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Samsung's fingerprint-secured T7 Touch SSD drops to $160 for 1TB

It's the lowest price we've seen to date for the external storage device.
Kris Holt, @krisholt
December 3, 2020
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While you may not be leaving home as often as you used to at the moment, security is still important for all of the devices you might carry around, including external storage. Samsung's T7 Touch SSD can keep your data secure until you unlock it via the built-in fingerprint sensor. The 1TB model is now available for $160 at Amazon and Best Buy, the lowest price we’ve seen to date. That's a saving of $70 on the regular price of $230, and it’s $10 cheaper than it was on Black Friday.

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As well as fingerprint recognition, you can opt to protect data on the SSD with a password that has 256-bit encryption. The T7 Touch SSD includes what Samsung calls a Motion LED, which lets you quickly check its status. 

It's a zippy storage device — it has a read speed of 1,050 MB/s and a write speed of 1,000 MB/s. That's almost twice as fast as the previous model, the well-regarded T5. The T7 Touch was also a CES 2020 Innovation Awards honoree.

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