SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD 1TB Review

SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD 1TB  Design, Features, Performance, Price

Although the Extreme Portable SSD is a bit larger than the Samsung T5, the design is much better. With a good grip thanks to the texture and rounded corners, it is easy to find it in your bag. The large whole on the top-right corner is perfect to attach the SSD to a keychain.

You can see the USB Type-C port at the bottom right. The drive comes with an adapter for Type-A ports. If your port supports Gen 2 USBs, you’ll get the full performance.

In terms of performance, CrystalDiskMark 6 test results show the Extreme Portable SSD (560MBps – read; 501MBps – write) is equal in power as the Samsung T5. On to AS SSD 2.0 seek performance results, the Extreme Portable SSD (520MBps – sequential read; 452MBps – sequential write) is a little slower than the Samsung T5, and in 48GB copies, it’s again lagging behind Samsung T5.

SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD 1TB – Conclusion

Compared to the Samsung T5 in terms of performance, the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD is a bit slower. If you are looking for a fast drive, you can go for Samsung T5.

However, if you want an SSD for traveling, we recommend the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD 1TB, which is comfortable to use and a better fit for the outdoors thanks to the IP-rating.

For a great portable SSD with this design and performances, the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD 1TB is a bargain at under $170 and with a 3-year warranty.

About James Sterling

James Sterling received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Southern California (USC). His Bachelor of Science was completed in Computer Science (Games) and his Master of Science was completed in Game Development. James spends his free time contributing on popular forums such as Tom's Hardware and AnandTech while hanging out with his cat Jonathan. Humorously, his favorite youtube channel is Jimquisition by Jim Sterling.

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