Samsung's T7 500GB USB-C portable solid state drive has dropped to $80

Samsung T7 External SSD
Samsung T7 External SSD (Image credit: Android Central)

The Samsung T7 500GB USB-C portable solid state drive is currently down to $79.99 at Amazon in all three available colors (black, blue, and red). These drives were selling for $110 just a month or two ago, and they have never gone lower than $80. As it is, the 1TB version is $170 right now, which means you could buy two of the 500GB drives and save $10 thanks to this deal. You can also find this deal at other retailers like Best Buy.

First became available just a couple of months ago with a starting price of $110 and now it's on sale for $80. Has read/write speeds of 1,050 MB/s and 1,000 MB/s. Uses USB 3.2 Gen 2 and is backwards compatible. Includes advanced heat control.

We reviewed the Samsung T7 just a couple days ago and gave it 4.5 stars out of 5 along with a Recommended badge. Richard Devine said, "The real benefit to the T7 is its size. Whether you go for the 500GB, 1TB, or 2TB model, it weighs only 58g and literally fits inside any pocket. It's beyond convenient to carry about, and it's also plenty tough enough if you're the kind of person who goes outdoors a lot."

The T7 has read/write speeds up to 1,050 MB/s and 1,000 MB/s respectively. That's almost double the speeds of the previous generation T5 drive. It uses a USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 connection, though, to get those speeds. If your computer doesn't support that, it's ok. The T7 is also backwards compatible and should work with any USB port. The drive even comes with both a USB-C to USB-C cable and a USB-C to USB-A cable so you can make it work.

The T7 is shock and drop resistant so you can feel comfortable carrying it around with you, especially if it's in your backpack or purse. The dynamic thermal guard technology helps protect it while it's in use, too. The safety tech will keep it from overheating and automatically slow down the data transfer to protect your stuff.

John Levite
J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now for Thrifter. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.