The SanDisk Extreme Pro SSD is the older version of the V2 we reviewed earlier, and it lacks some features such as encryption and is slower. It still works as a great portable storage solution for multimedia creators to transfer and store large files, photos, videos and documents.
The drive uses USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface to deliver up to 1 GBps of sequential throughput in a compact size. The Extreme Pro offers high-speed storage options of up to 2TB for offloading and editing high-res images, 8K videos and large documents in a flash drive.
It functions just like a hard drive but stores data using NAND flash technology and connects via USB Type-C, allowing content creators to access their data anywhere on a PC, laptop or mobile device. The Extreme Pro offers up to two-meter drop protection and IP55 water and dust resistance, making it the perfect companion outdoor use. It also comes with a handy carabiner loop for securing to your belt or backpack.
There are three different versions available in different storage capacities of 500GB, 1TB and 2TB and is backed by a 5-year warranty. With a total weight of 93 grams, the SSD is lightweight and portable. A big thank you to WD for sending us a SanDisk Extreme Pro review unit.
- Speeds up to 1,050MB/s with USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 2
- Capacities up to 2TB
- Compact, pocket-sized form factor
- IP55 rating and drop protection
|Capacity||500GB, 1TB, 2TB|
|Form Factor||External SSD|
|Interface||USB-C / USB 3.1 Gen 2|
|Endurance||IP55 water-dust resistant|
2-meter drop protection
|Dimensions||10.2 x 57.3 x 110.3 mm (LxWxH)|
View full specifications here.
The SanDisk Extreme Pro comes in a SanDisk-branded, paper cardboard packaging. The SSD is protected inside in a plastic container to keep the drive safe during shipping. The drive casing is made of metal and has a dotted texture.
The packaging includes:
- Extreme PRO Portable SSD
- USB-C to USB-C Cable
- USB-C to USB-A Cable
- Safety and Warranty Guide
The SanDisk Extreme Pro measures 10.2 x 57.3 x 110.3 mm in size, weighs 85 grams and is compact grippy and pocket-friendly. The SSD has a solid and premium feel thanks to the forged aluminum chassis which also acts as a heatsink. The front side of the drive has a USB-C port for connectivity.
Our review unit is the 1TB version. On paper, performance should be 1,050MB/s in sequential read and write when connected via USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 interface. The SanDisk Extreme Pro is also backward compatible with last-gen USB Type-C but will only operate at last-gen speeds.
After formatting the drive, we are left with 931GB of free space. During tests, the SanDisk Extreme Pro performed very well. Transferring files, videos and large documents is quick with this portable SSD.
During everyday use, the speeds are in the range of 400-600 MB/s, depending on the size of files. In our CrystalDiskMark test, the Extreme Pro comes out with 872 MB/s and 832 MB/s in sequential reading and writing respectively.
While the SanDisk Extreme Pro may not impress with its speed, it works as a great portable storage solution for videographers and other multimedia creators to transfer and store large files, photos, videos and documents. The SanDisk Extreme Pro is currently available in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities and is backed by a limited five-year warranty.