Introduction & Drive Details
SanDisk Professional is a new line of storage devices aimed at providing professional-grade storage devices for professionals and demanding consumers alike. For years, SanDisk has been the go-to choice of professionals in the media and entertainment industry. Hence the creation of SanDisk Professional. SanDisk Professional is a source of premium pro-grade storage solutions that offer unrivaled scalability, portability, and data security.
SanDisk Professional G-Technology solutions range from 100 TB portable desktop RAID enclosures to ultra-fast CF readers and everything in between. Today we have the new SanDisk Professional G-DRIVE portable SSD in the lab. This 2TB portable SSD is quality-focused while at the same time priced within reach of average consumers everywhere. Professional quality for the masses is something we are seeing a real demand for, so if this is you, you will want to take a close look at what this professional-grade portable SSD can do for you.
CDI shows us there is a tried and true WD SN550E 2TB NVMe SSD inside that aluminum cooling core.
Built using hand-picked components to withstand tough conditions in the field, the SanDisk Professional G-DRIVE SSD is engineered with IP67 water and dust resistance, up to 3-meter drop protection, 2000 pound crush resistance, and sustained performance with a cooling aluminum core. This is the type of product that exudes a quality feel in your hand.
The G-DRIVE SSD includes downloadable software for password-enabled 256-bit AES-XTS Hardware encryption to help keep your files, videos, and photos safe from unauthorized access.
Jon's Test System Specifications - Intel NUC 11 Pro
Note: For USB 3.2 Gen2 x2 SSDs, we test on our Z590 system set to match our Intel NUC 11 specs (4.8GHz, 8-threads, DDR4 3200, balanced power plan).
Synthetic Benchmarks: CDM, ATTO & Blackmagic
CDM verifies G-DRIVE is fully capable of 1 GB/s read/write throughput. Random performance at Q1T1 is excellent, especially read where we are getting an exceptional 41 MB/s. Excellent.
Almost full speed at 128K transfers and a nice consistent pattern that doesn't show any signs of throttling as transfer sizes climb higher. Exactly what we want to see.
Blackmagic shows the 2TB G-DRIVE portable SSD to be a capable device up to 2160p 30 FPS, should you choose to employ it as fast digital video storage.
Real-World Testing: PCMark 10 & Transfer Rates
PCMark 10 Data Drive Benchmark
The 2TB SanDisk Professional G-DRIVE portable SSD shows it can pull off duties as a secondary data drive. Nice.
We brutalize our test subjects with our extremely hard-to-swallow 100GB data block. This data block is the same one we use for our internal SSD testing and is composed of more than 62K files. As we see it, this is where portable performance matters most, and this is where the G-DRIVE delivers the goods. Excellent.
SanDisk's Professional G-Drive series is all about professional quality that is within the reach of the average consumer. The 2TB G-DRIVE portable SSD is simply a magnificent piece of hardware. Its high-quality construction is palpable, and its performance is fantastic, as is its broad-ranging compatibility. Portable, fast, and rugged storage done right, has earned the SanDisk Professional G-DRIVE portable SSD our highest award.
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The Bottom Line
Professional grade and reasonably priced, gotta love that!