Western Digital announced two new SanDisk® portable SSDs

Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) recently announced two new SanDisk® portable SSDs that offer nearly 2x the speed over previous generations. The SanDisk Extreme® and SanDisk Extreme PRO® portable SSDs. The two new SanDisk Extreme and SanDisk Extreme PRO portable SSDs are purpose-built for today’s demanding requirements for high quality content, perfect accessories for professional photographers, filmmakers, videographers and serious enthusiasts, to capture the best moments in life every day. The two latest portable SSDs by Western Digital are the reliable solutions that can perform on the move at astonishing speeds.

The SanDisk Extreme and SanDisk Extreme PRO portable SSDs have 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 aluminium chassis that is made to remain cool under extreme pressure of a heavy workload and also comes equipped with a durable silicone design to withstand the rigours of production. The drives come with password protection and an upgrade to the 256-bit  AES hardware encryption, this would definitely help keep content creators creative content safe.

“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,” said Tyler Stableford, SanDisk Extreme Team member. “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.”

Rugged and Powerful SSD Performance

The SanDisk Extreme and SanDisk Extreme PRO portable SSDs are designed with the professionals in mind, the drives were built to withstand and handle the most challenging assignments, whether at home or out on location. The SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD is ideal and great for those who need more memory and a durable fast drive while on the move. For the SanDisk Extreme PRO Portable SSD, it’s built for the avid professional who needs an even more sustained performance and a drive that can go anywhere in extreme and challenging conditions.

“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,” said Brian Pridgeon, director of marketing, Consumer Solutions, Western Digital. “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

  • Save 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 rating 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 encryption.

SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD

  • Get 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 resistance.
  • 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 encryption.

There is a handy carabiner loop for users to secure the SanDisk Extreme drives to a belt loop or backpack for an extra peace of mind. For those into the great outdoors and doing photography and filmmaking, we all can appreciate and value additional features such as those to provide additional security, assurance and peace of mind.

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

Pricing and Availability

The SanDisk Extreme PRO and SanDisk Extreme portable SSDs are backed by a five-year limited warranty3. Both drives are now available at the SanDisk Official Store on Hachi in selected capacities. Starting 10th October, both products will also be available at key e-tailers and retailers.

The SanDisk Extreme PRO Portable SSD has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP in SGD) of $459 for 1TB and $799 for 2TB respectively. The SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD has an MSRP of $199 for 500GB, $339 for 1TB, and $599 for 2TB respectively.

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* Information and pictures courtesy of Western Digital Public Relations *

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