Samsung T7 Shield review

A rugged and tough SSD with an abundance of equally impressive competitors

Samsung T7 Shield on a desk
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Digital Camera World Verdict

The Samsung T7 Shield is basically just the Samsung T7 with extra durability. With the addition of an IP65 rating and a 3m drop protection, this SSD will appeal to those who are concerned about the safety of their data. A read speed of 1050MB/sec and a write speed of 1000MB/sec puts it on par with most other providers but is far from the quickest on the market. Unfortunately, it lacks the fingerprint sensor of the Samsung Touch which would have really set this SSD over and above its competitors. For the benefit of extra toughness customers will pay a premium but in many cases it really won't be worth the extra cost.


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    Up to 4TB capacity

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    Only 3 year warranty

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The Samsung T7 range is looking pretty formidable now. The T7 offers good storage capacities with great encryption and the T7 Touch has a brilliant little fingerprint sensor which removes the need to remember a password. The T7 shield largely builds on top of the T7 by delivering a more rugged case that is IP65-rated and has a 3m drop resistance. 

The read and write speeds of the T7 Shield are comparable with almost all competitors and are faster than the T5 Evo which has disappointingly slow speeds. 

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InterfaceUSB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
Capacity1TB, 2TB, 4TB
Read speed1050 MB/sec
Write speed1000 MB/sec
Drop ratingUp to 3m
SecurityAES 256-bit hardware encryption
Operating temperatureNot specified in specs
Non-operating temperatureNot specified in specs
Size88 x 59 x 13 mm

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Paul Hatton
Freelance tech writer

Paul is a digital expert. In the 20 years since he graduated with a first-class honours degree in Computer Science, Paul has been actively involved in a variety of different tech and creative industries that make him the go-to guy for reviews, opinion pieces, and featured articles. With a particular love of all things visual, including photography, videography, and 3D visualisation Paul is never far from a camera or other piece of tech that gets his creative juices going. You'll also find his writing in other places, including Creative Bloq, Digital Camera World, and 3D World Magazine.