The Samsung X5 is one of the fastest portable SSDs around and if you need the best in speed, this is the place to start. It’s a drive that can be costly, too, but right now you can pick up a 1TB SSD for just $399.99.

Now yes, that’s a huge price to pay for 1TB of storage when you consider the already super-fast Samsung T5 SSD that we’ve been banging on about for years. But this thing takes speeds to the next level, offering sequential read and write performance levels of up to 2,800MB/s and 2,300MB/s, respectively. Those are crazy numbers.

Buy: Samsung 1TB X5 Portable SSD from Amazon: $399.99 | Original price: $700

First-ever NVMe-based portable SSD from Samsung featuring Thunderbolt 3 technology
Sequential read and write performance levels of up to 2,800MB/s and 2,300MB/s respectively
Features a full metal body with glossy top and non-slip bottom mat

Because of the heat generated by those speeds this thing is made of a full metal body to help cool it down, and it’s actually quite the looker in our opinion. There’s support for Thunderbolt 3 to gain those ridiculous speeds, and it’s of course shock-resistant up to around 2 meters thanks to the use of solid state memory.

This is an SSD that not everyone will need. The standard T5 SSD range is a great solution for the majority of people. But if you need the fastest of the fast and time is absolutely money to you, this drive is worth its weight in gold. It isn’t cheap, but it’s worth every penny if you need it. Right now is a great time to get that order placed, too.

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