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.