Samsung Portable SSD T7 Touch: fast, beautiful and safe (ADV)

If you have to store a lot of large files and take them with you, a portable SSD is a good suggestion. We tried the Samsung Portable SSD T7 Touch.

Samsung T7 Touch Portable SSD

On this platform, we mainly like to store photos, videos, and documents online. That brings the chance of losing your data to (almost) 0%. Still, that doesn’t mean external storage devices aren’t necessary. There are plenty of reasons to use such a device anyway.

As a user, you could question the privacy of various online platforms. You also always need a good and preferably fast internet connection. Finally, the online storage of large documents and files takes (much) longer than on a portable solution.

Samsung T7 Touch Portable SSD

Samsung is not only great in terms of TVs and smartphones but also makes many other products. One is portable storage. This is equipped with an SSD and that stands for Solid State Drive. This means that there are no moving parts in the device and the data is stored in chips. Other devices use a rotating disk on which the data ends up.T7 Touch Portable SSD

An SSD has the advantage that it does not break so quickly, which is handy when you use a portable SSD.

Samsung T7 Touch Portable SSD

The is Samsung’s most recent addition to this product group. The product is available in different versions, namely 500 GB, 1 TB, and 2 TB. The aluminum housing of the T7 feels solid and looks very sleek. With a size of 5.7 x 8.5 x 0.8 cm and a weight of 58 grams, this portable SSD takes up little space.

When you compare the T7 with its predecessor the T5, you immediately see a big difference, because there is now a fingerprint scanner on the device. This fingerprint scanner allows you to unlock the device just like your smartphone.portable SSD

Security is a must when storing important data. Previously, you only come to protect your data with a code, but now you can also do this with a fingerprint. That also works when you connect the SSD to a computer where you cannot install the software.

The entire security protocol is settled on the SSD itself, so you can use it anywhere, anytime. The fingerprint sensor has a blue ring that lets you know if your finger is recognized, but also lets you know when the SSD is in use.

Why a portable SSD?

Not every reader of this article will be able to use a portable SSD, but it offers a lot of convenience in many situations. One of the advantages of such a device is the writing speed. The Samsung T7 Touch Portable SSD writes 1 GB per second and that is quite fast. Useful for photographers, illustrators, video editors, and the like. These professions work with large and large files that are made on location and must be taken to the studio.

In such a situation, you want a portable device with a lot of memory that can take a beating. The Samsung T7 Portable SSD is shock resistant and can store up to 2 TB of data.


Getting started with Samsung’s portable SSD is very easy. The package contains two cables, USB C to USB A and USB C to USB C. You connect the portable SSD to your computer and install the program. With this you create a password and fingerprint, this is not mandatory. Then you are ready to use.

You just drag your files to the SSD after which they are saved. The blue light around the fingerprint scanner lets you know that the device is working and you should not pull it out. If you reconnect it, the data is only accessible when you register your fingerprint.

You can use the USB C to USB C cable to connect the Samsung T7 Portable SSD to your smartphone. With this you can, for example, save and watch a lot of films on holiday or on the go on your smartphone.

Buy Samsung T7 Portable SSD

As we already wrote, the Samsung T7 Portable SSD is available in a 500 GB, 1 TB, and 2 TB version and in the colors black and silver. The version with 500 GB in the color black costs € 146.99 and is for example available at.

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