SanDisk Corporation, a world-leading producer of flash storage devices, is announcing its entry into the portable SSD market with its new series of high-performance SSDs. The SanDisk Extreme 900 Portable SSD is the world’s fastest family of Type C-based portable SSDs, and the SanDisk Extreme 500 Portable SSD is their new family of rugged pocket-sized drives. The SanDisk Extreme 900 Portable SSD provides transfer speeds up to 9X faster than portable hard drives, and the SanDisk Extreme 500 Portable SSD provides transfer speeds up to 4X faster. Professionals such as photographers, videographers, tech enthusiasts and content creators looking to move massive files at amazing speeds will benefit from these newest SanDisk Extreme Portable SSDs, which will enable time-savings and simplified work processes, whether out in the field or in the office.
According to Dinesh Bahal, vice president of product marketing at SanDisk, “As a recognized 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. 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.”
SanDisk’s Extreme 900 Portable SSDs feature both large capacities and superior performance. With capacity points of 480GB, 960GB and 1.92TB, the Extreme 900 Portable SSDs are able to achieve transfers speeds of up to 850MB/s, which represents a dramatic reduction in file transfer wait times, which immediately speeds up workflow regardless of how big the files being transferred are. The Extreme 900 Portable SSDs feature both USB Type-C and USB Type-A cables, creating total flexibility when moving between systems.
SanDisk’s Extreme 500 Portable SSD may be less than half the size of the average smartphone, yet it attains more than 4X the transfer speeds of a portable hard drive. These pocket-sized drives come in 120GB, 240GB and 480GB capacities, and they are able to transfer large video files and image libraries at up to 415MB/s, and are ideal for fast on-the-go storage. The Extreme 500 Portable SSD is the ultimate in portability and durability, featuring a sleek black finish with unique rubber bumpers, and includes a metal ring for clipping to a bag or elsewhere.
Sam Nicholson, CEO of Stargate Studios and member of the American Society of Cinematographers, observes that “We are now shooting with as many as twelve 4K cameras at once, so on set I need the most reliable and cutting-edge technology available to access, share and transfer enormous files. Every minute counts when we are on location, so with these new, extraordinarily fast, portable SSDs from SanDisk, I can spend less time waiting on file transfer, and more time on creativity.”
Both the Extreme 500 and Extreme 900 series of portable SSDs are built to withstand rugged environments, utilizing temperature and impact-resistant materials, making them ideal for a wide variety of work environments. These newest SanDisk Extreme Portable SSDs also feature SanDisk’s SecureAccess software, which utilized 128-bit encryption to secure files.
SanDisk’s Extreme 500 Portable SSD will be offered in 120GB (MSRP $99.99), 240GB (MSRP $149.99) and 480GB (MSRP $239.99). You can view the Extreme 500 Portable SSD product page here. SanDisk’s Extreme 900 Portable SSD will be offered in 480GB (MSRP $399.99), 960GB (MSRP $599.99) and 1.92TB (MSRP $999.99). You can view the Extreme 900 Portable SSD product page here. You can view SanDisk’s press release announcing this new series of portable SSDs in its entirety here.