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Samsung Unveils Fingerprint Reader Portable SSD

Samsung introduced its new portable SSD, which offers higher literacy speeds as well as a built-in fingerprint sensor for extra security. Samsung’s first portable SSD with fingerprint reader, the T7 Touch, will be available later this month.

In the external disk market, manufacturers are trying to make drives faster and provide more storage space. Samsung’s new portable SSD, the T7 Touch, announced at CES 2020, has seen more than that. T7 Touch includes a built-in fingerprint reader for extra security as well as improvements in data transfer.

Samsung’s new portable SSD offers the option to protect your files with biometric security, even if you’re using a laptop without a fingerprint reader. Samsung says you can save up to 4 different fingerprints on the T7 Touch and share the drive with friends or workteam if you like.

The T7 Touch also has a light that indicates that the driver is connected and actively transmitting data. This feature was surprisingly absent in the previous generation T5. Samsung says the driver, which has an aluminum body, is resistant to drops of up to 2 meters. There’s also only one USB-C port that can be connected from USB-C to USB-C or USB-C to USB-A.

The innovations of the next generation of SSDs are not just cosmetic changes and fingerprint sensors. Samsung also said the T7 Touch is about twice as fast as its predecessor, the T5, offering up to 1,000 MB/s of writing and reading speeds of up to 1,050 MB/s.

The T7 Touch will be available later this month. Prices were set at $129.99 for the 500GB model, $229.99 for the 1TB model and $399.99 for the 2TB model. The T7 version without fingerprint readers will be released in the second quarter of 2020.

Samsung T7 Touch portable SSD promotional video

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