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SanDisk Extreme 500 Portable SSD drive offers fast access to your content

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Storage is more important than ever in this digital age with our mobile devices and computers and SanDisk has released a new solution to make it even faster and easier.

The SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD (solid state drive) is small enough to fit in your pocket and go with you anywhere.

It is just 7.5cm square and about 1cm thick and is available in three capacities – 120GB, 240GB and 480GB.

There’s a metal ring on the edge of the SanDisk Extreme 500 Portable SSD so you can clip it to your bag and always have easy access to your content.

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The USB port on the drive is hidden behind a rubber flap on the corner opposite the metal ring.

The advantage of SSD compared with a regular portable hard drive is size and speed.

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The SSD drive – which has no moving parts like a memory card – can access information faster and also transfer data at speeds of up to 430MB per second.

That’s four times faster than a portable hard drive.

That means users can upload and download larges files quickly. A 1GB file can transferred in about three seconds.

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With no moving parts, there SSD drive is also more durable and ideal to use on the go.

And this compact SSD technology also means the device is a lot smaller than a regular external hard drive a well.

Your content is also safe thanks to SanDisk’s SecureAccess software that allows you to create a password protected folder on the drive.

The SanDisk Extreme 500 Portable SSD is available now and is priced at $99.95 (120GB), $149.95 (240GB) and $249.95 (480GB).