Back up more of your Mac with Samsung’s new terabyte SSD

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Samsung Portable SSD T3 CES 2016
Bigger, faster, better.
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Cult of Mac CES 2016 full coverage If you’re like the rest of us, you’ve got a nice Mac with plenty of video, photos, and apps on it. Time Machine is a fantastic way to keep your stuff all backed up and safe, so you’ll need a high-capacity drive to do that with.

Samsung’s new external solid state drive (SSD), called the T3, has the capacity of multiple terabytes to keep more of your data backed up and the speed to make it easy.

“Following the successful worldwide launch of the Portable SSD T1 in 2015, we made several significant upgrades to the T3 based on the feedback and needs of our customers, which included content creators and business professionals in particular,” said Samsung’s Un-Soo Kim in a statement.

The T3 comes in four different sizes, including 250 gigabyte (GB), 500GB, and 1TB and has a super fast USB 3.1 interface, letting you transfer up your data up to four times faster than USB 2.

It’s lightweight (51 grams) and durable, too, and as it’s an SSD, there aren’t any moving parts to jar loose if you should bump or (heaven forbid) drop the thing. Samsung promises that the T3 will withstand up to 1500 grams of force and survive a drop of up to two meters, and it even has an integrated heat guard system that will prevent overheating. You’ll also get a three-year limited warranty, so yay.

You should be able to pick one of these delightful little devices starting February of this year, though we have no word on price as of yet.

Source: Samsung