Today, Samsung has launched a new portable Solid State Drive (SSD) – the T7 Touch – which comes with sleek, compact design, fast transfer speeds, and is based on the USB 3.2 Gen 2 standard. The T7 Touch SSD also comes with a built-in fingerprint sensor.
Samsung says that the T7 Touch is designed for both professional and casual users and provides enough capacity to store a large volume of pictures, games, or 4K/8K videos. 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, the T7 Touch is approximately twice as fast as its predecessor (T5) and up to 9.5 times faster than external HDDs. Additionally, the device can reach its maximum speed when used with the NVMe interface.
The first built-in fingerprint scanner in the T7 Touch offers an added layer of security 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 having a solid metal (aluminium) casing, the new SSD is light and weighs only 58 grams.
Available in a black or silver finish, the T7 Touch is offered in 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB sizes, making it suitable for a wide range of storage requirements. The Samsung Portable SSD T7 Touch will be available across retail channels, both online and offline, from February 2020 in India. TheT7 Touch portable SSD’s is priced at Rs 11,999 for 500GB, Rs 18,999 for 1TB, and Rs 36,999 for 2TB, respectively. The variant without a fingerprint sensor called Portable SSD T7 is expected to be launched in the second quarter of 2020.
The T7 Touch also includes a three-year limited warranty.