SanDisk 500GB Extreme Portable External SSD - Up to 550MB/s - USB-C, USB 3.1 - SDSSDE60-500G-G25

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  • High-speed transfers with up to 550MB/s read speeds let you move hi-res photos and videos fast (Based on internal testing; performance may be lower depending on drive capacity, host device, OS and application.)
  • Ruggedized, water- and dust-resistant (IP55-rated) (IEC 60529 IP55: Tested to withstand water flow (30 kPa) at 3 minch; 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
  • For PC and Mac users
  • Built by SanDisk, a technology leader and pioneer of the modern day SSD, to deliver superior performance
  • 3-year limited manufacturer warranty
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r/macbook • comment
6 points • kindaa_sortaa

My wife uses Time Machine, and is certainly recommended for most people. I've always preferred a more manual approach out of habit and preference. Here are two ways to do it manually, and I do both:

#1 - Manually keep copies, or move files, from the internal HD, to the external HD.

So I will have a Work folder, Media folder, Apps folder (where I keep the .dmg or .zip files of apps I need to install again), and so on. Inside those folders I have sub folders. For example, I have Work > Clients, and Work > Stock Images, and so on. For media its Media > Photos, Media > Video, Media > Books, Media > PDFs, and so on. These are all on external disks. I do not keep these on the internal HD—I don't have enough space.

#2 - Use a backup clone software for the internal HD

I use Carbon Copy Cloner—which is a staple, trusted app for this kind of thing, but there are alternatives. CCC will make a clone of your internal HD the first time, from the empty external HD you plug into your computer. So I bought a 500GB Sandisk Extreme SSD for $90, plug it in via USB-3, then run CCC software. It clones my internal MBP HD to that Sandisk.

BENEFIT: Now I can boot off that Sandisk, on this laptop, my wife's laptop, any computer. If your laptop breaks, gets stolen, needs to get sent to repair, whatever—its nice to have a clone of your HD. This is important if you have clients and can't afford to lose more than a week of work (I clone every week). Booting means the macOS and all the files are on it. So if I hold OPTION when restarting a Mac, I can select the external HD as a boot drive. It then loads the macOS off that boot drive, etc. Its like using my Mac, but on someone else's Mac.

And to clarify, when you plug in the external disk (that CCC cloned the first time) then CCC doesn't clone it all over again. Instead, what it actually does is scan your HD, note any changes you've made since the last clone backup, and then make those same changes on your external drive. In other words, it will only copy or delete what's needed to keep it the same externally as it looks internally.

An example of that benefit is that when I sent my laptop in for battery repair and replacement, before I mailed it to Apple, I cloned my HD to the Sandisk, and then while my laptop was in mail, traveling the country, I was using the Sandisk off a second laptop we own, and it felt like I was working off my original laptop. There was no downtime. Clients don't want to know you're taking a week off because your laptop is off to an Apple repair facility. They want to know you're working on what they paid you to do. There is no downtime.

# Important Note

If you keep files on an external disk, its best to clone those as well. So if you have a 4TB External HD you keep everything in, buy another 4TB External HD, clone it, and then keep that at another location, like at work or at your parents place or a friends house (make sure its encrypted). That way if you get burgled, or theres a fire, you have a backup in a second location that is untouched. No promises if the moon crashes in on earth, though.

Seems like a lot to do but it really isn't. It's best practices. Keep files externally organized (in case your laptop gets stolen, broken), and clone your internal HD every week, at least, if not every day, so that you always have a working bootable backup. With an SSD it only takes minutes to update that bootable backup.

r/macgaming • comment
2 points • mjcc-p

I haven’t done it, in fact I haven’t seen anybody do it. For maximum performance and reliability an SSD is for the win. You can find them for cheap too. See this sandisk ssd as an example, even water and dust resistant.

r/musicproduction • comment
2 points • Ocelot859

Thank you so much for taking time bro. Most people never respond to me. So one last thing if you don't mind... do you think this little guy will do the trick?

r/teslamotors • comment
2 points • Nhaiben369

SanDisk 500GB Extreme Portable External SSD - Up to 550MB/s - USB-C, USB 3.1 - SDSSDE60-500G-G25

Been using it for a year now. No issues.

r/TeslaModelY • comment
2 points • crawforddd_

I was having bad luck with SD cards so decided to just go for the SSD. I know a lot of Tesla owners use the Samsung T5 (now T7) however I read some reviews of high temps so opted for SanDisk 500GB Extreme Portable External SSD - Up to 550MB/s - USB-C, USB 3.1 - SDSSDE60-500G-G25

I’ve been happy thus far with no issues with sentry mode.

r/techsupport • comment
1 points • tpoodle1

So if I get ( with 500gm in the style of SD only will that work?

r/macgaming • comment
1 points • yadda4sure

This is an awful suggestion. Drive speeds would be miserably slow.

This would be infinitely better in every way and actually will saturate the usb 3 speed. OP could actually install windows on this drive and store their games on it without giving up macOS disk space all while having a very positive experience.

Often cheaper does not equal better.

r/teslamotors • comment
1 points • jonnyozero3

Try an SSD - they seem to survive a lot longer than the cards:

r/GTAV • comment
1 points • TRYhardSAWYER

SanDisk 500GB Extreme Portable External SSD - Up to 550MB/s - USB-C, USB 3.1 - SDSSDE60-500G-G25 would this work

r/teslamotors • comment
1 points • MVMEV

thank me later

r/bmpcc • comment
1 points • ExtraterrestrialSent

SanDisk 500GB Extreme Portable External SSD - Up to 550MB/s - USB-C, USB 3.1 - SDSSDE60-500G-G25

r/TeslaModel3 • comment
1 points • kc10kevin

Definitely overkill, but this works awesome. Partitioned onto Teslacam and Music.

r/TeslaLounge • comment
1 points • patsfan038

This has been working well for me

r/teslamotors • comment
1 points • bd7349

Get an external SSD instead of a USB stick, they last a lot longer. My 256GB USB stick lasted 4 months before it stopped working. Replaced it with another new one and that one stopped working after 3 months. SSD on the other hand has been fine for the last 9 months.

I got this one: SanDisk 500GB Extreme Portable External SSD -

r/teslamotors • comment
1 points • readytojenga

What about this one?

Is this the new Samsung that replaces the T5?

r/wow • comment
1 points • Jmantheman335

Try this:

It’s on sale for 90 dollars

r/pcmasterrace • comment
1 points • hoodatninja

$80 for a 500gb seagate SSD. Just grabbed a pair of 1TB’s. Slim and great

r/teslamotors • comment
2 points • Pinesol_Shots

Can you tell me what qualifies as professional grade? I was trying to use one of these ( for teslacam for a while and had the "usb drive slow" error all the time. Now I use this SSD ( and still get it occasionally (maybe once every couple weeks?).

I have also tried using USB flash drives, SD cards, of all brands/sizes for MP3 music and I constantly have issues with the audio cutting out mid song, throwing loading errors, or outright not reading the music drive for ~5 minutes after I first get in the car.

I had Tesla mobile service come out and look at my USB ports and they just said "they're fine... must be your drives," so I've thrown away hundreds of new drives of various types/brands and get pretty much the same result with each.

r/Unity3D • comment
1 points • shibainuisno1
r/MacOS • comment
1 points • aayel

I know you told external hards are not ideal, but what about something like this: Or:

I would make an encrypted DMG in it. They are pretty small and fast.

r/chromeos • comment
1 points • lilwang275x1

Flickr is very limited now, and will become more so, unless you buy a PRO account. Got an email from the CEO begging me to go PRO the other day.


As for the SSD, I bought this one and it's just about as fast as the internal storage, way faster than my removable 256 microSD. Says 550 MBS write but I have no way to test that.

r/Monero • comment
1 points • 1pixie1

i think its around 70GB now .. I got an external SanDisk 500GB portable drive and its fast and more than enough for now.

r/ShieldAndroidTV • comment
1 points • MortTheBeast
r/cordcutters • comment
1 points • MrDoh

For our Tablo, I'm personally using a SanDisk 500GB "Extreme Portable External" SSD for DVR recordings:

Working well for an SSD after trying a WD Elements 1TB...believe it or not, too noisy for the bedroom, where my antenna and the Tablo is. SSD's don't make any noise :-).

About the heat issue, it's designed to take the heat, according to Tablo support. For ours, though, I got a couple of cheap metal bookends and have the thing standing vertically (very loosely) between them. Stays cooler that way. A laptop cooler would make too much noise for the bedroom, of course :-).

Been using the Tablo for a couple of years now. It works well for us, love it! Don't use commercial skip, we skip commercials fine :-).

r/productivity • comment
1 points • kosar7

What brands would you recommend?

I checked and wanted the following but not sure after reading some terrible reviews on Amazon:

For me it's not about the price but if my data is secure especially my photos because I have lost plenty of files and photos in the past from a flash drive or my computer crashing down. I also don't want to spend more money on cloud services to store more data.

r/SuggestALaptop • comment
1 points • amylette516

Since you're set on getting a Chromebook, I recommend this Acer Spin 11 Chromebook because it has decent specs, not the best, but I feel like this is a professional-looking laptop with ChromeOS in the size that you wanted. The storage on this is not good though, only 32GB, so you might want to get this external SSD so that you can store more stuff than on the actual laptop with the money left over. However, playing games and using Photoshop are definitely not an option on this device.

If you want to do that, I recommend you get this Motile 14. It's bigger than what you wanted, but the 2014 MacBook Pro has thick bezels that make the device seem bigger than it actually is. The Motile 14 won't seem that large in person. This is so much better because it has 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Ryzen 5 CPU, and Vega 8 graphics so this laptop should ideally be able to run Sims 4 and might be able to handle light Photoshop work.

I hope this helped, and feel free to ask me any questions!

r/ipad • comment
1 points • sparksdls

Both Samsung and SanDisk have SSDs in a variety of sizes with USB-C & USB3 connectivity. They're tough, lightweight, fast and can be used on the iPad and PC (be sure to format as exFAT).

I use the Samsung 512GB with my 2018 12.9 iPad Pro and Dell XPS13 laptop - works great on both.

r/videography • comment
1 points • HybridCamRev

Yes- I'm thinking seriously about switching from the BMPCC to the $2,499 Z CAM E2 S6 because I am really, really tired of needing an external battery plate with the Pocket.

With the addition of a $399 electronic ND, a $63.99 dual XLR cable, an $87.99 500GB SSD and a $16.99 Sony NP-F970, I would have a $3,067 camera with XLRs and a built-in ND filter that can record 6K RAW (with the additional benefit that I already have the SSD and the battery).

I'd rather buy a Blackmagic, but there isn't another $3,000 camera on the market that can do what the Z CAM E2 S6 can do.

This video pretty much convinced me to switch.

r/teslamotors • comment
1 points • teslrrrrr

Maybe it's overheating? I personally do not recommend that style of USB readers due to the MicroSD card being close to the front USB ports, which are notorious for being very hot.

I've always recommended something with the reader away, such as

I have always recommended this combo (paired with a High Endurance MicroSD).

However, if Tesla continues its development to allow more video streams to dump to the USB drive (currently there are *4* video streams being written), I'm most likely going to change my recommendation to a USB SSD, ex:

r/SubredditSummaryBot • comment
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