Product Comparison: G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile Pro SSD vs Samsung X5

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General Specifications
G-DRIVE Mobile Pro SSD
About the Product
The G-DRIVE mobile Pro SSD lets you edit multi-stream 8K footage at full frame rate, quickly render VR projects and experience them at full resolution, and transfer as much as a terabyte of media in seven minutes or less.
Elevate your storage tasks to ultimate heights on PCs and Macs with Samsung's fastest-ever portable SSD. Designed with Thunderbolt 3 ports*, the X5 is perfect for tech-savvy professionals who want to render or compile high resolution contents without missing a beat.
Key Specs
Available Capacities
500 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB
500 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB
Max. Transfer Speed
2800 MB/sec
2800 MB/sec
What customers say about "Key Specs"
G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile Pro SSD 1TB Portable Professional Grade External Storage
  • This is a blazingly fast SSD, and tests much faster than the 2TB one in my MBP 15" 2017.
  • My experience with this product has been very good. It’s write speed is Between 2200 to 2600 using my iMacs.
  • This thing is fast. Cant tell any speed difference between this and the internal SSD.
  • Faster than some of their single desktop drives and you don't need to plug in power. Awesome little drive.
  • Excellent product, very fast read and write, very happy with this buy.
Samsung X5 1TB External Solid State Drive with NVMe Interface
  • Had been using the SSD for about 3 weeks, and experience was superb. The design, the hard disk looks really sleek.
  • It’s fast!! I got the 1tb one and it’s more than twice the speed (in terms of seconds to transfer data) of my Sandisk extreme portable external ssd.
  • Speed of data transfer to the SSD from the Mac is faster than I've ever seen before.
  • The read and write speeds surpass the internal ssd on my 2018 MacBook Pro. I can edit 4K right off the drive and not miss a beat.
  • This drive is faster than the built-in ssd in my 2017 macbook pro.
Size & Weight
Black / Silver
0.67 in.
0.77 in.
4.41 in.
4.68 in.
3.15 in.
2.44 in.
7.2 oz.
5.29 oz.
OS Compatibility
Windows, Mac OS X
Windows, Mac OS X
Password Setting
Data Protection
Shock-resistant, Drop protection
AES 256-bit encryption
Portable, Durable Design, Cool, Aluminum Core to Protect Performance, Ideal Capacity For Intensive Production Workflows
Wield the power of Thunderbolt™ 3, Never slow down again, Revolutionary design, Thermal Management Technology, Protect your data
What customers say about "Features"
G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile Pro SSD 1TB Portable Professional Grade External Storage
  • I haven't had any disconnects ever. Great SSD drive with perfect performance.
  • This is an excellent product and it works with by MacBook Pro seamlessly faster.
  • 54 Mts video conversion from Camtasia taken hard 3 minutes. Excellent performance.
  • This is a blazingly fast SSD, and tests much faster than the 2TB one in my MBP 15" 2017.
  • It continually dismounts, often as much as 30 times a day.
Samsung X5 1TB External Solid State Drive with NVMe Interface
  • Connected the X5 directly to an open Thunderbolt-3 port on the Macbook.
  • Blazingly fast. Much better than other USB-C drives. Make SURE you have a Thundertbolt 3 port.
  • If you have a Thunderbolt 3-equipped computer, this drive provides speeds approaching the highest-end built-in SSDs.
  • On a MAC, with Thunderbolt-3, this is a great way to extend yourself into external storage with the best speed.
  • This DOES NOT work on USB 3.1 (despite USB-C plug), it must run on a Thunderbolt 3. Keep the cable really short to maintain performance.
Additional Accessories
Thunderbolt Cable
Thunderbolt Cable
Portable SSD Software
Power Supply
Via Thunderbolt
Via Thunderbolt
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
5 year(s)
3 year(s)
Other Information
499.95 $

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