At CES 2020, Samsung has launched its new line of portable SSDs, namely the T7 and T7 Touch. The highlight here is that the T7 Touch features a fingerprint sensor onboard.
Up until now, we have mostly seen SSDs being protected by passwords, but the addition of the fingerprint sensor boosts the security even further. It also saves us from getting locked out if we forget the password and prevent others from accessing sensitive data behind your back.
Samsung T7 and T7 Touch features
Other than the fingerprint sensor, both T7 and T7 Touch are identical in terms of features. For added security, the SSDs enable AES 256-bit hardware encryption and password protection.
Samsung T7 and T7 Touch support USB Gen 2 standards to achieve reading speeds of 1050MB/s and writing speed of 1,000MB/s. If we compare it to the predecessor T5, the latest SSDs are twice as fast.
Furthermore, Samsung has made them drop resistant from up to 2 meters of height, which means the SSDs should be able to survive accidental falls.
The T7 Touch is up for purchase in over 30 countries across the globe starting this month. Users can pick between 500GB ($130), 1TB ($230), and 2TB ($340), along with black and silver color options.
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Regarding the availability of the T7, it will be up for sale something in Q2 2020.