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Samsung's T7 Shield is a rugged portable SSD that's dust and water-resistant

By Kenny Yeo - on 27 Apr 2022, 3:21pm

Samsung's T7 Shield is a rugged portable SSD that's dust and water-resistant

The new Samsung T7 Shield. (Image source: Samsung)

Samsung has just announced the T7 Shield portable external SSD. It says this is its most durable portable external SSD ever.

Essentially, it has the same components as the older T7 but has a more rugged design that makes it more hardier.

The first thing most people would notice is the rubber outer case. The rubber outer absorbs shocks better and Samsung says the T7 Shield can resist drops from as high as 3 metres. It also has an IP65 rating for dust and water resistance.

(Image source: Samsung)

Curiously, despite the use of rubber, Samsung says it has "optimised the inside and outside of the product" to prevent thermal throttling so performance remains the same even when users are reading or writing constantly to the drive.


In terms of performance, the T7 Shield supports the USB 3.2 Gen 2 standard which means users can expect read and write speeds of up to 1,050MB/s and 1,000MB/s respectively

The T7 Shield will be available in 1TB and 2TB sizes. It's available also in three colours: black, blue, and beige.


Availability and pricing

The Samsung T7 Shield is available to pre-order now from Samsung. The special promo price for the 1TB version is S$222 (U.P S$239) and the promo price for the 2TB version is S$426 (U.P S$459).

Pre-orders will end on 9 May and the drives will be available in retail on 16 May.

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