Grab A Quick Deal On Samsung’s Portable SSDs

Grab A Quick Deal On Samsung’s Portable SSDs
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Having a spare portable drive that you can use for a quick back up is always a handy thing to have.

While a hard disk drive will give you more space for a cheaper price, its mechanical nature means that it will wear down over time. That’s something you need to factor in if you’re going to be frequently moving a lot of files on and off your drive. You’re better off with a portable solid-state drive. It might cost you a bit more, but it’s well worth it in the long run.

The Samsung T7 portable SSD (1TB) is currently going for $229 over at Amazon. That’s a pretty decent pretty price, considering that other Australian electronic retailers, like JB Hi-FI, Bing Lee and The Good Guys, sell this portable SSD for up to $299.

If you’re looking to make some space on your PS5 or move some of your PS4 games over to your brand new console, this Samsung SSD is a pretty solid option. The Samsung T7 SSD has read and write speeds of up to 1,050 MB/s and 1,000 MB/s, all wrapped up in a slim aluminium package.

Even from a non-gaming perspective, this drive is a great options if your day-to-day life involves photos and videos with chunky file sizes.

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This 1TB drive isn’t the only external SSD from Samsung that is currently on sale. You can currently grab a 2TB Samsung T7 portable SSD for $431.69, which is a fantastic deal considering other Australian retailers usually sell it in the $499 to $599 range.

The Touch versions of the Samsung T7 SSDs are also on sale, and you can grab one with 1TB worth of storage for $229 (usually retails for around $339), a 2TB capacity drive for $549 (usually retails between $599 to $679) and a 500GB drive for $139 (usually retails for around $199).

The Touch versions of the Samsung T7 SSDs offer the same read and write speeds, but it include fingerprint recognition for an extra layer of security.

If your console of choice is the Nintendo Switch, there are also a few deals available for Samsung’s range of Pro Endurance and EVO Plus microSDs. Grabbing one of these microSDs is an easy way to boost your Switch’s storage.


  • I’m really struggling to see why one might waste more than three times as much cash on a removable SSD when it’s bandwidth limited by the cable connection, is never going to be more than occasional storage, and there is literally zero chance that a SSD will experience anything like the number of read/write cycles as might give it an edge over a traditional HDD for reliability. I mean, seriously, you’d have to be torrenting directly from the drive to make R/W cycles an issue.

    • 1. These are about 5 times faster transfer speeds than a HDD (100 ish mb/s vs 500 ish)
      2. These are way smaller and lighter than a portable HDD.
      3. These are much more durable, drop this out of your bag it wont matter – drop a hdd a couple of times and see how that works for ya.
      4. It’s not bandwidth limited by the cable connection, the drive inside these are actually a mSATA drive so the bandwidth limitations are internal SATA based limitations, not USB 3.1 limitations – USB 3.1 can go much faster than the SATA speeds.
      5. Why do you assume its only used for occasional storage? There are many use cases here it would be permanantly plugged in – like for insance for use with a mini PC or laptop that doesn’t have room for internal storage, or as a game drive on a Xbox or PlayStation.
      6. I torrent direct to one of these on my NUC media centre mini PC. I used to use a portable hdd but it kept getting read issues. I also use one on my Xbox for games.

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