Overall and Final Verdict
I’ve had the chance over the years to check out a few of the different portable SSDs that SanDisk has brought out as well as options from other companies as well. While for my use, I typically keep them stored away in my laptop bag as I like to use them when traveling for my work and lots of tv shows or movies that I might be interested in watching. Not having to worry about any important data being lost from a bump or drop or maybe from water getting on the drive is why the SanDisk Extreme drives are often the drive I am using. With the Extreme PRO Portable SSD V2, SanDisk has continued that while also bumping up the performance with the USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 connection, doubling the speed of the previous generation and maxing out the connection speed once again. With my testing, the Extreme PRO Portable SSD V2 ran what SanDisk suggested it would run for basic sequential testing but I was even happier with its performance in our real-world file transfer testing. It was especially good when reading data back off of the drive in those tests but even write performance was still good. When it comes to huge drive capacities like this 4TB option, without those speeds it may take forever to fill or use the data you put on the drive. That is also why it is great that the Extreme PRO Portable SSD V2 is available up into this capacity.
The Extreme PRO Portable SSD V2’s design isn’t as small as some of the past SanDisk designs but it does continue to have the features that made the others stand out. The durable construction is one, but I also like that the drive has the hook integrated that could make it a large keychain or as a way to clip the drive somewhere you won’t lose it. The design while larger is still thin enough to slide into your pocket as well if that is what you would prefer. It is officially rated as being IP55 which means it is water and dust resistant for an extra layer of protection.
As far as pricing goes, the large capacity that our 4TB Extreme PRO Portable SSD V2 offers does also mean large capacity prices. The drive at the 4TB capacity costs a whopping $629.99 on the WD website and on Amazon. The 2TB model is $299 and the 1TB is $209 which makes the 4TB option the cheapest per/TB but it’s obvious that not everyone is going to be able to afford this monster. That is why there are cheaper options, even from the SanDisk lineup. This one specifically is getting you the fastest possible performance in the biggest capacity available right now.
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