Back in August I took a look at the new WD My Passport SSD and was impressed with its performance and form factor. While it does have an SSD inside it wasn’t really designed to take a beating, something that might happen when you use a drive a lot and it gets tossed around. Well, Western Digital owns SanDisk as well and along with the My Passport SSD they had also sent over the SanDisk Extreme 510 Portable SSD. It is a completely different design and it is designed to handle a little more rough handling. Today I’m going to check it out and see what they are doing differently with this model and take a look at its overall performance.

Product Name: SanDisk Extreme 510 Portable SSD 480GB

Review Sample Provided for Review by: SanDisk

Written by: Wes Compton

Pictures by: Wes Compton

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Available capacities



2.98 x 2.98 x 0.42 in. (75.69mm x 75.69 mm x 10.67 mm)


0.17 lbs (78.9g)

Water resistant



USB 3.0

Operating temperature

32ºF to 113ºF (0ºC to 45ºC)

Storage temperature

-4ºF to 158ºF (-20ºC to 70ºC)


Resistant up to 800 G @ 0.5 m/sec


5.35 gRMS, 20-2000 HZ

Seq. Read(up to)

430 MB/s

Seq. Write(up to)

400 MB/s

Compatible with

PC & Mac computers — no driver needed

Compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8,  Windows® 7, Windows Vista and Mac OS 10.4+


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