The T7 Shield is an improved version of Samsung’s portable range of SSDs, and for the 1TB model available for just $100 on Amazon, you can store a ton of your crucial data that you may need to access later. Mechanical drives are prone to failure thanks to their moving parts, so where this solid state drive shines is having a protective shell and no moving parts for increased longevity.
If you feel that you need additional storage for the future, the T7 Shield is also available in the 2TB model and costs $189, which we think commands a slightly better value than the 1TB variant. The portable SSD is available in a total of three finishes and is also IP65 water and dust-resistant. That extra protection will not compromise on the drive’s speeds because Samsung’s solid state drive supports the USB 3.2 Gen 2 and the PCI NVMe standard, meaning that you can get up to 1050MB/s in sequential read and up to 1000MB/s in sequential write speeds.
Keep in mind that in order to achieve those speeds, the Samsung T7 Shield needs to be connected to an equally fast interface like the USB 3.2 Gen 2, and files are transferred from an SSD as a bare minimum. Other than that, this device provides drop protection from a height of 9.8 feet and is compatible with a wide range of machines, including Macs. Samsung has included a USB-C-to-USB-C and a USB-C-to-USB-A cable in the packaging for improved compatibility, just in case your existing machine does not have any one of the ports.
The T7 Shield has a phenomenal 4.8-star rating out of 5 on Amazon, so the product speaks for itself and will help you along the way in keeping your valuable data safe when you are moving around from place to place.