SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD V2 review

The most rugged water resistant portable SSD available

Sandisk Extreme Portable SSD V2 on a wooden table
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Digital Camera World Verdict

Sandisk's Extreme Portable SSD V2 is an absolute dream for mobile workers and frequent travelers. It is drop resistant up to 3m which is more than more competitors but what is even more impressive is that it comes with an IP65 water and dust-resistance rating. You can be sure your data is safe whether you drop this off your desk, out of your bag, or splash some water on it. The great things to say about this SSD are not limited to its build though; Nippy transfer speeds, a 5-year warranty, and a USB 3.2 Gen 2 interface make this a very appealing drive.


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    IP65 water- and dust-resistance rating

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    Up to 3m drop protection

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    5-year warranty

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    Rubber gripped back


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    Ships only with a USB Type-A adapter

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    No power indicator

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SanDisk's Extreme Portable SSD V2 is a beautiful piece of kit. The design and build are top quality and even boast up to three-meter drop protection and IP65 water and dust resistance so you can be sure it'll stand the test of time. The inclusion of a 5-year warranty also gives extra peace of mind. 

SanDisk Extreme V2: Specifications

Connection: USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
Capacities: 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 4TB
Read: 1050 MB/sec
Write: 1000 MB/sec
Drop rating: Up to 2m
Security: AES 256-bit hardware encryption
Weight: 52g
Size: 52.55mm x 100.8mm x 9.6mm

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Paul Hatton
Freelance tech writer

Paul is a digital expert. In the 20 years since he graduated with a first-class honours degree in Computer Science, Paul has been actively involved in a variety of different tech and creative industries that make him the go-to guy for reviews, opinion pieces, and featured articles. With a particular love of all things visual, including photography, videography, and 3D visualisation Paul is never far from a camera or other piece of tech that gets his creative juices going. You'll also find his writing in other places, including Creative Bloq, Digital Camera World, and 3D World Magazine.