Samsung Electronics released of its latest external storage device – the Portable Solid State Drive (SSD) T7 Touch – which combines compact design with fast transfer speeds based on the USB 3.2 Gen 2 standard.
The new device also offers data protection with an additional hardware security measure in the form of a built-in fingerprint sensor.
The T7 Touch supprts a read speed of 1,050MB/s and a write speed of 1,000MB/s, maning it's approximately twice as fast as its predecessor, the T5, and up to 9.5 times faster than external HDDs. Moreover, the device can reach its maximum speed when used with the NVMe interface.
For an added layer of security, the T7 Touch brings the first built-in fingerprint scanner to Samsung SSDs on top of password protection and AES 256-bit hardware encryption. It also features a ‘Motion LED’, which allows the user to determine the status of the device simply with a single glance. Despite the hardware additions and solid metal (aluminum) casing, the new SSD still weighs in at a light 58 grams.
Available in a black or silver finish, the T7 Touch is offered in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB sizes. To ensure reliable connectivity wherever the users may be, the drive comes with a USB Type-C-to-C cable and a USB Type-C-to-A cable, and is compatible with Windows, Mac and Android operating systems. The T7 Touch also includes a three-year limited warranty with manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP) of $129.99 for the 500GB, $229.99 for the 1TB and $399.99 for the 2TB.
The T7 Touch is available starting this month. Following the release of the T7 Touch, the Portable SSD T7 is expected to be launched in the second quarter.
|Category||Samsung Portable SSD T7 Touch||Samsung Portable SSD T7*|
|Interface||USB 3.2 (Gen 2, 10Gbps) with backward compatibility|
|Dimensions (LxWxH)||85 x 57 x 8.0mm (3.3 x 2.2 x 0.3 inches)|
|Weight||58 grams (2.0 oz)|
|Transfer Speed||Up to 1,050 MB/s|
|Encryption||AES 256-bit hardware data encryption|
|Security||Password Protection S/W||Password Protection S/W|
|Software||Samsung Portable SSD Software 1.0|
|Certifications||CE, BSMI, KC, VCCI, C-tick, FCC, IC, UL, TUV, CB|
|Colors||Black & Silver||TBD|
|Connectivity||USB type-C-to-C, USB type-C-to-A|
|Warranty||Three (3) Year Limited Warranty|