Nitro – Portable SSD (40 Gbps)










Are you looking for the fastest, most durable data backup solution?

Powered by the latest USB4 technology, the Exascend Nitro Portable SSD delivers up to 40 Gbps of extreme performance. With IP68 certification, it is completely waterproof and dustproof.

One drive, infinite applications

No matter if you are a videographer, photographer, influencer, blogger, gamer or simply someone who wants to backup their valuable data – we provide you with all the storage space and security you need.

Dreaming of being a digital nomad?

Access your important files even when you are off the grid and far from any internet connection. Hang the SSD from your backpack or mount it on your devices using the included metal stickers.

Working on a busy film project and need to get into editing right away?

With our reliable SSD, you can offload even your largest files in seconds. An aluminum casing and thermal pad keep the SSD cool – allowing it to run at extreme speeds without overheating.

Perfectly equipped

Nitro Portable SSD comes with a 50cm USB Type-C to Type-C cable that supports 40 Gbps data transfer.



Physical information
Dimensions120mm (H) x 73mm (W) x 12mm (T)
Max. weight175g
Capacity / Part number8TB / EXU4M6N08TP0B
Flash type3D TLC
Input voltage5V±5%
Power consumption(USB 20 Gbps) Active <8W; Idle <0.6W
(USB 40 Gbps) Active <11W; Idle <2.5W
Max. sequential read3,100 MB/s (8TB/4TB/2TB)
Max. sequential write3,000 MB/s (8TB/4TB/2TB)
Sustained read3,100 MB/s (8TB/4TB/2TB)
Sustained write3,000 MB/s (8TB/4TB/2TB)
Operational temperature0°C ~ 70°C
Storage temperature-40°C ~ 85°C
Max. TBW12,000 TB (8TB)
6,000 TB (4TB)
3,000 TB (2TB)
Warranty5 years

Flyer Download

Nitro Portable SSD: Transfer at 40 Gbps with USB41.13 MB

Advanced Technology

How can we promise that our product delivers the highest performance and reliability?

We at Exascend are a team of engineers, with hardware design, firmware development and manufacturing all under one roof. We strive to listen to your feedback and leverage the newest technologies, so you never need to worry about nightmares like data loss or running out of space.


Our cutting-edge Afterburner™ technology ensures maximum performance, especially during fast-action or burst mode photography.

Data Retention Plus™

Our technology mitigates the risk of data integrity issues resulting from the natural degradation of flash storage – even under extreme workloads.


Our technology ensures unbeatable stable write performance – so you never need to worry about data loss or recording failures.

Adaptive Thermal Control

Overheating can lead to issues like frame drops and slowdowns. We prevent overheating from the get-go with this unique technology.

IP68 and IP67 Compliance

Thoroughly tested and highly robust, our IP67 and IP68-rated products protect your data from storage failure caused by dangers such as dust and water.


RAID ECC (Error-Correcting Code) is an advanced Exascend technology that avoids the risk of data loss and allows the storage device to rebuild even severely corrupted data.


With this exclusive technology, memory cards can handle both burst shooting and extended recording seamlessly – balancing performance and battery life.

Conformal Coating

Our Conformal Coating technology protects your Exascend SSD against environmental threats and makes sure that it is safe from elements like water and dust.

Yes, there are even more technologies behind our products!

We have developed a wide range of technologies to provide filmmakers and content creators with maximum capacity, performance and reliability throughout the whole video production workflow.

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What is USB4 (USB 4.0)?

USB4, sometimes referred to as USB 4.0, is the latest generation of Universal Serial Bus (USB) technology. It’s designed to be faster, more versatile, and compatible with previous USB standards.

What is the difference between USB3 and USB4?

USB4 delivers much higher data transfer speeds of up to 40 Gbps, surpassing the capabilities of USB 3. The quickest USB 3 iteration, USB 3.2 Gen 2×2, attains a maximum speed of 20 Gbps.

What’s the difference between USB4, Thunderbolt 3 and Thunderbolt 4?

USB4, Thunderbolt™ 3 and Thunderbolt™ 4 are all based on the USB Type-C connector, which is a reversible, high-speed USB connection that supports Power Delivery and DisplayPort.

The main difference is that Thunderbolt™ 4 always operates at 40 Gbps (Gigabits per second), whereas Thunderbolt™ 3 and USB4 can either work at 40 Gbps or a minimum of 20 Gbps.

Is USB4 compatible with Thunderbolt 4?

USB4 is compatible with both Thunderbolt™ 4 and Thunderbolt™ 3. This means that any Thunderbolt™ 4 or Thunderbolt™ 3 cable will work on a USB4 port. Additionally, USB4 supports the DisplayPort 2.1 protocol for external displays up to 8K at 60Hz.

Is Nitro Portable SSD compatible with USB3 and USB2 ports?

Nitro Portable SSD is compatible with USB3 ports. However, due to performance and power limitations, USB 2.0 is not compatible with Nitro Portable SSD.

What are the main difference between Nitro, Explorer and Gecko Portable SSDs?

The key differences between these portable SSDs are as follows:

1. Interface and data transfer speed
Nitro Portable SSD: Utilizes the latest USB4 interface, supporting data transfer rates up to 40 Gbps.
Explorer and Gecko Portable SSDs: Feature the USB3 interface, with data transfer rates up to 20 Gbps.

2. Weight
Nitro Portable SSD: Weighs 175g, making it the lightest of the three.
Explorer Portable SSD: Weighs 201g with its rubber case.
Gecko Portable SSD: Weighs 199g with its rubber case.

3. Design features
Nitro Portable SSD: Includes two metal stickers, allowing it to be magnetically attached to a PC or other device.
Explorer Portable SSD: Includes a rubber case and no quick release.
Gecko Portable SSD: Includes a rubber case and a quick release design, allowing it to be easily fastened to a camera cage or SmallRig.

4. Durability
All three SSDs are IP68-rated, offering full protection against water and dust.

What is IP rating? What does IP67/IP68 mean?

IP stands for “”Ingress Protection.”” IP67-rated products are completely dustproof, waterproof, and can withstand temporary immersion in water.

IP68, on the other hand, offers even stronger water resistance. Products with IP68 certification are completely dustproof and waterproof, and can withstand prolonged immersion in water 1.5 meters deep for up to 30 minutes.

Learn more about IP ratings here.

Key Features

Space for high-res content

Up to 8TB storage capacity to store all your high resolution photos and videos in 4K, 8K and full HD.

Your ultimate data guard

IP68-certified rugged design for maximum protection against physical damage and extreme environments.

Out-of-the-world performance

Boost your productivity with 40 Gbps transfer capability.¹ ² Enjoy 3,100 MB/s read and 3,000 MB/s sustained write performance for maximized workflow efficiency!

Lanyard hole for portability

Attach a keychain or carabiner to the SSD for easy access and transportation.

Data recovery included

5-year warranty and factory data recovery.

Mount with magnet

With metal stickers, you can easily attach the reader to your PC and other devices.

¹ To achieve the highest bandwidth of 40 Gbps, both the host and accessories, such as USB-C cables, must support USB 4.0 or Thunderbolt 4.
² USB 2.0 is not compatible with Nitro Portable SSD due to performance and power limitations.

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