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Pick up Samsung’s rugged external SSD for half price


Rugged Samsung SSD expands to 4TB of storage
The Samsung T7 Shield SSD is on sale with significant savings.
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The Samsung T7 Shield is a credit-card-size external SSD designed to survive drops, rain and dust. The 1TB version is currently down to $79.99 on Amazon — half the cost it was when the solid-state drive launched a year ago.

And there are deals on the 2TB and 4TB versions, too.

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Survives everyday punishment

Samsung designed the SSD for travelers and on-the-go creatives. It can survive drops of up to 9.8 feet (3 meters), and it is IP65-certified as dustproof and water-resistant.

But despite its rigged design, it’s not huge and bulky. The peripheral is 3.5 inches by 2.3 inches and 0.5 inches thick. It weighs 3.5 ounces.

The Samsung T7 Shield is compatible with Macs and most iPads – any computer with a USB-C port. It also works with PC, Android and many game consoles. It comes bundled with a USB-C-to-C cable and a USB-C-to-A cable.

I reviewed the Samsung T7, the non-rugged version of the SSD. I’m pleased with it — it’s portable, fast and reliable. I’m confident the version with a tougher casing is just as good.

Save on the Samsung T7 Shield SSD

Samsung T7 Shield in a variety of colors
The T7 Shield comes in beige, black or blue.
Photo: Samsung

The 1TB version of the T7 Shield is available from Amazon for $79.99. As noted, that’s down from $159.99 a year ago. In an odd quirk, that price is only for the version in a black casing. Blue costs $83.05 and beige is $89.99.

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The 2TB version premiered at $289.99, but is now available for $129.99. The price is the same for any of the three color options.

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The 4TB version just launched in January 2023 at $429.99. It didn’t take long for that price to drop significantly: Amazon has it for $269.99, or 37% off. This version comes only in black.

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Grab these deals while you can. There’s no way to know how long they’ll last.


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