Put Samsung’s 250GB T5 SSD in your pocket for $69 (Update: Sold out) – CNET

Samsung T5 SSD

The Samsung T5 (shown here in black) measures under half an inch thick and less than 3 inches long.

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I kind of wish I had more uses for portable storage because, good golly, it’s gotten so fast and so cheap.

To wit: For a limited time, and while supplies last, BuyDig has the Samsung T5 250GB portable solid-state drive for $69 shipped when you apply coupon code QJS149 (or use the on-page link to “clip” it). Regular price: $129. Update: As I noted below, this sold out quickly. But Amazon has it for just $10 more.

See it at BuyDig

Unfortunately, the 500GB version of this drive, which BuyDig had on sale for $89, is sold out — and I’m guessing this will be as well before long.

How is this better than a flash drive? It’s a solid-state drive (SSD), which affords faster performance and is also considered to be much 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 quarter-terabyte of blazing-fast portable storage that takes up almost no space, look no further.

Read more: The best hard drives and storage devices for 2019

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