Western Digital, the owner of SanDisk, seeks to continue innovating in the field of data storage in small devices, be they SD memories, hard drives or SSD drives. Last year they presented the first microSD with 1TB capacity, as well as the first 4TB Pendrive, but now they raise the ante by showing us an impressive portable SSD unit with 8TB of storage, the first in the world with these characteristics. Learn more about new devices at generationrwanda.org
Today there are portable SSD units of up to 4TB, but those of 2TB are those that have had a better response from consumers, mainly due to the price. In fact, SanDisk itself offers its Extreme Portable External SSDs of up to 2TB, but now they say they are ready to put 8TB in a light, compact unit that only requires a USB cable.
At the moment it is a prototype
During this CES 2020, SanDisk is showing this 8TB portable SSD unit that at the moment is just a prototype that has no release date or price. If we rely on the price of the 2TB SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD that costs $ 499, it is expected that this 8TB is not cheap.
SanDisk did not offer many details, it is only known that it will have a size and weight slightly higher than its Extreme Portable SSD line. But as for speed, we would be facing an important leap, since they claim that it would have its new SuperSpeed technology, which will allow transfer speeds of up to 20 Gbps. By way of comparison, the Extreme Portable SSD line offers a speed of up to 550 Mbps.
New dual Pendrive (USB-A and USB-C) of 1TB
In addition to the portable 8TB SSD, SanDisk also took advantage of the fair to present its 1TB SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive Luxe, a USB-A and USB-C dual-connector Pendrive, where we will only have to turn it 180 degrees to access the We need at that time.
It is made of metal and its size allows transport as if it were a key ring. According to SanDisk, this 1TB Ultra Dual Drive Luxe will go on sale at the end of the third quarter of the year at a price that will be announced later.