CES 2020: Samsung Debuts New T7 Touch SSD With Fingerprint Sensor for Securing Files

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Samsung today announced the launch of its new Portable SSD T7 Touch, an SSD with 500GB, 1TB, or 2TB of storage space.

According to Samsung, the SSD T7 Touch combines a sleek and compact design with the fastest transfer speeds that are offered by the USB 3.2 Gen 2 standard.

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Users can expect to see read speeds up to 1,050MB/s and write speeds up to 1,000MB/s, with the SSD T7 Touch coming in at twice as fast as the T5 and 9.5 times faster than external hard drives. It is able to reach its maximum speed when used with the NVMe interface.

Though it's faster, the SSD continues to weigh in at 58 grams, and it measures in at 3.3 by 3.3 by 0.3 inches, so it's pocketable.

The T7 Touch earns its "touch" name with the inclusion of a built-in fingerprint sensor along with password protection and AES 256-bit hardware encryption. The fingerprint sensor is able to recognize up to four fingerprints, which means it can be used collaboratively while still keeping files secure. Accessing data can be done by holding a fingerprint over the drive's casing to unlock it. There's also a built-in Motion LED that lets the user see the status of the device with a glance.

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Samsung is offering the T7 Touch in silver or black and it comes in 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities for $130, $230, and $400, respectively. It ships with a USB-C to USB-C cable and a USB-C to USB-A cable, and is compatible with Windows and Mac.

Samsung plans to begin offering the Portable SSD T7 Touch later this month. Samsung will also launch an SSD T7 in the second quarter of 2020.

Top Rated Comments

macduke Avatar
12 months ago
I have a few T5 units and love them. These faster speeds look great! However, I was hoping for a 4TB model this year. I don’t need to upgrade my 2TB quite yet, but I was hoping to maybe pick up a 4TB model on sale by Cyber Monday later this year. It’s gonna be expensive.
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incoherent_1 Avatar
12 months ago
Like others, I’m waiting for more capacity. 4TB is sorely needed. 8TB would be a dream.
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dannyyankou Avatar
12 months ago
I see the prices of their old SSD drives came down, you can get a 500gb one for $90 now.
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Marx55 Avatar
12 months ago
"Samsung will also launch an SSD T7 in the second quarter of 2020".

Which capacities? Will it be the "Samsung Portable SSD T7 Plus"? Hopefully, Samsung will release soon higher than 2TB capacity external portable SSD (4TB, 8TB and 16TB). No need for encryption here!
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supazeezun Avatar
12 months ago


Hopefully it's no easily fooled like their phones.

that's optical and onscreen scanner? u blind?
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macintoshmac Avatar
12 months ago
A storage device with a fingerprint sensor.. what could go wrong? I do hope there is a way around it in case that sensor malfunctions while under deployment.
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