The good thing about the SanDisk 500GB Extreme Portable External SSD is that it’s compact and lightning fast, with support for transfer speeds of up to a whopping 550Mbps. But the downside is that you have to pay a pretty penny for all that speed — the retail price on this model is $170. Amazon is running a sale right now though, and it slashes the price all the way down to $89.99. That’s the best price we’ve seen, and we doubt it’ll last very long.

Here are some bullet points from the product page:

  • High-speed transfers with up to 550MB/s read speeds let you move hi-res photos and videos fast (Based on internal testing; performance may be lower depending on drive capacity, host device, OS and application.)
  • Ruggedized, water- and dust-resistant (IP55-rated) (IEC 60529 IP55: Tested to withstand water flow (30 kPa) at 3 min.; limited dust contact does not interfere with operation. Must be clean and dry before use.)
  • Shock-resistant solid state core for greater durability (Shock-resistant (up to 1500G) and vibration-resistant (5g RMS, 10-2000 HZ), Non-Operating Temperature(from ‐20°C to 70°C), operating temperature (from 0°C to 45°C))
  • Compact and pocket-sized
  • For PC and Mac users
  • Built by SanDisk, a technology leader and pioneer of the modern day SSD, to deliver superior performance
  • 3-year limited manufacturer warranty

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