Samsung has continued its storage series with the new T9 Portable Solid State Drive (SSD). The series naming is quite unconventional, though, with every number skipping from odd to odd and omitting all the even numbers in between.
Moving on, Hangu Sohn, Vice President of the Memory Brand Product Biz Team at Samsung Electronics, quotes:
As high-resolution photography and 4K videos become increasingly popular, professional content creators are often tasked with transferring large volumes of data.
Hence, this T9 SSD provides faster read/write speeds as well as a durable SSD. Without further ado, let’s get into what the Samsung T9 Portable SSD brings, as well as its expected price in Nepal.
Samsung T9 Portable SSD Overview:
Design and Durability
Samsung T9 Portable SSD carries a similar rugged design to the T7 Shield. The drive itself has carbon patterns on its body and a curved stripe along its diagonal. All of the upgrades (which we will get through) make it weigh 122 grams, much heavier than both the T7 (58g) and the T7 Shield (98g). However, the product is only available in Black.
Plus, T9 has IEC 62368-1 for minimal heat transfer while working with the SSD. Samsung Thermal Guard retains the minimal performance drop caused by overheating. Moreover, it can even withstand up to 3 meters of drop without any hesitation. Samsung is providing them with 5 years of warranty too, which means getting damaged is not a problem here.
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USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Interface
As for the read/write, the Samsung T9 SSD brings up to 2,000 megabytes per second (MB/s) of transfer speed. The speed is almost twice as much as its predecessor, which could only get 1,050MB/s at max. This is all thanks to the USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 interface, an upgrade over USB 3.2 Gen 2 in T7 SSDs. For reference, transferring the whole SSD worth of data (4TB variation) takes less than 35 seconds on this storage device.
So, what are Gen 2×2 and Gen 2? What’s going on here?
As you may know, the Gen denotes the generation. Both being the second generation, the USB with Gen 2×2 is two times faster than Gen 2 (20 Gbps compared to 10 Gbps). Hence, the latter is also known as USB 3.2 Gen 2×1.
Rest of the specs
One thing to note is that the T9 supports both Type C-to-C and Type C-to-A cables, which might come in handy. Additionally, the SSD comes in three storage options: 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB. It also marks the release of Samsung Magician v.8.0, which integrates with all of Samsung’s software and expands its OS support to Windows, Mac, and Android.
Samsung T9 Portable SSD Specifications:
- Dimensions: 88×60×14 mm
- Weight: 122g
- Durability: Drop resistant (up to 3 meters), IEC 62368-1, Samsung Thermal Guard
- Interface: USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 (20Gbps), backwards compatible
- Transfer speed: 2000MB/s
- OS: Windows, MacOS, Android
- Connectivity: USB C-to-C, USB C-to-A
- Software: Samsung Magician
- Warranty: 5 years of limited warranty
- Colors: Black
Samsung T9 Portable SSD Price in Nepal (Expected):
This storage device is officially available in the US starting at USD 139.99 for 1TB, USD 239.99 for 2TB variation, and USD 439.99 for 4TB. We expect the Samsung T9 Portable SSD to drop here in Nepal at the price of NPR 28,500/NPR 42,500/NPR 70,000 for 1TB/2TB/4TB variation, respectively.
|Samsung T9 Portable SSD||Price in the US (Official)||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|1TB||USD 139.99||NPR 28,500|
|2TB||USD 239.99||NPR 42,500|
|4TB||USD 439.99||NPR 70,000|
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