A portable drive for storing some of your favorite media can always come in handy, and today you can get an actual solid state drive in portable form at a great cost. Costco has the SanDisk Extreme 1TB portable SSD on sale for a measly $99.99. This might be the lowest price ever on the 1TB drive. It’s definitely the lowest price we’ve seen this year. The same drive sells for $150 at other retailers like Best Buy (and that’s a sale according to them!). You may need to be a Costco member to really save here because otherwise Costco tends to include a surcharge, but even with that extra price it’d still be a much better price than anywhere else.
The portable SSD uses a USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 interface. That’s an upgrade from 3.1 on the previous generation and ensures a wide compatibility with USB-C connectors including on both computers and smartphones. Because of that USB-C connection and the NVMe technology built into the solid state drive, you can get some really fast transfer speeds, too. The drive has read and write speeds up to 1,050 MB/s and 1,000 MB/s respectively. It is backwards compatible, but you won’t be able to reach top speeds without a modern system.
You also don’t have to worry about this drive getting damaged while you’re out and about. It is drop resistant and can survive falls up to two meters. It’s also IP55 rated, which means it can withstand both dust and water. It comes with a silicon shell that’s durable and feels great while protecting the internal drive. There’s even a Carabiner loop so you can keep it secured to your backpack.
The drive includes password protection and hardware encryption. SanDisk backs it up with a five-year warranty.
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