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Samsung Ups T7 Shield Portable SSD to 4TB, Adds Drive Cloning to Magician

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Samsung today had some exciting news on the solid-state drive (SSD) front.

The company announced the availability of the T7 Shield 4TB Portable SSD, which first came out in April 2022 with 1TB and 2TB versions.

In many cases, 2TB is plenty for a portable drive, but more is always better. The new capacity means you can bring double the amount of data on the go.

Samsung T7 Shield 4TB
The Samsung T7 Shield 4TB is only available in black.

Samsung T7 Shield 4TB: Larger but the same in and out

Despite the new storage space, the 4TB T7 Shield remains the same as previous versions inside and out.

The new drive features USB-C with USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps), capable of delivering up to 1000MB/s of copy speed. To put things in perspective, you'd still need over an hour at this speed to fill it up.

It sports Samsung's Dynamic Thermal Guard that helps it perform at peak, even during prolonged operation, without slowing down to avoid overheating.

The portable SSD is also IP65-certified rugged. It's shock-resistant from drops of up to 10 feet (3 m) and dustproof and water-resistant. To keep your data safe from prying eyes, the T7 Shield supports AES 256-bit encryption.

And like previous lesser-capacity versions, the 4TB T7 Shield is also compatible with Android smartphones, besides PCs, Macs, and game consoles.

Magician software now heads built-in drive-cloning capability

The second piece of SSD-related news is together with the 4TB T7 Shield, Samsung also announced an upcoming update for its Magician 7 application that includes drive-cloning capability. Samsung Magician is the Dashboard software that manages Samsung's SSDs, both internal and external drives.

Up to now, Data Migration has been a separate piece of software, or you had to use a third-party tool such as Macrium Reflect.

The new version of Samsung Magician will pack all things SSDs into a single application. And that only makes things easier for users.

Samsung T7 Shield Portable SSD
The Samsung T7 Shield Portable SSD can work as external storage for an Android device.

Availability and pricing

Samsung says the new T7 Shield 4TB portable SSD is available now—it comes only in black—with the suggested retail price of $429.99. The new Samsung Magician software, a free download, is slated to be released in February.

To learn more about the new drive, check out my in-depth review of its previous model. Below is the quick rating.

Samsung T7 Shield's Rating

8.5 out of 10
Samsung T7 Shield Portable SSD 6
9 out of 10
8.5 out of 10
Design and Setup
8 out of 10
8.5 out of 10


Fast performance, compact and rugged design

Hardware encryption with effective password protection

USB cables included


The Android app is a joke

Attracts dirt easily

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2 thoughts on “Samsung Ups T7 Shield Portable SSD to 4TB, Adds Drive Cloning to Magician”

  1. Thanks for the news about the T7 Shield getting a higher capacity. I’m using the 1TB version of it in my Tesla Model Y as a dashcam and Sentry Mode, and it’s been working well. On that note, I have heard that the 2TB version may not work as well in Tesla vehicles (that much capacity is probably overkill anyway).


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