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Trumped By Samsung In The SSD External Storage Market SanDisk Fights Back With New Drives

Trumped By Samsung In The SSD External Storage Market SanDisk Fights Back With New Drives

The New range includes the SanDisk Extreme 900 Portable SSDs and the SanDisk Extreme 500 Portable SSDs.

Less than half the size of a smartphone but larger than the Samsung competitor, the SanDisk Extreme 500 Portable SSD delivers speeds more than four times the speed of a portable hard drive. Available in up to 480GB, the drive has a black finish with unique rubber bumpers. The USB 3.0 device was extremely fast when tested by SmartHouse. 

The SanDisk Extreme 900 drives offer speeds of up to nine times faster than a portable hard drive.

SanDisk claims these solutions are ideal for photographers, videographers, creative professionals and tech enthusiasts looking to move massive files at phenomenal speeds.

Available with up to 1.92TB storage, the new 900 drives – so SanDisk claims – give users a significant advantage when they are working with 4K video, taking detailed high-res photos or creating large graphics files.

With its compact, durable aluminium case, professionals can take the SanDisk Extreme 900 Portable SSD with them wherever they go, allowing them to carry a massive digital portfolio they can access and share in just seconds. With speeds of up to 850MB/s, the SanDisk Extreme 900 Portable SSD also comes with both USB Type-C and Type-A cables

The company’s new pocket-sized, rugged drive is set to on sale in Australia shortly according to SanDisk executives at Computex in Taipei.

Recently Apple dumped SanDisk as their supplier of memory a move that is having a financial impact on the US Company.

The SanDisk Extreme 500 Portable SSDs will be available worldwide with capacities of 120GB, 240GB and 480GB, at prices of around $99.99, $149.99 and $239.99 respectively. However in Australia SanDisk has a reputation for price gouging with Harvey Norman selling their memory cards at up to double what the same product sells for in the USA where the device has already gone on sale. 

The SanDisk Extreme 900 SSDs will be available worldwide in capacities of 480GB, 960GB and 1.92TB at prices of $399.99, $599.99 and $999.99, respectively.  Both new SSD lines feature a three-year warranty.