The 2TB Samsung T7 Shield is our best portable SSD pick, and today it is available for only $199 on Amazon, a $90 markdown from its regular $289 pricing. The 1TB is also on sale for $99 with a markdown of $60 from its original $159 MSRP. That's a great deal on this ruggedized portable SSD designed to deliver high performance inside a tough shell.
The T7 Shield comes with an aluminum shell wrapped in a thick rubber covering with ribs to help absorb the shock of being dropped (up to three meters). It has two levels of protection for the USB port, making it shock, vibration, water, and dust-resistant enough to earn the IP65 certification. It also protects the data stored on the inside with strong AES 256-bit encryption.
This drive is fast with up to 1,050 MBps of sequential read and 1,000 MBps of sequential write speed. It feeds data through a USB-C / USB Gen3 2x2 connection and comes with a USB Type-C to Type-C and USB Type-C to Type-A cable.
The Samsung T7 Shield comes with a three-year warranty and has a "Dynamic Thermal Guard" feature that keeps the casing below 57 Celsius, so the drive will stay cool even during heavy workloads. Plus, it also has its own Magician software for management, putting the final touch on this impressive drive.
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