Samsung has announced its new 4TB T7 Shield Portable SSD. While the drive doesn’t offer super fast read/write speeds, it is still going to be fast enough for a lot of applications, such as an external recording device for select cameras.
- 4TB Storage Capacity
- USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C Port (10 Gb/s)
- PCIe NVMe Technology
- Read Speeds up to 1050 MB/s
- Write Speeds up to 1000 MB/s
- 256-Bit AES Hardware Encryption
- IP65 Rating
- Durable, Rugged Design
The Samsung 4TB T7 Shield Portable SSD features a rubber-protected exterior and an IP65 rating providing dust and water resistance. The rugged design and outer elastomer protect it from drops. The rubber exterior with Dynamic Thermal Guard is claimed to control heat to maintain steady performance even for large projects. The T7 Shield weighs 3.5 ounces.
The T7 Shield has claimed read and write speeds of up to 1,050 MB/s and 1,000 MB/s respectively. As I mentioned earlier, while these aren’t blazingly fast speeds, it is approximately twice as fast as its predecessor, the T5. Connectivity is via the USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port.
The T7 Shield supports 256-bit AES hardware encryption to keep the data safe and secure. You also get access to Samsung’s Magician Software, which lets users manage the drive.
Price & availability
The Samsung 4TB T7 Shield Portable SSD is available to pre-order in various colors for $429.99 USD.
Competition comes in the form of drives such as the SanDisk 4TB Extreme PRO Portable SSD V2 ($359.99 USD), WD 4TB My Passport SSD USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C Portable SSD ($329.99 USD), and Crucial 4TB X8 External USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C Solid-State Drive ($279.99 USD).