SanDisk’s Extreme v2 is a durably designed and strong-performing portable NVMe SSD for content creators and travelers who are constantly on the move. No matter the trek, the Extreme v2 should work by your side without fault time and time again.
There is a capacity for almost anyone’s need, and the drive with solid improvements over the original--although it still lacks a power indicator. We are especially pleased with the secure password protection, now backed by a hardware-accelerated AES 256-bit encryption engine for much better performance. The SanDisk Extreme v2 performed flawlessly throughout testing, displaying solid results all around, and delivered especially good sustained write speeds.
Unlike the Samsung T7/T7 Touch, Crucial X8, and WD My Passport SSD, the Extreme v2 carries an IP rating, ensuring your data remains safe, even in wet or dusty environments. This is also handy for those like me who forget that they’ve left their drive in their pants pocket and it cycles its way through the clothes washer/dryer.
Each capacity comes priced fairly, matching the cost of the Samsung T7, but offering a better value in our opinion. Crucial’s X8 and WD My Passport SSD may be $10 cheaper, but when it comes to consistency, the Extreme Pro is more robust and won’t degrade to such slow write speeds after filling the cache, making it easily worth the few extra dollars. Also, SanDisk’s latest drive is roughly $120 cheaper than the LaCie Rugged SSD. The Extreme v2 offers up a compelling value for those in search of a reliable and performant portable storage solution.
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