The oversupply of memory chips on the market right now is a bad thing for chipmakers like Samsung as its profits have been hit severely. One of the benefits of the oversupply of memory chips on the market right now for consumers is that prices on storage devices have come down significantly. A good example is the Samsung 2TB T5 portable SSD that is available at a significant discount from B&H Photo.
The Samsung 2TB T5 Portable SSD usually sells for $397.99, but it is on sale for $120 off at B&H now bringing the total price to $277.99. The portable storage drive supports USB 3.1 Type-C and Type-A connectivity and comes with both cable types. Since the storage drive is an SSD, it's fast with up to 540 MB/s data read speeds and up to 515 MB/s write speeds.
Inside the case of the SSD hides a Samsung MGX controller and 3-bit 3D V-NAND MLC flash technology. The T5 also has AES 256-bit hardware encryption engine that helps to prevent unauthorized access to data stored on the drive. Despite its fast speeds and high storage capacity, the SSD weighs in at 1.8 ounces and is 0.4-inch thick. The body of the drive is metal, and with no moving parts inside the SSD, it's very robust and can survive drops from up to 6.6-feet in the air.
The 2TB capacity drive comes in black only. Buyers can get a 500GB version in blue, gold, or red for $89.99, which is only $10 off the regular retail price. The 1TB version of the SSD is offered in red or black colors for $169.99, a savings of $30 off the regular $199.99 price. You can read our review of the Samsung T5 right here.