26 August 2015

SanDisk introduces Extreme Portable SSD drives

Source: SanDisk
SanDisk, a flash storage solutions provider, has entered the portable SSD market with a family of high-performance drives, including the SanDisk Extreme 900 Portable SSDs, which it says is the world’s fastest line of USB Type C-based portable SSDs; and the SanDisk Extreme 500 Portable SSDs, a new family of pocket-sized, rugged drives.

The SanDisk Extreme 900 drives feature speeds of up to nine times faster than a portable hard drive1, while the SanDisk Extreme 500 drives offer speeds up to four times faster1. These powerful solutions are ideal for photographers, videographers, creative professionals and tech enthusiasts looking to move large files quickly.

“As a recognised leader in developing solutions for professional photographers and videographers, we designed this game-changing family of offerings to provide our customers with even greater speeds and capacities to keep up with rapidly increasing demands for high-quality content,” said Mark Eng, Country Manager, SanDisk Singapore.

“Whether a professional or amateur, this level of portability, speed and capacity is exceptional, and we believe it will transform the way people create and produce high quality video content—ultimately saving them time and money.”

The SanDisk Extreme 900 Portable SSDs are all about performance and capacity. Available in up to 1.92TB*, the new drives have a compact, durable aluminium case and feature transfer speeds of up to 850MBps**. These new drives come with both USB Type C and Type A cables to provide the ultimate flexibility.

The SanDisk Extreme 500 Portable SSD is less than half the size of your smartphone and delivers more than four times the speed of a portable hard drive1. The drive allows users to transfer big videos and photo libraries at up to 415MBps**. Available in up to 480GB* capacity, this light-weight yet durable drive has a black finish with rubber bumpers and a metal ring that allows easy attachment to a bag.

The Windows 10-compatible portable SSDs are built to sustain the most rugged environments, featuring both temperature and impact-resistant materials2. The new family of SanDisk Extreme Portable SSDs also include SanDisk SecureAccess software with 128-bit encryption to secure files3.


The SanDisk Extreme 500 Portable SSDs are available in Singapore in capacities of 120GB, 240GB and 480GB, at MSRPs of S$188, S$288 and S$499 respectively. The SanDisk Extreme 900 SSDs will be available in Singapore at a later date in capacities of 480GB, 960GB and 1.92TB, at MSRPs of S$769, S$1,149 and S$1,899, respectively. Both new SSD lines feature a three-year warranty4.

Read the WorkSmart Asia blog post about SanDisk's mobile memory solutions.

*1TB=1,000,000,000,000 bytes. 1GB=1,000,000,000 bytes. Actual user storage is less.

**Based on internal testing; performance may be lower depending on drive capacity, host device, OS and application. 1MB=1,000,000 bytes.

1 As compared to a 500GB portable hard drive based on internal speed performance tests.

2 Shock resistant (up to 800G) and vibration resistant (5.35 root-mean-square acceleration (gRMS), 50 to 2,000 HZ), withstands extremes in temperature (from -200oC to +700oC)

3 Password protection uses 128-bit AES encryption and is supported by Mac OS X v10.6+, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

4 See www.sandisk.com/wug