External drives are not too complicated. If you ever find yourself buying one, decide only if you want an SSD and make sure it’s a fast model with plenty of storage space. But Samsung is thinking out of the box with its latest SSD product. Expect potential buyers to have brain security when they’re looking for their next external storage device.
The Samsung T7 Touch external SSD uniquely offers a fingerprint reader so you can lock private files and folders with biometric authentication. It is a level of security that is especially useful if you do not have a laptop with a player. In terms of how fast the unit is, Samsung said it is looking at writing speeds of up to 1,000 MB/s and reading speed up to 1,050MB/s.
The concept behind the simple T7 Touch: Before you can access everything you’ve stored on the drive, you need to prove your identity with a fingerprint scan. Samsung said it can register up to four different fingerprints, so there is an option to share the unit with friends or colleagues. The T7 Touch also has a light to indicate when the transmission data has been connected.
Other features include an aluminum body – which makes it resistant up to two meters – as well as a single USB-C port, which works with a USB-C USB-C or USB-C to USB-A cable. It’s also “twice as fast as its predecessor,” the T5.
The T7 Touch will be released in January. The cost will be US 129.99 for the 500 GB model, USD 229.99 for 1 TB of storage, or USD 399.99 for the 2TB model. Photo:Samsung