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SanDisk Extreme Portable SSDs are 2x faster than previous generations

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Western Digital Corp. (WDC) has introduced two new high-speed SanDisk portable SSDs—the SanDisk Extreme and SanDisk Extreme PRO portable SSDs. Available in capacities of up to 2TB, the new NVME-based Extreme range offers nearly 2x the speed over previous generations.

The flagship SanDisk Extreme PRO Portable SSD features a forged aluminium chassis that is built to stay cool under heavy workloads and a durable silicone design to withstand the rigors of production. It can survive a two-metre drop and has an IP55 rating for resistance against dust and water.

It offers up to 2,000MB/s read and up to 2,000MB/s write speeds.

On the other hand the mainstream SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD features a durable silicone shell that offers a premium feel and added protection to the drive’s exterior.

Like the PRO version, it offers IP55 dust- and water-resistance and up to a two-metre drop protection.

It boasts up to 1,050MB/s read and up to 1,000MB/s write speeds.

Both drives offer a USB-C connector that is compatible with USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gb/s), USB 3.0, and USB 2.0.

In the box, the drives come with a USB-C to USB-C cable and a USB-C to USB-A adapter.

Keeping your content private is built-in password protection featuring 256-bit AES hardware encryption.

The SanDisk Extreme and SanDisk Extreme PRO portable SSDs are backed by a five-year limited warranty.

Pricing and availability

The SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD is available at the SanDisk Official Store in Lazada in selected capacities. The PRO version will be available from end October at key e-tailers and retailers.

Pricing is as follows:

SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD

  • 500GB – MYR589 (currently on offer for MYR448)
  • 1TB – MYR999 (currently on offer for MYR788)
  • 2TB – MYR1,999

SanDisk Extreme PRO Portable SSD

  • 1TB – MYR1,499
  • 2TB – MYR2,599

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