Product Comparison: Samsung 860 EVO vs Samsung T5

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General Specifications
860 EVO
About the Product
The newest edition to the world's best-selling* SATA SSD series, the Samsung 860 EVO is specially designed to enhance performance of mainstream PCs and laptops. With the latest V-NAND technology, this fast and reliable SSD comes in a wide range of compatible form factors and capacities.
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
Form Factor - 2.5"
Available Capacities
250 GB, 500 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB, 4 TB
250 GB, 500 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB
Max. Transfer Speed
550 MB/sec
540 MB/sec
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Samsung 860 EVO 250GB 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive
  • Took about 30 minutes to make the switch and be up and running. It's faster than I anticipated and am very pleased with this purchase.
  • Slim design and easy install. Setup in disk management on windows is a snap...highly recommended.
  • Installation was a snap and coupled with enhanced RAM this new SSD cut boot time tpo a fourth of what it had been.
  • I think Samsung SSDs are one of those having the greatest compatibility to various systems and quality and durability.
  • This is quite a boost in startup time in Windows 10. Took a quiet a few restarts to train it seems like but now it starts up so fast.
  • Only issue would be the price but if you get this on sale, then it is a great deal.
  • No instructions, no cables, doesn't even tell you what cable you need. PC will not recognize it.
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
2.76 in.
2.26 in.
3.94 in.
2.91 in.
0.27 in.
0.41 in.
3.04 oz.
1.8 oz.
OS Compatibility
Windows, Mac OS X, Linux
Windows, Mac OS X
SATA 6Gb/s
USB 3.0, USB 3.1 Gen 2
Password Setting
Data Protection
Secure Encryption
AES 256-bit encryption, Shock-resistant
Samsung V-NAND 3bit MLC, Samsung MJX Controller
Ready anytime, anywhere, Metal minimalism, Compact and light
What customers say about "Features"
Samsung 860 EVO 250GB 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive
  • This thing is great! I used the Samsung software and cloned my old drive and then boom, like a whole new computer!! Startup takes seconds instead of 15 minutes like it used to!
  • Laptop boots up in 8 seconds.. all programs and downloads have increased approx 80 % !! amazing.
  • Bought this for gaming, and programs start about 30% faster with no stuttering during gameplay. The 1 TB is a must to start, but might add another SSD in the future.
  • Data access is liekwise much faster, programs boot up much more quickly and it's almost like a new laptop rather than over 6 years old.
  • My Mac used to take around 3 minutes to boot. Now with the SSD, I clocked the boot time at 25-28 seconds, the desktop, applications appear immediately.
  • These drivers are to terrible. Samsung's own magician software doesn't even recognize either 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.
Management SW
Samsumg Portable SSD Software
Power Supply
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
5 year(s)
3 year(s)
Other Information
59.99 $

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