Samsung has announced its latest external storage device, which the company calls the “T7 Shield.” The new SSD is the latest in the company’s T7 series drives, which include the base model T7 and the T7 Touch. According to Samsung, the new model will is built to be durable and will be able to withstand drops from up to three meters, and is equipped with IP65 certification, all while being compact at around 98 grams.
The T7 shield will have read speeds of 1,050 MB per second, and write speeds of up to 1,000 MB/s. Samsung claims that the new drive will have no performance degradation even when large files are transferred with the device.
According to KyuYoung Lee, Vice President of Memory Brand Product Biz Team at Samsung Electronics, “Creative professionals and consumers want durable, high-performance and reliable SSDs with the assurance their data will remain safeguarded, even when dropped, exposed to water or used outdoors. The T7 Shield offers extensive compatibility, enabling consumers to use the new SSD on multiple devices including PC, android smartphone and game console.”
Aside from computers running on Windows and Mac devices, the T7 Shield will also be compatible with Android handsets running OS versions Lollipop and higher. The new drive will retail for $159.99 for the 1TB version and $289.99 for the 2TB model, and will be available starting today in blue, black, and beige.