Samsung Portable SSD X5 2TB

Samsung Portable SSD X5 2TB

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This product is our choice for a high-end SSD for Mac.
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Key specs

Total storage capacity
2 TB
Maximum read speed
2800 MB/s
Maximum write speed
2300 MB/s
Data encryption
Hardware encryption
Compatible with operating system
Windows, macOS

Pros and cons

According to our External SSD expert
  • This external SSD reads and writes up to 5 times faster than regular external SSD drives.
  • The 256-bit AES hardware encryption with password protection protects your drive against data theft.
  • This disc is shock resistant to a fall of 2 meters.
  • To use this SSD, you need a MacBook or Windows PC with a Thunderbolt 3 connector, as Thunderbolt 2 isn't supported.
  • You can't connect the drive to your iPhone or iPad to exchange files.
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Description

Note: you can only use this SSD if your laptop or desktop has a Thunderbolt 3 connector. You can recognize this by the small oval port with a thunderbolt next to it. Thunderbolt 2 isn't supported on this SSD. This SSD isn't suitable for consoles such as the Xbox and PlayStation.

The Samsung Portable SSD X5 2TB is a superfast external SSD for the creative professional, for example. This external SSD works on NVMe, which makes it 5 times faster than a regular external SSD. As a result, you can store a video montage of 10GB in up to 5 seconds. Opening a large file or multiple smaller files is also superfast. This drive is shockproof and waterproof. This means you can safely take it with you outside. Want to protect your files even better? With the Samsung external SSD, you can encrypt important files, so you're better protected against data theft.

Note: you can only use this SSD if your laptop or desktop has a Thunderbolt 3 connector. You can recognize this by the small oval port with a thunderbolt next to it. Thunderbolt 2 isn't supported on this SSD. This SSD isn't suitable for consoles such as the Xbox and PlayStation.

The Samsung Portable SSD X5 2TB is a superfast external SSD for the creative professional, for example. This external SSD works on NVMe, which makes it 5 times faster than a regular external SSD. As a result, you can store a video montage of 10GB in up to 5 seconds. Opening a large file or multiple smaller files is also superfast. This drive is shockproof and waterproof. This means you can safely take it with you outside. Want to protect your files even better? With the Samsung external SSD, you can encrypt important files, so you're better protected against data theft.


Included by default

  • Manual (726.07 KB)
  • Thunderbolt 3 USB-C cable

Included by default

  • Manual (726.07 KB)
  • Thunderbolt 3 USB-C cable

Key specs

Total storage capacity
2 TB
Maximum read speed
2800 MB/s
Maximum write speed
2300 MB/s
Data encryption
Hardware encryption
Compatible with operating system
Windows, macOS

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Reviews

Rating

Rating per section

Reliability
10,0
Speed
10,0
Price-quality ratio
8,0

Most helpful reviews

5 / 5 stars
10/10

There is no better product

  • Compact
  • Super fast
  • Expensive

Better installation guide was better

  • Erwin wulffaert
  • 19 September 2019
  • In the version: 1 TB - 1
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
4.5 / 5 stars
8,5/10

Highly recommended as primary MAC OS drive on your iMac

  • Fast
  • Nice
  • gets hot

I use this external hard drive as primary drive for MAC OS on my iMac 2017. That went very well with the Samsung T% and with this X5 it is even faster. Reading is 5 times faster and writing is only 2 times faster. The latter is the case when the X5 gets very hot. And he will be!

  • Rene tol
  • 29 June 2019
  • In the version: 500 GB - 1
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
5 / 5 stars
9,5/10

No expensive SSD upgrade via Apple, but this fast(er) SSD.

  • Makes 2019 iMac a lot faster (than hybrid shdd)
  • Cheaper than an upgrade SSD via Apple
  • Thunderbold 3 . only

After an easy installation of the OSX, it goes like a spear. With the standard hybrid HDD, the new 27-inch iMac feels a bit sluggish in use. Everything will look better after this upgrade. This also applies to a memory upgrade. Unfortunately Coolblue did not have the correct DDR4 2666Mhz memory in their range. So I estimated this elsewhere. Very happy with this purchase.

  • Danny van uden
  • 3 August 2019
  • In the version: 500 GB - 1
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
5 / 5 stars
9,5/10

Reliable and immensely fast with data writing!

  • Fast, faster and fastest
  • Solid
  • Thunderbolt 3 connection required, unfortunately no USB support

It is a reliable external SSD. If you want to copy a lot of small or large files or if you want to make backups, this is the fastest external SSD that is currently available. Also recommended for video professionals or photographers.

  • Balskie
  • 23 December 2018
  • In the version: 1 TB - 1
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
4.5 / 5 stars
9,0/10

Speed monster with a price tag but worthy of the price

  • Speed!
  • Price

The Samsung X5 SSD Thunderbolt is truly a speed monster with read and write speeds of over 2500MB/sec. And that's almost as fast as the speed of the SSD in my computer. But cheap is different...

  • Hajo
  • 3 January 2021
  • In the version: 500 GB - 1
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
5 / 5 stars
9,5/10

Get it! if you need something super fast for your workflow.

  • Super Fast Read and Write
  • Quality built
  • Expensive

Blown away by how fast this samsung x5 external ssd. I did not expect that it will be much faster than my Macbook Pro 16 (2018 model) ssd disk. Using Blackmagic Disk speed test, the Write speed foe Macbook pro - 1880 MB/s and for Samsung x5 - 2195 MB/s. for Read is 2600 MB/s and 2400 MB/s respectively. Decided to get the x5 mainly for editing purposes only. Video editing of multiple 4k footage, is buttery smooth. If you need something super fast for your workflow, get the samsung ssd x5, you will not regret it.

  • Joel perez
  • 12 February 2021
  • In the version: 1 TB - 1
5 / 5 stars
9,5/10

devilishly fast

  • speed
  • Silence

speed, approaches the speed of the very internal SSD thanks to an extremely fast SSD - a hyper-fast controller chip that drives the TB3 (40GB/s) interface

  • Rudolf verberckmoes
  • 2 December 2021
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
5 / 5 stars
10/10

Top product

  • super fast
  • Robust
  • Pricey

The speed and costs compared to ssd memory at Apple

  • Gert-jan van holten
  • 24 November 2018
  • In the version: 500 GB - 1
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
4.5 / 5 stars
9,0/10

This thunderbolt drive is highly recommended

  • Fast drive for my iMac
  • Photo library loads quickly by Lightroom
  • Price is relatively high

Fast and reliable

  • M. volmer
  • 10 June 2021
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
4.5 / 5 stars
9,0/10

If necessary, also the next 1st choice.

  • Excellent. Recommended

Easy to install. Both PC and Mac.

  • Heidi severijns
  • 1 September 2021
  • In the version: 1 TB - 1
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
5 / 5 stars
10/10

There is no better product

  • Compact
  • Super fast
  • Expensive

Better installation guide was better

  • Erwin wulffaert
  • 19 September 2019
  • In the version: 1 TB - 1
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
4.5 / 5 stars
8,5/10

Highly recommended as primary MAC OS drive on your iMac

  • Fast
  • Nice
  • Small
  • gets hot

I use this external hard drive as primary drive for MAC OS on my iMac 2017. That went very well with the Samsung T% and with this X5 it is even faster. Reading is 5 times faster and writing is only 2 times faster. The latter is the case when the X5 gets very hot. And he will be!

  • Rene tol
  • 29 June 2019
  • In the version: 500 GB - 1
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
5 / 5 stars
9,5/10

No expensive SSD upgrade via Apple, but this fast(er) SSD.

  • Makes 2019 iMac a lot faster (than hybrid shdd)
  • Cheaper than an upgrade SSD via Apple
  • Beautiful design
  • Thunderbold 3 . only

After an easy installation of the OSX, it goes like a spear. With the standard
hybrid HDD, the new 27-inch iMac feels a bit sluggish in use. Everything will look better after this upgrade. This also applies to a memory upgrade. Unfortunately Coolblue did not have the correct DDR4 2666Mhz memory in their range. So I estimated this elsewhere. Very happy with this purchase.

  • Danny van uden
  • 3 August 2019
  • In the version: 500 GB - 1
  • Automatically translated from Dutch

Specifications

Product

Product number
818724
Manufacturer code
MU-PB2T0B/EU
Brand
Samsung
Warranty
2 years
Processing of your defect
Via Coolblue
Old product returned for free
Yes

Performance and compatibility properties

Total storage capacity
2 TB
Cache memory
0 MB
Shockproof
Yes
Dustproof
Yes
Backup feature
No
Protected memory (USB)
Yes
Protection type (USB)
Data encryption
Data encryption
Hardware encryption
Maximum read speed
2800 MB/s
Maximum write speed
2300 MB/s
Safety class
Mid-range
Energy-efficient
Yes
Formatted for operating system
Windows

Physical properties

Depth
1,97 cm
Width
6,2 cm
Height
12 cm
Weight
150 g
Color
Gray
Material
Metal
Build quality
High-end

Connectors and connections

USB port
No
Thunderbolt connector
Yes