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1TB SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD – Water resistant, very fast & much more

SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable Features
Portable SSDs can be very small, but this is bigger than we usually see. It is flat and oblong, but should fit comfortably in most pockets and is unlikely to take up space in a gear bag. The front is made of plastic with a stitch pattern and the back has a rubber texture for grip. Unfortunately, both these materials and textures tend to collect a lot of dust. The device is difficult to keep clean, and even when it is undone brand new from its factory sealed box, we had to clean it.

The plastic front and back look black, but they are actually a very deep bluish gray when seen under direct light. There is a bright orange metallic edge that runs around the perimeter and encloses the Usb Type-C port at the bottom. Surprisingly, there is no LED to tell you when the unit is in active use.

The highlight, of course, is the cutout from the orange edges in the corner that immediately catches the eye.

You can get the SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB capacity. The device supports 128-bit software AES encryption that you can configure by using the downloadable SanDisk SecureAccess application. The five-year warranty is a pleasant surprise, as three years is the industry standard. Inside the large sales box, you’ll find a USB Type-C cable and a Type-A cable so you can use it right away regardless of the type of computer you’re using.

The SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD stands out on the market thanks to its high performance, which sets the standard for a new class of devices. The IP55-rated body and generous warranty period are also needed to attract buyers. However, this model was designed and named in much the same way as the SanDisk Extreme. This model is slower and built of plastic, making it much more pedestrian. It would be too easy to take the wrong one by mistake.

If you have a high-end computer with USB ports fast enough, you are ready. Of course, you can go back to work at lower speeds, but this defeats the purpose of spending so much money. photo:WD-SanDisk

Pros

USB 3.1 Fast Connectivity (Gen2)
RESISTANT to IP55 dust and water
Light and easy to transport

Cons

Very expensive(price $219.99 with 5-Year limited warranty)
Dust and dirt stick outside

Capacity 1TB
Interface USB 3.1 Gen 2
Connector USB-C
Compatibility
  • PC & Mac computers — no driver needed
  • Compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8,  Windows® 7 and Mac OS 10.9+
Dimensions (L X W X H) 4.34″ x 2.26″ x 0.4″
Sequential Read Performance 1050MB/s