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Western Digital’s new drives offer reliable solutions with enhanced speed

By Juliet Umeh

Data Infrastructure Company, Western Digital Corp, WDC, have released two new SanDisk portable SSDs that offer professional photographers, videographers and enthusiasts reliable solutions at an astonishing speeds.

According to the company, the new drives, SanDisk Extreme and SanDisk

SanDisk Extreme
Extreme PRO portable SSDs which offer a better speed than the previous generations are built to keep up with today’s high-quality content demands.

It explained: “With capacities up to 2TB, the new NVMe drives are perfect for creating amazing content or capturing and moving incredible 4K and 8K footage with ease.
“The flagship SanDisk Extreme PRO portable SSD features a forged aluminum chassis made to stay cool under the pressure of a heavy workload and a durable silicone design to withstand the rigors of production.

The drives also help keep content safe with password protection and an upgrade to 256-bit AES hardware encryption1,” the company said.
SanDisk Extreme Team member, Tyler Stableford, said: “When every second counts, I need fast and powerful solutions that work as quickly as I do.

I rely on SanDisk SSDs to keep up with my creativity.
“As an artist, speed is one of my greatest strengths, and I know with the SanDisk Extreme line of SSDs, I can get the job done with greater efficiency and capacity, and I never have to worry about running out of memory wherever the job takes me,” he added.

He said it is rugged and powerful SSD performance being that it was designed with professionals in mind.

SanDisk Extreme Pro
Also commenting, Director of Marketing, Consumer Solutions, Western Digital, Brian Pridgeon, said: “For our customers, life is an adventure and they rely on us to raise the bar across our portfolio when it comes to delivering powerful solutions to consumers and professionals alike.

“The SanDisk brand is trusted by professional photographers worldwide, which is why we built our Extreme family of drives to perform at the highest level. We amped up the speeds with the latest NVMe technology and used robust materials in our designs to handle the best shots and the most demanding jobs.”
Key Features
SanDisk Extreme PRO Portable SSD
It saves time storing and transferring data with powerful NVMe solid state performance featuring up to 2000MB/s** read and up to 2000MB/s** write speeds.
A forged aluminum chassis acts as a heatsink to deliver higher sustained speeds in a portable form factor.
Up to two-meter drop protection and an IP55 rating2 make the drive tough enough to take on any adventure.

The drive’s forged aluminum chassis and silicone shell design offer a premium feel and added protection.
Helps keep private content private with password protection and an upgrade to 256-bit AES hardware encryption1.

SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD
It has NVMe solid state performance featuring up to 1050MB/s** read and up to 1000MB/s** write speeds in a portable, high-capacity drive that’s perfect for creating amazing content or capturing incredible footage.
For added durability, the drive features up to two-meter drop protection and IP55 water and dust resistance2.

Durable silicone shell that offers a premium feel and added protection to the drive’s exterior.
Helps keep private content private with password protection and an upgrade to 256-bit AES hardware encryption1.

Ready to move, consumers can use the handy carabiner loop to secure the drives to a belt loop or backpack for extra peace of mind. The new drives are compatible with PC and Mac computers.

In addition to moving content to a PC or laptop, the new products also now allow users to back up mobile content quickly and easily thanks to compatibility with a range of USB Type-C smartphones.

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