Solid state memory is great for many reasons, not least because it is super-fast when compared with the pedestrian speeds spinning disks can offer. They’re also much less susceptible to bumps and scrapes thanks to the fact there are no moving parts, but even in the world of the SSD, some are more rugged than others. The SanDisk Extreme Portable External SSD is a great option if you want to be sure your drive will survive some rough and tumble, and right now, the 500GB version is available at a great price.

Normally retailing for anything up to $170, this 500GB rugged SSD can be yours for just $99.99. It’s super fast thanks to USB 3.1 speeds of up to 550MB/s, and it’s water- and dust-resistant thanks to its IP55 rating. It’s shock-resistant, too.

Buy: SanDisk 500GB Extreme Portable External SSD – USB-C, USB 3.1 from Amazon: $99.99 | Original price: $170

SanDisk has long been a big name in the world of solid state storage, whether that’s drives like this or memory cards, and we see no reason to believe that this drive won’t be up to the same standard we have come to expect.

The full list of features includes:

  • 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 min.; 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

If an SSD is on your shopping list, you would be crazy to miss out on this deal!

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