Samsung T7 is about $270 @AMAZON. Is $100 for 2nd-rate performance worth it?
The price difference is modest, but the performance difference is huge. Below, Samsung T7 performance (red/green) is a fraction of the about $379 OWC Elektron (orange/blue, top lines way above the Samsung lines).
For anyone who really wants the best, the OWC Elektron trounces the Samsung T7 whenever sustained I/O performance is a goal, as the graph shows. And the OWC Elektron is also IP67 water resistance and virtually indestructible vs the Samsung.