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Samsung T7 Shield: rubberised external SSD

Kevin Hofer
Zurich, on 14.07.2022
Translation: Eva Francis

Samsung's external SSD T7 has already been available for two years. Now the manufacturer has relaunched it as the T7 Shield rugged version. Yet, much remains the same.

Unlike the T7 and T7 Touch, the T7 Shield boasts a rubber casing, which is supposed to make it more drop-proof and water-resistant. Apart from that, many features remain the same, as the following table shows.

Samsung T7 ShieldSamsung T7 TouchSamsung T7
Storage capacity1 TB
2 TB
500 GB
1 TB
2 TB
500 GB
1 TB
2 TB
Scope of deliverySSD
USB Type-C to Type-C Cable
USB Type-C to Type-A Cable
Booklet
SSD
USB Type-C to Type-C Cable
USB Type-C to Type-A Cable
Booklet
SSD
USB Type-C to Type-C Cable
USB Type-C to Type-A Cable
Booklet
Size8,6×5,7×1,25 cm8,5×5,7×0,8 cm8,5×5,7×0,8 cm
Weight97 g58 g58 g
USB standardUSB 3.2 Gen2USB 3.2 Gen2USB 3.2 Gen2
Maximum sequential reading speed1050 MB/s1050 MB/s1050 MB/s
Maximum sequential writing speed1000 MB/s1000 MB/s1000 MB/s
IP ratingIP65--
Shock-resistant from dropsof up to three metersof up to one metreof up to one metre
EncryptionAES 256-bit hardware encryptionAES 256-bit hardware encryptionAES 256-bit hardware encryption

The inside workings of the devices are identical. Want to know how fast the T7 Shield is? Read my my review of the T7 Touch.

Check out the video above too see my take on how the SSD feels and who it's suitable for. For English subtitles, click the gear icon, «Subtitles/CC» and «Auto-translate».

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