SanDisk have released the latest external storage device Pro-G40 SSD, that can connect to computers using either USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 through its single port. With dual-mode compatibility it connect to any USB-C-equipped device that supports either format through the single port.
In addition, SanDisk says its the most rugged offering it has produced to date with an IP68 weatherproof rating. Not only can it withstand dust, dirt, and sand, it can also survive submersion in water at a depth of 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes. So if you fall in the bath with this device in your hand, you can relax and take your time safely knowing you have 30 minutes to find your way out of the bath!
The company further adds that it is able to withstand up to 4,000 pounds of crushing pressure and can survive a drop of up to three meters (about 9.8 feet) onto a carpeted concrete floor.
I am not sure what these companies think we do with our hard drives but its always good to know right ?
SanDisk says the drive can reach speeds up to 2,700 MB/s read and 1,900 MB/s write speeds when connected to a Thunderbolt 3 device, which is fast enough to move 50GB in 30 seconds or less. Thunderbolt 3 uses a 40Gbps interface, so the 10Gbps interface of standard USB 3.2 Gen 2 means photographers should expect about a quarter of that speed on non-Thunderbolt devices.
The Pro-G40 uses bus power as well, so it doesn’t require a separate power source in order to operate. SanDisk says it used a cool aluminium core to pull heat away from the drive and help maintain that speed over time.
Overall, the Pro-G40 feels in line with SanDisk’s promises as an extremely speedy SSD.