The Samsung T5 EVO is a portable solid-state drive (SSD) designed for storage and data transfer. It serves as an external storage solution, ideal if you require substantial storage capacity in a compact form. With capacities up to 8TB, it enables you to store large volumes of data, such as high-resolution photos and videos, making it particularly suitable for photographers and videographers. However, it’s worth noting that this drive hasn’t been designed specifically with imaging enthusiasts and pros in mind, although it is a good fit.
As a stand-alone device, it connects to computers or compatible devices via a USB Type-C connector, offering compatibility with a range of computers and cameras. The T5 EVO is bus-powered, meaning it doesn’t require an external power source, enhancing its portability. Its robust build, featuring a rubberised finish and a metal hoop for secure attachment, can be easily attached to the inside of a kit bag, again highlighting its suitability for use in the field.
The T5 EVO combines high capacity with the durability and speed expected from modern SSDs, which makes it a good choice for photographers. Compared to its predecessors and other products in the market, the T5 EVO stands out for its large capacity and durable design, albeit with slightly slower speeds than some newer NVMe-based SSDs.