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SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD 1TB Review

Rating: 8.0.

Aimed at professional users on the go, SanDisk’s Extreme Pro Portable SSD features an NVMe SSD, a USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface and a rugged, rubberised case. Priced at £180 for the 1TB model in for review today, could this be the perfect portable SSD if you need something to withstand the rigours of everyday life?

SanDisk’s Extreme Pro SSD range consists of three capacities (at the time of writing this review), 500GB, 1TB and the flagship 2TB model. The drive uses a silicon rubber coating to provide it with protection against everyday bumps and scrapes.

There are no details in the specification information on WD’s website as to the NAND type and the make/model of the controller. Using the CrystalDiskInfo utility, the drive inside the case is recognised as a WD Black SN750E. So we are talking WD’s G1 NVMe controller and 64-Layer 3D TLC NAND. When it comes to performance, there is only a read speed of up to 1,050MB/s quoted in the spec sheet for the drive.

The Extreme Pro SSD supports 128-bit AES encryption and it’s backed with a 5-year warranty.

Physical Specifications:

  • Usable Capacities: 1TB.
  • NAND Components: WD 64-Layer 3D TLC.
  • Interface: USB 3.1 Gen2.
  • Form Factor: External.
  • NAND Controller: WD G1.
  • Dimensions: 57.34 x 110.26 x 10.22mm.
  • Drive Weight: 79g.

Firmware Version: 0111. 

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