Samsung has announced their newest portable SSD, the Samsung T7 Shield. Now, on first glance, especially given the name, it might just sound like a regular Samsung T7 drive in a fancy rugged enclosure and… Well, yeah, that’s pretty much exactly what it is. But now that the world is opening back up and photographers and filmmakers are getting back on the road to start shooting in extreme locations, backup storage that can handle those extreme conditions is handy.
The Samsung T7 Shield offers the same transfer speed as the regular Samsung T7, with sequential read speeds of up to 1,050MB/sec and sequential write speeds of up to 1,000MB/sec over USB 3.2 Gen 2. It only weighs 98g, adding 40g onto the T7, but can handle drops of up to three metres and it’s IP65 certified for water and dust resistance.