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SanDisk doubles the speed of SanDisk Extreme & Extreme PRO portable SSDs

SanDisk announces SanDisk Extreme & SanDisk Extreme PRO portable SSDs
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SanDisk has announced two new SanDisk portable SSDs – the SanDisk Extreme and the SanDisk Extreme PRO. These two new SSDs offer nearly 2x the speed over previous generations, a powerful NVMe solid state performance, a forged aluminum chassis to help keep the drive cool, an IP55 rating for dust and water resistance and 256-bit AES hardware encryption.

With everyone from professional videographers to everyday smartphone users dealing with high-density and high resolution files, a hard drive that can keep up with your demands is a necessity. Luckily, the SanDisk Extreme and the SanDisk Extreme PRO are designed to keep up with today's high quality content demands.

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The SanDisk Extreme PRO Portable SSD (opens in new tab) will have an impressive read speed of up to 2,000MB/s and a write speed of up to 2000MB/s. SanDisk is making the Extreme PRO available now in 2TB for a MSRP of $418.99 and is expecting to ship a 1TB version later this year (although there isn't a specific date as of yet). 

Meanwhile, the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD (opens in new tab) will feature a read speed of up to 1,050MBs and a write speed of up to 1,000MB/s. The SanDisk Extreme is available now in a 500GB version for an MSRP of $133.99 and a 1TB version for an MSRP of $216.99.

Tyler Stableford, a SanDisk Extreme Team member, says, "When every second counts, I need fast and powerful solutions that work as quickly as I do. I rely on SanDisk SSDs to keep up with my creativity. As an artist, speed is one of my greatest strengths, and I know with the SanDisk Extreme line of SSDs, I can get the job done with greater efficiency and capacity, and I never have to worry about running out of memory wherever the job takes me."

Both SanDisk Extreme portable SSDs will be backed by a five-year limited warranty and are available at the Western Digital Store and selected retailers worldwide. Both new SanDisk Extreme SSDs will eventually replace the previous generations of the same name that are still currently being sold. 

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Louise Carey
Louise Carey

With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something at which she is so adept that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Louise also brings years of experience as both a web and print journalist, having served as features editor for Practical Photography magazine and contributing photography tutorials and camera analysis to titles including Digital Camera Magazine (opens in new tab) and  Digital Photographer (opens in new tab). Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images, and is DCW's ecommerce editor, meaning that she knows good camera, lens and laptop deals when she sees them.