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Samsung SSD T7 Shield: Price, Specs, release date revealed

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Samsung has announced the latest addition to their ultrafast and secure portable storage line, the Samsung SSD T7 Shield 4TB. This new drive ups the game regarding capacity, making it an ideal solution for photographers, videographers and hybrid shooters. If the drive looks familiar then this is the new larger capacity of the Samsung T7 Shield that I looked at in April of 2022

Samsung SSD T7 Shield: Price, Specs, release date revealed

The big advantage of these SSD drives over more traditional drives is that there are no moving parts inside, which makes them far more resilient to life on the road, or your kit bag.

What’s more the new drive features the latest connection technology with a USB 3.2 Gen2 interface to help maximise the drives transfer speeds. This interface enables a bandwidth of up to 10Gbps and read speeds of up to 1,050MB/s and write speeds of 1,000MB/s.

Included with the drive is Samsung’s highly acclaimed Magician software with extended support for the portable drive that enables you to help maintain drive health and security.

As the drive has been designed to be portable several features are incorporated to ensure that all your data, images and video, remain safe and secure whatever happens. The metal and rubber design ensure that the drive can withstand a drop of up to three meters, and with an IP65 certificate, it is also dust and water-resistant. Resistant as a note doesn’t mean that it’s waterproof; it can stand up to a few splashes of water which is more than most.

4TB is a large-capacity drive; with this much storage, you usually expect external power. However, here with the Samsung SSD T7 Shield, the drive is BUS powered; this means that once it’s plugged into your laptop or tablet, it will draw the power it needs from that USB connection.

The small portable drive is instantly desirable with its unique compact design. The design and size make it ultra-portable, but as ever, there is a little more to the looks than just aesthetics. The curved design of the case ensures a large surface area, with the metal casing helping to dissipate heat when the drive is under load.

This ability to dissipate heat enables the drive to keep transfer speed consistent even when under load for sustained periods, which among many uses, makes it an ideal working drive solution for video editing and recording.

The Samsung T7 Shield format is already a firm favourite with videographers due to the small size and partners well with the BlackMagic Designs video cameras, including the Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12k. The increase in capacity means you can now easily store 88 minutes of 12K footage on this small drive which is far more than many other options.

The T7 Shield 4TB is available now at


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