Samsung’s T5 USB-C solid-state drive is one of the most compact portable drives that you can buy, and it’s even more affordable than usual today. The 500GB model usually costs around $100, but today, you can get it for $80 at Amazon and Best Buy. The 1TB model that normally costs $200 is down to $150 at Best Buy. The T5 includes a USB-C to USB-C cable as well as a USB-C to USB Type-A cable.
This model utilizes a SATA drive within its enclosure, which while not slow, isn’t the fastest SSD technology. If faster transfer speeds are paramount to you, an NVMe PCIe drive will be a better option. However, considering the lowered cost here, I think it’s a great value for most people. The T5’s combo of good performance and a well-designed enclosure make it tough to beat for the price. We’ve got more testing and comparisons here if you want to jump down this rabbit hole of comparing portable SSDs that plug in via USB-C.
Samsung T5 USB-C SSD (500GB)