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Samsung T7 1TB USB-C Portable SSD, Titan Gray $149 Delivered @ Amazon AU (Expired), Officeworks, Bing Lee

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Features & details

  • Light, pocket-sized Portable SSD
  • Delivers fast speeds with easy and reliable data storage for transferring large files
  • Transfer massive files within seconds with the incredible speed of USB 3.2 Gen 2
  • Embedded PCIe NVMe technology delivers blazing fast sequential read/write speeds of up to 1,050/1,000 MB/s, respectively
  • Advanced heat control

Available in metallic red too but dispatches after a month.

Also, Samsung 870 QVO 1TB 2.5" SATA III 6GB/s V-NAND SSD for $149 if that’s what you need.

Officeworks $149

Bing Lee $149

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closed Comments

  • +1

    Specify the model (Samsung T7) in the title please

  • +2

    Am I the only one around here happy with older gen usb 3.0 hard drives? Curse this one wd drive that just refused to die.

    • +3

      Haha I was the same. finally moved my photo library to an external ssd, and holy grapes; everything loads instantly with no fuss and it is so worth it, super fast and quiet.

      • Mechanical drives are OK for bulk data that is not time critical, this device is more for fast transfers or backups, especially for a large qty of smaller files from an internal SSD.

        I use one of these for fast backups of customer data before performing work on machines.

    • +1

      Yep, you can get a 5TB portable one for $149.

    • HDD offends me 99% of the time. I only use HDD for an old plex server with 10TB+ where I just can't spend the required $$ for that much SSD space for something that is fine on HDD.

      • HDD offends you?

        • +1

          That slow response and load time, with the humming noise. So last decade.

  • -2

    Hold back for USB4 drives

    • +4

      Time line?

      • +1

        They have been available (as Thunderbolt 3) for some time now. Problem is, the main objective of USB4 is you don't have to use the Intel Thunderbolt 3 chipset. However, a lot of makers are simply re-packaging Thunderbolt 3 external SSDs as USB4. A non-Intel USB4 chipset will take some time to become available.

        Problem is, USB4 has the same issue as Thunderbolt 3 (and even Thunderbolt 4). It is essentially PCIe gen 3 based. The issue is using PCIe gen 3 x8 doesn't quite make sense (good luck finding a consumer SSD that supports that) and using PCIe gen 3 x4 means you cannot get the max out of Thunderbolt 3 / USB 4.

        So, use PCIe gen 4 x4 eh? Um… nice thinking, but that's not how it works, at least not currently. Maybe there is technically a way to wire PCIe gen 4 x4 to Thunderbolt 3, but even if that's possible, there will be some bandwidth reduction since Thunderbolt 3/4/USB 4 just doesn't have that kind of bandwidth. Anyway, right now, you can put PCIe gen 4 x4 SSDs in a Thunderbolt 3 / USB 4 enclosure, but it runs in PCIe gen 3 x4 mode.

        Anyway, most people probably don't care about the details. Just an FYI, USB 4 does NOT have to be backward compatible to USB 3.2 gen 2x2. It only has to be backward compatible to USB 3.2 gen 2 (or gen 2x1 if you like).

        There are now USB 3.2 gen 2x2 and Thunderbolt 3 / USB 4 external SSDs on the market. There are also enclosures available too. However, honestly, Samsung T7 1TB is good enough for most people. Once you entered USB 3.2 gen 2x2 and TB3/USB 4 space, you start to see a lot of NVMe SSDs cannot really provide sustained throughput and compatibility issues start to happen (especially when using Apple devices).

        • +5

          TLDR: Don't hold back for USB4 drives

          • +2

            @dinob7: If you have M1 Max or M1 Pro, just get Thunderbolt 3 / USB 4 drive or enclosure if you want a top speed external storage device. Thunderbolt 3 has been around for years now.

            If you are limited by budget, USB gen 3.1/3.2 gen 2 is good enough.

            Interface Bridging PCIe Gen Max Sequential Speed Cheapest Enclosure Price #
            USB 3.2 gen 2 PCIe Gen 3 x2 1000MBps $35 AUD
            USB 3.2 gen 2x2 PCIe Gen 3 x4 2000MBps $53 AUD
            Thunderbolt 3/4, USB 4 gen 3x2 PCIe Gen 3 x4 3000MBps $78 AUD

            [#] local price from eBay Plus or Amazon Prime, might be cheaper from overseas (i.e. AliExpress)

            • @netsurfer: Can you provide links to the items? I can’t find any close to the price that you just mentioned.

        • What is a pcie gen 3x4 and 3x8? Never heard of it. Which nvme’s are an example of each? And what are the. Bandwidths?

          Also you are right about bandwidth on usb but thunderbolt is still quite a bit more faster than usb 3.2 gen 2. But forget about backwards compatibly, I couldn’t find any enclosure that were backwards compatible…

  • does this work with PS5?

    • +2

      Yeah, even thr T5 works well

    • For $149, you’re probably better off paying the extra to get an internal SSD that you can play off on the PS5.

    • +3

      Depends what you mean by work.

      Can play PS4 games from it: yes
      Can play PS5 games from it: no

  • Or Officeworks if you'd rather pick up.

  • What would this be like for running games on when connected to an appropriate 3.2 gen2 port? i.e., attached a Legion Pro etc.
    Any appreciable performance drop?

  • $150 for the 1TB 870 QVO seems not great value given the 2TB was <$200 in the last month.

    • It's a different type of drive, horses for courses!

      • I meant why would you pay $150 for the 870 QVO in 1TB when the 870 QVO 2TB can be had <$50 more.

        Agreed that 870 QVO is a different drive to the T7. I personally have a T7 1TB (same as this deal) but am holding out for a good deal on the 2TB or 4TB 870 QVO.

        • +1

          It's certainly odd to list T7 and 870 QVO in the same listing. I guess they happened to be the same price, which does make T7 looks like a much better deal.

  • +2

    Same price at bing lee (in case you want to price match at ow)
    https://www.binglee.com.au/products/samsung-mu-pc1t0t-1tb-t7...

  • +3

    T7 1TB NVMe DRAMless SSD, with dynamic turbo write up to 100GB. After that, it is 337MB sustained write.
    T7 uses ASMedia 2362 PCIe Gen3 x2 NVMe 1.3c to USB 3.2 Gen2 bridge chip. Samsung clearly knows the limitation of USB 3.2 gen 2 (after all, it is PCIe Gen3 x2 only) so it is silly to put in a top notch NVMe SSD in there. That said, dynamic turbo write up to 100GB is quite competitive.

    If you have access to USB 3.2 gen 2x2 or Thunderbolt 3, then the decision is difficult. This price is quite tempting (for a 1TB T7) though. We will not see USB 3.2 gen 2x2 support from Apple, whether it will become more popular for PC moving forward remains to be seen. It does offer 2x the speed.

    • +1

      Could you please clarify something for me? My laptop has a USB Type-C port: USB 3.1 Gen 1 (up to 5 Gbps).

      Is this Samsung T7 1TB USB-C Portable SSD a good option for me (at this price) or am I better off buying something else/cheaper because my USB port isn't 3.2 Gen 2?

      What I'm wanting to do is regularly back up the files on my laptop's internal 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD, so I don't lose them in some unforeseen catastrophe.

      At the moment, I'm just using an external HDD (which, although it's new, is very slow at copying files over) and USB flash drives, which is probably even worse.

      • +2

        You have quite a number of options, this SSD would be great if you don’t mind spending the money. Otherwise you can always setup backup to existing HDD via Windows or macOS then forget about it, will run automatically in the background. Or setup OneDrive as backup destination if you have O365.

        • I'd go the O365 route if you can. Also means you can access stuff on mobile, and gives you plenty of other options in the future if the data is important and you want to mirror it to a NAS for example.

  • +1

    Just managed to price match at TGG and used the LatitudePay offer to get this for $129! Took a while to sort everything out over the phone though, so may or may not be worth the time.

  • OOS now at Amazon

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