Notably, the device reaches its maximum speed when used with the NVMe interface. The addition of the fingerprint sensor adds a level of security to external storage thus far only otherwise seen in passwords and PIN locks (the T7 Touch also comes with password protection and 256-bit encryption).
The external hard drive Samsung T7 Touch is a fast SSD drive with reading speed of 1,050MB/s and writing speed of 1,000MB/s, the device is connected using Dollars 3.2 Gen 2 standard and cased in lightweight aluminum which weighs roughly 58 grams, the device is also able to sustain two-meter drop. With a read speed of 1,050MB/s and a write speed of 1,000MB/s, it is approximately twice as fast as its predecessor, the T5, and up to 9.5 times faster than external HDDs.
The solid aluminum casing gives it a sturdy feel while ensuring a lightweight form-factor (weighs just 58 grams). It also features a "Motion LED", which allows the user to determine the status of the device simply with a single glance. The innovative nature of Samsung's T7 Touch has been recognized at the CES 2020 Innovation Awards.
The T7 Touch will begin to roll out this month in over 3 countries initially, with the Portable SSD T7 expected in Q2 2020.
Unlike SanDisk's drive, the Samsung T7 Touch is a real product that has really been released.
According to Dr. Mike Mang, vice president of Brand Product Biz Team, Memory Business at Samsung, "Now the data is secure for the people who are continuously on the go, and carry their data with them all the time thanks to the fingerprint recognition functionality incorporated into the product, which delivers industry-leading transfer speeds in a compact form factor".
The Samsung T7 Touch looks like it'll release at a similar but slightly higher price than the T5 with the 500GB, 1TB and 2TB T7 Touch drives coming in at $129.99, $229.99 and $399.99 each respectively. You can find out more on the Samsung website. The Portable SSD's will be priced at Rs 11,999 for the 500GB, Rs 18,999 for the 1TB and Rs 36,999 for 2TB.