Samsung T7 Touch SSD with a Fingerprint Sensor: CES 2020

At this CES 2020, Samsung released its new T7 Touch external SSD featuring a built-in fingerprint sensor. Incorporating a USB 3.2 Gen2 interface, it also boasts the fastest sequential read/write speeds in its class. With more security, robust body, and faster performance, the new Samsung T7 touch SSD is a great upgrade over T5 portable SSD.

Fastest USB 3.2 Gen2 External SSD

Although there are many SSDs in the market with the same USB 3.2 Gen2 interface providing a bandwidth of 10Gbps. However, only few of them are able to hit an optimum performance mark. Supporting the PCIe NVMe technology, Samsung T7 Touch is able to reach sequential read/write speeds up to 1,050/1,000MB/s respectively making it the fastest USB 3.2 Gen2 SSD. Compared to Samsung T5, T7 Touch SSD is almost twice as fast.

Fingerprint Sensor

One of the most concerning thing about the portable SSD is security. Since they’re compact, they are also at risk of being stolen. Or you simply just don’t want others to have access to your storage device for some reason. In that case, the fingerprint sensor on the new T7 Touch external SSD will ensure maximum privacy. In addition, there is a beautiful square LED across the sensor that Samsung calls “Motion LED”.

Furthermore, the AES 256 bit encryption protects this SSD from hackers that may try to steal the data.

Robust Unibody Design

Not only T7 Touch is faster, but also stronger, thanks to the solid aluminum unibody construction. Since portable SSDs are always at a risk of careless handling, they often experience strong jerks, shakes, and vibrations. As a result, you may lose your data. But the new T7 Touch is so robust and sturdy that it can handle drop falls up to meters while keeping the data secure.

Weighing at just 58 grams, this SSD offers a solid body and a sleek design.

Compatibility

Supporting USB Type-C connectivity, T7 Touch is compatible with both PC and Mac devices. But there’s more to it. You can even connect your Android devices, gaming consoles, etc. to enjoy its fast performance.

Pricing and Availability

Samsung T7 Touch SSD comes in 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities at a price of $129.99, $229.99, and $399.99 USD respectively. Since USB many devices still don’t offer a USB Type-C port, you will also get USB Type-C-to-C and Type-C-to-A cables. All of the drives will come with a 3-year warranty.

In the second quarter, Samsung will also launch a T7 SSD without the touch feature. As of now, the pricing of this SSD is not clear yet.


Sequential Read1,050MB/s
Sequential Write1,000MB/s
InterfaceUSB 3.2 Gen2 (10Gbps)
ConnectivityUSB Type-C
SecurityFingerprint Sensor
Password Protection S/W
EncryptionAES 256-bit
Weight58 grams
Warranty3 Years
Price500GB – $129.99USD
1TB – $229.99USD
2TB – $399.99USD

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Ishaan Sarna

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