Samsung’s Rugged T7 Shield Portable SSD Offers Durability and High Performance for Creative Professionals and Consumers On-the-Go
Samsung Electronics Singapore today announced the availability of its latest external storage device, the T7 Shield Portable Solid State Drive (PSSD), bringing exceptional performance and reliability in a durable, credit card-sized design. The T7 Shield is the newest addition to the Samsung T7 Portable SSD family that includes the T7, a daily driver that provides incredibly fast speeds in a sleek design, and the T7 Touch1, a CES award-winning PSSD with a built-in fingerprint sensor for enhanced data protection.
Jacus Long, Director & Head, Display and Brand Memory Business, Samsung Electronics Singapore said: “We understand that creative professionals and consumers are looking for robust, high-performance, and reliable SSDs that will secure their data even if they are dropped, exposed to water, or being used outdoors. The T7 Shield ensures users of this and offers extensive compatibility with a variety of devices including PC, any Android smartphone, and game console. Additionally, as more users are now able to travel and record more memories, they can rest assured that the T7 Shield will safeguard all their photos and videos.”
The T7 Shield is Samsung’s most durable PSSD to date, making it ideal for outdoor content creators or travelers who need data-rich experience without having to worry about data loss from exposure to the elements or life’s mishaps. Carefully engineered by Samsung from the inside out, the T7 Shield is shock-resistant from drops of up to three metres2, while being IP65-certified as dustproof and water resistant3. Despite the new rugged design, the T7 Shield is compact and lightweight, weighing a mere 98 grams.
The T7 Shield delivers a read speed of up to 1,050 megabytes per second (MB/s) and a write speed of up to 1,000 MB/s4, which are the fastest transfer speeds currently available based on the USB 3.2 Gen2 standard5. It is approximately twice as fast as its predecessor, the T5, and up to 9.5 times faster than external hard disk drives (HDDs)6, saving consumers, digital creators and professionals’ valuable time.
Samsung has also optimised the inside and outside of the product, by changing the surface material and improving the software in the T7 Shield, to solve the performance degradation and overheating that occur when transferring large files. Due to this change, there is no performance degradation even when files of 2TB are moved at once, and heat generation is minimised, which help solve the inconvenience that consumers may experience. Through this, it is possible to transmit data stably without performance drop7, even when performing data-heavy, continuous tasks such as high-quality video recording, editing, encoding and rendering.
Wide Compatibility and Strong Security
Designed to work across multiple devices, Samsung’s T7 Shield can store large numbers of pictures, games as well as 4K and 8K videos whether on a PC, Mac, Smartphone (Android), or game console8. Additionally, the T7 Shield has strengthened security (256-bit AES, Advanced Encryption Standard) with hardware encryption so that consumer data can be safely protected even if the T7 shield is lost. Plus, it provides access to Samsung’s Magician Software⁹ which lets users to conveniently manage the drive.
As with Samsung’s other portable SSD lineups, the T7 Shield uses one-third of the tray packaging compared to prior generations, while minimising greenhouse gas emissions during its production through production efficiency.
Local Availability and Pricing
The T7 Shield is available in beige, black and blue to meet various user preferences, and comes in 1TB and 2TB sizes, making it suitable for a wide range of use cases. The drive includes a USB Type-C-to-C cable and a USB Type-C-to-A cable, as well as a three-year limited warranty with the recommended retail prices (RRP) of $239 for the 1TB and $459 for the 2TB.
The newT7 Shield Portable SSDwill be available for pre-order on 26 April 2022. Pre-ordering customers will receive a special 7% discount on the product.
For more information, please visit https://samsung.com/portable-ssd.
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