Portable SSD is getting popular. Samsung is getting it better with the introduction of the Samsung Portable SSD T7 Touch that has fingerprint recognition feature.
It will be available from 16th March 2020 with various storage options (500GB, 1 TB or 2TB). Price is not cheap though. The RRP is S$222 for the 500GB model, S$349 for the 1TB model and S$688 for the 2TB model.
More information in the Press Release
Samsung Releases Portable SSD T7 Touch – the New Standard in Speed and Security for External Storage Devices
Singapore – 17 January 2020 –Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced the release of its latest external storage device – the Portable Solid State Drive (SSD) T7 Touch – which combines sleek, compact design with faster transfer speeds based on the USB 3.2 Gen 2 standard. The new device also elevates data protection to the next level with an additional hardware security measure in the form of a built-in fingerprint sensor.
“Consumers who are constantly on the go between work, play and passion projects want to be able to securely carry their content with them,” said Dr. Mike Mang, vice president of Brand Product Biz Team, Memory Business at Samsung Electronics. “Now their data is secure thanks to the fingerprint recognition functionality incorporated into the product, which delivers industry-leading transfer speeds in a compact form factor.”
Designed for both professional and casual users, Samsung’s T7 Touch provides enough capacity to securely store large numbers of pictures, games or 4K/8K videos whether on a PC, tablet, smartphone or game console, as well as the durability to take their content with them.
The T7 Touch offers a significant speed upgrade over previous storage solutions. With a read speed of 1,050MB/s and a write speed of 1,000MB/s, it is approximately twice as fast as its predecessor, the T5. 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 a Samsung SSD 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 considerable speed boost, hardware additions and solid metal (aluminum) casing, the new SSD still weighs in at a light 58 grams. The innovative nature of Samsung’s T7 Touch has been recognised at the CES 2020 Innovation Awards.
Available in a black or silver finish, the T7 Touch is offered in the capacities of 500GB, 1TB and 2TB, making it suitable for a wide range of use cases. 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 comes with a three-year limited warranty and will be available locally from 16 March, 2020, at the following recommended retail prices of $222 for the 500GB model, $349 for the 1TB model and $688 for the 2TB model.
Samsung Portable SSD T7 Touch and T7 Product Specifications
*The T7 will tentatively be available from Q2 2020.
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 Compatibility with host devices may vary. Some operating systems may require reformatting of the T7 Touch. Please find the list of compatible devices on www.samsung.com/support.
 Drop resistance from 2 meters, based on an internal free fall shock test conducted under controlled conditions.
 Performance may vary depending on host configuration. To reach maximum read/write speeds of up to 1,050/1,000 MB/s, respectively, the host device and connection cables must support USB 3.2 Gen 2 and the UASP mode must be enabled.
 Software requires Windows 7 and higher, Mac OS X 10.10 and higher, or Android 5.1 (Lollipop) and higher. Older versions of the Windows, Mac, and Android operating systems may not be supported.
 Warranty terms and conditions apply. Samsung Electronics shall not be liable for any loss, including but not limited to loss of data or other information contained on any Samsung Electronics product or loss of profit or revenue which may be incurred by user. For more information on the warranty, please visit www.samsung.com/portable-ssd