16 May 2019
Western Digital is also present at the CES 2019 event with some of its new products. Its brand Sandisk launch unveiled a prototype flash drive, which it touts to be the world’s highest capacity USB drive with a total of 4TB of storage. Being a prototype, it’s not, of course, available for sale.
The 4TB flash drive from Sandisk is equipped with a USB-C connector and if it becomes available it’ll be quite expensive, considering the 2TB flash drive already costs $1,000. The newly showcased flash drive which doesn’t have a name right now has a tiny size and it can easily fit in the pocket.
Together with this, the company also launched new portable SSD and a new Flashback service for cloud backups. The name of the portable SSD is SanDisk Extreme Pro and it has been designed to offer 1GB/ transfer speed and it features IP55-rated durability. It will arrive in pricing 2019 in 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities. The pricing details are yet to be available.
Talking about the Flashback service, it’s now available for two of SanDisk’s USB drives, the SanDisk Ultra Flash Drive and the SanDisk Ultra Fit Flash Drive. The service lets the users fetch the drive’s content online even when the drive isn’t with them. The backup is offered by creating an online copy of USB drive content so consumers can look for a file and share it even if their drive is lost. This service is currently available only in the US.
Along with these, Western Digital has also brought a new My Passport Go SSD storage with 500GB or 1TB storage options. It has a built-in USB A cable and transfer speeds of up to 400MB/s with the SSD protected by a durable rubber bumper. The pricing and release details are yet to be provided.