Ahhh, the digital world … there’s so much to it than meets the eye! As a new mom, I can’t stop snapping photos and videos of our precious bundle of joy, Josiah King. So you can expect that my phone is pretty much overflowing with baby-related moments. Now as a blogger and a photography enthusiast, I always take photos of products I have to review, the events I have attended, as well as the work I have been hired for. Therefore ending up with a lot of important digital files to save.
What My Drive Looks Like
However way you look at it, be it for personal use or for work … I badly need storage that is reliable and secured. Prior to discovering Sandisk Extreme 1TB External USB 3.1 Gen 2 Portable Solid State Drive, I used to keep all my files in multiple memory cards and USB sticks. Speaking of which, do you remember how bulky these portable hard drives look a few years back? In fact, about 5 years ago I just bought hubby one, and I honestly thought it was really slim and portable given that the one he had 8 years back was absolutely MASSIVE!!! There I was thinking it was already a fantastic find. Until NOW.
Buying a new one is my go-to option since I don’t like deleting old files. Given that I am in the market for new storage, I was planning to repurchase the same hard drive I purchased for hubby. I decided to look around for a new model and learned that the latest innovation is the SSD (Solid State Drive), where it is the lighting fast counterpart of the classic hard drive.
If you’re wondering what SSD is and if it is for you, here’s a quick comparison of SSD (Solid State Drive) and the old-school HDD (Hard Disk Drive).
• SSD is faster than HDD when it comes to transferring files. It also boots and read up to 80-100 times faster than any HDD.
• SSD is silent while HDD has little sounds when opened.
• SSD is way lighter than any HDD.
• SSD consume up to 30 to 60% less energy than HDD.
• HDD is cheaper than SSD.
I was floored by the comparison, and I am convinced to switch from HDD to SSD. Across the reviews online, SanDisk is one of the most trusted brands who offer SSD, which I personally believe because I love their flash drives and card readers. I didn’t have to look far when it comes to finding the best SSD available in the market. My favorite tech store Best Buy carries the Sandisk Extreme 1TB External USB 3.1 Gen 2 Portable Solid State Drive. I love that they offer it in multiple capacities such as 250 GB, 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB to fit everyone’s storage needs.
SanDisk Extreme 1TB External Portable Solid-State Drive
The Sandisk Extreme 1TB External USB 3.1 Gen 2 Portable Solid State Drive is a compact, lightweight design. Believe it or not, it only weighs 2.7 ounces!!! IKR?! Crazy. Plus the fact that it offers up to 550MB/sec. read speeds (enables a rapid response when updating files). Even more, this beauty is water and dust resistant. It can literally stand up to rain, splashes, spills and dust. YASSSSSS! Oh, and let’s not forget that its rugged design offers shock resistant solid-state core. You can rely on its performance and even edit photos on the go.
So if you’re like me who can’t stop taking photos of your precious bundle of joy (or the whole family), a blogger, or even a photography enthusiast I highly recommend grabbing one (or more!) Sandisk Extreme at your local Best Buy to keep your cherished memories safe.