At CES 2020, Samsung has announced an updated version of its portable SSDs with the T7 Touch and T7.
“Consumers who are constantly on the go between work, play and passion projects want to be able to securely carry their content with them,” said Dr. Mike Mang, vice president of Brand Product Biz Team, Memory Business at Samsung Electronics. “Now their data is secure thanks to the fingerprint recognition functionality incorporated into the product, which delivers industry-leading transfer speeds in a compact form factor.”
The T7 Touch comes with the latest USB 3.2 Gen 2 Standard (via a USB-C connector) which helps provide up to 1,050 MB/s of read speeds and 1,000 MB/s of write speeds. The company says that it is twice as faster as its outgoing T5 Portable SSD.
For better security, Samsung has added a fingerprint sensor which supports up to four fingerprints. This is in addition to the SSD’s AES 256-bit hardware encryption and password protection. The device works with Windows, Mac and Android devices.
The T7 Portable SSD has the same specs as the T7 Touch just without the fingerprint reader.
The Samsung T7 Touch Portable SSD comes in three capacities, 500GB, 1TB and 2TB and in the box, there’s a USB-C to USB-C cable and USB-C to USB-A cable.
The T7 Touch Portable SSD is set to launch on February 14th in Canada and in more than 30 countries later this month. It’ll come in two colours, black and silver.
Pricing is as follows: 500GB for $129 USD, 1TB for $229 USD and 2TB for $399 USD.
Canadian pricing hasn’t been announced but will be closer to launch.
Meanwhile, the non-touch T7 Portable SSD is set to launch in Q2 of this year.