Pretty nice specs, but the current extreme drive 16gb to 64gb gets about 200mb/s read and 180write (not to mention double digit 4K random read/write speeds that other drives wish they had, most can't break 10mb read and just 0.5mb write!). Much more affordable too, even the 64gb one adjusted for capacity is 20% cheaper (and faster than and HDD based system can send to it)
That's not bad, though it certainly doesn't negate this product. The Extreme PRO is both significantly faster and more capacious, hence the higher price tag (also keep in mind that the MSRP is listed; street pricing could end up being lower). Would be nice if SanDisk offered some lower capacity options.
Towards that end, Lexar's JumpDrive P10 USB 3.0 flash drive line is a competitive product. I own the 32GB model (265MB/s read, 245MB/s write), which is $65 on Amazon. It's also offered in 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB capacities.
This is faster and bigger storage than my first hard drive!
I have a Kingston HyperX 64GB flash drive, and I love the speeds it gets when it's connected to a 3.0 port.
USB 3.0 drives offer plenty of speed.
"Towards that end, Lexar's JumpDrive P10 USB 3.0 flash drive line is a competitive product. I own the 32GB model (265MB/s read, 245MB/s write), which is $65 on Amazon. It's also offered in 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB capacities."
The p10 is still more expensive than the year and a half old Extreme by ~30%, and it has absolutely abysmal 4K write (~0.03MB/s according to three reviews including tweaktown) compared to the Extreme (which has ~10MB/s). While it's great if you plan on transferring large files, it gets killed if you do something like load a blender repository( which is several thousand 4k and smaller files) or use it for data collection.