With the T7 Shield portable Solid State Drive, Samsung is launching its latest external storage device. The Samsung portable SSD T7 Shield offers fast transfer speeds (around 1GB/s) and reliability in a rugged, credit card-sized design. The Samsung external SSD T7 sets new standards with a compact design and a weight of only 98 grams, the storage device convinces its robustness.
Portable external SSDs in a simple yet, elegant metal housing has been very popular with many users, especially photographers and videographers, as an external storage solution for years. Thanks to its compact dimensions, which are roughly the size of a credit card and are about one centimeter thick, you can easily carry the SSD with you – be it to transport extensive data, as a backup medium, or as a fast work drive.
The new Samsung T7 SSD comes with a fingerprint sensor for data protection and a robust design that is protected against environmental influences. It is ideal for users who always want to make a memory with them and use it anywhere.
It is ideal for anyone creating content outdoors or traveling without worrying about data loss due to weather or other adversities. It is shockproof from drops of up to 3 meters. At the same time, it is dustproof and water-resistant according to IP65.
With a read speed of 1,050 MB/s and a write speed of 1,000 MB/s, the T7 Shield offers the currently fastest transfer speeds according to the USB 3.2 Gen2 standard. It’s about twice as fast as its predecessor, the T5, and up to 9.5 times faster than external hard disk drives (HDDs).
Samsung SSD T7 Shield is designed for use on multiple devices and can store a large number of images, games, and 4K and 8K videos, whether on a PC, Mac, smartphone (Android), or a game console. It also offers increased security (*256-bit AES, Advanced Encryption Standard) with hardware encryption, so that data is securely protected even if the T7 Shield is lost. It also offers access to the Magician software, which users can use to conveniently manage the drive.
Samsung T7 Shield price and availability
Last year, Lexar introduced the SL660 portable external SSD for gaming, it has a sleek housing with colored LEDs, and the technology inside promises maximum performance. Its pricing starts from $129.99.