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Western Digital and SanDisk announce 4TB portable SSDs

 

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Western Digital and its subsidiary SanDisk typically have some pretty interesting products to show off at CES, having previously shown an 8TB portable SSD and a 1TB flash drive, for example. This year, the companies are staying a bit more grounded with the introduction of real products, launching a new lineup of 4TB portable SSDs, the first with that capacity from the company.

 

The 4TB offerings come from a variety of product families, targeting different use cases and usage scenarios. First, and most affordable, is the My Passport SSD, featuring read speeds up to 1,050MB/s and write speeds up to 1,000MB/s. It features an all-metal body and a variety of colors, though only the black model is listed for the 4TB capacity. This model will cost $679.99.

 

From the gaming-oriented WD_BLACK line, the WD_BLACK P50 Game Drive SSD is also getting a 4TB model. This model features read speeds up to 2,000MB/s, which should help with loading times for games. The new 4TB variant will cost $749.99.

 

As for the SanDisk brand, it's bringing 4TB variants of its rugged SSDs, the SanDisk Extreme and Extreme Pro. The former features read speeds up to 1,050MB/ and write speeds up to 1,000MB/s, while the Pro model doubles that to 2,000MB/s for both reads and writes. The drives feature drop protection up to two meters and IP55 water and dust resistance. The SanDisk Extreme will cost $699 for the 4TB model, while the Extreme Pro will go for $899.99.

 

All of the models will be available sometime this calendar quarter, though a specific date wasn't given.

 

 

Source; Western Digital and SanDisk announce 4TB portable SSDs

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