Samsung has announced the release of its latest external storage device – the Portable SSD T7 Touch, which has elevated its data protection to the next level with an additional hardware security measure in the form of a built-in fingerprint sensor.

The T7 Touch, which has just been recognised at the CES 2020 Innovation Awards, combines sleek, compact design with the fastest transfer speeds currently available based on the USB 3.2 Gen 2 standard.

“Consumers who are constantly on the go between work, play and passion projects want to be able to securely carry their content with them,” said Dr. Mike Mang, vice-president of Brand Product Biz Team, Memory Business at Samsung.

“Now, their data is secure thanks to the fingerprint recognition functionality incorporated into the product, which delivers industry-leading transfer speeds in a compact form factor.”

Samsung T7 Touch CES 2020: Samsung Elevate SSD Data Protection With Fingerprint Security

Designed for both professional and casual users, Samsung’s T7 Touch provides enough capacity to securely store large numbers of pictures, games or 4K/8K videos whether on a PC, tablet, smartphone or game console.

The T7 Touch offers a significant speed upgrade over previous storage solutions. With a read speed of 1,050MB/s and a write speed of 1,000MB/ s3, it is approximately twice as fast as its predecessor, the T%, and up to 9.5 times faster than external HDDs. Moreover, the device can reach its maximum speed when used with the NVMe interface.

For an added layer of security, the T7 Touch brings the first built-in fingerprint scanner to Samsung SSDs on top of password protection and AES 256-bit hardware encryption. It also features a ‘Motion LED’, which allows the user to determine the status of the device simply with a single glance.

Despite the considerable speed boost, hardware additions and solid metal (aluminium) casing, the new SSD still weighs in at a light 58 grams.

Available in a black or silver finish, the T7 Touch is offered in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB sizes, making it suitable for a wide range of use cases.

To ensure reliable connectivity wherever the users may be, the drive comes with a USB Type-C-to-C cable and a USB Type-C-to-A cable, and is compatible with Windows, Mac and Android operating systems.

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