❤️ Why we love it

Chances are that your PC or laptop’s internal storage is already quite full. Now add on to that 200GB of 4K video footage for your next travel video and you’ll quickly notice that without an external storage medium your video will never see the light of day.

So your first thought might be to buy a classic external hard disk drive to store your footage on. Editing off of an HDD can lead to a very sluggish experience, however, in addition to slow file transfer speeds and a higher chance of your storage breaking from fall damage. For video editing, choosing an external SSD (flash storage) over a HDD will be your best choice in terms of editing speed and you’ll be amazed at how fast you can suddenly transfer files!

SSDs are significantly more expensive, however, so you’ll need to choose wisely. After in-depth research we found that the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD V2 fits all our requirements. And after many months of the SanDisk SSD being our trusty travel companion, we can say that we like everything about it. We both have the 2TB and 1TB versions and they are so small and slim that you can bring them everywhere. They’re also advertised as rugged and water-resistant and can protect your files in case of a fall or if you spill some water. With file transfer speeds up to 1000MB/s we seamlessly edit 4K videos and transferring large files feels like magic.

🗒️ Things to note

You'll find a few different versions of the SanDisk Extreme Pro SSD out there that mainly vary when it comes to file transfer speeds. We use the "V2" version and while the fastest model boasts a speed of up to 2000MB/s, we only use the 1000MB/s version and we haven’t had any issues with it editing 4K footage. The “slower” SSDs should be less expensive in general, but these items sometimes go on offer (e.g. on Cyber Monday or before Christmas), so always check the best offers before buying.