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Review the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD External Storage

Storage drive technology has evolved radically in the past period, since a few years ago HDDs were the dominant technology, and with the emergence of fast SSDs, and later M.2 SSDs, it is difficult for us to return to the speeds of old HDDs technology. This development was parallel to the development of the size of games, movies and various entertainment, and therefore external storage units had to evolve to meet the needs of consumers. So today we will review the latest advances in external storage technology provided by SanDisk, the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD.


Review the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD External Storage

Review the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD External Storage


SanDisk was established in 1988 and has always distinguished itself as one of the leading companies in the manufacture of everything related to storage units for computers and phones, and starting in 2016, SanDisk has become a brand of Western Digital. Western Digital is another giant in the computer storage industry.


So when SanDisk announced a new external hard drive, it had to be tested to see what SanDisk would offer again.


SanDisk Extreme Portable Design

The design was made to provide acceptable protection with a practical and attractive shape, and this was easy to notice as the structure of the storage disk was made with a layer of high-quality rubber, which gave the disk the ability to withstand shocks, and that made the disk withstand drops from a height of 2 meters without any Damages.


This disc is also IP55 certified, which makes it resistant to water drops and changing climate factors such as dust.


Review the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD External Storage



But you must be careful as the USB port does not contain the same protection, and this is a bit strange because it was easy to add a cover to the USB port, which means that the protection that was explained above may be ineffective in all circumstances.


What distinguishes this design is that it is characterized by its small size, so you can put it in your pocket without any problems, and there is also a plastic ring in the design, which gives you the ability to hang the storage unit in anything you want such as personal keys.


Review the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD External Storage



The hard disk comes with a USB 3.1 Type C connection, and it also comes with a Type C to Type A adapter, which gives the user flexibility to use, but you have to pay attention when using the adapter as it can be lost easily.


Review the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD External Storage



SanDisk Extreme Portable performance

This disk comes formatted for use on either Windows or Mac, but if you want to use it permanently for Windows, it is preferable to format the volume and change the memory to NTFS, because this will improve the life span of the volume.


You will also be able to use the SanDisk Secure Access program, which allows you to store your data in a file that you can protect with a password, but the program may not provide the required protection due to its basic protection, and the strangest thing is that there is an option to improve your protection and open, for $ 15 ... . Sorry, but I consider this an unwelcome heavy joke.


Review the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD External Storage


Review the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD External Storage


Review the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD External Storage



SanDisk announced a read speed of 550MB / s, which is a good number for a unit that comes with a SATA interface, but it does not add much to the rest of the external storage units that were previously reviewed, so we tested the reading speed, writing speed and special temperatures. This drive is on the 1 TB version below.



It seems that SanDisk fulfilled what it promised us, as the maximum reading speed exceeded the barrier of 550 MB / s, as for the write speed, it reached 525 MB / s, and as I mentioned earlier, these numbers are not much higher than the previous external storage disks, for example the disk The exterior of the Transcend ESD230C, which has been in production for nearly a year, delivers the same performance with a slight variation.


As for temperatures, this hard disk provided a very distinctive performance as the temperature did not exceed 43 degrees Celsius, so the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD is one of the best storage units in the stability of performance.


Price and final judgment

SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD is available in several sizes to suit all price groups, the 250 GB version is available at $ 73, the 500 GB version is available at $ 85, the 1 TB version is available for $ 140 and finally the 2 TB version comes at $ 240. The first thing I noticed is that there is a big discrepancy in prices, for example the price of the 500 GB version and the 1 TB version is excellent, while the price of the 2 TB and 250 GB versions is a little expensive, but in all cases you will get strong performance with acceptable protection Shockproof and waterproof in a compact, stylish and easy-to-carry size, with an excellent 3-year warranty.


Positives

  • IP55 certified, which makes it resistant to changing climate factors.
  • The shock capacity reaches a height of 2 meters.
  • Good performance considering that it has a SATA 3 interface.
  • Excellent temperatures.
  • Luxurious design.
  • Small size and practical.
  • Acceptable price.
  • Three year extended warranty.

Negatives

  • The USB port has no protection.
  • It's easy to waste your Type C to Type A converter.
  • Poor software support.

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