Storing photos while traveling can be tricky business. That’s why Samsung introduced its T-series hard drive lineup, the latest of which is now capable storing up to 2TB of storage using flash memory (no moving parts, thus less room for hard drive failure when dropped).
These T3 drives improve upon their predecessor by offering more tiers of storage, faster USB 3.1 and type-c support, as well as read/write speeds up to 450MB/s thanks to Samsung’s Vertical NAND (V-NAND) and SSD TurboWrite technologies.
The drives feature AES 256-bit hardware encryption, which will protect your information ‘even if the drive should fall into the wrong hands,’ according to Samsung.
These third-generation solid state drives are roughly the size of half a deck of cards (74 x 58 x 10.5 mm) and weigh only 51 grams (approximately 2oz), making one of the most portable storage solutions out there—perfect for on-location shoots and traveling photographers.
There’s also no need to worry about dropping the T3 drives and damaging them. Samsung says they T3 drives are capable of operating in extreme temperatures and withstanding drops from up to 2 meters (roughly 6.6 feet).
The drives are set to go on sale in February 2016, but no pricing information is available. For comparison though, the 1TB version of the current-generation T1 SSD costs $380.