If you’re an outdoor photographer who needs a tiny and lightweight storage device that can withstand everything that you and your camera can, SanDisk’s new Extreme Portable SSD is one that’s designed for you.
On the outside, the Extreme Portable SSD is a pint-sized SSD that fits in the palm of your hand and one that slides easily into your camera bag without burdening you with noticeable extra weight. It measures just 0.348×1.951×3.787in (8.85×49.55×96.2 mm) and weighs 1.38oz (38.9g).
It’s also rugged and designed to withstand the elements: it has IP55 dust and water resistance (it can survive low-pressure water jets from any direction) and shock-resistance from drops of 6.6 feet (2m).
“SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD is ideal for throwing into your gear-bag or attaching to your camera bag with a carabiner,” SanDisk says.
Connection-wise, the Extreme Portable SSD has a USB 3.1 Type-C connector as well as a Type-C to Type-A adapter, allowing it to be compatible with both new and old PCs and Macs.
Full disclosure: A review unit was provided for the purpose of this article.