I answered this in another thread: (For me and one of my friends, the T7 is a bad experience for us!)
The Samsung T7 is really not terrible, it is almost catastrophic! He’s top 10/15 the first day, but then… that’s another story.
This external drive is only good for storing: photos, videos, music and various documents, that’s all.
With a Windows PC, performance is more than random, whether in writing or in reading! My god… even my old Sandisk Ultra Flair usb key in 128gb and faster in writing and works better in reading.
For my part, I have a T7 of 500go and a friend has 2 of 1TB and he is having a big problem on one of his disks.
Mine has the same problem as his, there are more than random performance problems, however with my Mac it works well in writing, but in reading it is random (it is very finicky!).
For a transfer of 94gb of music with a Windows, when it works well, it will take less than 7 minutes, when it is not in good working order it will take more than 34 minutes, or worse more than one hour with a little “stopped working” error message with a nice blank page to match.
They are no longer used for reading, but only for data backups.
I bought Crucial MX500 1to that I put in a USB3 box whose price is between 15 and 25 euros and my colleague followed me except that he took 2 Samsung Evo 870. And everything works like a Ferrari .
Yes, buying an internal SSD + an external box will be a little more expensive, but when it’s our work tool, we don’t limit ourselves in terms of budget and quality, which remains very affordable and economical. based on the long term.
In my Prime 4 and Prime 4+ I only have Samsung from the Pro Series range which is certainly much more expensive, but they are really efficient and I have never encountered any performance or stability bugs!