SanDisk Extreme 510 SSD 480GB Review

SanDisk Extreme 510 SSD



The SanDisk Extreme 510 portable SSD is less than half the size of your smartphone and delivers up to 4x the speed of an external hard drive. Get to work in seconds, transfer big videos and photo libraries at up to 430MB/s – a speed that external hard drives can only dream about. And it’s waterproof!

SanDisk Extreme 510 SSD 480GB Review

SanDisk Extreme 510 SSD 480GB Specification

  • Brand: SanDisk 
  • Weight: 154 g 
  • Product Dimensions: 76 x 76 x 11 mm 
  • Item model number: SDSSDEXTW-480G-G25 
  • Series: 480GB Extreme 510 
  • Color: Black 
  • Hard Drive Size: 480 GB 
  • Software Included: Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger

The Sandisk Extreme 510 is packed into a small sleek package. Due to the 480GB disk inside, it may be slightly bulkier than previous models. The centre drive is protected by the red rubber barrier. Also, there’s a metal socket for connecting a lanyard. The rubber barrier protects the drive and the 3.0 port from dust and water. 

SanDisk Extreme 510 SSD 480GB Review

Testing the speed of the drive we found it to range between 320 and 420MB/s for reading speeds. The write speeds ranged from 250 to 400MB/s. Overall these were a lot better than previous models. We found speeds on the Mac were in the top end of the speeds, with Windows tailing behind.

The price of the drive is a tad higher than similar models. We clock this up to the rugged design, and protection from the elements. The speed test shows that the NAND memory was a good upgrade choice and puts it above the competition.

SanDisk Extreme 510 SSD 480GB Review

Overall, the SanDisk Extreme 510 is a solid choice for people that carry data around with them. As I do video editing on the road, this is great to carry the premier files. Finally, check out our Digital Home section for other reviews. Also, don’t forget to connect with the Jabba Reviews team on Facebook or Twitter.

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