Storing data in a computer has been done using a hard disk drive (HDD). However, with solid-state-drives or SSDs, we see improved speed and performance over traditional HDDs. When Samsung introduced the new T7, I was thrilled because of its capability, and I decided to buy one and do my own Samsung t7 touch review. Many leading manufacturers, such as SSDs include Samsung, Kingston, Crucial, Seagate, Intel, and SanDisk, started to produce SSD drives. However, for me, Samsung has been one of the top SSD manufacturers for many years, providing not only high-speed data transfer but security. They made the first 32GB SSD back in 2006 and the first 1TB SSD in 2013. Now, Samsung offers a variety of solid-state-drives for data storage. Samsung offers both internal and external SSDs with multiple read/write speeds and different capacities.
The Samsung Portable SSD T7 is just a Touch faster (mostly) and lighter than the T5. It also Includes a fingerprint scanner for biometric and password security while avoiding the extreme high cost of FIPS certifed secure drives. To me this jus sweet.
- SSD with fingerprint and password security
- Transfers files nearly 9. 5x faster than hard drives
- Reads up to 1, 050 MB/s / Writes up to 1, 000 MB/s
- LED status indicator
- Shock-resistant and withstands drops from 6ft
- Fast everyday reader and writer
- Fingerprint scanner (optional use)
- Extremely affordable for a secure drive
- Runs only warm to the touch
- Slightly slower during long sustained writes than the T5
- Three-year warranty is on the short side
- Is there a password that we can type in case the Touch ID fails?
Yes, at the start you Will start with establishing your password or a pin number, and then it will let you enter up to 4 finger prints.
- Can i use this SSD on multiple platforms? macos? windows? ps4? is it just plug & play?
YES. Mac: Yes. Windows: Yes. PS4: Yes. Packaging states that it works for Mac, IOS, Windows, and Android. (I've only used on desktops, have not tried my PS4 or Xbox.)
Plug & Play: Yes &No. You can plug it straight in Without a password and get your files and everything, but if you have a password or set a fingerprint, you need to download the Samsung software that comes with the drive.
Should you buy the new Samsung T7 Touch SSD?
So, if you are looking to buy an SSD drive that you can take on the go, I have to say that this is your best choice, and it is simply because of its security features. However, there is a whole lot to like about this Samsung Portable SSD T7 Touch. It’s the fastest portable USB SSD I have ever seen and tested. Also, this drive is incredibly affordable for a secure SSD drive, one that’s not FIPs-certified for government or any enterprise use. That fingerprint scanner is there to use if you need it, and if you do not like it, you can disable it or go for the cheaper option.
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However, if you do not want to buy this and the price is a bit high for you, then try looking at the Samsung T5 that does all the same things with just a bit of speed deference at a lower price. Here is also an article that I did on it last year; “Samsung T5 portable external SSD goes great with Macs.“
Physically the drive is compact – a little shorter and slightly wider than a credit card, and it’s about 1/4″ thick and very light. The exterior is an unassuming flat black aluminum, and one end has a USB-C port and a small blue activity light.
It comes pre-formatted in exFAT, which can work on both Windows and Mac. Inside the box also you can find a fairly stiff USB-C to USB-C cable and also a USB-C to USB-A cable. The drive includes a cool software password tool if you want to password-protect the drive contents.