Samsung T7 Shield SSD vs T7 and T7 Shield Speed Test.

Samsung T7 Shield SSD unboxing and build quality close look.

Samsung T7 Shield SSD unboxing

Samsung portable SSD T7 and T7 Shield are compact portable external SSD made for fast and secure access to your files.

Samsung T7 Shield SSD Speed tests

Samsung T7 Shield SSD Speed tests

They work with Android, Windows and Mac.
Samsung T7 and T7 Shield are very similar and while the T7 SSD is compact and has high performance for read and write speed.
The T7 Shield offers the same read and write speed but in a more rugged enclosure.

The T7 Shield is resistant to water and dust and it’s even impact resistant.
Samsung T7 Shield is covered in a soft rubber-like material that smelled like inflatable beach toys to me. The outer layer is soft and grippy so you have less chances to drop the T7 Shield.

T7 Shield SSD 2TB package markings:
Portable SSD T7 Shield

Speed test

On USB 3.2 Gen 2 the T7 Shield reaches the full read/ write speed.

Samsung T7 Shield Speed Test USB 3.2 Gen2
Samsung T7 Shield Speed Test USB 3.2 Gen2

Using the T7 Shield with a USB 3.0 extension gave unexpected freezes in transfers and eventually the T7 Shield SSD became unresponsive.

If you need a USB 3.2 Gen 2 extension cable, better look for a USB 3.2 Gen 2 hub that can sit on your desk and you plug the T7 Shield in the hub then unplug it using safe remove on Windows 11.

USB 3.0 and USB 3.2 Gen 1 Speed test

Samsung T7 Shield Speed Test USB 3.2 Gen1
Samsung T7 Shield Speed Test USB 3.2 Gen1

On a PC front panel the USB ports are USB 3.0 usually. This is the speed you can expect and I had around 500MB/s transfer speeds on a USB 3.2 Gen1 port.

USB 3.0 and USB 3.1 Gen 1 will give you very similar USB transfer speeds.

If speeds is important

If you must have the maximum speed you paid for, you must use USB 3.1 Gen 2 or USB 3.2 Gen 2 and avoiding USB 3.0 extension cables. Directly into the USB port or in a USB 3.2 Gen 2(x1) Hub at least.


Password protection
3 meter drop resistance
IP65 water and dust resistance


Up to 1050MB/s read speed and 1000M write speed
Supported by USB 3.2 Gen 2(10Gbps)
Utilizes rhe PCIe NVMe interface
AES-256-bit hardware encrypted password protection

Product details

Ean barcode: 8806092968431
Product name: Samsung Portable SSD Shield 2 TB
Model: MU-PE2T0S
Model code: MU-PE2T0S/EU

Power rating

DC 5V 1.3A

Package contents

Portable SSD T7 Shield
USB Type-A to USB Type-C data and power cable for Computer
USB-C to USB-C data and power cable for Android


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