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Having previously reviewed Samsungs Portable SSD drive the T5 - I can honestly say I was blown away with it's performance. So when I learned that Samsung have gone way further with their latest iteration, the X5 - I was more than excited! Samsung certainly know their way around a portable drive and the stats for the X5 are pretty mind-bending.

The X5 is available in 2TB, 1TB and 500GB versions and has adopted the popular Thunderbolt 3 interface. At a 150grams, it is certainly pocketable and the metal body and shock resistant chassis certainly give you piece-of-mind against minor mishaps. However, the real show stopper is the performance: 

  • Up to 2,800 MB/s sequential read speeds
  • Up to 2,300 MB/s sequential write speeds (500GB: up to 2,100 MB/s)

That's some pretty amazing read & write speeds, meaning this thing really will be the choice for those editing on the go! Price wise, the X5 starts at £359.99 for the 500GB model, £629.99 for the 1TB model and £1,249.99 for the 2TB model. I for one, can't wait to get my hands on one and see if they are really as quick as they say!

For more info, visit Samsung