The SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD is a solid external SSD for frequent travelers and content creators alike. Splash and accidental spill proof storage devices are some of the most important features creatives on the go look out for when choosing a storage device. The SanDisk’s Extreme Portable SSD is without question one of the best for storing large files including pictures, and videos in an outdoor setting. Next, let’s have a look at the specifications:
Unboxing the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD
The device comes in a well-packed black box with the product specification written neatly on it for guidance. The black box is a house to the product (SanDisk Extreme portable SSD), a USB Type C to USB Type C cable, a USB Type A adapter, and the safety and warranty guide.
Good things come in small sizes! The device has a small compact design which makes it fit easily into a pocket, it is also feather light and portable as the name depicts weighing 0.04kg. The black body of the drive is designed to serve as a protect for the drive. It is made with rubber and an orange plastic loop at the top right that features a nice dot-textured pattern and a smooth round edge which makes it easy to securely attach it to a bag or key chain.
Though physically small, the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD is a rugged device and comes with an IP55 rating, the International Protection Rating system that classifies degrees of protection against elements that might intrude into the drive. The specific IP55 rating of the SanDisk drive means that offers protection against dust and potential liquid damage such as the rain and accidental spills. The SSD can also survive drops up to 2 meters. All of these are must-haves for those working outside or those on the go who simply always have the portable drive on them.
Design and Performance
SanDisk quotes the ruggedized Extreme portable SSD with high-speed transfer of up to 550MB/s read and 1,000 MB/s write which delivers high speed storage for saving and editing hi-res photos and videos. The high-speed transfer enables the user to offload and edit files in a snap.
Users also have some assurance in terms of security with the option to password-protect files and leverage the built-in 256-bit AES hardware encryption. The SSD device comes with a copy of SanDisk SecureAccess 3.0.1. software. This software needs to be installed by the user before use, it allows the users to create a private vault to store private and sensitive files. Files stored in the vault cannot be accessed except the password of the vault is provided.
The drive is designed to work with both Windows and Mac. The type-C connector, USB Type-C to Type-C cable and a Type-C to Type-A adapter included in the pack makes it able to work with the PCs and Macs of today, tomorrow, and yesterday. It also works efficiently with type C enabled devices. It is a cool storage gadget for creatives and photographers who need something rugged to save their works, it works efficiently for transferring files from camera directly to the drive. It has also the capability of accepting data from the phone directly.
See Full Specifications below
|Capacity||250GB, 500GB, 1TB 2TB|
|Interface||USB 3.1 Gen 2|
|Compatibility||Compatible with PC & Mac computers—no drivers needed. Works with Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 and Mac OS 10.6+.|
|Warranty||3-year Limited Warranty|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)|
96.2mm x 49.55mm x 8.85mm
The SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD is an impressive storage solution for photographers and creatives who need a rugged, extremely fast portable drive as well as those who just want an offline alternative backup solution to the Cloud. The drive can be purchased from @digitalpoint_dist on Instagram or their website www.digitalpoint.com.ng or +234903009620