Down from US$429.99 to a more wallet-friendly US$219.99 thanks to a 49% discount, the 4 TB Samsung T7 Shield portable SSD has been around since mid-November 2022 and became very popular since then. This fast and handy rugged storage accessory is rated IP65 for protection from dust and water.
Also available in 1 TB and 2 TB variants, the 4 TB Samsung T7 Shield rugged portable SSD is now discounted by a very generous 49% on Amazon. Thanks to this price drop, those interested can get it for US$219.99 instead of US$429.99. To further sweeten the deal, Amazon is also throwing in 90 days of Amazon Music Unlimited. The unfortunate part of this promo deal is that the only ones that can take advantage of it are those not using Amazon’s music streaming service yet.
The highlights of the MU-PE4T0S/AM, which is the 4 TB model mentioned above, include the ability to take a lot of punishment (it can easily handle multiple drops from 9.8 feet), as well as to tackle water and dust thanks to the IP65-certified design. The sequential read/write speeds can go as high as 1,050/1,000 MB/s, but in certain scenarios, the sustained transfer speed will drop because the Dynamic Thermal Guard technology will kick in to keep heat in chess by sacrificing performance.
The Samsung T7 Shield lineup is compatible with Windows PCs, Macs, Android devices, gaming consoles, and even more. The drive comes with USB Type-C-to-C and Type-C-to-A cables. As with all contemporary Samsung SSDs, it is fully compatible with the SSD Magician software companion.
On Amazon, the Samsung T7 Shield lineup has received 4,738 validated user reviews, of which 86% were 5-star ones. The breakdown by feature starts at 4.2 for tech support, climbing to 4.3 for value, 4.7 for material quality and storage capacity, and finally topping at 4.8/5 for portability and weight.