The SanDisk Extreme 900 480GB ships in a sensibly sized box with a picture of the drive on the front and compatibility information on the side. The back of the box lists key features – such as speeds up to 9x faster than a traditional external HDD and durable aluminum housing.
On the top side of the drive, you will find the SanDisk logo, there is also a little LED that will turn on when the drive is active. On the underside of the SSD, you can see the capacity.
The drive itself looks quite nice. The aluminum and rubber housing give it a somewhat premium aesthetic and the build quality feels solid enough to withstand some shock and protect your data in the event of an accident.
Not many motherboards are USB 3.1 Type-C equipped yet, so while the connection on the drive is Type-C, there is a Type-A to Type-C cable included in the box so compatibility shouldn’t be an issue.