January 8th, 2020 by Adam Armstrong
Today Samsung Electronics America, Inc. announced the release of the Portable Solid State Drive (SSD) T7 Touch. The latest version of the company’s flagship portable memory device keeps with Samsung’s beautiful design while adding even more performance through the USB Gen 2 standard. The T7 Touch also comes with a built-in fingerprint sensor for added security.
Digital projects are getting larger and consumers need somewhere to store all or their data. While the cloud is always an option, connectivity and security may be an issue. For those that are worried about security, the Samsung T7 Touch should assuage those fears with its built-in fingerprint sensor on top of password protection and AES 256-bit hardware encryption. The portable drive comes in capacities ranging from 500GB to 2TB and would be a good fit for those that take large numbers of pictures, have several games, or take and/or edit 4K/8K videos. The quoted read speeds are up to 1.05GB/s and write speeds as high as 1GB/s. The drive comes with both a USB Type-C-to-C cable and a USB Type-C-to-A cable.
Samsung Portable SSD T7 Touch Specifications
|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 1,050MB/s|
|Encryption||AES 256-bit hardware data encryption|
|Security||Password Protection S/W
|Software||Samsung Portable SSD Software 1.0|
|Connectivity||USB type-C-to-C, USB type-C-to-A|
|Warranty||3-Year Limited Warranty|
Availability and Pricing
The Samsung T7 Touch will be available this month. The T7 Touch comes with a three-year limited warranty and MSRPs of $129.99 for the 500GB, $229.99 for the 1TB and $399.99 for the 2TB. A non-Touch (no fingerprint sensor) version of the drive is expected to be launched in the second quarter.