“Samsung is committed to innovation in portable storage and have delivered an incredibly well designed SSD solution that is market leading in terms of form factor, capacity and transfer speeds,” said Todd Lynton, Director of Business Solutions at Samsung Australia.
“Many Australians travel throughout the country for work and lead mobile lifestyles. The T3 delivers outstanding performance, storage capacity and durability without compromising on style or security due to an on-board encryption functionality.”
The on-board encryption isn’t new and was there last year, providing both Mac and Windows people with a modicum of password protection, though it only works with newer computers and operating systems.
What is new, however, is an Android app allowing you to plug in the drive using a cable and change the password as well as check how much storage is left.
Pricing has also changed, and it even feels a little more normal, with the 1TB Samsung portable SSD fetching $649, while the 500GB and 250GB variants will cost $329 and $199 respectively.
And if you need that massive 2TB amount, you’ll find it for only a hair more than what the 1TB T1 cost last year, with the 2TB Samsung T3 grabbing a recommended retail price of $1249.
Availability on this one has a timeframe of now, and you’ll find it in Bing Lee, Harvey Norman, JB HiFi, and Officeworks.