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SanDisk 2TB Extreme Portable SSD - Up to 1050MB/s - USB-C, USB 3.2 Gen 2 - External Solid State Drive - SDSSDE61-2T00-G25 SanDisk 2TB Extreme Portable SSD - Up to 1050MB/s - USB-C, USB 3.2 Gen 2 - External Solid State Drive - SDSSDE61-2T00-G25 SanDisk 2TB Extreme Portable SSD - Up to 1050MB/s - USB-C, USB 3.2 Gen 2 - External Solid State Drive - SDSSDE61-2T00-G25 SanDisk 2TB Extreme Portable SSD - Up to 1050MB/s - USB-C, USB 3.2 Gen 2 - External Solid State Drive - SDSSDE61-2T00-G25 SanDisk 2TB Extreme Portable SSD - Up to 1050MB/s - USB-C, USB 3.2 Gen 2 - External Solid State Drive - SDSSDE61-2T00-G25 SanDisk 2TB Extreme Portable SSD - Up to 1050MB/s - USB-C, USB 3.2 Gen 2 - External Solid State Drive - SDSSDE61-2T00-G25

SanDisk 2TB Extreme Portable SSD - Up to 1050MB/s - USB-C, USB 3.2 Gen 2 - External Solid State Drive - SDSSDE61-2T00-G25

SanDisk 2TB Extreme Portable SSD - Up to 1050MB/s - USB-C, USB 3.2 Gen 2 - External Solid State Drive - SDSSDE61-2T00-G25 SanDisk 2TB Extreme Portable SSD - Up to 1050MB/s - USB-C, USB 3.2 Gen 2 - External Solid State Drive - SDSSDE61-2T00-G25 SanDisk 2TB Extreme Portable SSD - Up to 1050MB/s - USB-C, USB 3.2 Gen 2 - External Solid State Drive - SDSSDE61-2T00-G25 SanDisk 2TB Extreme Portable SSD - Up to 1050MB/s - USB-C, USB 3.2 Gen 2 - External Solid State Drive - SDSSDE61-2T00-G25 SanDisk 2TB Extreme Portable SSD - Up to 1050MB/s - USB-C, USB 3.2 Gen 2 - External Solid State Drive - SDSSDE61-2T00-G25 SanDisk 2TB Extreme Portable SSD - Up to 1050MB/s - USB-C, USB 3.2 Gen 2 - External Solid State Drive - SDSSDE61-2T00-G25
$ 319.99

Score By Feature

Based on 49,133 ratings
Light weight
9.91
Portability
9.72
Storage Capacity
9.38
Easy to use
9.28
Durability
9.18
Tech Support
8.88

OveReview Final Score

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Product Description

You can create amazing content or capture incredible footage with high-speed NVMe solid state performance up to 1050MB/s read and up to 1000MB/s write on the portable high-capacity drive. (This requires compatible devices that are capable of reaching such speeds. Tested internally; Depending on the host device, the interface, usage conditions, and other factors, performance may be lower. 1000MB = 1000,000,000
Drop protection of up to 2 meters and water and dust resistance of IP55 make this hard drive the most durable you can get.
With the convenient carabiner loop, you can attach it to your belt loop or backpack as an extra measure of security.
Password encryption is built into the program and utilizes 256*bit AES hardware encryption to help keep your content secure.

Questions & Answers

If it is a spinning disc storage, can you please tell me if it is solid state? Could you please thank me?

You can find this item by typing: The Sandisk Portable SSD (SOLID STATE Drive) has many advantages over conventional drives..... Therefore, it clearly does not exist as a solid state. Yes, they're joking and I am just kidding. I'm being serious, There are no moving or spinning disks in this "Solid State Drive.".

Would this drive be good for running an operating system on?

Yes, I agree! It is likely that you will have to change your system setup to use these two, on mine I had to switch SATA controller mode from RAID to AHCI and UEFI to Legacy support and to If you fix these settings, you will be amazed at how fast your software will operate. The Fedora installation is on a 1TB drive for storage, and the Fedora Security Spin is on a 500 GB drive to retrieve data and fix issues. In addition to CentOS and Linux Mint, I have never encountered any problems.

How can I use this to back up and save files from both my PC and my Macbook? What if I were able to save files from all two computers to the same hard drive? (2012 macbook and HP desktop computer)?

I have been using all Macs at home since I moved in. I immediately formatted it and partitioned it as 200 GB HFS+ and 800 GB APFS when I got the computer out of the box. APFS partition has four volumes (capacity is dynamically assigned among volumes within APFS partition) and HFS+ partition is used for Time Machine. In a mixed environment, I would use this: The partition for Time Machine must be HFS+ (you can't use APFS partitions for Time Machine). Files that will only be used on a Mac should be stored in one APFS partition; You can use the ExFAT partition for cases where you need to be able to access files on a Mac and a Windows computer. you need to hold on to the USB-C to USB-A connector that came with the drive; it comes with a 6-inch cable with two USB-C connectors on each end.

My computer doesn't display the device when I plug it in - guess I must be missing something, when I plug it in, nothing happens. Is there any software I need to download?

My father has two of these and I'm going to get a third. You don't have to download anything (at least on a PC running Windows or Linux). In my case, I reformat my drive to NTFS, since I switch between OSes. The usb "A" adapter has a notch at one end so it will only fit one way, I'm guessing you were given a bad one, if so, you should return it.

Selected User Reviews For SanDisk 2TB Extreme Portable SSD - Up to 1050MB/s - USB-C, USB 3.2 Gen 2 - External Solid State Drive - SDSSDE61-2T00-G25

The drive is amazing, but you need to format it first
4/5

This drive is amazing in and of itself. Despite being tiny, light, and fast as hell, it truly lives up to the 550 MB/s rate promised. That said, if you plan to use the drive for anything other than movies, music, and pictures, you must format it first. It is especially important if you want to back up your phone or computer using the drive. The drive is formatted with exFAT and has an allocation size of 1 MB out of the box. A file smaller than 1 MB, then, takes up 1 MB. Although 1 MB may not seem like much on a 250 GB-2 TB drive, the number of small files that show up on backups take up 1,000x more space than normal. There is a simple fix to this problem because it involves a tiny text file taking up 2,700x more space than it actually takes up and a 177GB backup taking up an extra 73GB on the drive. These two problems are illustrated in the attached images. As shown by the command line, the sector size on the drive is 512 bytes, so it makes no sense for the drive to have a large allocation size. The only thing you need to do is format the drive as exFAT and select a smaller allocation size than 1MB. In Microsoft's opinion, 128 KB is the most efficient allocation size, but you can use as little as 4 KB or as much as 256 KB and still be more efficient than the factory's 1 MB allocation.

Aden Schaefer
Aden Schaefer
| Mar 14, 2021
Loss of five years' worth of travel pictures
3/5

It's horrible to drive on this drive. After a month of use, my Lightroom profile would not load, and I couldn't transfer photos off of it.

Every action you take with the drive, whether it's transferring files on or off, would start to hang. a 1 TB Hard Drive, but I can't transfer 5 GB without it hanging at 2-3 GB's and freezing completely (see attached for error). Further, I can't open Lightroom because the Portfolio freezes before it can open fully. I have a group of hard drives that work on my computer, except for this one. It has been three years since I took photos while traveling. SanDisk will never be on my shopping list again, I am switching to Samsung SSDs instead.

Daxton Bolton
Daxton Bolton
| Mar 15, 2021
After a couple of months of use, the software corrupts files and data
3/5

Sandisk is a fan of mine, and I've bought terabytes of memory from them in many forms over the years. They became my first brand of choice in photography and I rely on their quality more than any other. As a data security enthusiast, I could not object to paying a premium since the security of my data and files was of greater importance.

This is the first time I've experienced a serious problem. I own the device for a few months but now I am having a problem with it corrupting a file I save, without a message or error notice, and coming back several hours later I the file is either missing data or unreadable, erasing all my work.

Charlie Norman
Charlie Norman
| Feb 24, 2021
You are about to buy the best USB SSD drive available today! Keep your eyes on the screen
5/5

As a result, my MacBook Pro needed an SSD to be backed up. The process of backing up my data with SuperDuper software in the past was painfully slow, as it used spinning hard drives. The backup and restore process usually takes up to an hour for data that is a little more than 500GB.

With an internal SSD on my MacBook Pro, it made perfect sense to have the destination backup stored on an SSD drive to benefit from the higher transfer speeds. Consider this as well: A spinning hard drive has a much higher failure rate than a Solid State Drive. This SanDisk 1TB SSD drive was my second choice after a Samsung SSD in a colorized metal case failed. I have purchased many spinning backup drives in the past, which failed ultimately. SSDs are the future, and the fact that their price has dropped so drastically should go without saying. In the reviews, however, I found that Samsung drives included embedded software that was difficult to remove, which led me to believe there were some major issues. When I read the reviews of the SanDisk Extreme, I knew I was buying the right drive for my needs.

I had no trouble deciding that this drive would be a perfect fit for me. Overall, the reviews were very positive. No embedded software was present. As of this writing, this particular SSD has been rated as one of the fastest USB drives available. Once I received it, I was amazed at how small it was. In fact, it's barely larger than a grain of rice. The slimness of the device allows it to fit comfortably into your jeans pocket. have really come a long way in the portability of external SSD drives. However, I do not like the cover of this drive. It attracts dust. I noticed it had already caught airborne dog hair the moment I placed it on my table. It has the advantage that it is so rugged that it won't break if you drop it from just about any height. This is my greatest concern, so I have no choice but to focus on that.

It is really nice to see a USB-C cord with USB-A adapter included. There is no wiggle in the cord, and it securely fits the drive. I would like to address one issue about this cord, which is that it is too short. In my photos, I include the backup that I performed with SuperDuper software on my MacBook Pro. Approximately 425GB of data was backed up in 30 minutes time. If this had been done with a spinning drive, it would have taken 2-3 times that time. There's no doubt that this drive is a beast. It comes preformatted for Windows, so it is really quick. You need to select the SanDisk drive in DISK UTILITY (in your applications folder), then click on ERASE on your Mac. Format the drive in the Extended Journaled format in OSX. Shortly after completing the format, you will receive an email. This is by far the best SSD drive that I have owned. Just transfer data to the drive and then it is ready to use. I urge you to place this above all others.

Jane HYDE
Jane HYDE
| Mar 04, 2021
The number of small files is amazing, and I just formatted the file system to NTFS
5/5

The drive came in ExFAT format when I bought it and I tried to copy the folder containing 750,827 files and 20,483 folders, which contained 7. 5GB of data. was unable to copy the entire 16GB folder onto the 500GB drive. After reading a bit about ExFAT and smaller files, I reformatted to NTFS, which took less than a minute. Afterwards, I was able to copy all of my files (130GB) onto the Sandisk 500GB drive without any issues. As a matter of fact, this thing flies! It's beautiful and I hope that it lasts for a long time.

Rosa Fields
Rosa Fields
| Mar 06, 2021
The speed is extreme, but the price is very high
5/5

I was amazed that it was so small and fast. . . I was totally blown away by what I could do with it and all my other external drives. . . Large file transfers use up a lot of this SSD's power and it runs hot.

Cassandra Fleming
Cassandra Fleming
| Jul 09, 2021

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