Update (6/16 9:00am): Lower prices available via Newegg when you enter coupon code AFEXSSD15614: 250GB $89.99, 500GB $179.99, 1TB $359.99

Samsung announced its T1 portable SSD lineup earlier this year at CES. Its tiny size and impressive specs caught our attention, but with retail prices upwards of $500 it wasn’t a practical choice for most people. Now the first significant price drops have put these drives within reach:

samsung-portable-t1-ssdAny of these drives would make a perfect backup solution or a super portable option for working with large photo and video files while on-the-go. Features include read-write speeds of up to 450MB/sec, optional AES 256 bit encryption, a tiny 71.0×9.2×53.2 mm form factor, and a 3 year warranty. The T1 lineup gets a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from Amazon reviewers, while the 250GB is the best selling External Solid State Drive on Amazon. expand full story