SanDisk Portable SSDs Can’t No Longer Be Recommended
SanDisk portable SSDs have been plagued by reliability issues to such a degree that PetaPixel can no longer recommend them and is not alone. The drives exhibit multiple problems ranging from data loss to outright failure. Why this has been happening has not been clear, although one of the only public statements SanDisk has made about the issues came in the form of a firmware update where it claimed the issues were addressed.
“We have identified a firmware issue that can cause SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD V2, SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD V2, and WD My Passport SSD products to unexpectedly disconnect from a computer,” SanDisk writes on its website.