Interview with Fabrizio Keller, Sr. Product Marketing Manager EMEA for Western Digital, talks about their new launches for #CES2021, their new 4TB range of portable external SSDs, with up to 2000MB/s NVMe USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 speeds supported. He also discusses the G Drive Thunderbolt3 range, with capacities up to 2TB and up to 2800MB/s speed supported.
The SanDisk Extreme PRO Portable SSD v2 (available in 1TB, 2TB or 4TB at https://shop.westerndigital.com/en-gb/products/portable-drives/sandisk-extreme-pro-usb-3-2-ssd#SDSSDE81-1T00-G25) is housed in a forged aluminum chassis that also acts as a heatsink with NVMe solid state performance for sustained speed of up to 2000MB/s read/write when the host device also supports 20gbit/s USB3.2 Gen2x2. A durable silicone shell, up to two-meter drop protection, IP55 water and dust resistance, and a carabiner loop for securing the drive.
The WD My Passport SSD (available in 500GB, 1TB, 2TB and 4TB at https://shop.westerndigital.com/en-gb/products/portable-drives/wd-my-passport-usb-3-2-ssd#WDBAGF5000ABL-WESN) delivers read speeds of up to 1050MB/s and write speeds of up to 1000MB/s using also a USB 3.2 Gen-2 or USB 3.1 Gen2 host device, it supports Password Protection with Hardware 256-bit AES hardware Encryption, it has a bold, tough metal design, it is drop resistant at up to 2 meters and it is Shock and vibration resistant.
The SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD (available in 500GB, 1TB, 2TB and 4TB at https://shop.westerndigital.com/en-gb/products/portable-drives/sandisk-extreme-usb-3-2-ssd#SDSSDE61-500G-G25) supports up to 1050MB/s read and 1000MB/s write speeds when also used with a USB 3.2 Gen2 or USB 3.1 Gen2 host device. It has up to two-meter drop protection, IP55 water and dust resitance and a carabinier loop for securing the drive.
The WD_BLACK P50 Game Drive SSD (now available in 500GB, 1TB, 2TB and 4TB at https://shop.westerndigital.com/en-gb/products/portable-drives/wd-black-p50-game-drive-usb-3-2-ssd#WDBA3S5000ABK-WESN) supports speeds up to 2000MB/s when also the host device supports 20gbit/s USB 3.2 Gen2x2. It is targetted at gamers to help them decrease load screen times and get them into the game faster, it is also shock-resistant.
WD_BLACK P50 Game Drive SSD Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Special Edition is available here: https://shop.westerndigital.com/en-gb/products/portable-drives/wd-black-p50-game-drive-call-of-duty-edition-usb-3-2-ssd#WDBAZX0010BBK-WESN