I kind of wish I had more uses for portable storage because, good golly, it's so fast and so cheap now. To wit: For a limited time, and while supplies last, Amazon has the-- very close to the lowest price ever. The only catch: It's currently showing an in-stock date of Sept. 22, so be prepared to wait. (Option B: For the same price, within a few a days.)
How is this better than a flash drive? It's a solid-state drive, which affords faster performance and is widely considered to be more reliable.
Granted, the T5 can't plug directly into your PC the way a flash drive can -- you need a cable -- but it's still plenty portable: 0.4 inch thick, 2.9 inches long and just 1.6 ounces.
The drive has a second-gen USB 3.1 (Type C) interface, but also includes a Type-C-to-Type-A cable for use with legacy USB ports. Meanwhile, the user reviews are downright glowing everywhere you look.
The icing on the cake is Samsung's three-year warranty. If you could use a freakin' terabyte of blazing-fast portable storage that takes up almost no space, look no further.
Originally published last year. Updated to reflect new sale price.
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