SanDisk 256GB Extreme Pro USB 3.1 Solid State Flash Drive

SanDisk 256GB Extreme Pro USB 3.1 Solid State Flash Drive

SanDisk 256GB Extreme Pro USB 3.1 Solid State Flash Drive

B&H # SACCZ88256GA MFR # SDCZ880-256G-A46
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Product Highlights

  • 256GB Storage Capacity
  • Max. Read Speed: 420 MB/s
  • Max. Write Speed: 385 MB/s
  • USB 3.1 Gen-1 Interface
  • Durable Aluminum Metal Casing
  • 128-bit AES Encryption
  • Includes SanDisk SecureAccess Software
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Capacity: 256GB

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Receive the performance of a solid state drive on a flash drive with the 256GB Extreme Pro USB 3.1 Solid State Flash Drive from SanDisk. This plug-and-play flash drive features a USB 3.1 Gen-1 interface supporting data read speeds of up to 420 MB/s and data write speeds of up to 380 MB/s making it easy to manage large files including 4K multimedia content, photos, documents, and much more. In addition to simply saving your files, the Extreme Pro Solid State Flash Drive comes with SanDisk SecureAccess software offering 128-bit file encryption while the downloadable RescuePRO Deluxe data recovery tool assists in recovering accidentally deleted files. When you're finished transferring those important files, the durable aluminum metal housing of the Extreme Pro Solid State Flash Drive helps keep them safe even when on the go.

Super-fast solid state performance in a USB 3.1 flash drive
Read speeds of up to 420 MB/s and write speeds of up to 380 MB/s
Transfer a full-length 4K movie to drive in approximately 15 seconds or 1000 photos in approximately 25 seconds
Durable aluminum metal casing
Secure file encryption and password protection with included SanDisk SecureAccess software
Includes RescuePRO Deluxe file recovery software (one-year subscription offer)
Backward-compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports
Backed by a lifetime limited warranty
UPC: 619659115395
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SanDisk 256GB Extreme Pro USB 3.1 Solid State Flash Drive
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Storage Capacity 256 GB
    Interface USB 3.0 (5 Gb/s)
    Connector USB Type-A
    Maximum Read Speed 420 MB/s
    Maximum Write Speed 385 MB/s
    Encryption 128-bit AES
    IP Rating Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Resistance Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Material Metal
    Certifications Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Green Certifications Not Specified by Manufacturer
    MFi Certification Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Operating Temperature 32 to 95°F / .00 to 35.00°C
    Storage Temperature 14 to 158°F / -10.00 to 70.000°C
    Dimensions 0.5 x 0.8 x 2.8" / 12.7 x 20.3 x 71.1 mm
    Weight 0.6 oz / 17 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.0 x 4.0 x 0.75"
    256GB Extreme Pro USB 3.1 Solid State Flash Drive is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 22.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good but does not get close to claimed speeds. It works well but does not come close to claimed speeds. The claimed speeds is 420 reads with 385 writes. Now I know these are max figures but I can't even get close to them. Averages about 100 MB/s below claimed figures. I will attach a benchmark but really not happy with how far under it comes in. I do like that it is a nice clean look coming out of my Surface Studio. I also have my Adobe apps installed to it. Photoshop does load in about 9 seconds so not to bad. But in comparison to my Samsung T3 drive it really does get smoked on handling large files. So now I guess I have to decide if it is worth keeping or just getting a second T3 drive. They are both about the same price.
    Date published: 2017-02-02
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Slower than advertised This is a handy, well made flash drive. But its performance is about 25 percent of advertised. The advertised read/write speeds are either greatly exaggerated or perhaps they're just theoretical speeds. Although the Extreme Pro USB 3.1 is probably 10X faster than the Ultra USB 3.0 that sells for about half the price of the Extreme Pro. I'm certainly not the first to complain about the exaggerated of this flash drive.
    Date published: 2018-02-09
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sluggish write speeds, fast read speeds. I bought two of the 256GB versions of these SanDisk USB 3.1 flash drives and after using them for about a month as location backups for my photoshoots I'm disappointed in the performance, particularly the write speeds. I use them as location backups after a photo shoot. A folder of images will typically be about 30-50GB after a job. Writing those folders could take anywhere from a 3-4 minutes to 8-10 minutes, at least on my two Macs (a MacBook Pro Retina from 2015 and an iMac 5k from 2016), and the worst part is that it's sort of unpredictable. Some days the flash drive appears to be quite fast and other days...not. The one consistent is that read speeds are quite snappy. So if your needs are to keep a set of files on these drives that will copy or be accessed regularly, these will be great. But if you are wanting to use these to write to with lots of data, I suggest looking elsewhere.
    Date published: 2017-04-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great USB stick Great stick, but not as fast as I expected based on the published spec's
    Date published: 2017-02-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 50% faster than the 3.0 version Yes this isn't as fast as advertised but still getting more than 50% faster speeds than the previous 128GB Extreme Pro USB 3.0 I also own. As well if you need 256GB then this is a good way to go. Tested using Blackmagic speed test I got 323MB/s writes and 370MB/s reads running off a 13 inch Macbook Pro Retina (2015). No complaints to be honest, keep up the good work Sandisk!
    Date published: 2017-02-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from YES!!! I am sold on SanDisk quality and reliability! SanDisk has always made great reliable products and B&H Photo has always had fair prices, expeditious shipping and customer service. I bought my SanDisk 128Gb Extreme Pro when it was first available from B&H and now I have purchased the 256Gb Extreme Pro. I use both thumb drives to transfer large capacity folders (movies, videos, photos, documents, etc.) from one computer to another. Whereas I previously used the 128Gb drive extensively when traveling outside of the local area, I now use the 256Gb drive on all of my national and international trips. I use whichever drive I need for my local transfers. The metal case and retractable USB are rugged features that safely transport my data. And now SanDisk has joined the best family of HDD manufacturers so I'm sure the products will remain high quality and reliability.
    Date published: 2017-02-26
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Three months of use and it's failing already These Sandisk Extreme USB are fastest drives I've ever used. I had the older version of it and it still goes strong after more than 2 years of daily use. Decided to upgrade to 256GB and after three month it already fails SMART checks with Crystal Disk Mark, HDDScan and a few other utilities. Other than this, no problems but can't ignore the early warnings...
    Date published: 2018-04-19
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Slow as frozen molasses In what non-existent universe is the write rate 385 mb/sec? I used this drive to back-up my hard disk by plugging it into one of the 3.0 USB ports of my Mac Mini. The files on my 1 terabyte hard drive used 120 gigs of space, and the transfer time required was in excess of one hour, or a transfer rate of about 33 mb/sec. Less than 1/10 of the maximum advertised speed! Just for reference, when I tried the copying procedure hooking up a sixty dollar Toshiba deck of cards sized 1 TB hard drive it required only 30 minutes or half the time. (this was not a solid state drive) I really wish the FTC would clamp down on the wildly exaggerated claims made by product manufacturers, as it does a disservice to the purchasers of these items. Yeah, I could have returned it I suppose, claiming it was not as advertised, but why bother. I learned my lesson, namely Caveat Emptor!
    Date published: 2017-03-07
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