Product Comparison: Glyph Atom vs Samsung T5

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General Specifications
About the Product
The Atom Solid State Drive from Glyph fits right in your pocket, allowing you to take your important documents, photos, videos and other files with you on the go.
Take everything, all your work and entertainment, with you. The Portable SSD T5 gives you simple and efficient access to your massive data so you can complete tasks quickly and on the move. Take along your documents, large-sized photos or videos, and get things done wherever you go.
Key Specs
Available Capacities
250 GB, 500 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB
250 GB, 500 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB
Max. Transfer Speed
480 MB/sec
540 MB/sec
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Glyph Atom 1 TB USB 3.1 Type-C External Solid State Drive - Black
  • It is small and fast. Hope it lasts for a long long time. Solid and stylizing. A perfect one if password protection can be provided.
  • The build quality is amazing. Compact, sturdy, and really a gorgeous device. Wonderful device, I'll be looking to Glyph for all of my future storage needs.
  • No problems, fast, and good capacity. I would recommend this drive to friend.
  • This thing is an absolute BEAST. I say that with much gravitas because I am often not impressed by external hard drives.
  • This drive is the pinnacle of what external hard drives should be, so if you're willing to "invest" in this baby, by all means do so!!!
Samsung T5 External SSD — USB 3.1 Type-C
  • The transfer speed is also faster than I expected. I will by upgrading to 1TB (or higher) strictly for video soon.
  • While I'm not seeing the quoted average "up to" speeds of 500+ MB/s, they are still impressive.
  • I really love this portable speed demon. It's built very well and is the perfect size for putting in your pocket or laptop bag.
  • The transfer speeds between the internal SSD and the T5 are just quick.
  • Extremely slow on USB 3.0. Writing a 20GB file only does so at 24MB per second.
Size & Weight
1.88 in.
2.26 in.
4.88 in.
2.91 in.
0.59 in.
0.41 in.
8 oz.
1.8 oz.
OS Compatibility
Mac OS X, Windows, Linux
Windows, Mac OS X
USB 3.1, USB 3.0
USB 3.0, USB 3.1 Gen 2
Password Setting
Data Protection
AES 256-bit encryption, Shock-resistant
Fan-less heat dissipation, Rugged Design
Ready anytime, anywhere, Metal minimalism, Compact and light
What customers say about "Features"
Glyph Atom 1 TB USB 3.1 Type-C External Solid State Drive - Black
  • This thing is an absolute BEAST. I'm really impressed. It is totally quiet, and the only way you know it's working is via the very bright green LED light.
  • This thing transfers data at amazing speeds. A 45gb folder from the Glyph drive to my 2016 tMBP takes about 1 minute 28 seconds.
  • There was absolutely no delay on my scrubbing through video, or with playback of 1080 HD video at 60fps. Editing pictures in Adobe Lightroom CC has been a breeze, with no lag!
  • I had a little trouble figuring out how to format this for a Windows PC, but it was simpler than I was making it out to be.
  • The read & write speeds of this drive are nowhere near as advertised. This was just as slow as a regular hard drive.
Samsung T5 External SSD — USB 3.1 Type-C
  • Rugged metal case means I don't have to worry about dropping it.
  • It is encrypted which is another very valuable feature. It is a great failsafe!
  • The samsung software for Mac, providing password encryption and other features, does NOT work with Mac Sierra or Mojave OS.
  • I should also mention, it has a password function to allow the user to put in a password. The is a nice feature.
  • Adding a slot that would ingest SD cards dynamically like the Gnar box would be a cool feature. Get the biggest size you will use it.
Additional Accessories
USB Type-C to Type-A cable
Samsumg Portable SSD Software
Power Supply
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
3 year(s)
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