Water And Rugged Conditions Are No Problem For Samsung’s New Portable SSD T7 Shield

Pamela Connellan
on 9 June 2022

If you’re after more storage for your phone, Samsung has just come up with the goods. The company announced this week its latest product in external storage – the Portable Solid State Drive (PSSD) T7 Shield.

Coming in a durable, compact size, the T7 Shield joins the Samsung Portable SSD family which includes the T7 – a daily driver that provides fast speeds in a sleek design and the T7 Touch as well – a PSSD with a built-in fingerprint sensor for more data protection.

Senior Director of Display, and Brand Memory, Samsung Electronics Australia, Phil Gaut, said: “Creative professionals and consumers want durable, high-performance and reliable SSDs with the assurance their data can remain safeguarded, even when dropped, exposed to fresh water or used outdoors.”

Gaut added: “The T7 Shield also offers extensive compatibility, enabling consumers to use the new SSD on multiple compatible devices including PC, android smartphones, and game consoles.”

T7 Shield – IP65-rated durability

The T7 Shield is Samsung’s most durable PSSD to date, making it ideal for outdoor content creators or travellers who need lots of data storage without having to worry about that data being exposed to the elements or life’s mishaps. Carefully engineered by Samsung from the inside out, the T7 Shield is shock-resistant from drops of up to three meters, while being IP65-certified as dust and water resistant. Despite the new rugged design, the T7 Shield is still compact and lightweight, weighing only 98 grams.

The T7 Shield delivers a read speed of up to 1,050 MB/s and a write speed of 1,000 MB/s, which are the fastest transfer speeds currently available based on the USB 3.2 Gen2 standard. It’s approximately twice as fast as its predecessor, the T5, and up to 9.5 times faster than external hard disk drives (HDDs), which can save consumers, digital creators and professionals’ valuable time.

Samsung has also optimised the inside and outside of the product, by changing the surface material and improving the software in the T7 Shield. Due to this change, there’s reduced performance degradation even when files of 2TB are moved at once, and heat generation is minimised, which helps prevent inconvenience to the consumer experience.

This technology makes it possible to transmit data stably with little performance drop, even when performing data-heavy, continuous tasks such as high-quality video recording, editing, encoding and rendering. Therefore, the T7 Shield can alleviate concerns over inconsistent drive performance.

Along with the T7 Shield, Samsung also announced its new microSD card called the Samsung PRO Endurance is now available as well as its USB Type-C Flash Drive 256GB. Here’s a bit more about these new products.

Another accessory – the Samsung PRO Endurance

This microSD card is designed to meet the rigorous demands of surveillance cameras, dashboard cameras, doorbell cameras and body cameras. It offers offers improved endurance and performance for continuous capture and playback.

This is because it’s built with Samsung’s enterprise-grade NAND flash memory. It means the PRO Endurance card can deliver up to 16 years (140 to160 hours) of continuous recording time to ensure every critical moment is captured. This means a single PRO Endurance card can last as long as up to 33 typical speed-focused cards, providing greater reliability for always-on video monitoring.

The PRO Endurance microSD card offers read and write speeds of up to 100 MB/s and 40 MB/s, respectively, and is rated Class 10 with video speed ratings of up to U3 (UHS Speed Class 3) and V30 (Video Speed Class 30). This enables it to handle large, high-resolution files while enabling recording and playback in Full HD and 4K.

And the USB Type-C Flash Drive

Ergonomically designed for the ubiquitous USB Type-C port, the USB Type-C Flash Drive features Samsung’s NAND flash and backward compatibility with USB 3.0/2.0. This drive delivers up to 400MB/s USB 3.1 read speeds for fast performance to scale across multiple use cases.

Whether you need to quickly transfer content to laptops, tablets, smartphones or cameras, the mystic blue drive makes it easy to move data across devices on the go.

  • Portable SSD T7 Shield: Available now in beige, black and blue, the T7 Shield is offered in 1TB and 2TB sizes, making it suitable for a wide range of use cases. The drive comes with a USB Type-C-to-C cable and a USB Type-C-to-A cable, and includes a three-year limited warranty.
  • Samsung PRO Endurance – Available in early June in four different storage capacities of 32 gigabytes (GB), 64GB, 128GB and 256GB.
  • USB Type-C™ Flash Drive – Available now in blue, in ranging storage capacities of 64, 128 and 256GB.

Currently, these new products are available at the Samsung Online Store only here but they will be in retail stores by July 2022.  

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