The SanDisk Extreme and the Sandisk Extreme Pro are a pair of speedy external SSDs that also have the hardware to keep your data safe and secure. The more expensive SanDisk Extreme Pro claims speeds of up to 2000MB/s for both read and write, while the regular SanDisk Extreme offers transfer speeds of up to 1050MB/s read and 1000MB/s write.
This puts the new SanDisk Extreme Pro among some of the fastest non-Thunderbolt 3 external drives on the market, without having to put up with the more limited compatibility of Intel’s connection standard. Tom’s Hardware has already put the 2TB version of the drive through its paces and notes that it delivers “very strong sequential read and write performance” over the latest 20Gbps USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 standard, and it even outperformed some Thunderbolt 3 drives in certain workloads. (The non-Pro SanDisk Extreme, meanwhile, uses the slower USB 3.2 Gen