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SAMSUNG T7 Portable SSD 500GB - Up to 1050MB/s - USB 3.2 External Solid State Drive, Blue (MU-PC500H/AM)

SAMSUNG T7 Portable SSD 500GB - Up to 1050MB/s - USB 3.2 External Solid State Drive, Blue (MU-PC500H/AM) SAMSUNG T7 Portable SSD 500GB - Up to 1050MB/s - USB 3.2 External Solid State Drive, Blue (MU-PC500H/AM) SAMSUNG T7 Portable SSD 500GB - Up to 1050MB/s - USB 3.2 External Solid State Drive, Blue (MU-PC500H/AM) SAMSUNG T7 Portable SSD 500GB - Up to 1050MB/s - USB 3.2 External Solid State Drive, Blue (MU-PC500H/AM) SAMSUNG T7 Portable SSD 500GB - Up to 1050MB/s - USB 3.2 External Solid State Drive, Blue (MU-PC500H/AM) SAMSUNG T7 Portable SSD 500GB - Up to 1050MB/s - USB 3.2 External Solid State Drive, Blue (MU-PC500H/AM) SAMSUNG T7 Portable SSD 500GB - Up to 1050MB/s - USB 3.2 External Solid State Drive, Blue (MU-PC500H/AM)
$ 89.99

Score By Feature

Based on 11,148 ratings
Light weight
9.70
For traveling
9.49
Storage Capacity
9.52
For gaming
8.88
Value for money
7.90
Durability
7.67

OveReview Final Score

How Our Score Is Calculated

Product Description

FAST TRANSFER: Transferring nearly 9 GB of files. External hard drives (HDD) are five times faster than those used in computers. On USB 3.0, reads at up to 1,000 MB/s / writes at up to 1,050 MB/s. Supported devices: 2 gen 2
The ST-530 Portable SSD Software 1 is included with the product, allowing users to download the latest firmware updates. A performance of 0 is optimal
It is possible that data transfer speeds might vary based on the user's PC environment and the types of data they are transferring. There are three USB ports. **To achieve maximum transfer speed (1,050MB/s), 2 Gen2 and UASP must be supported.
In order to use the provided USB Type-C to C and USB Type-C to A cables, Samsung recommends doing so. Due to internal resistance variations and maximum currency, non-original cables may degrade performance.
SECURE & STRONG: The device is shock-resistant and can survive falls of up to six feet.
CONTROL OF HEAT: With DYNAMIC THERMAL GUARD (DTG), the T7(T7 Touch) is automatically protected from overheating by automatically slowed down data transfer at times. increases product safety and reliability by preventing excessive temperature rise on the T7(T7 Touch).
CONFIDENCE IN PASSWORDS

Questions & Answers

Mac OS Catalina is running on my machine. Is it a good idea to reformat the drive if I want to keep the cache built into it?

There is no effect on the cache of this external SSD when you format it. It doesn't matter which way you look at it, the cache is used only during read/write operations. As a user, you don't have to think about it. If you want the best performance, you can reformat your Mac in APFS or use any other scheme you need. That includes multiple partitions with a different format.

Do you know if this ssd will work as an external hard drive for PlayStation 5?

The PS5 can use this as an external drive so long as you connect it to one of the USB 3 ports. If you are using a USB 3.0 port, however, you should be able to have full speed on the drive. The port count is 2. You will, however, still not be able to play PS5 games. Improved load times allow PS4 games to be played on the device.
;According to Series X will not receive the full speed from the T7, but you will be able to use it. A USB 3 port is used by the Series X. It is slower than this SSD because it uses 1 Gen 1 ports. It would be better to buy the T5 SSD for Series X.

If I connect my MBP to boot camp, can I use it to boot up Windows 10 directly? So I don't want to partition & use boot camp since I'm running low on storage on my Mac?

The answer is yes. This external drive's read/write speeds are exceptional (1GB/s), and the USB-C to USB-C cable that comes with it is top-notch (the USB-A cable is also outstanding). As you can see, it's important to take special care not to move the cables when in use.

In your opinion, will the 1TB version of this device work if I plug it into my S8+ without any additional hardware for retrieving and transferring data? Could you please say thanks?

It has been a staple of my S9 for years. The hardware does not have to be upgraded. In order to work efficiently with Samsung devices, Samsung designed it.

Selected User Reviews For SAMSUNG T7 Portable SSD 500GB - Up to 1050MB/s - USB 3.2 External Solid State Drive, Blue (MU-PC500H/AM)

It seems to be a fast drive! The problem is that
3/5

For a while I owned a Samsung T5 SSD, and other SSDs. I was glad to see that Samsung came out with a USB 3. 0 drive.
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NOTE: You will need two SSDs to take advantage of the extra speed. T7 Drives work best with USB-C 3. If you want to utilize them to their full potential, you'll need to use one. You can now play 2 Gen 2 on your desktop/laptop! A USB-C 3. 0 port is not required.

I have tested on my 2019 Surface Laptop 3 with USB-C 3. This is pretty close to the performance of the T5. The best of both worlds. I was able to get full speed from the best, and I was able to copy files to it as well. It looks like it's going very fast! That is not the case. The speed/performance of the program began to decrease as the file became larger. When the size of the file is less than 1GB, this is not noticeable, but once the size of the file exceeds 1GB, the worse the performance becomes. Using an updated 2014 Macbook Pro with USB 3, I have also tested the T7. As for the speed test, it's about the same as the T5. So bottom line, to transfer smaller files, the T7 is super fast. You will see a noticeable performance/speed drop as the file size increases, especially if the file is larger than 1GB. Video editing can generate large files, which can pose a problem for me since I work with videos a lot. In my opinion, I will wait for the new T7 drives to become available. I tested my new MS Surface Laptop 3 13" with USB-C 3. 0 on my new MS Surface Laptop 3. I hope the performance can be improved, and more stable.

Here is my test, and experience. **1Gb Crystal Disk Mark tests (see attached picture for more details)**T7
SEQ1M reads:**Need more detail. . . The SEQ1M write speed is 43 MB/s. Read, 51 MB per second, RND4K: The RND4k write rate is 95 MB/s. T5 read at 41 MB/s; SEQ1M read at 92 MB/s. I am writing at a speed of 00 MB/s with Sequence 1M. A rate of 20 MB/s was achieved on RND4K. I can write 196 RND4K files at 65 MB/s. File transfer speed is 17 MB/second. *Explore real-time file synchronization
T7 File transfer: 1 GB. For 3 seconds, you'd need 10 gigs: The transfer of 1GB took 22 seconds on T5. Four seconds * ten gigabytes: Thirty-five.

Davion Steele
Davion Steele
| Mar 19, 2021
If you own a Samsung T5, do not buy a Samsung SSD T7 stick
3/5

It is not recommended to purchase SSD T7 from Samsung. As others have expressed, my experience with this product is similar to many others'. Specifically, SSD can cause computers to overheat. As well as getting extremely hot, the SSD does so too! In this case, IO load or computation load is not a factor. As soon as the SSD is plugged into the computer, the problem occurs. It is interesting to note that the Samsung T5 does not exhibit similar issues. The T7 is just a faster version of the T5 in my opinion. Samsung is engaging in very shady business practices, if my suspicion is true. The T7 is a total disaster, so please do yourself a favor and avoid it.

Vicente Abbott
Vicente Abbott
| Mar 18, 2021
My iMacPro does seem to love this drive, since it has 900MB per second throughput, which lives up to its promises
3/5

Then there is this. No matter how idle it is, the drive runs extremely hot. As I mention, I have it next to its little brother, a Samsung T5 2TB SSD and that drive is never hot even when pushed hard (temp right now is (87-degrees F) while the T7 is hitting 100+ degrees F at idle. this point I am required to unplug it, let it cool, and then plug it back in again. In theory, the drive runs normally for a time before becoming increasingly hotter and hotter. Also, you probably shouldn't do it. The T5 is what you need. Though it is half as fast, it is still fast, and better yet, it will not hurt itself.

Anais MAHMOOD
Anais MAHMOOD
| Jun 15, 2021
I find this to be beyond awful
3/5

A week of my life was wasted on this expensive thing.
If you are thinking of getting this instead of the T5, think twice. There are a number of problems with this SSD, including that it overheats, that it makes the CPU go insane, and that it disconnects without warning.
;When I called Samsung support, the person had no idea how to fix the problem. **I ordered a replacement from Amazon, spent a further day with the replacement, and I had the exact same problem. It runs perfectly with no disconnections and no excessive CPU use when using my Ravpower SSD and the T5.

Nasir Williams
Nasir Williams
| May 08, 2021
A slow, finicky process
3/5

Since it is supposedly faster than my T5, I decided to give it a try. Therefore, I ordered the 2TB model in red without a fingerprint sensor. The first thing I noticed was that this drive takes a long time to turn on. The drive sometimes disconnects after Windows 10 detects the drive plug. But the big deal breaker for me is that it doesn't perform at the 1,000 MB/s for read or write. I could not achieve 700 MB/s with multiple systems with multiple The level of writing appears to have increased, but not by a great deal. As part of the tests, I copied large (30 GB) files as well as using Crystal Disk Mark. With the old T5 rated at 540 MB/s, the read speeds are consistently in the 600 MB/s range, and the write speeds are the same as the T7. Because of its price, physical size, performance, and other issues, I will stick with it. It is not necessary to spend extra for a larger drive that does not affect performance. They are both limited to 2TB and you have no reason to get a larger drive when it doesn't provide any advantage.

Declan Morris
Declan Morris
| May 13, 2021
Despite its description, the Samsung T7 failed to live up to expectations
3/5

My work involves audio, and some of these virtual instruments took up a lot of space and were slow to load. In that case, I have four Samsung T5 cameras. As I am starting to work with video, I needed my own dedicated drive. There seems to be a discontinuation of the T5, and now there are these new T7s being sold. It was extremely disappointing to find that it did not work as I had expected. Transfer rates of at least 400MB/s are shown for all T5 units. This model could only do between 30 and 40MB/s and was really warm to the touch. Samsung needs to fix this issue as soon as possible. While I look for a better solution, I guess I will try to manage with the drives I have.

Nayeli KAUR
Nayeli KAUR
| Mar 14, 2021
Upgrade to a 2017 iMac with Blazing Speed
5/5

The Apple iMac hard drive 5400 rpm reads/writes at 20-40 mB/sec, while the hard drive from The iMac reads/writes at 1,000 MB/sec. Now it boots up using a Thunderbolt port now that the OEM has been replaced blazingly fast. Helpd dissipate heat by attaching a rubber band to the metal frame support under the bottom of the iMac. Start-up time and application loading time are quick. So, I haven't had a new Mac for a few years or so :) Well worth the $ to jump ahead of the Samsung T5 at 540 Mb read and write speeds. The warranty lasts for 3 years.

Maria Friedman
Maria Friedman
| May 12, 2021

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