Samsung Releases 4TB T7 Shield Portable SSD

Samsung today announced the launch of a 4TB version of its popular T7 Shield portable SSD, with the new version joining the 1TB and 2TB size options that Samsung debuted last April.

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The T7 Shield is Samsung's most damage-resistant SSD, offering a durable casing that protects the device both indoors and outdoors. The Shield's enclosure is made from aluminum and has an IP65 water and dust resistance rating, so it can hold up to rain and other elements. It also offers crush resistance and protection from drops over nine feet high.

There is a rubberized exterior casing around the aluminum that adds further protection, and because of the small size, it is portable and ideal for use when traveling. The 4TB model is available in black.

The T7 Shield offers read speeds of up to 1,050 MB/s, and write speeds of up to 1,000 MB/s. It connects to a Mac using a USB-C to USB-C cable, and has a built-in thermal guard to protect from degradation due to overheating.

The 4TB T7 Shield Portable SSD can be purchased from the Samsung website for $430. Samsung also sells a 2TB variant for $180, and a 1TB model for $100.

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Top Rated Comments

ThomasJL Avatar
16 months ago

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Samsung’s much lower prices for top-tier quality SSDs show just how much that greedy scumbag Tim Cook is ripping off customers with his unreasonably high SSD prices.

And what makes things even worse is when you consider that external SSDs are supposed to be higher priced than internal SSDs (due to external drives requiring more parts). Tim Cook’s high prices are hostile, especially towards lower income people.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
coffeemilktea Avatar
16 months ago
Water resistance AND crush resistance? My collection of cat memes is going to be so well protected. :cool:
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bradman83 Avatar
16 months ago

"The T7 Shield offers read speeds of up to 1,050 MB/s, and write speeds of up to 1,000 MB/s."

I guess if you really need the rugged protection then this is appealing. It's half as fast as the SanDisk 4TB Extreme PRO.
The SanDisk relies on USB 3.2 2x2 to achieve that speed, which macOS does not support. The SanDisk would likely be constricted to single channel of 10 Gbps which would give you about the 1,000 MB/s as the Samsung accounting for USB signal overhead.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
saudor Avatar
16 months ago

Samsung’s much lower prices for top-tier quality SSDs show just how much that greedy scumbag Tim Cook is ripping off customers with his unreasonably high SSD prices.

And what makes things even worse is when you consider that external SSDs are supposed to be higher priced than internal SSDs (due to external drives requiring more parts). Tim Cook’s high prices are hostile, especially towards lower income people.
dont forget RAM pricing. In the PC world, 32gb CL16 3200 MHz RAM can be had for dirt cheap but apple charged $200 for an extra 8gb(for their 2666MHz RAM for intel imac since Im being nice by not bringing in M1 pricing)
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
maerz001 Avatar
16 months ago

That's expensive. :( Wish SSDs were cheaper.
apple charges $1400 for 4TB, so Samsung prices actually look cheap. $970 less :oops:
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MilaM Avatar
16 months ago

In that regard the T7 doesn't work any faster than a T5 right? USB-3.2 wasn't ever implanted on Macs as I recall. I would like to see a USB4 external from Samsung.
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 GBits/s) works on M1
USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (20 GBits/s) is not supported

USB 3.1 Gen 2 and USB 3.2 Gen 2 are the same btw. Confusing, I know.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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