Product Comparison: SanDisk Extreme 500 Portable SSD vs Samsung T3 Portable


General Specifications
Brand
SanDisk
Samsung
Model
Extreme 500
T3 Portable (MU-PT500B/AM)
Origin
China
Korea
About the Product
The SanDisk Extreme 500 portable SSD is less than half the size of your smartphone and delivers up to 4x the speed of an external hard drive. Get to work in seconds, transfer big videos and photo libraries at up to 440MB/s—a speed that external hard drives can only dream about.
Designed specifically for today's mobile lifestyles, the Samsung Portable SSD T3 offers a storage capacity of up to 500GB in a palm-sized design, making it easy to take all your important files with you.
Key Specs
Type
Portable
Portable
Available Capacities
120 GB, 240 GB
250 GB, 500 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB
Max. Transfer Speed
440 MB/sec
450 MB/sec
What customers say about "Key Specs"
SanDisk Extreme 500 Portable SSD 500GB SDSSDEXT-500G-G25
  • Fast transfer speeds, pushed GBs of data in second
  • In comparing this drive to the SanDisk Extreme 510 Portable SSD, 480GB, I can see no difference in speed or size.
  • I use it for everything copying video files games and ill be using it when i go on vacation it's small, light and super rugged. the transfer speeds on this thing are amazing!
  • The R/W speed is as expected for a modern SSD, but what really makes this unique is the form factor.
  • Speed - can't really comment on (bottlenecks are probably elsewhere with my applications) but it works fine for me.
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Black / Silver
Height
2.98 in.
0.4 in.
Width
2.98 in.
2.9 in.
Depth
0.39 in.
2.3 in.
Weight
1.58 oz.
1.76 oz.
Features
OS Compatibility
Windows, Mac OS X
Windows, Mac OS X, Android
Interfaces
USB 3.0
USB 3.1
Password Setting
Optional
Optional
Data Protection
Shock-resistant
Shock-resistant, AES 256-bit encryption
Extras
Rugged, durable design, Stays cool and quiet, Designed for Durability
Durable Design and AES Encryption Keep Your Data Safe, V-NAND Technology for Enhanced Performance, Compatible with Multiple Operating Systems and Devices
What customers say about "Features"
SanDisk Extreme 500 Portable SSD 500GB SDSSDEXT-500G-G25
  • The drive is suspended in mid-air by the cable. I find other SanDisk products to be well thought out, but this cable problem is truly a swing and a miss.
  • Small, rugged, fast and secure. I had great luck for the first while with these.
  • The SSD does come with an included black USB3 cable which is just about 8.5" in length and all the connections are nice and secure (perhaps a little too tight?)
  • The drive comes with some "Vault" software for extra security that I don't need. I just save my data outside of the vault on the drive.
  • Everything works perfect my taxes are done. You do have the option of encrypt and everything which I think is cool it does come with the pass code to access the hard drive so it is very secure.
Included
Additional Accessories
USB-C cable
Quick Start Guide, USB Type-C to Type-A cable
Software
SanDisk Secure Access software
Power
Power Supply
5V/0.5A
5V/0.5A
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
3 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE, UPC
Other Information
Manufacturer


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