Our favorite portable SSD, the Samsung T5, is down to its lowest price ever Melissa Riofrio/IDG

Our favorite portable SSD, the Samsung T5, is down to its lowest price ever

When it comes to fast, durable, convenient portable external storage, the Samsung T5 leads the pack. And right now, our favorite portable SSD is on sale for $128, the lowest we've seen it and a steep discount from its $190 list price.

This small, light SSD features 500GB of storage, which you can password-protect for added security. It's fast, with read-write speeds up to 540 MB/s, and light, at just 1.6 ounces. For extra peace of mind, this SSD is as durable as they come—it's shock-resistant enough to handle falls up to two meters.

We gave the 1TB version of this portable drive 4.5 stars out of 5 for its killer performance and convenient size and shape. (That version of the drive is also on sale for an all-time low of $300.) As we mentioned before, this is our favorite external drive for performance not just portability, a category with some serious competition. To see others on our list and check out other less-portable external drives, visit our roundup.

[Today's deal: 500GB Samsung T5 SSD for $128 at Amazon]

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