Pro-G40 from SanDisk is a “ultra-rugged” portable SSD

SanDisk today unveiled the toughest portable SSD ever, which can withstand being dropped from great heights, crushed, and submerged in water.

The Pro-G40 SSD’s IP68 classification for dust and water protection has earned it the moniker “ultra-rugged.” Additionally, it can withstand drops of up to 3 meters and crush resistance of 4,000 lb without endangering your data. An aluminum core to dissipate heat and a “pro-grade” enclosure for security are added to the NVMe SSD within.

Through a single port, the Pro-G40 may be accessed through either a Thunderbolt 3 40Gbps connection or a USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps connection thanks to dual-mode compatibility. SanDisk comes with a cable that is compatible with both interfaces, thus connecting it shouldn’t ever be a challenge.

With Thunderbolt 3, you may expect to get up to 2,700 MB/s reads and 1,900 MB/s writes, while with USB 3.2 Gen 2, you can expect to accomplish 1,050 MB/s reads and 1,000 MB/s writes.


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With dimensions of 4.37 by 2.28 by 0.47 inches, the Pro-G40 SSD is available to order now direct from Western Digital (Opens in a new window) in 1TB or 2TB sizes. However, it is anticipated that both portable drives would take up to four weeks to arrive. While the 2TB variant is more expensive at $449.99, the 1TB model is only $299.99. Both drives come with a five-year guaranteed warranty and are compatible with Windows 10/11 and macOS 10.13.

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