TB and Rs 97,999 for the 2TB variant.
Samsung X5 Features
The Samsung X5 SSD, according to Samsung, is designed to enable ultra-fast transfer of large multimedia and data files, thereby saving users' valuable time. "Whether editing 4K videos, creating real-time 3D rendering images or compiling high-resolution photos, SSD 'X5' delivers maximized performance levels, durability and reliability for professionals working with heavy multimedia files," Sukesh Jain, Senior Vice President, IT and Mobile Enterprise Business, Samsung India, said in a statement.
Based on Thunderbolt technology, the Samsung X5 offers 40Gbps bandwidth up to four times faster than USB 3.1. The X5 also offers a read speed of up to 2,800MB per second which is up to 5.2 times faster than the widely used SATA interface portable SSDs and up to 25.5 times faster than external HDDs, the company said.
There is a shock-resistant internal frame and rough metal housing which can withstand accidental drops of up to two metres, the company added.