SanDisk presents new external SSD
The US memory card and SSD maker SanDisk has presented a new external portable SSD, which goes by the name of Extreme 500 Portable SSD. The new company product has a shock-resistant square chassis and offers capacities of 120 GB, 240 GB and 480 GB.
The new SSD supports the USB Type-A and USB Type-C connectors and reaches 415 MB/sec of read speed, which is limited by the connectors supported. In case you wonder the write speed is 340 MB/sec. There’s also data encryption thanks to SanDisk’s SecureAccess software that offers 128-bit encryption and the SSD does not require any drivers. Speaking of this, it is fully supported by Windows Vista and newer and Mac OS X 10.4 and newer.
The SanDisk Extreme 500 Portable SSD comes with a 3-year warranty and costs USD 99 (120 GB model), USD 149 (240 GB model) and USD 239 (480 GB model).