Samsung’s T7 Portable SSD warrants many adjectives. It’s fast. It’s secure. And as the name implies, it is indeed portable. But the word I keep coming back to is elegant. That’s not a description I usually associate with storage devices, but for the T7, it fits.
Let’s start with the design. The T7 approximates the shape of a credit card and is about four times as thick. It’s wondrously compact, which is great, because that’s obviously something you’re looking for in a portable SSD, but it’s also very sleek and minimalistic. No garish text or over-the-top branding; nothing lurid about the design at all. It’s just aesthetically pleasing.
But there’s more to elegance than just aesthetics, especially when it comes to consumer tech. Functionality also plays a key role. Specifically, the manner in which a device performs its core functions—call it technical elegance.
The T7 embodies the two big pillars of technical elegance: it is highly efficient and effective. For example, despite its modest footprint, the T7 offers great storage options (up to 2TB) and excellent sequential read/write speeds that are nearly double what the previous generation offered. Check out the comparison chart below: