SanDisk Professional G-Drive SSD

This rugged SSD fits in the palm of your hand and won’t keep you waiting too long for your images to transfer

5 Star Rating
SanDisk Professional G-Drive SSD review
(Image: © Angela Nicholson/Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The SanDisk Professional G-Drive SSD is an excellent portable storage drive for photographers and videographers who shoot full HD and 4K video. It’s not as fast as the latest and most expensive SSDs, but you don’t have to wait too long for your files to transfer and it's rugged, so it can survive life in a camera bag.


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    Reasonably priced

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    Small, light and rugged

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    Long (49cm) cables supplied


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    Fast, but not the fastest SSD

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    4TB maximum capacity

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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.