DEFINITION January 2018



ANIMATION ADVANTAGE Tom Box’s BAFTA award-winning Blue Zoo Studios in London is a major animator for children’s television; Samsung’s new Portable SSD T5 drive is helping him spread the word

their mobile storage in a compact form to bridge the gap between USB drives and their larger counterparts. All with the throughput to enable 500MB/s performance through the whole data chain.” We duly contacted Blue Zoo Studios, well known for children’s television series like Digby Dragon on Nickelodeon and Alphablocks on the BBC, amongst many others. Their animations are also featured in commercials, including Lego, BBC Sport and Disney.

n area of video production and post-production where we haven’t yet placed a Samsung portable SSD drive is the VFX

Co-founder Tom Box saw the advantages of Samsung’s new T5 Portable SSD drive immediately, “I’m a big fan of this drive; my first impression was just how small it was compared to the usual type of hard disks we use. It matches my laptop in proportions and looked just as cool and you also don’t worry about its weight in your bag. Also having a solid state device stops you wondering that if you knock it accidentally that it won’t boot up the next time you plug it in. It’s one

ABOVE AND RIGHT Tom Box, co- founder of Blue Zoo animation studios with his laptop and ‘treasured’ Samsung SSD T5 portable drive.

industry, but Samsung’s drives are already known there. This from Lee Danskin, CTO of VFX specialist reseller Escape Technology: “Samsung’s range of portable, high- speed SSDs and NVMe solutions completes the move to solid state drives across the industry. Support for USB 3.1 10Gbps gives artists and creatives the ability to maximise



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