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This portable storage drive makes your computer run four times faster

This portable storage drive makes your computer run four times faster
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Solid-state drives (SSD) are rapidly replacing conventional hard disk drives as the default storage technology for computers. In fact, according to a market trend report from DRAMeXchange, SSD adoption rate by laptop makers is set to exceed 30 percent by the end of 2016 and may even reach 50 percent by 2018.

Clearly contributing to this amazing growth is the steady drop in SSD prices. Right now, you could purchase a 120 GB SSD under $50 and even a 1 TB SSD in the $200 to $250 range. If you have been planning on swapping your hard drive for an SSD, the current prices may be affordable enough for you to finally pull the trigger.

There are a number of benefits of an SSD over a conventional hard drive. SSDs are lighter, cooler, more power efficient, durable, and most of all, faster than HDDs. How much faster?

(For a comparison of these two technologies, check out our battle of the hard drives).

SanDisk claims that their Extreme 500 Portable SSD can deliver up to four times the speed of a conventional portable hard drive. This tiny portable SSD, about half the size of a smartphone - a few inches square, has write speeds of up to 200 MB/s and read speeds twice that.

With these speeds, large file transfers are accomplished within a fraction of what the old-school platter HDD can achieve. Plus, since SSDs don't have mechanical moving parts, they'll remain cool and quiet even after continuous use.

Sandisk Extreme 500 portable SSDs are tougher than HDDS too. They're more impervious to hot and cold temperature extremes and resistant to bumps and shocks.

Added features include Sandisk's SecureAcess 128-bit encryption software to keep your files safe and private in case of theft.

 

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Extreme 500 SSDs are available in 120GB, 240GB and 480GB capacities, more than enough space for your photos, music, videos and documents.

Learn more about Sandisk Extreme 500 portable SSDs by visiting their official product page.

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