Samsung’s T7 Shield Portable SSD has got its new and improved version with better durability and a rugged exterior. The new SSD has a rubber material that provides prolonged durability as it is dust and water resistant. There have been no changes made to the overall design, but the durability seems to be an added advantage.
One other slight change that can be noticed is that the new T7 Shield is a little heavier as well as larger than both standard variants of the T7 Shield or the T7 Touch. The new rugged T7 Shield Portable SSD comes with an IP65 rating which means that the SSD will be protected from dust as well as water in case of accidents. Moving on to the specs of the accessory, the T7 Shield has a USB-C connector with USB 3.2. It will have read/write speeds of up to 1050/1000 Mbps.
As mentioned before, durability is the stand-out feature of the T7 Shield Portable SSD. Thanks to its IP65 rating, it will resist dust as well as water. It is also crush resistant and has a drop resistance of up to 9.8 feet. Samsung has left no stone unturned in ensuring the durability stays outclass. They have chosen an aluminum body as well as a rubberized texture for the exterior material which will further improve the protection. It can also resist extreme heat, dealing with temperatures ranging from -40 to 80 degrees Celsius.
The rugged T7 Shield is no different in terms of workability as compared to the standard variant. But differences can be seen from the T7 Touch which has an added security feature of fingerprint sensors. One thing is a relief, that there are no compatibility issues; it will work with Mac as well as with Windows. It is a great option if you are someone who mostly ventures out and carries their data with them; there will be no fear of the SSD getting any hits by environmental factors. You can choose from Black, Beige and Blue and also pick your memory capacity from either 1 TB or 2 TB. The SSD starts at $143.99.