Samsung T7 Touch review

This compact and smart storage device has a fingerprint sensor in case you need extra security for your data

Samsung T7 Touch SSD
(Image: © Angela Nicholson / Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Samsung T7 Touch looks smart and feels robust yet can slip into a bag almost unnoticed. It’s fast enough to operate as a working drive for 4K video editing and makes a great choice for temporary storage of files when you’re away from home or the office. The ‘Touch’ technology adds security for those who want it, but for many it’s unnecessary and is likely to be kept deactivated.


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    Available in 3 capacities

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    Small and light with a metal shell

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    Good data transfer speeds


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    Largest capacity is 2TB

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    Issues setting up the software

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Samsung is best known for its televisions, phones, and home appliances, but it also makes a range of storage devices including a collection of external SSDs (solid state storage drives). The Samsung T series of SSDs are a collection of portable storage devices that are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and slip into a bag almost unnoticed. 

The Samsung T7 series is the latest in the range which includes the regular T7, the rugged T7 Shield, and the T7 Touch reviewed here. They each have the same storage technology and are capable of the same transfer speeds, but the T7 Touch adds a fingerprint sensor to the T7’s specification to keep your data safe if you need to.

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Angela Nicholson

Angela has been testing camera gear from all the major manufacturers since January 2004 and has been Amateur Photographer’s Technical Editor and Head of Testing for Future Publishing’s photography portfolio (Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-PhotoPractical PhotoshopPhotography Week and Professional Photography magazines, as well as the Digital Camera World and TechRadar websites). She is the founder of SheClicks - a community group that encourages and supports female photographers.