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Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 673 reviews

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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

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  • Pros mentioned:
    Fast, Rugged, Size

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product, great price and reliable.

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    Posted . Owned for 8 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Just love this Drive everything about it is just great, the size and the speed also that its Rugged and water resistant gives me a peace of mind since I'm always working in places where most of my gear are expose to the elements.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Fast, Storage

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best storage ever

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    Posted . Owned for 1 year when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Absolutely love this storage. Its easy and fast to move videos and pics from my phone to my Ipad pro. The speed is so so fast and this is such a light weight item. I definitely will buy another when i need it. I've erased and used so many times to make videos and YouTube stuff. O definitely recommend it. Its hardcore because of the case its in if it were to fall.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Fast

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Inexpensive and good for gaming!

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    If you’re looking for an external SSD I highly suggest trying the T7! I’ve been using the T7 for the past month for gaming, streaming, and music producing and I couldn’t be happier with it. I have a MSI GL66 laptop which sadly only has 500GB of storage — and if you’re into gaming you know that it isn’t a lot lol — I was suggested by a friend the Samsung T5 but when looking it up it was $250. I saw the T7 in the suggested and decided to try it out because it was only $80 and had good reviews. And like I said, I couldn’t be happier with my purchase. It’s fast, high quality, shield protected, and cheaper than most other options. So if you’re looking for an external SSD I highly suggest trying it out!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Fast

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Fast

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Fast. Ps4 and ps5 compatible. Shimizu double the speed of my stock ps4 hdd.(real life use) makes games load almost as fast as ps5 only a few milliseconds higher latency

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent travel storage

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This drive is excellent for travel storage. It is very small - only a few times larger than a jump drive. It is very rugged, and well protected from the elements - making it great for the outdoors. I have the 1TB model, which comes already formatted as exFAT and ready for use for both Android and Windows. I am using it to store a lot of movies in mp4 ranging in size from 3GB to 30GB. I uploaded them through a USB 3.0 port on my tower. The speed is good, as can be seen in the test results below. The drive did get warm while putting almost 900GB onto the drive, but never exceeded 45deg C. It did this big job without a hitch!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Fast
    Cons mentioned:
    Expensive

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great storage space

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    Posted . Owned for 11 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Works great abit expensive but dose a wonderful job. Connection is very good and download and uploading is exceptionally fantastically fast. It works for what I need.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Price, Size

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic!

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This is a fantastic product! I was skeptical at first but found that 1 TB is more than what I needed for what I do! As a music producer I wanted to limit the amount of vsts and plugins I put natively on my MacBook and this has saved at least 100GB of storage on my computer. The best part about it is that you can encrypt it. This requires that you install the software that works wonderfully on MacOS. It’s definitely a greater sense of peace felt knowing that if it’s stolen the only way to access the information is by entering a password or taking it out by dismantling the product and bypassing encryption(I doubt anyone would go through this unless you’re the president)! Overall a great product and well worth the price as SSD is safer than HDD. I definitely wish I was able to get 2TB for future use but I doubt I’ll need it anytime soon! If you’re looking for a small yet affordable ssd this is definitely a great purchase and an overall great investment! If you are clumsy like me definitely check out the T7 shield! An added bonus is that the product comes with usb c and a cords! My only problem was trying to figure out how to properly install the software but after checking Samsung’s website it was made more clear than the instructions that come in box! If you’re not used to installing 3rd party software on MacOS there are plenty of YouTube videos entailing how!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Rugged

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for military travelers

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    So far this hard drive has been one of the best hard drives that I've had so far. It has fallen about two or three times, but it still works, and I also appreciate the amount of USB cords that they gave me for my laptop. Being in the military I often need for my devices to work and work efficiently so while I'm traveling from country to country, this has been a great help for me

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Samsung T7 Review

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    Posted . Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    After getting the iPhone 15 Pro Max, this item is a must. It enables you to shoot in ProRes LOG 4k60 and creates so much more recording time for your phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Upgraded External Drive, Well Worth It

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I dropped my previous external hard drive and needed to replace it. I found this one and it has been good so far. damage resistant from 3 meters, water resistant (haven't tested that feature) and its light, compact and a nice color.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Style and Substance!

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I use this as a game dump. Works great with Steam! Seems like you could run it over with a truck and probably not lose anything except that dope finish. It really is a pretty piece lol. Plug and play. 100% BS free. And that's a Bobo Guarantee! (Bobo Guarantee means a 100% promise that I believe what I'm saying and a 0% promise of anything else.)

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Size

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Aesthetic Memory Keeper

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    Posted . Owned for 3 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I love the color and I love how small it is but I can pack my previous years memories :))

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Small, durable but powerful

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    Posted . Owned for 4 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Was using this to expand my steam library on my laptop; when comparing this to the external HDD I was using before this external SSD had crazy fast download speeds and I experienced no problems gaming from the games stored on this. It’s pretty small so it’s very portable and it comes with two separate cables for connecting, the usb-c to usb-c cable is the one I use and it’s very durable.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Rugged

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Cannot believe the compact size- great space saver

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Cannot believe the compact size- beats the old external hard drives! Terrific space saver! Works get! Purchased for new all in one computer.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Samsung blue mini Back up

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Excellent product and easy to install and take it to everywhere. The water-resistant element is a PLUS.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Sturdy, rugged storage

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    Posted . Owned for 11 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Works well with my PC and my Xbox One S console. Very sturdy and protective materials.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Best Buy Employee

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Built to last, lighting fast!

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    Posted . Owned for 2 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Reliable and fast is what you can expect from Samsung’s best external SSD. With an easy to setup installer, beautiful matte finish, and quick transfer speeds, the T7 shield leaves nothing to be desired for a portable storage unit. Used with a windows 11 desktop, no issues or compatibility errors as of 90 days from when I got it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Price

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Samsung 1 TB

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Good product and decent price. Also fairly easy to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    M SERIES MACBOOK PRO STORAGE.

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Macbook external storage is my use..Dont get caught up with all the reviews that compare read a write speeds .Just get you a 1t or 2t external ssd so you can spend the money younsave on ram because you simply can not upgrade that later.. but you can always add external storage.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Get this instead of Sandisk SSD

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Perfect hard drive! So much better than the Sandisk SSD

    I would recommend this to a friend

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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 92/100 = Excellent quality.
  • TechRadarRating, 3 out of 5Desire Athow on April 26, 2022

    Samsung T7 Shield 1TB external SSD reviewRugged external SSDs are legion and Samsung wants to be the new number one

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  • T3Rating, 5 out of 5David Nield on September 23, 2021

    Samsung T7 SSD review: a super-fast, go-anywhere external hard driveThe Samsung T7 SSD is very speedy and very compact

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