Samsung has introduced the Portable Solid State Drive (SSD) T7 Touch – offering the fastest transfer speeds currently available based on the USB 3.2 Gen 2 standard.
The new device includes a built-in fingerprint sensor and is designed for both professional and casual users, providing enough capacity to securely store a large numbers of pictures, games or 4K/8K videos whether on a PC, tablet, smartphone or game console.
“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 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 3, it is approximately twice as fast as its predecessor, the T5, and up to 9.5 times faster than external HDDs. Moreover, the device can reach its maximum speed
when used with the NVMe interface.
For an added layer of security, the T7 Touch brings the first built-in fingerprint scanner to an SSD 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 with a single glance. Despite the considerable speed boost, hardware additions and solid metal (aluminum) casing, the new SSD still weighs in at a light 58 grams.
The innovative nature of Samsung’s T7 Touch has been recognised at the CES 2020 Innovation Awards.
Available in a black or silver finish, the T7 Touch is offered in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB sizes with an MSRP of $129.99 for the 500GB, $229.99 for the 1TB and
$399.99 for the 2TB. The T7 Touch is available starting this month in over 30 countries worldwide.
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