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SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD V2 – Robust external storage in test

SanDisk already renewed the models of its external SSD series Extreme Portable and Extreme Pro Portable last fall. The same design and casing are still used, so the SSDs are still protected against water and dust according to IP55. However, there have been big changes in the speed, which has been almost doubled. While the old version was advertised with a read speed of up to 550MB/s, its successor, the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD V2, now reaches up to 1050 MB/s when reading and 1000 MB/s when writing. Furthermore, version 2 now features 256-bit AES hardware encryption and password protection.

The external SSD is available in sizes from 500 GB to 4 TB, we have the 500 GB version. Whether the new edition of the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD convinces in the test and is also worth the surcharge to the old version, we will clarify in the following test.

Technical data

Manufacturer SanDisk
Product Extreme Portable SSD V2
Capacity 500 GB / 1 TB / 2 TB / 4 TB
Interface USB 3.2 Gen 2 (USB Type-C)
max. read speed (sequential) 1050 MB/s
max. write speed (sequential) 1000 MB/s
Storage temperature -20-85°C
max. vibration 1500 G
max. vibration 10-2000 Hz
Features IP55 water and dust protection, 256-bit AES hardware encryption
Scope of delivery USB-C-to-USB-C cable, USB-C-to-USB-A adapter
Manufacturer warranty 5 years
Dimensions 100.54 x 52.42 x 8.95 mm
Weight 79 g
Price € 88.90*

Scope of delivery and processing

SanDisk relies on the old familiar casing of the first version for version 2 of the external SSD. The front is made of textured plastic, and the silver SanDisk logo is placed in the center, making it highly visible. The orange cutout in the upper right corner, which can be used to attach the SSD to a carabiner in a bag or backpack, for example, is also made of plastic. On the other hand, a black rubber coating is used on the sides and back of the case. This makes the SSD feel good and secure in the hand, and the workmanship is very good all around.

A special feature of the case is the IP55 protection class. This designation means that the external SSD is sealed for up to 3 minutes under running water, and even contact with dust will not affect its operation. This does not mean that you can submerge the SSD under water, but it is handy if you ever spill a drink or get caught in heavy rain while traveling. If the SSD does get wet, you should still clean and dry it before use. Furthermore, SanDisk advertises a drop resistance of up to two meters.

A short USB-C to USB-C cable and a USB-C to USB-A adapter are included. In addition, the SSD comes with the SanDisk Security software, which can be used to protect the external SSD with a password. The program is simple and self-explanatory. After the installation, you start the program, set a password (a password hint can also be specified) and confirm it. Afterwards, access to the data is only possible after entering the password. To simplify and speed up the use of the program on your own PC, an automatic unlocking of your user account is possible.

Performance test

SanDisk advertises maximum read and write speeds of 1050 and 1000 MB/s, respectively, versus the up to 550 MB/s of its predecessor. We could almost reach these in CrystalDiskMark with 975.10 and 926 MB/s, respectively. The SSD also performs very well in the AS SSD benchmark with 970.22 MB/s in sequential read and 892.72 MB/s in sequential write, but weakens a bit in the 4K test. The performance gain compared to the old version is, as stated by SanDisk, very high and clearly noticeable in practice.

The SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD V2 also convinced in the ATTO benchmark and is in our top group. In the HD Tune benchmark, however, the SSD fell a bit short of our expectations.

wdt_ID SSD Seq (lesen, MB/s) Seq (schreiben, MB/s) 4K (lesen, MB/s) 4K (schreiben, MB/s) 4K-64-Thrd (lesen, MB/s) 4K-64-Thrd (schreiben, MB/s)
1 Adata SD600Q 429,62 398,29 16,53 36,12 94,23 125,54
7 Adata SC685 502,95 465,97 14,98 36,89 83,77 59,54
8 Orico GV100 694,64 586,27 21,19 20,06 22,58 19,98
9 Orico CN300 515,73 313,82 13,73 5,71 14,53 5,60
10 HP P700 953,34 905,55 36,14 53,01 229,64 1.155,05
11 Teamgroup PD1000 (10 Gbps) 912,88 868,61 25,11 38,42 199,82 206,96
12 SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD V2 970,22 892,72 15,22 37,26 202,43 820,72
14 ADATA SE770G 953,14 909,55 22,11 73,58 360,31 350,51
SSD Seq (lesen, MB/s) Seq (schreiben, MB/s) 4K (lesen, MB/s) 4K (schreiben, MB/s) 4K-64-Thrd (lesen, MB/s) 4K-64-Thrd (schreiben, MB/s)
wdt_ID SSD Lesen Schreiben Gesamt
1 Adata SD600Q 154 201 439
7 Adata SC685 149 143 372
8 Orico GV100 113 99 274
9 Orico CN300 80 43 159
10 HP P700 361 1.299 1.856
11 Teamgroup PD1000 (10 Gbps) 316 332 817
12 SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD V2 315 947 1.423
14 ADATA SE770G 478 515 1.241
SSD Lesen Schreiben Gesamt
wdt_ID SSD ISO (in MB/s) Programm (in MB/s) Spiel (in MB/s)
1 Adata SD600Q 176,46 93,52 123,44
7 Adata SC685 202,95 77,41 179,99
8 Orico GV100 667,54 345,75 568,98
9 Orico CN300 429,70 263,09 436,04
10 HP P700 382,92 152,12 293,34
11 Teamgroup PD1000 (10 Gbps) 635,84 321,20 570,59
12 SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD V2 362,07 183,39 307,66
13 ADATA SE770G 391,67 267,24 328,17
SSD ISO (in MB/s) Programm (in MB/s) Spiel (in MB/s)
wdt_ID SSD Seq Q32T1 (lesen, in MB/s) Seq Q32T1 (schreiben, in MB/s) 4K Q32T1 (lesen, in MB/s) 4K Q32T1 (schreiben, in MB/s) Seq (lesen, in MB/s) Seq (schreiben, in MB/s) 4K (lesen, in MB/s) 4K (schreiben, in MB/s)
5 Adata SD600Q 301,04 411,00 166,00 138,90 434,30 420,30 16,74 37,25
6 Adata SC685 508,10 456,80 98,22 78,75 477,00 448,60 20,90 39,28
7 Orico GV100 471,80 301,60 29,29 20,01 29,55 20,11 26,95 20,46
8 Orico CN300 466,80 419,60 20,01 10,84 543,00 499,40 19,18 10,28
9 HP P700 963,10 968,70 189,80 179,20 862,60 857,70 39,71 50,18
10 Teamgroup PD1000 (10 Gbps) 959,60 903,00 203,90 187,50 876,70 816,10 31,18 64,96
11 SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD V2 975,10 926,00 211,60 237,90 751,10 899,90 37,65 62,90
12 ADATA SE770G 996,40 920,80 302,30 294,90 912,40 827,10 37,37 76,93
SSD Seq Q32T1 (lesen, in MB/s) Seq Q32T1 (schreiben, in MB/s) 4K Q32T1 (lesen, in MB/s) 4K Q32T1 (schreiben, in MB/s) Seq (lesen, in MB/s) Seq (schreiben, in MB/s) 4K (lesen, in MB/s) 4K (schreiben, in MB/s)
wdt_ID SSD 512 B 1 KB 2 KB 4 KB 8 KB 16 KB 32 KB 64 KB 128 KB 256 KB 512 KB 1 MB 2 MB 4 MB 8 MB 12 MB 16 MB 24 MB 32 MB 48 MB 64 MB
5 Adata SD600Q 7.132 11.659 21.961 40.756 80.908 149.680 189.046 273.737 331.446 382.691 412.825 424.524 434.192 307.725 302.728 301.170 300.021 299.272 298.819 298.588 179.621
10 Adata SC685 4.745 9.309 19.027 37.512 69.285 101.135 198.834 281.538 352.516 390.288 409.600 443.372 466.033 484.759 491.415 487.795 489.176 491.040 490.293 490.470 493.674
11 Orico GV100 10.725 21.248 41.163 76.324 136.944 213.081 299.704 376.231 431.110 542.708 611.470 624.268 624.268 625.723 624.268 623.477 621.378 622.076 624.268 623.373 622.951
12 Orico CN300 9.703 20.480 39.325 73.252 122.099 179.774 287.266 369.013 407.888 455.658 479.349 489.176 483.667 479.349 480.421 477.282 490.293 484.593 477.218 488.205 482.580
13 HP P700 8.704 17.830 30.415 52.461 84.484 161.276 293.857 408.816 462.409 612.829 738.197 842.913 905.565 945.195 963.285 966.468 974.947 974.732 977.313 974.160 977.313
14 Teamgroup PD1000 (10 Gbps) 13.755 28.672 58.733 116.260 216.627 386.858 614.221 821.690 894.008 919.560 934.849 930.221 934.849 932.530 932.530 931.619 934.230 933.864 932.067 930.300 934.230
15 SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD V2 5.069 10.088 19.819 38.912 76.583 158.003 222.564 369.900 491.471 608.650 720.192 824.978 884.257 909.950 934.849 940.664 937.181 945.252 945.195 941.455 947.419
16 ADATA SE770G 18.849 37.027 63.681 150.601 234.967 409.820 632.007 813.554 887.434 912.847 925.639 952.639 952.639 927.925 925.639 931.619 925.639 929.385 932.067 932.510 923.067
SSD 512 B 1 KB 2 KB 4 KB 8 KB 16 KB 32 KB 64 KB 128 KB 256 KB 512 KB 1 MB 2 MB 4 MB 8 MB 12 MB 16 MB 24 MB 32 MB 48 MB 64 MB
wdt_ID SSD 512 B 1 KB 2 KB 4 KB 8 KB 16 KB 32 KB 64 KB 128 KB 256 KB 512 KB 1 MB 2 MB 4 MB 8 MB 12 MB 16 MB 24 MB 32 MB 48 MB 64 MB
5 Adata SD600Q 9.576 16.811 32.095 44.720 81.920 159.843 197.874 271.073 336.082 382.691 410.401 416.928 421.114 421.962 423.239 424.238 424.309 424.954 425.116 425.294 427.147
10 Adata SC685 4.484 9.170 18.481 36.772 65.775 91.910 151.114 231.303 302.706 332.529 379.918 423.667 446.202 461.824 473.014 474.943 476.160 479.645 481.498 481.532 485.856
11 Orico GV100 11.392 22.216 42.794 78.610 136.944 209.518 296.023 372.587 475.205 603.979 678.802 725.501 723.723 729.083 732.096 730.231 732.096 733.750 735.439 733.308 735.439
12 Orico CN300 10.189 21.142 41.265 76.773 136.265 215.022 309.841 393.216 462.409 509.807 532.874 532.874 539.267 544.125 534.495 529.806 545.354 534.925 546.588 530.974 533.315
13 HP P700 8.003 14.664 27.950 42.794 81.039 161.276 206.931 293.857 421.715 546.400 653.127 752.622 809.666 830.871 857.410 865.075 865.920 867.159 870.239 866.956 868.074
14 Teamgroup PD1000 (10 Gbps) 13.151 26.491 53.115 111.885 241.081 429.179 628.555 902.925 953.227 975.786 991.756 989.319 989.319 991.756 994.205 993.384 994.205 993.387 994.205 994.790 994.205
15 SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD V2 1.568 8.720 17.920 38.718 79.847 148.011 190.608 282.699 396.128 603.979 718.440 664.444 842.913 863.777 882.182 884.204 873.975 873.473 863.777 875.333 896.920
16 ADATA SE770G 22.288 42.496 81.039 159.419 246.581 458.850 671.088 926.371 972.292 1.002.553 1.015.358 1.015.358 1.017.764 1.015.358 1.015.358 1.015.247 1.015.358 1.015.247 1.015.358 1.016.312 1.015.358
SSD 512 B 1 KB 2 KB 4 KB 8 KB 16 KB 32 KB 64 KB 128 KB 256 KB 512 KB 1 MB 2 MB 4 MB 8 MB 12 MB 16 MB 24 MB 32 MB 48 MB 64 MB
wdt_ID SSD Minimum (in MB/s) Maximum (in MB/s) Average (in MB/s)
1 Adata SD600Q 274,30 293,20 279,20
7 Adata SC685 194,30 240,60 216,90
8 Orico GV100 330,60 342,50 341,00
9 Orico CN300 352,50 375,70 370,60
10 HP P700 290,30 335,80 303,70
11 Teamgroup PD1000 (10 Gbps) 368,80 372,60 371,70
12 SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD V2 190,00 305,70 271,30
13 ADATA SE770G 400,50 437,10 419,90
SSD Minimum (in MB/s) Maximum (in MB/s) Average (in MB/s)
wdt_ID SSD AS SSD (schreiben) HD Tune Pro
1 Adata SD600Q 1,465 0,073
7 Adata SC685 1,806 0,181
8 Orico GV100 0,117 0,063
9 Orico CN300 0,662 0,059
10 HP P700 0,055 0,085
11 Teamgroup PD1000 (10 Gbps) 0,108 0,072
12 SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD V2 0,098 0,083
14 ADATA SE770G 0,122 0,074
SSD AS SSD (schreiben) HD Tune Pro

Conclusion

The SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD V2 represents a successful new edition and convinces us in the test. Material quality and workmanship are on a high level, and the IP55 protection class offers added value compared to many other external SSDs. In addition to water and dust protection, the SSD is drop-proof up to 2 meters, which protects it against most external influences. You are also protected against unwanted access to sensitive data by a password, if desired. SanDisk thus offers extensive protection against many dangers of all kinds. Furthermore, the warranty has been increased from three to five years compared to the first version.

Besides these aspects, the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD V2 also convinces with its performance. The speed has almost doubled with the new version, which is also clearly noticeable in practice. We could at least almost reach the stated rates in the test.

The SSD is thus suitable for everyone who is looking for a fast external storage, which should also be robust and waterproof/weatherproof and has a long warranty period.

SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD V2

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Transfer rate (write)
Value for money

91/100

Successful new edition of the well-known external SanDisk SSD. The robust and waterproof casing of the first version remains, and the performance has been noticeably increased.

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Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Bad Segeberg.

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