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Samsung Announces T9 Portable SSD


First Samsung Portable SSD featuring a USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 interface delivers increased productivity with speeds up to 2,000 MB/s

Two times faster than previous models, users can transfer a 4GB video in two seconds

Samsung Electronics America today announced the release of its newest addition to the T-series, the T9 Portable Solid State Drive (SSD). With its stylish and portable design, the T9 is built to keep data safe while on-the-go, empowering users with fast transfer speeds and ample storage.

Samsung Portable SSD T9 with connectors

Content creators need a storage solution that can quickly and reliably store their creations and save them time – especially while on-the-go,” said Jose Hernandez, Senior Director of Memory Product Marketing at Samsung. “The T9 offers the perfect option, helping the hundreds of millions of creators worldwide do everything from capture high-res photos, shoot and edit 4K videos, transfer files, and seamlessly back them all up, within seconds.”

Superior Performance and Massive Storage Capacity

The T9 offers up to 2,000 megabytes-per-second (MB/s) sequential read and write speeds on the USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 interface. The USB interface enables two lanes of 10 Gbps operation to provide 20 Gbps data transfer rates which delivers faster speeds when transferring high-resolution videos or large files, effectively saving creators’ time during heavy workloads like video editing. Approximately two times faster than the previous model, the T7, the speed of the T9 allows users to transfer a 4-gigabyte (GB) Full HD video in nearly two seconds or an hour and half-long 4K video (21GB) within 12 seconds.

The T9 comes in three different capacity options to fit the needs of every creator. With 1-terabyte (TB), 2TB and 4TB varieties, the T9 makes it possible to complete quick and frequent transfers while providing ample storage for large volumes of data. Its compact size, similar to that of a credit card, allows users to carry their creations wherever they go.

Luxury Added to Ruggedness

The T9 delivers the functional advantages and unique design benefits of ‘luxury added to ruggedness,’ like the durable design of the T7 Shield. The curved diagonal lines and reverse carbon patterns on the surface of T9 give the device a fabric-like feel like a luxurious wallet. The design of the T9 leverages rubber material for significant performance advantages and temperature control, while also giving users a comfortable grip on the device.

Unmatched Reliability and Thermal Control

Professional creators push the boundaries of what’s possible, and their data is invaluable. The T9 is designed with a strong aluminum body and is covered with rubber allowing it to withstand drops up to nine feet to keep data safe. Plus, with a five-year limited warranty, the T9 portable SSD gives reliability that users need to empower them to pursue their most ambitious projects.

Front view of Samsung Portable T9 SSD

For creators who require fast and efficient large file transfers without slowdowns, the drive is built with silicon and aluminum to dissipate heat, ensuring the drive will run throughout intense work sessions. With the Samsung Dynamic Thermal Guard, it efficiently minimizes the performance drops that can be caused by overheating, ensuring consistent and fast transfer speeds. Its superior heat control enables professionals to transfer hours of 8K video or thousands of high-resolution images, without worrying about data loss.

Manage T9 with Samsung Magician Software 8.0

Samsung Magician software provides an enhanced experience for users through features such as performance benchmarking, security functions, firmware updates and real-time health status checks. The new Samsung Magician 8.0 version released last month, offers new features like data migration to help smoothly transfer files from one storage device to the next and now can be used with select portable SSDs from Samsung like the T9. The software now supports Windows, Mac and Android operating systems.

Seamless Compatibility and Power Efficiency

The Samsung T9 features integrated power management enhancements to ensure that the drive stays within USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 power guidelines for compatibility with a wide range of USB-enabled devices. The T9 is compatible with devices like PCs, 12K high-resolution broadcasting cameras, smartphones, tablets and game consoles across operating systems (Windows®, Mac® and Android® OS). It also comes with USB Type C-to-C and USB Type C-to-A cables, providing a versatile option for professional creators.

When you use a portable SSD with any device, it’s powered by that device. Samsung now allows creators and gamers to use their storage without worrying about if their devices will lose battery quickly. The T9 alters its performance to optimize power when idle and active. This results in the T9 consuming less power, enabling up to six hours of longer battery life for connected devices.

The Samsung Portable SSD T9 will be available starting today at and select retailers with manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRPs) of $139.99 for the 1TB, $239.99 for the 2TB, and $439.99 for the 4TB.

Samsung Portable SSD T9 Product Specifications
InterfaceUSB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (20Gbps)
Capacities 1)1TB2TB4TB
Dimensions 2)3.46 x 2.36 x .55 inches
Weight 2) 4.3 ounces (122 grams)
PerformanceSequential Read 3)Up to 2,000 MB/secUp to 2,000 MB/secUp to 2,000 MB/sec
Sequential Write 3)Up to 1,950 MB/secUp to 1,950 MB/secUp to 2,000 MB/sec
DurabilityDrop Resistant 4)Up to 9.8 feet (3 meters)
SecurityEncryptionAES 256-bit hardware encryption
Software 5) Samsung Magician Software
CompatibilityOperating System 6)Windows®, macOS®, Android™
Device 6)PCs, Laptops, Tablets, Smartphones
ReliabilityTemperature 7)Operating0°C to 60°C
Non-Operating-40°C to 85°C
Humidity5% to 95% non-condensing
ShockNon-Operating1,500G, duration: 0.5ms, 3 axis
VibrationNon-Operating20~2,000Hz, 20G
RoHS ComplianceRoHS 2
Warranty 8)Five (5) Year Limited Warranty
1) 1GB=1,000,000,000 bytes, 1TB=1,000,000,000,000 bytes. Lower capacity may be demonstrated by your computer due to use of a different measurement standard.
2) The actual product weight and size may vary depending on the product’s capacity and measurement method.
3) Performance may vary depending on host configuration, cable and user system environment. To reach maximum sequential read/write speeds of up to 2,000 MB/s, respectively, the host device and connection cables must support USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 and the UASP mode must be enabled.
*Test system configuration: ASUS ROG STRIX Z590-E GAMING WIFI, Intel i9-10900K CPU @ 3.70GHz, 3696 MHz, 10 Core(s), 20 Logical Processor(s) / DDR4 8GB DRAM frequency1132.3 MHz / Win 11 Pro
4) Based on an internal free fall shock test conducted under controlled conditions. Drop resistance may vary depending on the actual environmental conditions. Damage caused by drop is not covered under warranty.
* Test condition: Device was dropped free-fall to a metal plate from 3-meter height.
** No warranty is provided for any physical damage.
5) Samsung Magician software is available in Windows®, macOS® and Android™. It requires Windows® 7 and higher, macOS® High Sierra (10.13.6) and higher, or Android™ 5.1 (Lollipop) and higher. Older versions of the Windows®, macOS®, and Android™ operating systems may not be supported.
6) Compatibility with host devices may vary. Some operating systems may require T9 reformatting. T9 is backward compatible with USB 3.2, USB 3.1, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0.
7) Tc is measured at the hottest point on the case. Sufficient airflow is recommended to be operated properly on heavier workload within device operating temperature.
8) The LED component of the T9 is warranted for five (5) years of typical use, typical use for the purposes of this warranty defined as four (4) hours of operation per day at temperatures of 40℃ or below. For more information on the warranty, please visit

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