Samsung’s T7 SSD Drive Fast USB 3.2 Gen 2 External hard drive with Fingerprint Sensor. Samsung T7 SSD is a best for external use.
A lot of you guys out there rely on some kind of an external drive to back up your files or to use as an extra space to work from where on the go. Or just, you know, incidentally copy some files here and there.
And if you do, you should always try to opt for an external SSD over an external hard disk because an SSD is always going to be much faster, and much less noisy than the old school mechanical hard drive.
And on top of that, it’s also much more compact, it’s lighter, it’s more resistant to vibrations, it’s more resistant to drops, therefore, it’s much less likely to break and you are much less likely to lose your files forever.
Samsung is releasing their brand new external SSD T7 fingerprint.
This is a successor of the T5 that was pretty much the most popular external SSD so far, but Samsung T7 SSD is supposed to be faster due to it being a USB 3.2 Gen two device, it’s supposed to have a much more convenient approach to privacy because it has a built-in fingerprint reader.
Samsung T7 SSD has hardware encryption, it works great with Windows machines, as well as Mac devices and smartphones. You can get it in black or silver. So you can choose a color.
It comes in 500 GB, one TB, and two TB formats so you can choose depending on how much you need and how much money you want to spend.
Now here I have a one TB version of Samsung T7 SSD, and I’m going to test it and see how it performs is it worth getting, and how it does again, some of the other SSDs have tested so far.
Let’s go for Samsung T7 SSD 1 TB reviews
The design of the Samsung T7 SSD is very much aligned to T five. this is the T five, it is a bit longer and it’s a bit thinner.
But the aluminum looks fantastic and it’s very light at 57 grams. Now that doesn’t make it the lightest external SSD on the market. But it is lighter than most USB 3.2 Gen two alternatives.
Honestly, it doesn’t matter if your SSD weighs 57 grams or 40 grams, it is pretty much the same. Samsung T7 SSD is a Shock-resistant and withstands drops from 6ft.
Unfortunately, by sticking with their nice aluminum design, the Samsung T7 SSD does not have an IP rating. So it’s technically not waterproof. Although from experience, you don’t have to stress about it.
If you splash water on it once or twice, it’s going to be fine. The drive itself has a Type C connector, and you get both a Type C to Type C cable and a Type C to type a cable with it.
And the main difference from the previous models is the built-in fingerprint reader that you see right here. After installing the software, you have an option to first set a password. And then you get the option to add multiple fingerprints, both the password and the fingerprint option will encrypt all your data.
While many external SS DS like Samsung’s T5 did have a hardware encryption option. The fingerprint option is both quicker and much more convenient, making it more likely for people to use, all you need to do to unlock your data is plug it in and scan your finger digging no more than one second or so to show your data.
The security is also managed completely on the drive itself.
The fingerprint lock also works on systems where you cannot or don’t want to install the software.
Now another nice touch is that the fingerprint reader also doubles as a status indicator which most of the SSD,s out there don’t have.
And I know that some of you do care about you still want to properly disk or not to drive before plugging it out. But it’s really good to have and I think it gives the Samsung T7 SSD just such a great look as well.
Samsung T7 SSD Performance
Let’s talk about performance. And when I look at the performance of an SSD, there are two things that I care about the most one is how it performs when you copy a large amount of data to it and from it.
And the second thing is how it is actually to work directly from the external hard drive, which is what most traveling video editors should care about the most. In straight transfer tests.
I can see that a Samsung T7 SSD does benefit from the USB 3.2 Gen two upgrade, surpassing the previous generation SATA drives in both read and write values, meaning that you need to have an N tunnel NVMe drive to benefit from the extra speed, especially when reading a large mixed data set, the Samsung T7 SSD touch leaves the T five far behind, and is almost twice as fast.
Now obviously the Thunderbolt based a Samsung x five is a lot faster, but the drive is in a different price gloss.
I do want to say that the Samsung T7 SSD touch isn’t the fastest USB 3.2 Gen two drive we see here either with the SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD, and the transcend ESD 350. c, being a bit faster in general, especially when writing a mixed data set.
And that’s all fine. But when I look at performance for anyone considering to run some heavy tests directly off of his drive, again, looking at those video editors out there, the D seven touch falls behind both it’s USB 3.2 Gen two competition, as well as Samsung’s own t five, with the T five reading small blocks of data about twice as fast.
I did retest extensively to be sure these results are right, both with and without security enabled, but it didn’t change the results.
Now obviously that doesn’t look too great. And right now, it’s hard to recommend the Samsung T7 SSD hard driver over and T5 when it comes to you know, video editors that are trying to quickly scrub through their 4k video footage from their external SSD.
If you want that something like a Samsung x five that has a thunderbolt connection shines.
it’s nearly as fast as a good internal NVMe drive. And it’s a bit expensive, but it’s also a worthy investment.
Even though this drive is very small and light, it has a proper heatsink built-in.
Even after all the testing I’ve done on it, it didn’t get warm at all. since this is a D is being released, I do believe that Samsung might release a firmer update to improve these small block results.
So please keep an eye on it and the notes down below because I’m going to keep it updated. if anything changes in the future.
I did try to reach out to Samsung right now.
But I didn’t get any answer yet. But knowing Samsung and how strong they are in the SSD market; I do believe that the solution is going to come in the future.
That aside if you’re looking for an external SSD to just transfer a lot of files to and from the Samsung T7 SSD dodge does hold up nicely.
Now not as the very fastest drive on the market. But it’s generally fast. And I do see the appeal in the built-in fingerprint reader, especially considering how quick and efficient it is to use.
What I think they should improve on is the warranty. The Samsung T7 SSD has a three-year warranty while descenders Pro, for example, has a five-year warranty.
And I have to say that all the internalin is these from Samsung also moved to a five-year warranty.
That is something they should add.
Of course, as always everything will depend on the price. Now they are being released.
U can buy from amazon.
Now if you think that the fingerprint reader is very convenient, and you have all your files saved on fast NVMe drives, and you value every second of your time, then I would say that spending a bit more on the Samsung T7 SSD makes a lot of sense.
But a few have to keep an eye on your finances and you have all your data on SATA drives, then I would say you shouldn’t ignore the previous generation of external SSD.
The Samsung T5 for example, which dropped in price a lot in the past year, because that one still offers a lot of value for most users out there.
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