Today users can pick up the 2TB edition of the Samsung Portable T5 SSD at Amazon for $229. This is $50 down from its recommended price of $279.

This drive stands out as a reasonable portable drive, especially at this price. When reviewing this drive a few years ago, where it launched at a then-thrifty $800, we commended the TRIM command support which has become more of a standard for modern SSDs.

Samsung T5 Portable 2TB SSD: was $279, now $229 at Amazon

This drive weighs just under two ounces and is smaller than the average business card. Each drive has an aluminum finish and is shock-resistant, aided by its lack of moving parts.

Based internally on a SATA SSD architecture, Samsung's T5 drives offers transfer speeds up to 540 MBps. Users can opt to use the included AES 256-bit encryption software to protect data on the drive. It can also be managed using Samsung's SSD management software for PC or Android devices.

The Portable T5 comes in 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities but this offer is just for the 2TB edition. It comes with two cables: one USB Type-C to USB Type-C cable and a USB Type-C to USB Type-A cable. It has a 3-year limited warranty from Samsung.

Visit the Samsung T5 Portable 2TB SSD product page at Amazon for more details and checkout options.

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