Samsung Australia: T7 Shield USB 3.2 Gen2 Up to 2TB Portable SSD, PRO Endurance microSD Cards and USB Type-C Up to 256GB Flash Key
$240 (1TB) and $460 (2TB.) for T7 Shield PSSD, from $20 (32GB) to $120 (256GB) for PRO Endurance microSD cards, and $25 (64GB) to $80 (256GB) for USB Type-C flash keyThis is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on June 16, 2022 at 2:01 pm
Samsung Electronics Australia announced a range of products coming to market this month which includes the latest in external storage, the PSSD T7 Shield.
PSSD T7 Shield portable SSD
Bringing performance and reliability in a durable, compact size, the T7 Shield is a recent addition to the company’s portable SSD (PSSD) family that includes the T7, a daily driver that provides fast speeds in a sleek design, and the T7 Touch , a CES award-winning PSSD with a built-in fingerprint sensor for enhanced data protection.
“Creative professionals and consumers want durable, high-performance and reliable SSDs with the assurance their data can remain safeguarded, even when dropped, exposed to fresh water or used outdoors” said Phil Gaut, senior director, display, and brand memory. “The T7 Shield also offers extensive compatibility, enabling consumers to use the new SSD on multiple compatible devices including PC, android smartphones, and game consoles.”
T7 Shield – IP65-rated durability and performance
The T7 Shield is a durable PSSD, making it for outdoor content creators or travellers who need storage without having to worry about data being exposed to the elements or life’s mishaps. Engineered by the firm from the inside out, the T7 Shield is shock-resistant from drops of up to 3m , while being IP65-certified as dust and water resistant . Despite the rugged design, the T7 Shield is compact and lightweight, weighing 98g.
The T7 Shield delivers a read speed of up to 1,050MB/s and a write speed of 1,000MB/s , which are the fastest transfer speeds currently available based on the USB 3.2 Gen2 standard . It is approximately 2x as fast as its predecessor, the T5, and up to 9.5x faster than external HDDs , which can save consumers, digital creators and professionals’ time.
The company has also optimised the inside and outside of the product, by changing the surface material and improving the software in the T7 Shield. Due to this change, there is reduced performance degradation even when files of 2TB are moved at once, and heat generation is minimised, which helps prevent inconvenience to the consumer experience. This technology makes it possible to transmit data stably with little performance drop , even when performing data-heavy, continuous tasks such as high-quality video recording, editing, encoding and rendering. Therefore, the T7 Shield can alleviate concerns over inconsistent drive performance.
As part of announcement, the company’s Australia subsidiary has also confirmed the availability of its microSD card, the PRO Endurance, and its USB Type-C Flash Drive 256GB:
PRO Endurance microSD card
Designed to meet the demands of surveillance cameras, dashboard cameras, doorbell cameras, body cameras and more, the PRO Endurance microSD card offers endurance and performance for reliable continuous capture and playback.
Built with the firm’s enterprise-grade NAND flash memory, the PRO Endurance card can deliver up to 16 years (140,160 hours)  of continuous recording time to ensure every critical moment is captured. This means a single card can last as long as up to 33 typical speed-focused cards , saving frequent replacement costs and providing reliability for always-on video monitoring.
The PRO Endurance microSD card offers RW speeds of up to 100MB/s and 40MB/s , respectively, and is rated Class 10 with video speed ratings of up to U3 (UHS Speed Class 3) and V30 (Video Speed Class 30) . This makes it for handling large, high-resolution files while enabling recording and playback in full HD and 4K.
USB Type-C flash drive
Ergonomically designed and tailored for the ubiquitous USB Type-C port and featuring company’s NAND flash and backward compatibility with USB 3.0/2.0, this drive delivers up to 400MB/s  USB 3.1 read speeds  for fast and reliable performance to scale across multiple use cases.
Whether user need to transfer content to laptops, tablets, smartphones or cameras, the sleek mystic blue drive makes it easy to move data across devices on the go.
Portable SSD T7 Shield: Available in beige, black and blue to satisfy user preferences, it is offered in 1TB and 2TB sizes, making it suitable for a range of use cases. It comes with a USB Type-C-to-C cable and a USB Type-C-to-A cable, and includes a 3-year limited warranty with the recommended retail prices of $239 for 1TB and $459 for 2TB.
PRO Endurance – Available in early June in four different storage capacities of 32, 64, 128 and 256GB with the recommended retail prices (RRP) ranging from $19.95 for the 32GB to $119.95 for the 256GB.
USB Type-C flash drive – Available in blue, in ranging storage capacities of 64, 128 and 256GB with RRP starting at $24.95 for the 64GB to $80 for the 256GB.
This ranges are available on the company’s online store and will be in retail stores by July 2022.
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 The drop test was conducted under controlled conditions. Drop resistance may vary depending on the actual environmental conditions. Damage caused by drop is not covered under warranty.
*Test condition: Device was dropped free-fall to a metal plate from 3m height.
 IP (Ingress Protection) ratings define degrees of protection provided by mechanical casings and electrical enclosures against water and dust.
T7 Shield has a IP65 rating based on internal testing conducted under controlled conditions. Water and dust resistance capabilities may vary depending on the actual environmental conditions. Damage caused by liquid and dust are not covered under warranty.
**IPX5 Test condition: Device was exposed to fresh water projected from a nozzle (Φ6.3mm) 3 meters away at 12.5 l/mn for 3mn.
**IP6X Test condition: Device was exposed to 2kg/m³ of active dust with a pressure under 2kPa for 8 hours in a vacuum chamber.
 Test system configuration: ASUS Z270 ROG MAXIMUS IX HERO (USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C), Intel Core i7-7700K CPU@4.20GHz, OS- Windows 10 19H2
 USB 3.2 Gen2 is the standard protocol offered on most consumer and pro model laptops. Throughput is limited due to device ports, not the SSD. Performance may vary depending on host configuration. To reach maximum read/write speeds of up to 1,050/1,000MB/s, respectively, the host device and connection cables must support USB 3.2 Gen2, and the UASP mode must be enabled.
 Based on internal test results compared to a Samsung external HDD 1TB(HX-MTD10EA).
 The T7 Shield maintains above 900MB/s of sequential write speed with the 1TB model and 1,000MB/s with the 2TB in ambient temperature (25℃).
 Varies by capacity; 256GB model up to 140,160 hours, 128GB model up to 70,080 hours, 64GB model up to 35,040 hours, 32GB model up to 17,520 hours. Based on Full HD (1920×1080) video content recorded at 26Mb/s (3.25MB/s). Actual continuous recording time may vary depending on battery capacity of camera.
 Based on comparison of internal tests with Samsung EVO Plus card of the same capacity.
 Performance results are based on internal testing conditions. Transfer speeds may vary by host device.
 Varies by capacity; U3, V30 for 128/256GB models, and U1, V10 for 32/64GB
 Up to 400MB/s for 256/128GB models, up to 300MB/s for 64GB models
 USB 3.1 is equivalent to USB 3.2 Gen 1