Western Digital Corporation says it has concluded plans to showcase new innovations in its extensive lineup of storage solutions at the forthcoming Consumer Electronics Show.
The tech giant has delivered a prototype of a new 8TB portable SSD, the biggest external SSD ever made. But despite that huge amount of storage, the 8TB drive is also comparatively tiny — it can easily fit in the pocket, just like any other external SSD.
David Ellis, vice president, product marketing at Western Digital, said the unveil would include a demonstration of the world’s highest capacity, pocket-sized, portable SSD prototype featuring a SuperSpeed USB 20Gbps interface. The company is also releasing the 1TB SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive Luxe USB Type-C drive for smartphones and laptops.
Western Digital’s unmatched portfolio offers a range of storage solutions for everything from mobile to highly specialized performance drives. “At CES 2020, Western Digital will show its consumer storage solutions from its G-Technology, SanDisk, WD and Western Digital brands.”
“Continuing its legacy of technology milestones, the company will demonstrate the world’s highest capacity, pocket-sized SuperSpeed USB 20Gbps portable SSD. Inspired by consumers’ desire to capture rich content and keep it with them, Western Digital continues to push the boundaries of what’s possible with an 8TB SSD prototype. Combining its expertise in flash memory with skillful design, the company continues to be at the forefront of developing revolutionary solutions that keep up with and surpass today’s consumer needs. Western Digital will also showcase its extensive lineup of portable SSDs available today.
All-metal, high-capacity drive allows consumers to capture more photos and videos, and easily transfer content between USB Type-C smartphones, tablets and laptops and USB Type-A computers.
Designed to fit on a keychain, the drive offers massive space in a tiny form factor so consumers have extra storage for content whenever they need it.
The new 1TB SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive Luxe USB Type-C is expected to be available later this quarter.
Consumers are generating more content than ever and require more advanced solutions to help them capture, access, share and manage it all. Our top priority is to empower people by giving them complete control of their content, so they have peace of mind that it’s reliably stored and at their fingertips when and where they need it,” said David Ellis, vice president, product marketing, Western Digital.