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Samsung SSD T7 Portable External Solid State Drive 1TB, Up to 1050MB/s, USB 3.2 Gen 2, Reliable Storage for Gaming, Students, Professionals,…


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  • Portable Storage: The light, pocket-sized Portable SSD T7 delivers fast speeds with easy and reliable data storage for transferring large files, including critical business documents, games, or movies
  • Transfer in a Flash: Transfer massive files within seconds with the incredible speed of USB 3.2 Gen 2 on the T7*; Embedded PCIe NVMe technology delivers blazing fast sequential read/write speeds of up to 1,050/1,000 MB/s, respectively
  • Built Strong and Secure: Unlike HDDs, the Portable SSD T7 has no moving parts so it’s more resistant to shock; Plus, its solid aluminum unibody construction adds further protection, keeping your data safe from falls of up to 6 ft**
  • Advanced Heat Control: Its advanced thermal solution uses ePCM technology and Dynamic Thermal Guard to withstand and control heat, so the Portable SSD stays at an optimal temperature even at fast speeds*
  • Sleek and Compact: Roughly the size of a credit card and only weighing 2 oz, the T7 fits comfortably in the palm of your hand and is light enough to take your files on the go
  • Simple Setup: The T7 comes embedded with software to help you set up a password to get the latest firmware updates for your PC, Mac, or Android devices;You can also download the mobile app for Android smartphones and tablets*

Specification: Samsung SSD T7 Portable External Solid State Drive 1TB, Up to 1050MB/s, USB 3.2 Gen 2, Reliable Storage for Gaming, Students, Professionals,…


‎1 TB

Hard Drive

‎Solid State Hard Drive


‎Samsung Electronics


‎Samsung T7

Item model number


Hardware Platform

‎PC, Mac, Android

Item Weight

‎2.08 ounces

Product Dimensions

‎3.3 x 2.2 x 0.3 inches

Item Dimensions LxWxH

‎3.3 x 2.2 x 0.3 inches



Flash Memory Size




Country of Origin

‎Korea, Republic of

Date First Available

‎May 19, 2020

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12 reviews for Samsung SSD T7 Portable External Solid State Drive 1TB, Up to 1050MB/s, USB 3.2 Gen 2, Reliable Storage for Gaming, Students, Professionals,…

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  1. CaliFilm

    Been a Samsung T5 owner for a while, and couple other SSDs.
    Was excited that Samsung got a USB 3.2 SSD, which should be much faster.

    NOTE: If you want to be able to take full benefit of the T7 Drives, You need to have USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 on your PC/Laptop!! Without the USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 ports, it will perform pretty much like the T5.

    I have tested on my 2019 Surface Laptop 3 with USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 support. I was able to get the full speed from the best, and also copying files to it. Seems to be very fast!! But!!! As the file gets larger, the speed/performance started to decrease. This is not noticeable if the file size is smaller than 1gb, but once the file gets larger then 1gb, the larger they get, the worse the performance gets. I have also tested the T7 on my 2014 Macbook Pro, with USB 3.0. The speed test shows that its about the same speed as the T5.

    Bottom line, When transferring smaller files, the T7 is super fast!!! As file size gets bigger, especially lager than 1gb files, you will start to see some performance/speed decrease. Since I do a lot of video editing, and files can be huge, this can be a problem for me. I think I will wait to upgrade to the newer T7 drives. Until the speed can be improved, and more stable.

    Here is my test, and experience

    Tested with my new MS Surface Laptop 3 13″, with USB-C 3.2

    Crystal Disk Mark tests 1gb ( see attached photo for test details)
    SEQ1M read: 1055.43 MB/s
    SEQ1M write: 938.51 MB/s
    RND4K read: 273.95 MB/s
    RND4k write: 272.41 MB/s

    SEQ1M read: 565.00 MB/s
    SEQ1M write: 522.20 MB/s
    RND4K read: 237.65 MB/s
    RND4k write: 196.17 MB/s

    Actual File Coping Experience
    T7 File transfer
    1gb: 3 seconds
    10gb: 22 seconds

    T5 File transfer
    1gb: 4 seconds
    10gb: 35 seconds

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  2. Music

    I work with audio and some of these virtual instruments required a lot of space and fast read speeds. I have 4 Samsung T5’s to cover that. I am starting to work with video and I needed a dedicated drive for it. It seems like the T5’s are being discontinued and these new T7’s claim to be better. I decided to try one just to be extremely disappointed with its performance. All of the T5’s show at least 400MB/s transfer rates. The T7 did only between 30 to 40MB/s and it would get really warm. I really hope that Samsung fixes this issue. I guess I will try to manage with the drives I have while I find a better solution.

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  3. Talisman

    This thing cost me a week of my life.
    If you are thinking of getting this instead of the T5 then think again.
    As mentioned in other reviews below, this SSD overheats, it causes the CPU usage to go insane, it constantly disconnects for no reason.
    I called Samsung support, the guy had no clue how to troubleshoot the issue.
    I ordered a replacement on Amazon, spent another day with the replacement, exact same issue.
    My Ravpower SSD And the T5 run perfectly with no disconnects and normal cpu usage.

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  4. W. Chilton

    This drive lives up to its speed claims, right around 900mb/s on my iMacPro… but. The drive runs very hot, even when its idle. I have it sitting right next to its brother, a Samsung T5 2TB SSD and that drive never gets hot even when hiting it hard (temp right now is (87-degrees F) while the T7 is hitting 100+ degrees F at idle.

    Sometime the temperature of the T7 spikes very hard and the drive unmounts itself. At that point I am forced to unplug it, let it cool and then plug it back in. The it will run normally for a time before starting to run hotter and hotter.

    I’ve read all about this drive’s fancy thermal management, but I don’t buy it. You probably shouldn’t either. get the T5. Its half the speed, but still fast, and more importantly it wont burn itself up.

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  5. richardb

    So it reads/writes at some 1,000 Mb/sec while Apple iMac hard drive 5400 rpm pokes along at 20-40 mB/sec. Boots up now it has replaced apple OEM at blazing speed through a Thunderbolt port. Used a rubber band to attach to bottom of iMac metal frame support to help dissipate the tolerable heat. Quick start up time, quick apps. So new new Mac for a few years nor 🙂 Well worth the $ to jump ahead of the Samsung T5 at 540 Mb read/write speed. 3 year warranty.

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  6. Judy Wagner

    Avoid Samsung SSD T7. My experience is similar to the experiences others have had with this product. Specifically, SSD causes computers to over heat. The SSD also gets extremely hot! The issue does not correlate to i/o or computational load. The issue occurs the moment the SSD is attached to the computer. Interestingly, the Samsung T5 does not have these problems. It is my conjecture that the T7 is simply an overclocked T5. If my suspicions are true Samsung is engaging in very shady business practices. Please do your self a huge favor and avoid the T7 as it will ruin your hardware.

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  7. GGG from SF

    I own the T5 and decided to give this a try as it is supposedly faster. So I ordered the 2TB non-fingerprint model in red. What I noticed first is that this drive is slow to power up. It takes closed to 30 seconds from when Windows 10 detects the plug to when you can actually use the drive. The drive also sometimes disconnects.

    But the deal breaker for me is that it does not deliver the at the rated 1,000 MB/s for read or write. I fact I am not able to hit 700 MB/s read testing on multiple systems and cables. Writing seems to be slightly higher but not by much. I did the tests using Crystal Disk Mark and also by copying large (30GB) files. The old T5 which is rated for 540 MB/s consistently delivers in the 600 MB/s range for read and the write speed is the same as the newer T7.

    Given the price, physical size, performance, and other issues, I will stick with the T5. They both max out at 2TB and there is really no reason to pay extra to get a bulkier drive that does not provide a noticeable speed gain.

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  8. Mr G

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     Product: 2TB Samsung Non-touch Blue Colour Portable SSD

    The T7 came in a nicely sealed box. I was quite surprised that the product was manufactured in South Korea.
    The box includes 2 USB cables, one manual, and the T7 device.
    It comes with 1 USB-C to USB-C cable, capable of delivering up to 10Gbps, and a USB-C to USB 3 cable.
    Both cables are about 40 cm long and the construction is very well built. I have no doubt they will last many years unless I exert some great physical abuse. Both cables fit very snuggly in the T7 body. Even if you are the type of person who likes to hang the SSD in the mid-air, I am certain that the device won’t fall off unless you intentionally pull it off.
    The device is very light. According to Samsung, T7 only weight 58 grams. It is a size of a credit card and about the same thickness of an iPhone 8. The SSD is enclosed in a solid metal body. I believe the metal body was used to dissipate heat faster to reduce throttling caused by heat.
    The main reason why I purchased T7 without the fingerprint sensor is because of the price difference for technology that I will not be using. In order to use the fingerprint sensor, you need to encrypt the device using Samsung’s application. The Samsung application will do the hardware encryption, which was notoriously known for its vulnerability to attackers. I am sure that Samsung fixed this bypass but I will stick to the more secure APFS encryption.
    I had some trouble installing the Samsung application on my Mac. When I launched the application, the software was not able to recognize my SSD. After many troubleshooting, I found out the Samsung SSD had to be formatted in APFS (non-encrypted) file system in order to be recognized. After formatting, I was able to do the hardware encryption with the application.

    The performance of the device was solid. When hardware encrypted, it had no performance hit compared to having no encryption. However, after using the device for 30 minutes, I have noticed some degradation in performance due to throttling caused by heat. On average, it was hitting 890MB write and 900MB read speed. With some throttling, this number went down to 850MB wite but still respectable 900MB read speed.
    With Apple’s APFS Encryption, the performance had about 20 to 23 percent hit.

    Compared to my SanDisk Extreme SSD, the device is slightly cooler to touch. Form factors are about same, where SanDisk is slightly longer but narrower compared to Samsung T7.

    Overall, given the robust construction, solid performance, and small form factor, I am giving it 5 stars.

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  9. Mr.Crumbz

    Wow has technology come a long ways since I bought my last portable drive!

    Using the T7 in a Tesla Model 3 for the Sentry mode / dash camera recordings. Works flawlessly; totally overkill but should last for darn near ever.

    For the price is a great deal; very sleek, super fast, and comes with two different USB cables.

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  10. Everett Yasinski

    This drive is frustrating. Everything about is amazing except when you need it to be. It transfers files blazing fast and is so small and portable. However, do not buy this if you need to read/write from it continuously. The drive will consistently crash and disconnect from your system about every hour if you use it consistently. Very frustrating when trying to use it as a game drive or if you wanted to edit footage off of it.

    Update: Drive needs more power than is supplied over my USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 port. Had to buy a powered adapter to make it work which is very annoying but at least it’s a solution for anyone that encounters a similar issue.

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  11. Chancellor

    DON’T BUY! After a a few months of storing files on this device it gave me a notice saying “you need to format the disk before you can use it” and now all my files are gone

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  12. A. C.

    I’ve buy this hard drive because my 2015 21.5” IMac was getting so slow, it would take literally 1-2 minutes to open an app from the dock. I tough cloning my internal hard drive to this little magic SSD external drive would be tougher. Using CarbonCopy software it take about an hour or so. The result is awesome! My Mac is now like a brand new, an even faster! It’s comparable to the MacBook I own since macbook use flashdisk, it’s very similar. T7 hard drive itself is perfect. It’s small, light and super FAST! In addition, it look super with it aluminum casing. It comes with both USB C to USB C cable but for older computer like my iMac 2015, it comes also with a USB C to USB A cable (standard USB). Since USB A 3.0+ Has a 5gb/sec data transfer ratio, it work perfectly fast. Don’t hesitate to give your Mac a boost! You won’t regret it. For people who may wonder the procedure to transfer all their data, here it is:
    1-Download CarbonCopy software (free 30 trial, no signup required)
    2-open disk utility app
    3-Erase your new T7 SSD to AFPS with GUILD partition. (If you don’t see this option, you need to change the view option on the top list to select “view all devices”
    4-Open CarbonCopy (you can do a time machine back up before heading to carbon copy for more safety, I didn’t.)
    5-Select your HDD drive and the destination SSD (your T7). On Catalina, you may have 2 separate disk, with one call DATA. That’s the new way for MacOS to separate your data from the main system. First launch the main HD copy, then when it’s completed, launch the data one. You’ll get everything transfert.
    6- boot your Mac pressing alt command on launch. Choose your SSD drive. If it’s not there (highly possible) restart your Mac in recovery, pressing cmd+R. Once on the recovery menu, choose install MacOS Catalina (or other) then select your SSD drive.
    7- Let MacOS install.
    8- Your IMac should boot automatically to your new drive with a super fast interface!
    9- Enjoy the rapidity!
    10- You can erase your old hard drive to MacOS extend journalised and still use your hard drive to stock more stock!

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