We've already had a look at
the memory shamozzle we face as games get bigger and new tech rolls in to take advantage of larger opportunities, and a key player in this space has been Samsung
who, this week during CES 2019
revealed the new "Touch Portable" -- a touching addition to their storage solutions.
(Sorry, I'm contracturally-obligated to make bad jokes... as an Australian
... living in Australia
... who writes game and tech content for bananas. (It's in the constitution, read it.)
So, as is the norm, here's the real information from the horse's mouth
The Portable Solid State Drive (SSD) T7 Touch – which combines sleek, compact design with the fastest transfer speeds currently available based on the USB 3.2 Gen 2 standard. The new device also elevates data protection to the next level with an additional hardware security measure in the form of a built-in fingerprint sensor.
“Consumers who are constantly on the go between work, play and passion projects want to be able to securely carry their content with them,” said Dr. Mike Mang, vice president of Brand Product Biz Team, Memory Business at Samsung Electronics. “Now their data is secure thanks to the fingerprint recognition functionality incorporated into the product, which delivers industry-leading transfer speeds in a compact form factor.”
Designed for both professional and casual users, Samsung’s T7 Touch provides enough capacity to securely store large numbers of pictures, games or 4K/8K videos whether on a PC, tablet, smartphone or game console1, as well as the durability to take their content with them2.
The T7 Touch offers a significant speed upgrade over previous storage solutions. With a read speed of 1,050MB/s and a write speed of 1,000MB/s3, it is approximately twice as fast as its predecessor, the T5, and up to 9.5 times faster than external HDDs4. Moreover, the device can reach its maximum speed when used with the NVMe interface.
For an added layer of security, the T7 Touch brings the first built-in fingerprint scanner to Samsung SSDs on top of password protection and AES 256-bit hardware encryption. It also features a ‘Motion LED’, which allows the user to determine the status of the device simply with a single glance. Despite the considerable speed boost, hardware additions and solid metal (aluminum) casing, the new SSD still weighs in at a light 58 grams. The innovative nature of Samsung’s T7 Touch has been recognized at the CES 2020 Innovation Awards.
Some pricing info was released, but it's not fully Dollarydoo'd just yet, but we've been told we'll know closer to release what we'll be knifey-spooning over when the time comes.
More to come...