SanDisk Extreme 900 Portable SSD review

An extremely fast, versatile drive

The Good / The SanDisk Extreme 900 Portable SSD is super quick, and incorporates both a USB-C link and a customary USB link, so it’ll work with all USB ports for a long time to come.

The Bad / The drive is substantial and somewhat more costly contrasted with contending drives. The three-year guarantee is too short.

The Bottom Line / Rugged, quick and extensive, the SanDisk Extreme 900 Portable SSD is a superb compact drive.

The new SanDisk Extreme 900 Portable SSD is a significantly bigger, somewhat more costly form of the Samsung Portable SSD T3. It’s to a great degree quick, underpins USB 3.1 and incorporates a USB-C port. What’s more, with two included USB links (one for USB-C and one for the customary USB port) it’s prepared to work with existing and future host gadgets.


It’s a substantial convenient drive that is somewhat bulkier than different SSDs, yet is deserving of its present soliciting cost from $300 (around AU$395, £210 changed over), $500 ($AU655, £350) or $800 (AU$1050, £550) for 480GB, 960GB or 1.92TB, separately.

The Extreme 900 Portable SSD isn’t precisely tremendous, lounging around about the span of a standard versatile drive like the WD My Passport. Be that as it may, it’s around four times the span of the Samsung T3. Regardless of the surplus in physical size, the Sandisk has marginally less storage room topping at 1.92TB (the Samsung tops at 2TB.)

Like the T3, the Extreme 900 is secured by a stun safe aluminum and elastic packaging. I really had a go at hurling it around a bit on a cover floor and it kept on working fine. All things considered, similar to all stockpiling gadgets, it’s prescribed that you maneuver carefully. Discussing care, remember that the Sandisk incorporates a three-year guarantee, which I find extremely short for an exceptional gadget.

The Sandisk drive comes preformatted in the exFAT document framework (so it will work immediately with the two Windows and Mac PCs) and preloaded with security programming. Once introduced, the product can ensure information put away on the drive with 128-piece AES encryption. Remember, nonetheless, that on the off chance that you turn on the security and by one means or another overlook the watchword, you will forever lose access to your information.

SanDisk Extreme 900 Portable SSD specs

The Extreme 9000 has one USB-C port on one side and it underpins USB 3.1 Gen 2 which has a best speed of 10Gbps (on paper, in any event). The drive likewise incorporates two USB links: one unadulterated USB-C link (one that has USB-C connectors on the two finishes) for USB-C prepared PCs like the new Macbook and another USB-C to USB-A link, perfect with all current USB ports. (For additional about USB-C, look at this post.)

I tried the 1.92TB rendition of the Extreme 900 and it was greatly quick, yet just somewhat speedier than the officially fast Samsung T3. In the USB 3.1 test it scored a supported duplicate speed of 313MB/s and 269MB/s for composing and perusing, separately. With USB 3.0, it enrolled 165MB/s and 260MB/s for composing and perusing, separately.

CR Labs’ SSD-based USB 3.0/3.1 outer drive execution

NOTE: Measured in megabytes every second

Note that the Extreme 900 didn’t perform even near Sandisk’s asserted speed of 850MB/s (the speed of USB 3.1). On account of the Extreme 900, its speed is topped at that of the inner strong state drive, which is 6Gbps (500MB/s) before taking things like segment effectiveness into thought. In any case, this drive is by a wide margin one of the speediest compact drives available.

Would it be advisable for me to get it or the Samsung T3?

Both the Samsung Portable SSD T3 and the Sandisk Extreme 900 are awesome compact stockpiling gadgets, and they vary for the most part in physical size. On the off chance that you like a drive that is sufficiently generous for you to clutch, the Sandisk is for you. Then again, in the event that you’d like something small (which is simpler to bear, however can likewise be lost,) the Samsung possesses all the necessary qualities.


Over that, the Samsung has marginally more storage room (2TB versus 1.92TB) and the 1TB variant of the Samsung is at present $100 less expensive than the 960GB adaptation of the Sandisk.

At last, everything considered, the two drives are astounding decisions and which one you get is to a great extent a matter of individual taste.


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