SanDisk Extreme 500 Portable USB 3.0 SSD review

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Supporting Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista and Mac OS 10.6 or later operating systems, the Extreme 500 portable SSDs can deliver read/write speeds of up to 415/340 MB/s (120GB & 240GB models) and 430/400 MB/s (480GB model), respectively. Backed by a 3-year warranty, the SanDisk Extreme 500 portable SSDs is available as we speak.

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The SanDisk Extreme 500 portable SSD is less than half the size of your smartphone and delivers up to 4x the speed of a portable hard drive. Get to work in seconds, transfer big videos and photo libraries at up to 430MB/s, a speed that portable hard drives can only dream about. Designed for durability and style, this drive is amazingly compact and has no moving parts to break. Solid state technology offers reliable, responsive, high-performance storage for photographers and videographers who capture and carry lots of big media files. 

Dimensions 2.98 x 2.98 x 0.42 in. (75.69mm x 75.69 mm x 10.67 mm)
Weight 0.17 lbs (78.9g)
Interface USB 3.0
Operating temperature 32ºF to 113ºF (0ºC to 45ºC)
Storage temperature -4ºF to 158ºF (-20ºC to 70ºC)
Shock Resistant up to 800 G @ 0.5 m/sec
Vibration 5.35 gRMS, 20-2000 HZ
Compatible with PC & Mac computers — no driver needed
Windows Vista, Windows7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Mac OS 10.4+

The Portable SSD works seamlessly with both Windows and Mac PCs, and uses the exFAT file system (or format it to one of your preference), eliminating the hassle of having to reformat for every type of computer. Each unit of the Portable SSD comes with a three-year limited warranty, and is available in 120GB, 240 GB and 480GB. As such this portable is competing mostly with the T1 from Samsung, that 250 GB model however costs just over 120 EURO, making the Extreme 500 series the more attractive device to purchase value wise.


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