Samsung announced a new external SSD on Instagram. The hashtag #RuggedDurability and the description indicate that the SSD with the rugged case is meant for outdoor use.
Samsung teases Instagram
The teaser begins with the words “Handle your worries with powerful flexibility“, whereby the ductility clearly refers to the SSD, which has been shown in free fall on a rocky surface. That “coming soon!‘ suggests that it will be launched in the near future. It is quite possible that the teaser was published unintentionally ahead of the plan. Then post on instagramFeather Sammobile The report is now offline.
Samsung’s Rugged SSD looks different from the manufacturer’s previous portable SSDs. Instead of a smooth aluminum surface, a ribbed structure can be observed. Since aluminum rarely withstands a fall on rocky ground without scratching, it can at least be inferred that it is a rubberized surface. The USB-C socket on the flank can now be recognized as a normal connection.
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To what extent the Rugged SSD differs from other Samsung SSDs such as the Portable SSD T7 Touch (Test), and possibly housing better protection, remains to be seen. The latter offers 500 GB to 2 TB of storage space and a maximum transfer rate of 1,050 MB/s with 10 GB/s via USB 3.2 Gen 2.
Others have had outdoor SSDs for a long time
A true outdoor SSD was still missing in Samsung’s portfolio. Other manufacturers have had it for a long time. A well-known example is the SanDisk Extreme (Pro) portable series, which received a new version with greater speed in 2020. The new Xtreme Portable now offers 1,050 MB/s and the new Xtreme Pro Portable 2,000 MB/s via USB 3.2 Gen 2×2.
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