I have the brand new one for this review SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD 1TB worth €229. For those who can't wait, the SSD has recently become available in the SanDisk online store! In addition, in addition to this review, we are also going to buy a SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD 1 TB worth € 169? give away in a giveaway† Do you want a chance to win this amazing SSD? Read the conditions at the bottom of this page.
Table of contents
1. Introduction | Why for world travelers?
You are on vacation or on the road during your world trip and whoops, your phone or camera memory is full. What now? Until recently, you could plan a night off to clear your memory. Making backups on different SD cards, cumbersome and slow external hard drives or uploading everything to the cloud for hours and sometimes even days (on broken hotel wifi?) before you can safely remove it from your devices. Who else is interested in that?
The long wait and hours of making Backups, is fortunately now a thing of the past. The new SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSDs, as they are called in full, are so fast and good, they exceeded all my expectations during testing. In this article I will explain why these SSDs are an absolute must for content creators and anyone who enjoys photography and videography in combination with (world) travel.
What's in the box? It is a small box, it weighs almost nothing so I was curious what I would find in the box. The box contains a quick guide, the SSD and 2 USB cables (1x USB-C to USB and 1x USB-C to USB-C). I have placed a debit card in between for reference so that you can see how compact the SSD really is.
3. Manufacturer's Product Details
Super fast performance
The SanDisk Extreme Pro uses our lightning-fast, proprietary NVMe technology to dramatically increase transfer speeds to 1050MB/s and take full advantage of the USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface. So you can work directly from the drive, enabling full-frame editing with few interruptions. This saves you time and frees up the internal storage capacity of your computer.
Extra strong design using special materials
An extra strong design with a forged aluminum housing to protect the SSD core and dissipate heat. In addition, a durable silicone rubber coating provides greater impact resistance with its IP55 water and dust resistance rating.
Up to 2TB
Creative professionals are aware of the value of storage space. With capacities up to 2 TB, you'll have enough space for all the files you need to work on or deliver.
Light and pocket-sized
The compact and lightweight size of the Extreme PRO® SSD makes it easy to take your content anywhere, within the city or to an international destination.
The Extreme PRO® SSD works standard with PCs and Mac™ computers and can be connected to USB Type C and Type A, making it easy to work in almost any condition without interruption.
IP55 for water and dust resistance
5 year limited warranty
Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with a 5-year limited warranty when it comes from SanDisk®, a leading provider of flash storage.
- Capacity: 1TB
- Interface: USB 3.1 Gen 2
- Connection: USB-C no additional drivers needed)
- Dimensions: (L x W x H) 110.26mm x 57.34mm x 10.22mm
- Weight: grams 79
- Warranty: 5 year
4. For demanding content creators
This SSD does more than you'd expect, so it's especially for travelers and content creators who need real performance. The SSD is so incredibly fast! According to the manufacturer, the maximum speed remains just below 2 GB per second (!) for reading data. Data can be written up to 1050 MB/s. Those are unprecedented speeds and SanDisk is leaving the competition in the dust for the time being.
Of course I also wanted to try to reach these speeds in the tests, so I went to work in good spirits. However, during testing, I quickly learned that no device or gadget I own could give the SSD any kind of difficulty. wow!
5. Our tests and results
A brand new high-end Smartphone, a latest generation Chromebook, a new pro-sumer DJI drone, nothing came close to the speed limit. The only device with which I was able to achieve speeds above 500 MB/sec was my PC workstation, which has a lot of power and also has a new-generation SSD. I achieved a speed of about 850 MB/s with the workstation – a speed I had never achieved before.
It should be clear that we are talking about a high-end product for demanding users and content creators. A product that is ready for the future.
4K movie copy smartphone
My new Huawei P30 pro smartphone, which can really be called a high-end smartphone, got stuck at 500 MB/s when copying a 4k HDR film. That in itself is quite an achievement! The film of more than 40 gigabytes let itself in 1,5 minute copy from the SSD to the phone. That too was a new record, by far!
Making backups from smartphone
The next test was copying several large video files that I had previously copied from my Fuji mirrorless camera and DJI Mavic Air 2 drone to the phone for editing. While making the backup – copying to the SanDisk Extreme For Portable SSD – the device in combination with the Huawei P30 pro also reached about 500 MB/s. It didn't take long at all 7 minutes to copy nearly 200 GB of photo and video files to the SSD. I was impressed!
In practice, this simply means that while traveling – whether you're standing on top of a volcano or quietly drinking a cup of coffee on the terrace – you can free up space on your devices in minutes by backing up to the SanDisk SSD. .
When I did the same trick on my new Chromebook, speeds also stuck at around 550MB/s. I think for the maximum speed of 1050 MB/s you really need a high-end workstation or one of the latest Apple computers, and that says a lot about this product!
6. Extremely compact
A good SSD is one that you actually have with you. As you can see from the pictures, the SSD is extremely compact – the SanDisk Extreme For Portable SSD just fits in my wallet! With its compact size and thickness of about a centimeter, you can even keep it with your debit cards. The size and weight are of course extremely important, especially for travelers. While travelling, every gram is one too many and the super-compact design and weight of only 79 grams there is no more reason to leave it at home or leave it in your hotel room.
7. Strong and IP55 rating
De SanDisk Extreme For Portable SSD is built on a solid piece of aluminum and is finished with impact-resistant rubber. The SSD can therefore take a beating and with the IP55 classification it is also dust and splash-proof. This is a nice thought if you take the SSD with you during a long hike on a mountain or if you go deep into the jungle. Heavy rainfall, humidity and cold cannot be ruled out at times like this and it's nice to know that your SSD can at least withstand that and your files are safe.
A year ago I tested the first generation of this product, then I actually thought it couldn't get any faster. With the 2nd generation, the speed has almost doubled, something I never thought possible before. Fortunately, they have kept the robust design identical. The device looks great, is super strong and can take a beating and moisture. As far as I'm concerned, the SanDisk Extreme For Portable SSD an award-winning product. SanDisk's competition has beaten it, at the moment nothing comes close.
The only downside is the price. It is a high-end product and of course there is a price tag. You get a lot for your money for that price and standard 5 year manufacturer's warranty† This means that SanDisk also has great confidence in the robustness and quality of the product.
9. GIVEAY | SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD 1TB
Because we think this is a great product, we're also giving one away! Hopefully we can make a real world traveler or content creator happy with it. It concerns the 1st generation variant from last year, the 1TB San SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD, see picture.
Participating in the giveaway is very easy! You only need to do two things to be in with a chance of winning this one SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD 1TB worth €169.
1. Register for the giveaway(s)
2. Leave a comment on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter
So you don't have to respond everywhere, but you do have to respond to at least one of our social media channels! We do this because some people don't have Facebook and others don't have Instagram, etc.
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The winner will be announced at the end of November via the social media channels + newsletter. The draw will be made using a 'random email picker' that we will perform on all registrations. It will then be checked whether a response has been left under one of the three social media channels.
I like to play along, what a nice action
Perfect for backing up the photos from my canon 5d, speed and reliability are very important to me. I am a photographer by trade and I know SanDisk all too well, I think I have 20 SD cards of them and they have never let me down. I would love to win this SSD!
This one definitely comes in handy during my travels, I'm always short of space and that it can take a beating is an extra ++!
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I would really like to win that one!