Amazon is currently selling the 500GB SanDisk Extreme Portable External SSD - USB-C, USB 3.1 for only $88.99 which is $81.00 (48%) off its $169.99 list price. Aside from being a true USB 3.1 drive, some reviews have also confirmed the 550MB/s read speeds that are advertised for this drive.
Here a few of the highlights from the specs:
- High speed transfers with up to 550MB/s read speeds
- 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
- 3 year limited manufacturer warranty
At only 1.44 ounces and with a footprint of only 3.8 x 1.9 x 0.3 inches, not only is the drive shockproof and waterproof, as of writing, it currently holds a favorable 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 1,075 customer reviews. It also includes a Type-C USB connector as well as a USB-A adapter right in the box.
As with all of these deals, they are usually based on limited stock quantities, and this deal is for the standard enclosure type. The (500GB) Aluminum enclosure type, which is also on sale, is quite a bit more expensive at $139.99.
Get the SanDisk 500GB Extreme Portable External SSD - USB-C, USB 3.1 for $88.99 at Amazon.
Update 04:50 ET: It is still on sale, but now at $80 off for $89.99 at Amazon.