10 Best SAMSUNG External Drives For Macs
for June 2021

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Samsung USB 2.0 8xDVD Writer External Optical Drive for Mac and PC SE-S084C/RSBN (Gloss Black)

Samsung USB 2.0 8xDVD Writer External Optical Drive for Mac and PC SE-S084C/RSBN (Gloss Black)

by Samsung
What We like

Tray Loading Drive for easy access to media even when the drive is turned off. No need to power the drive on to remove your discs.

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Product Features

  • The perfect accessory for Netbook users
  • 8X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 6X DVD+R DL 8X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 5X DVD-RAM 8X DVD-ROM 24X CD-R 24X CD-RW 24X CD-ROM 2MB Cache USB 2.0
  • Compatible with Mac and PC's alike. Full 8X DVD functionality in an ultra slim tray load design
  • Nero Software Suite (NERO Burning ROM, NERO Showtime, PowerDVD) included.

Compatible with mac and pc's alike. full 8x dvd functionality in an ultra slim tray load design 8x dvd+r 8x dvd+rw 6x dvd+r dl 8x dvd-r 6x dvd-rw 5x dvd-ram 8x dvd-rom 24x cd-r 24x cd-rw 24x cd-rom 2mb cache usb 2.0 The perfect accessory for netbook users Nero software suite (nero burning rom, nero showtime, powerdvd) included.

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SAMSUNG X5 Portable SSD 500GB - Up to 2800MB/s -Thunderbolt 3 NVMe External Solid State Drive, Gray/Red (MU-PB500B/AM)

SAMSUNG X5 Portable SSD 500GB

Up to 2800MB/s -Thunderbolt 3 NVMe External Solid State Drive, Gray/Red (MU-PB500B/AM)

by Samsung Electronics DAV
What We like

DURABLE DESIGN: Full metal body with glossy top and non-slip bottom mat withstands drops of up to 2 meters; Shock resistant internal design features Dynamic Thermal Guard technology to help maintain optimal performance and temperature

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Product Features

  • Only compatible with Macs and Windows PCs with Thunderbolt 3 ports, Mac OS X Sierra, High Sierra (10.12 or higher) Windows 10 64bit RS 2 or higher. Not compatible with PCs with only USB interface.
  • SECURE ENCRYPTION: Optional password protection and AES 256-bit hardware encryption keeps your personal and private data more secure
  • LIGHTNING FAST READ WRITE SPEEDS: Sequential read and write performance levels of up to 2,800 MB/sec seq. read and 2,100 MB/sec seq. write
  • THUNDERBOLT 3 AND NVMe POWER: First ever NVMe-based portable SSD from Samsung featuring Thunderbolt 3 technology, the X5 delivers up to 40Gb/s data transfer speeds

Thunderbolt 3 and nvme power: first ever nvme-based portable ssd from samsung featuring thunderbolt 3 technology, the x5 delivers up to 40gb/s data transfer speeds Lightning fast read write speeds: sequential read and write performance levels of up to 2,800 mb/sec seq. read and 2,100 mb/sec seq. write Only compatible with macs and windows pcs with thunderbolt 3 ports, mac os x sierra, high sierra (10.12 or higher) windows 10 64bit rs 2 or higher. not compatible with pcs with only usb interface. Secure encryption: optional password protection and aes 256-bit hardware encryption keeps your personal and private data more secure

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SAMSUNG T5 Portable SSD 500GB - Up to 540MB/s - USB 3.1 External Solid State Drive, Black (MU-PA500B/AM)

SAMSUNG T5 Portable SSD 500GB

Up to 540MB/s, USB 3.1 External Solid State Drive, Black (MU-PA500B/AM)

by Samsung
What We like

Compact and portable design: Top to bottom shock resistant metal design fits in the palm of your hand and easily slides in your pocket or purse to take work and entertainment on the go

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Product Features

  • Secure encryption: Optional password protection and AES 256-bit hardware encryption keeps your personal and private data more secure
  • Seamless connectivity: Includes USB type C to C and USB type C to A cables to connect to PCs, Macs, smartphones and other devices
  • Superfast read write speeds: SSD with V-NAND offers ultra-fast data transfer speeds of up to 540MB/s (up to 4.9x faster than external HDDs); Ideal for transferring large-sized data including 4K videos, high-resolution photos, games and more

Seamless connectivity: includes usb type c to c and usb type c to a cables to connect to pcs, macs, smartphones and other devices Secure encryption: optional password protection and aes 256-bit hardware encryption keeps your personal and private data more secure Superfast read write speeds: ssd with v-nand offers ultra-fast data transfer speeds of up to 540mb/s (up to 4.9x faster than external hdds); ideal for transferring large-sized data including 4k videos, high-resolution photos, games and more

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SAMSUNG T5 Portable SSD 1TB - Up to 540MB/s - USB 3.1 External Solid State Drive, Black (MU-PA1T0B/AM)

SAMSUNG T5 Portable SSD 1TB

Up to 540MB/s, USB 3.1 External Solid State Drive, Black (MU-PA1T0B/AM)

by Samsung
What We like

Compact and portable design: Top to bottom shock resistant metal design fits in the palm of your hand and easily slides in your pocket or purse to take work and entertainment on the go

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Product Features

  • Superfast read write speeds: SSD with V-NAND offers ultra-fast data transfer speeds of up to 540MB/s (up to 4.9x faster than external HDDs); Ideal for transferring large-sized data including 4K videos, high-resolution photos, games and more
  • Seamless connectivity: Includes USB type C to C and USB type C to A cables to connect to PCs, Macs, smartphones and other devices
  • Secure encryption: Optional password protection and AES 256-bit hardware encryption keeps your personal and private data more secure

Secure encryption: optional password protection and aes 256-bit hardware encryption keeps your personal and private data more secure Superfast read write speeds: ssd with v-nand offers ultra-fast data transfer speeds of up to 540mb/s (up to 4.9x faster than external hdds); ideal for transferring large-sized data including 4k videos, high-resolution photos, games and more Seamless connectivity: includes usb type c to c and usb type c to a cables to connect to pcs, macs, smartphones and other devices

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Samsung T5 Portable SSD 500GB - USB 3.1 External Solid State Drive with V-NAND Flash Memory Technology (MU-PA500G/WW) - Rose Gold

Samsung T5 Portable SSD 500GB

USB 3.1 External Solid State Drive with V-NAND Flash Memory Technology (MU-PA500G/WW), Rose Gold

by Samsung
What We like

COMPACT AND PORTABLE DESIGN: Top to bottom shock resistant metal design fits in the palm of your hand and easily slides in your pocket or purse to take work and entertainment on the go

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Product Features

  • SUPERFAST READ WRITE SPEEDS: SSD with V-NAND offers ultra-fast data transfer speeds of up to 540MB/s (up to 4.9x faster than external HDDs); Ideal for transferring large-sized data including 4K videos, high-resolution photos, games and more
  • SECURE ENCRYPTION: Optional password protection and AES 256-bit hardware encryption keeps your personal and private data more secure
  • SEAMLESS CONNECTIVITY: Includes USB Type C to C and USB Type C to A cables to connect to PCs, Macs, smartphones and other devices

Seamless connectivity: includes usb type c to c and usb type c to a cables to connect to pcs, macs, smartphones and other devices Secure encryption: optional password protection and aes 256-bit hardware encryption keeps your personal and private data more secure Superfast read write speeds: ssd with v-nand offers ultra-fast data transfer speeds of up to 540mb/s (up to 4.9x faster than external hdds); ideal for transferring large-sized data including 4k videos, high-resolution photos, games and more

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SAMSUNG T7 Portable SSD 500GB - Up to 1050MB/s - USB 3.2 External Solid State Drive, Gray (MU-PC500T/AM)

SAMSUNG T7 Portable SSD 500GB

Up to 1050MB/s, USB 3.2 External Solid State Drive, Gray (MU-PC500T/AM)

by Samsung
What We like

**SAMSUNG RECOMMENDS the usage of the included USB Type-C to C and USB Type-C to A cables. Non-original cables may cause performance degradation due to the varying internal resistance and maximum allowable currency

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Product Features

  • Data transfer speed may vary depending on the users PC environment and the types of data being transferred. USB 3.2 Gen2 and UASP support are required for maximum transfer speed (1,050MB/s)**
  • ADVANCED HEAT CONTROL: DYNAMIC THERMAL GUARD (DTG) TECHNOLOGY protects the T7(T7 Touch) from overheating by automatically slowing down data transfer if necessary. DTG technology enhances product safety and reliability by preventing the T7(T7 Touch) from reaching an excessively high temperature
  • *SAMSUNG RECOMMENDS users to download the latest firmware update via the included Portable SSD Software 1.0 to ensure optimal performance
  • TRANSFER IN A FLASH: Transfers files nearly 9.5x faster than external hard disk drive (HDD). Reads up to 1,050 MB/s / Writes up to 1,000 MB/s on USB 3.2 gen 2 supported devices*.
  • BUILT STRONG & SECURE: Shock-resistant and withstands drops from 6ft.

Advanced heat control: dynamic thermal guard (dtg) technology protects the t7(t7 touch) from overheating by automatically slowing down data transfer if necessary. dtg technology enhances product safety and reliability by preventing the t7(t7 touch) from reaching an excessively high temperature *Samsung recommends users to download the latest firmware update via the included portable ssd software 1.0 to ensure optimal performance Password security Built strong & secure: shock-resistant and withstands drops from 6ft. Transfer in a flash: transfers files nearly 9.5x faster than external hard disk drive (hdd). reads up to 1,050 mb/s / writes up to 1,000 mb/s on usb 3.2 gen 2 supported devices*. Data transfer speed may vary depending on the users pc environment and the types of data being transferred. usb 3.2 gen2 and uasp support are required for maximum transfer speed (1,050mb/s)**

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Samsung T7 Touch Portable SSD - 500 GB - USB 3.2 Gen.2 External SSD Metallic Black (MU-PC500K/WW)

Samsung T7 Touch Portable SSD

500 GB, USB 3.2 Gen.2 External SSD Metallic Black (MU-PC500K/WW)

by Samsung
What We like

Robust design: Withstands drops of up to two metres drop height thanks to shock-resistant aluminum housing with reinforced inner frame.

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Product Features

  • Connectivity Technology: Nein
  • The two included USB cables Type-C to C and Type-C to A allow connection to PCs, Macs, Android devices, Smart TVs and game consoles
  • Security and convenience: The T7 Touch uses AES 256-bit encryption and can be protected with fingerprint or password.
  • Up to 9 times faster than external hard drives with read/write speeds up to 1050MB/s and 1000MB/s
  • High-speed external storage with fingerprint encryption in compact pocket size and capacities up to 2TB

Connectivity technology: nein High-speed external storage with fingerprint encryption in compact pocket size and capacities up to 2tb Up to 9 times faster than external hard drives with read/write speeds up to 1050mb/s and 1000mb/s Security and convenience: the t7 touch uses aes 256-bit encryption and can be protected with fingerprint or password. The two included usb cables type-c to c and type-c to a allow connection to pcs, macs, android devices, smart tvs and game consoles

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Samsung T7 Touch Portable SSD - 1 TB - USB 3.2 Gen.2 External SSD Metallic Black (MU-PC1T0K/WW)

Samsung T7 Touch Portable SSD

1 TB, USB 3.2 Gen.2 External SSD Metallic Black (MU-PC1T0K/WW)

by Samsung
What We like

Robust design: Withstands drops of up to two metres drop height thanks to shock-resistant aluminum housing with reinforced inner frame.

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Product Features

  • Up to 9 times faster than external hard drives with read/write speeds up to 1050MB/s and 1000MB/s
  • High-speed external storage with fingerprint encryption in compact pocket size and capacities up to 2TB
  • The two included USB cables Type-C to C and Type-C to A allow connection to PCs, Macs, Android devices, Smart TVs and game consoles
  • Security and convenience: The T7 Touch uses AES 256-bit encryption and can be protected with fingerprint or password.

Security and convenience: the t7 touch uses aes 256-bit encryption and can be protected with fingerprint or password. High-speed external storage with fingerprint encryption in compact pocket size and capacities up to 2tb The two included usb cables type-c to c and type-c to a allow connection to pcs, macs, android devices, smart tvs and game consoles Up to 9 times faster than external hard drives with read/write speeds up to 1050mb/s and 1000mb/s

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Samsung 860 QVO 1TB Solid State Drive (MZ-76Q1T0B/AM) V-NAND, SATA 6Gb/s, Quality and Value Optimized SSD

Samsung 860 QVO 1TB Solid State Drive (MZ-76Q1T0B/AM) V-NAND

SATA 6Gb/s, Quality and Value Optimized SSD

by Samsung Electronics DAV
What We like

Secure encryption: Protect data by selecting security options, including AES 256-bit hardware-based encryption compliant with TCG Opal and IEEE 1667

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Product Features

  • Value optimized SSD: Built with Samsung V-NAND Technology, the 860 QVO SSD gives you huge storage, solid performance and reliability with exceptional value
  • Intelligent Turbowrite: Accelerates write speeds and maintains long-term high performance with a larger variable buffer
  • Enhanced read write speeds: Sequential read and write performance levels of up to 550MB/s and 520MB/s, respectively

Enhanced read write speeds: sequential read and write performance levels of up to 550mb/s and 520mb/s, respectively Value optimized ssd: built with samsung v-nand technology, the 860 qvo ssd gives you huge storage, solid performance and reliability with exceptional value Intelligent turbowrite: accelerates write speeds and maintains long-term high performance with a larger variable buffer

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SAMSUNG T7 Touch Portable SSD 500GB - Up to 1050MB/s - USB 3.2 External Solid State Drive, Black (MU-PC500K/WW)

SAMSUNG T7 Touch Portable SSD 500GB

Up to 1050MB/s, USB 3.2 External Solid State Drive, Black (MU-PC500K/WW)

by Samsung
What We like

LED STATUS INDICATOR: The T7 Touch features an LED square that illuminates to keep you informed of what your SSD is doing at a glance

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Product Features

  • FINGERPRINT SECURITY: SSD with fingerprint and password security
  • BLAZING FAST STORAGE: Reads up to 1,050 MB/s / Writes up to 1 000 MB/s. Transfers files nearly 9.5x faster than hard drives
  • BUILT STRONG: Shock-resistant and withstands drops from 6ft

Blazing fast storage: reads up to 1,050 mb/s / writes up to 1 000 mb/s. transfers files nearly 9.5x faster than hard drives Built strong: shock-resistant and withstands drops from 6ft Fingerprint security: ssd with fingerprint and password security

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