How does Samsung justify the price of the newly released X5 Portable SSD? Let me demonstrate.
I loved the T5 – it’s plugged into my MacBook pro at almost all times, it stores almost all my recent and current working video content, and I edit directly off the drive in Premier Pro.
In my review, I found it to be pretty bloody fast.
I just plugged it in again – here’s the Blackmagic speed test on that baby.
Good stuff huh?
Try again folks, let me demonstrate in one image, the power of the Samsung Portable SSD X5:
WOW, just WOW.
And then, there’s the looks:
It’s not like any hard drive before
Honestly, it’s impossible to fault technically
Then there’s the price. Ahh, yep. $629 for the 500GB, $1,099 for the 1TB as tested and a “less than an iPhone Xs Max in 512GB capacity $2,199 for the 2TB.
Not for everyone – I get that.
But for the serious video professional, on the road editing, this is just outrageously great.
Trev is a Technology Commentator, Dad, Speaker and Rev Head.
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