The Samsung T5 500GB portable solid state drive is down to just $79.99 at Amazon, which is a match for the lowest it has ever gone. While it hasn't been sold for its list price of $130 for some time, it still averages around $190. The sale price applies to the blue, gold, and red models.
In a perfect world, portable solid state drives would be just as inexpensive as portable hard drives. After all, the main feature of SSDs is they have no moving parts, which really makes them perfect for carrying data on the move. Hard drives are much more prone to failure when getting knocked around in your backpack or trampled on the subway. Unfortunately, we're not there yet. Luckily this deal shaves some of that cost off the top and you get a really good product out of it.
The T5 features quick read and write speeds of up to 540 Mbps, along with optional password protection and AES 256-bit hardware encryption. It's so tiny it can fit in the palm of your hand too. Samsung includes two cables so you can connect it to either a USB-C or a standard USB port right out of the box.
We named the Samsung T5 as the staff pick on our list of the best external USB-C SSDs in 2019 thanks to its excellent feature set, affordable price, and diminutive size. Don't miss your chance to pocket one at its best price.
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Adam Oram is a Senior Writer at iMore. He studied Media at Newcastle University and has been writing about technology since 2013. He previously worked as an Apple Genius and as a Deals Editor at Thrifter. His spare time is spent watching football (both kinds), playing Pokémon games, and eating vegan food. Follow him on Twitter at @adamoram.