Samsung T7 Touch SSD: External hard drive with fingerprint sensor

Within the Samsung T7 Touch it is an external SSD hard drive that has 500 GB, 1 TB or 2 TB of storage space and a fingerprint sensor. This is an advantage if you want to save and transport sensitive data. Because once set up, you can use the hard drive on different computers such as Apple Mac with macOS or Windows PCs. The content is only released if the fingerprint sensor recognizes you during a scan. What else you need to know about the Samsung T7 Touch SSD hard drive, I have summarized for you in this article.

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The Samsung T7 Touch SSD hard drive is mobile storage with 500 GB, 1 TB or 2 TB of storage and a fingerprint sensor. AES 256-bit hardware encryption on one of the external hard drives can be switched off up to four fingerprints.
The Samsung T7 Touch SSD hard drive is mobile storage with 500 GB, 1 TB or 2 TB of storage and a fingerprint sensor. AES 256-bit hardware encryption on one of the external hard drives can be switched off up to four fingerprints.

Samsung T7 Touch - Fast thanks to NVMe and USB 3.2 Gen 2

By using the slim NVMe disk protocol data exchange with this external hard drive is very fast. Of course, the highest data rates of 1.000 MB/s (write) and 1.050 MB/s (read) can only be achieved if your end device also offers suitable USB ports. The scope of delivery of the Samsung T7 Touch SSD includes a USB-A to USB-C and a USB-C toUSB-C cable. Thanks to USB 3.2 Gen 2, the write and read speeds shown can be achieved. 

In addition to the computer systems already mentioned above, the external hard drive also works with smartphones, smart TVs, tablets and game consoles, according to the manufacturer. The data is backed up using AES 256-bit hardware encryption. In addition to the three storage sizes, there are also different colors with black and silver. The aluminum housing is supposed to protect the memory from falls from up to 2 meters. The dimensions are only 85 x 57 x 8 mm; the weight to 59 g.

37,15 EUR
Samsung T7 Touch Portable SSD - 500 GB - USB 3.2 Gen.2 External SSD - Fingerprint security...
  • Reliable performance for everyday life: Discover high-speed portable storage and transfer huge files ...
  • Full speed ahead: With PCIe-NVMe technology and USB 3.2 Gen.2, the T7 Touch is up to 9,5 times faster than external ...
  • Fingerprint security: The built-in security features of the T7 Touch use AES 256-bit encryption...
92,98 EUR
Samsung T7 Touch Portable SSD - 1TB - USB 3.2 Gen.2 External SSD - Fingerprint Security -...
  • Reliable performance for everyday life: Discover high-speed portable storage and transfer huge files ...
  • Full speed ahead: With PCIe-NVMe technology and USB 3.2 Gen.2, the T7 Touch is up to 9,5 times faster than external ...
  • Fingerprint security: The built-in security features of the T7 Touch use AES 256-bit encryption...
Samsung T7 Touch Portable SSD - 2TB - USB 3.2 Gen.2 External SSD - Fingerprint Security -...
  • Reliable performance for everyday life: Discover high-speed portable storage and transfer huge files ...
  • Full speed ahead: With PCIe-NVMe technology and USB 3.2 Gen.2, the T7 Touch is up to 9,5 times faster than external ...
  • Fingerprint security: The built-in security features of the T7 Touch use AES 256-bit encryption...

This is how fingerprint protection works: set up once, use anywhere

Up to four fingerprints can be stored for fingerprint recognition. So you can either set up two fingers for each hand or share the hard drive and its contents with up to four people. The corresponding software does not have to be installed on every single computer or mobile device that you want to connect to the hard drive. It is sufficient to set up the security feature on a computer or via an app. 

Once that has happened, you can - according to customer questions and answers on the Amazon product page - use the hard drive to boot operating systems from it. Another question relates to the power supply. This is always guaranteed when the hard drive is connected to a USB port. The fingerprint sensor is not used to switch it on and off, but only to unlock the memory. 

Samsung T7 SSD - version without fingerprint sensor

In addition to the Samsung T7 Touch as an external hard drive with data encryption and fingerprint scanner, there is also a version without "Touch". This offers all the other advantages such as fast data exchange, aluminum housing and so on. But the encryption of files and folders is missing. So if you don't have that sensitive data, but want to store it more colorfully, then this could be the right external hard drive for you. Because the Samsung T7 is available in black, blue and red; as well as with the storage sizes 500 GB, 1 TB and 2 TB.

16,79 EUR
Samsung T7 Portable SSD - 500 GB - USB 3.2 Gen.2 External SSD Metallic Red (MU-PC500R / WW)
  • External high-speed memory with encryption by fingerprint in a compact pocket size and capacities up to ...
  • Thanks to USB 3.2 Gen.2 up to 9,5 times faster than external hard drives with read / write speeds of up to 1.050 ...
  • Security and convenience: The T7 Touch uses AES 256-bit encryption and can be fingerprinted if required ...
79,38 EUR
Samsung T7 Portable SSD - 1 TB - USB 3.2 Gen.2 External SSD Metallic Red (MU-PC1T0R / WW)
  • External high-speed storage in compact pocket format and capacities up to 2 TB
  • Thanks to USB 3.2 Gen.2 up to 9,5 times faster than external hard drives with read / write speeds of up to 1.050 ...
  • Slim and stylish: Compact and high-quality aluminum housing, available in the colors Metallic Red, Indigo Blue ...
155,35 EUR
Samsung T7 Portable SSD - 2 TB - USB 3.2 Gen.2 External SSD Indigo Blue (MU-PC2T0H / WW)
  • External high-speed storage in compact pocket format and capacities up to 2 TB
  • Thanks to USB 3.2 Gen.2 up to 9,5 times faster than external hard drives with read / write speeds of up to 1.050 ...
  • Slim and stylish: Compact and high-quality aluminum housing, available in the colors Metallic Red, Indigo Blue ...
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8 comments on "Samsung T7 Touch SSD: External hard drive with fingerprint sensor"

    1. Hello Klauspeter! I just did a bit of research and, in fact, I found a video where the author said the Samsung T7 Portable Touch would be his new favorite SSD for the iPad Pro. Plug it in, put your finger on the sensor and the data is unlocked. Otherwise you can only see the read-only partition in the files app.

    1. Hello coffee! I have many computer beginners among my readers and that is why I also use the term hard disk for SSDs, so that it is clear that the SSD takes over the task of a hard disk from "earlier". If it's technically wrong, then sorry.

      1. Yes…. but it is still wrong. you don't say an sd card usb stick or a pc-mac or water milk. everyone who knows what a hard disk is and reads something like that also knows what a ssd is (meanwhile. it wasn't 2008 when the first ssds came onto the mainstream market).
        it's just wrong. they are two fundamentally completely different things. It's also not a record CD. a hard drive is also not a tape drive hard drive. or a spotify a cd stream from a record cassette 🙄
        HDD != SSD

        1. Technically you are absolutely right. However, I am in contact with some of my readers about the conversion of their iMacs or similar and I notice that they know hard drives but not SSDs. But I gladly accept your criticism and will no longer write SSD = hard disk in the future. Promised.

          1. yes and ne hard disk of a floppy
            and the floppy of a tape drive
            and this that of punch cards
            and these those of the paper
            so whats your point?

            and yet it is a hard drive and not a paper punch card tape drive floppy hard drive.

            It's not only technically wrong, it's confusing to people who know. if you address an audience where you assume that they don't know what a ssd is, then you explain it or link to an article. the problem: they will learn it wrong and use it wrong and not be aware of the difference...

            you should never knowingly do things wrong, for whatever reason. would like to explain it. but not like this.

            it is also not a fax-sms-whatsapp-message…. just so people can understand?

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