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Western Digital unveils new portable 4TB SSDs at CES 2021

Edit 4K, 6K, and 8K off these portable SSDs from Western Digital/Sandisk

WD Black SSD 4Tb
Image by Western Digital

At the start of CES 2021, Western Digital unveiled their new portable 4TB SSD portfolio for video creators, gamers, and enthusiasts. 

No stranger to consumer storage, love them or hate them, Western Digital are releasing this large capacity SSDs to keep up with today’s high-quality content demands. As more and more content creators shoot in 4K, 6K+ resolutions, temporary storage and file transfer of high-volume video content becomes a real pain.

And, for what it’s worth on a dollar/storage space ratio a higher-capacity drive like a 4TB option, would end up the cheaper option in most cases. 

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Western Digital’s new portfolio of 4TB portable SSDs includes a couple of new compact SSDs under the Sandisk brand, and two more under the WD banner. All four drives are expected to hit store shelves sometime before end of Mach 2021. See more details about the specifics of the drives below.

Catch-up with all the latest CES 2021 news here!

WD Sandisk 4TB SSD portfolio
Image by Sandisk

Sandisk Extreme (and Pro) Portable SSD 4TB

  • Save time storing and transferring data
  • Powerful NVMe solid state drive
  • Blazing-fast speeds up to 2,000 MB/s read and up to 2,000 MB/s write for the Pro version;
  • 1,050 MB/s read/1,000 MB/s write for Sandisk Extreme (non Pro)
  • A forged aluminum chassis acts as a heatsink 
  • Rugged design – with up to 2m drop protection
  • IP55 water and dust resistance
  • Pricing and Availability:
    • 4TB SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD – $749.99 USD
    • 4TB Sandisk Extreme Portable SSD – $699 USD

WD Black P50 Game Drive SSD

  • Purpose-built for gaming enthusiasts
  • Read Speeds up to 2,000 MB/s to decrease load screen times
  • Premium storage expansion lets you save new games
  • compatible with PC, PlayStation 4 or Xbox One game library
  • Pricing and Availability:
    • WD Black P50 Game Drive SSD – $749.99 
    • Ships Q1 2021
western digital mypassport ssd 4tb
My Passport WD – Image by WD

My Passport SSD from WD – 4TB option

  • Bold metal design that is both stylish and durable.
  • Super-fast NVMe 
  • Read speeds up to 1,050 MB/s and write up to 1,000 MBs
  • Shock and vibration resistant and drop resistant up to 6.5 feet (1.98m)
  • Available in a range of colors: Gray, Blue, Red, Gold and Silver
  • Pricing: $679 USD
  • Available from select retailers and the Western Digital Store later this quarter.

Head over to WD’s website to learn about their SSD technology here.

via The Verge



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