SanDisk Extreme 500 480GB USB 3 External Portable SSD

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About this product


Product overview

• 480GB portable solid state drive (SSD) offers a considerable amount of storage
• Powered by a USB 3.0 connection with a read speed of 430Mb/s and write speed of 400MB/s for incredibly fast data transfers
• Compact design – 11mm thick and weighs just 78g, making it highly portable
• Supplied with SanDisk SecureAccess encryption software to keep your files private
• Manufacturer part number: SDSSDEXT-480G-G25

Special feature
• Operable in extreme temperatures and built to last, with resistance to shocks and vibrations

What is the benefit of using an SSD as portable storage?
If you’re looking for a portable drive that you can use for quick file transfers, this SSD would be a great choice for you. It boasts read and write transfer speeds of 430MB/s and 400MB/s respectively. This is up to four times quicker than a traditional 500GB portable hard drive, allowing you to spend more time taking the perfect shot and less time waiting for files to be transferred. There are no moving parts to break inside this SSD, making it more durable than most hard drives.

Why is this SSD labelled ‘extreme’?
The SanDisk Extreme 500 120GB portable SSD is a remarkably robust drive. It is shock resistant up to 800G (at 0.5m/sec) and vibration resistant (5.35 gRMS, 20 to 2000HZ). It can be stored in temperatures of between -20°C to 70°C, making it usable even in extreme climates. You can attach this SSD to your bag using the loop hole at the top of the device, so you needn’t worry about it getting damaged while you’re on the move. You can set up SanDisk’s SecureAccess encryption software to secure your files and folders with a password using 128-bit AES encryption, helping to keep your data safe from prying eyes.

Is it compatible with my computer?
The fantastic thing about this portable SSD is that it works with both PC and Mac computers (Mac OS X 10.4 or older), with no need for drivers at all. This makes the SSD really easy to use, so you can start moving your files straight away.





Operating Specifications

Storage Capacity:


Drive Form Factor:

2.5 inch

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Sequential Write Speed:





Power Specifications

Power Source:

USB connection




Dimensions & Weight







Does this include a usb-c cable?

Asked by: jezzerwebb
No, this is not included with a USB-C cable.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-01-17

is this backward compatible with USB2?

Asked by: Abuelito
Yes, I am pleased to advise the item will support this use.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-12-10
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