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Samsung's new portable SSD supports USB Type-C

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Following up last year's Portable SSD T1, Samsung has just announced a new version of its sleek external storage system: the Portable SSD T3.

The device has learned a few new tricks, now going up to 2TB capacity, along with 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB models. The T3 weighs in at a bit under 2 ounces, and measures 2.9 inches long. Samsung also says the drive is especially shock resistant this time around, able to withstand a drop of 2 meters.

The T3 now supports a USB 3.1 Type C connection (as well as 2.0 and 3.0), with promised read-write speeds of up to 450MB per second. If you're looking to manage your storage on the go, Samsung says it's also offering a new companion Android app.

Samsung says the T3 will be launching next month in the United States, China, Korea, and "select" countries in Europe, with a worldwide rollout to follow. There's no word yet on price, but the 1TB version of the T1 can still be purchased for about $380, after launching at $600 last year.

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