SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD V2 review

Smart, compact and rugged, the SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD V2 is well-suited to life in a photographer’s bag

5 Star Rating
SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD V2 review
(Image: © Angela Nicholson / Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

SanDisk has a strong reputation and this is borne out well by the Extreme Pro Portable SSD V2. It’s capable of blazingly fast data transfer times and is designed to survive a splash of tea or being dunked in water or being dropped from 2m. A longer USB cable might be nice but we’ll take the build quality and transfer times and be very happy.


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    Good range of capacities

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    Small, light and rugged

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    Super-fast file transfer


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    Largest capacity is expensive

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    Supplied with short cables

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    Silicone coating collects fluff

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UPDATE, August 2023:

Numerous stories are emerging from credible tech websites and individual users that some SanDisk and WD-branded portable SSDs are experiencing sudden and unpredictable drive failure, resulting in data loss. We have contacted parent company Western Digital for a statement on the issue but have yet to receive a response. Consequently we cannot unreservedly recommend the purchase of a SanDisk or WD-branded portable SSD until the matter has been decisively resolved.

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Angela Nicholson

Angela has been testing camera gear from all the major manufacturers since January 2004 and has been Amateur Photographer’s Technical Editor and Head of Testing for Future Publishing’s photography portfolio (Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-PhotoPractical PhotoshopPhotography Week and Professional Photography magazines, as well as the Digital Camera World and TechRadar websites). She is the founder of SheClicks - a community group that encourages and supports female photographers.