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which would take no time at all: seconds in fact. This would then allow us to hot-swap the card media and have the car and chase car back on the track before the brakes and tyres cool, which is a bad thing as it can affect performance and so can add inconsistency to the footage. “The Samsung Portable SSD X5 was ideal for this kind of swap-out; it has a very easy-to-grab form factor and of course is incredibly fast when you’re transferring data. It’s very easy to get used to that kind of transfer speed; in a blink of an eye it’s done. You start relying on that transfer speed and build it in to your plans.” LIGHTNING-FAST SPEED With technological synergies between NVMe and Thunderbolt 3 technology, the Samsung Portable SSD X5’s exceptional speed offers read speeds of up to 2,800MB/s and write speeds of up to 2,300MB/s. Its read/write speeds are respectively up to 25.5x/20.9x faster than a standard external HDD.

IMAGES The Samsung Portable SSD X5 was the fastest way for Ember

to transfer large amounts of data

“The Samsung Portable SSD X5 is an achingly fast drive with a near 2GB/s transfer speed”

says. “It’s very fast to edit from, so you can definitely see it being useful as a portable edit drive. We do tend to deal with 8K Raw workflows daily and it’s great at handling that type of data transfer. And as it’s a portable SSD, it’s much more rugged for on- set editing or running dailies. Such a dynamic production house as Ember, working at such high resolutions, can look to drives like the Samsung Portable SSD X5 to move its huge amounts of data around. The company’s recent productions are looking to edit much further up the production chain so are looking to embed massively fast drives like the Samsung Portable SSD X5 much closer to the shoot.

For this project, Ember needed devices that inspired confidence, especially when fast live transfers of media were so important. Again, the Samsung Portable SSD X5 helped the production out with its Dynamic Thermal Guard technology and a heat sink – a mechanical internal solution – safeguard the X5 from overheating, ensuring reliability while maintaining optimal operating temperatures Also with housing and an internal protection guard frame made by a durable yet light magnesium, it withstands drops of up to two metres. Interestingly, the design of the Samsung Portable SSD X5 is actually inspired by a supercar; the portable drive emphasises its performance and elegance through its dynamic and streamlined shape. It maximises portability and optimises design, and is equipped with state-of-the-art data transfer technology. FURTHER USE Ember’s editor Donovan Jones also found the Samsung portable drive invaluable. “The Samsung Portable SSD X5 is pretty ace!” he


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