The Sandisk Extreme Portable SSD 500GB is a storage device with an impressive IP55 rating that is splash and drip resistant. It delivers super-fast read speeds of up to 550MB/S so you can access your files quickly while on-the-go, perfect for high resolution images or video editing. It connects with either a USB-C or USB-A cable and supports USB 3.1 Gen 2 devices.

The Sandisk Extreme Portable SSD is available in the following capacities:

* Sandisk Extreme Portable SSD –500GB
* Sandisk Extreme Portable SSD - 1TB
* Sandisk Extreme Portable SSD - 2TB

USB 3.1 High Speed Interface

Designed to be compatible with both Mac and PC devices, the Portable SSD Hard drive has a Type-C connection port and includes a type-c to type-c cable and a type-c to type-a adapter. This allows it to connect seamlessly with both modern computers as well as older legacy models.

Up to 550MB/S Read Rate

Boasting an impressive read speed of 550mb/s, the Sandisk SSD drive makes copying and backup files a breeze. Allow you to spend less time watching files transfer and more time creating content.

Compact Travel-sized Design

The hard drive is an SSD which, along with making the transfer and read speeds blazingly fast, allows for a smaller and lighter design. It weighs less than 40g and is more compact than a smartphone. As any photographer knows, even the smallest saving in weight and size makes a difference, especially when you have tohike to your location.

Brave the Elements

With an IP55 rating, the Sandisk Extreme Portable 500GB is one of the best SSD hard drives for travellers because it is able to withstand rain, splashes as well as light dust. Combined with the impressively compact size and weight, this makes it an essential addition to your kit.

Read Speed

up to 550 MB


0.348 x 1.951 x 3.787 in. (8.850 x 49.550 x 96.200 mm)


0.086 lbs (38.9g)

Water resistant3

IP55 for water and dust resistance


USB 3.1 (Gen 2)

Operating temperature

0°C to 35°C

Storage temperature

-20°C to 70°C


Shock-resistant (up to 1500G) and vibration resistant (5g RMS, 10-2000HZ)


10Hz-2000Hz 5gRMS

Compatible with

PC & Mac computers — no driver needed


Compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows® 7, Windows Vista and Mac OS 10.4+


*1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes; 1TB=1,000,000,000,000 bytes. Actual user storage less.

* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice

  • SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD
  • USB-C to USB-C Cable
  • USB-C to USB-A Adapter


* Dispatch timeframes are indications only and may vary for multiple quantities. Timeframes are updated regularly during normal business hours.