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Storage Sale: Keep All Your Backups Safe With SanDisk's 4TB Extreme Portable SSD

With plenty of storage space and a rugged design, it's worth upgrading your backup routine with this drive.

SanDisk Extreme portable SSD
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If anything were to happen to your computer, you'll be glad you saved a copy of your family photos and made an archive of your essential documents. The drive you use to back them up is just as important as the memories themselves. If it gets damaged, you're back to having no backup at all. 

SanDisk's line of Extreme portable SSDs reduces that risk with a rugged design that can withstand a bit of a beating while keeping its content safe. And right now, you can nab the capacious 4TB model for just $320. Outside of holiday sales, this is the lowest we've seen this model go, but you don't have long to make the most of the savings. (While Best Buy's one-day sale price has ended since we originally posted this story, Amazon's discount remains for now.)

The SanDisk Extreme is one of the best external SSDs you can buy in 2023. It has a USB-C connection and boasts read speeds of up to 1,050MBps and write speeds of up to 1,000MBps. Those speeds are especially handy for the 4TB drive as you can move a ton of data at lightning-fast speeds (when connected to a similarly equipped computer or source device). It's also equipped with 256-bit AES hardware encryption to prevent your files from falling into the wrong hands. 

The main benefit of this SanDisk SSD, though, is its extreme durability. Not only can it withstand drops of up to 6 feet, but it's also protected from the elements with an IP55 rating for water and dust resistance. With the integrated carabiner loop, it's the ideal portable drive that you can quickly hook onto your backpack without worrying about risking its contents. 

Editors' note: Originally posted Jan. 25, updated to reflect the deal's ongoing availability at Amazon.


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