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SAFE AND SOUND Don’t be fooled by its tiny construction, the Samsung Portable SSD T7 Shield offers rugged protection from impact, moisture and dust

“The Samsung Portable SSD T7 Shield is a must. Whole projects can be delivered on it, end to end”

faster, more rugged iteration. Many are in the same boat: no one is saying no to extra speed. Over everything I tried, including video editing, it held up great.” While delays on-set are unwanted, there’s a bigger picture to explore; broader cost-saving is just one piece of the puzzle. For Richardson, external SSDs lead to astounding results, without bank-busting kit. “If I go and film 70GB of content, I have to work off a drive. I record to high-speed memory cards and transfer files to SSDs. The footage never really touches my laptop, beyond it serving as a conduit. Alternatively, if I’m shooting stills and want to review them on my computer quickly, I go tethered. I can’t hold those images internally, without expanding to a massive amount of storage.

In either case, a drive like the Samsung Portable SSD T7 Shield is a must. Whole projects can be delivered on it, end to end.” Of course, the Samsung portable drive isn’t only a rapid device. Shield by name and shield by nature, its refined design provides steadfast protection for what matters most. An IP65 rating assures rigorous testing conditions. The end result is a drive that withstands drops of 3m, as well as more moisture and dust exposure than most filmmakers will ever encounter. “An SSD is simply awesome. You don’t have to worry about the spinning disk of a hard drive. They’re so much more reliable and safe to work with. I see other creatives protect their SSDs with an add-on cover; on costly shoots especially, you need securely protected footage. The Samsung Portable SSD T7 Shield is already made that way – it’s all you could ask for. I can toss it in a camera bag without concern.” As our conversation draws to a close, Richardson’s thoughts on the importance of a tool like this crystallise. “I love SSD technology. Ultimately, as a professional filmmaker, you need a few. And this drive is a wonderful choice. It’s quick and durable, providing the freedom you hope for. All of that combined removes just a little bit of friction from the creative process.”

TRUE COLOURS Looks matter to the image maker. That’s why the Samsung Portable SSD T7 Shield is available in three stylish colourways – choose between black, blue and beige

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