Western Digital Brings Innovations to CES 2020 With Demo of Industry-First 8TB SuperSpeed USB 20Gbps Portable SSD Prototype

Date : 01/07/2020 @ 2:00AM
Source : Business Wire
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Western Digital Brings Innovations to CES 2020 With Demo of Industry-First 8TB SuperSpeed USB 20Gbps Portable SSD Prototype

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At the Consumer Electronics Show 2020 (CES® 2020) Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC) will showcase new innovations in its extensive lineup of storage solutions built for every consumer use, including 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.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200106005229/en/

Groundbreaking SanDisk 8TB SSD Prototype (Photo: Business Wire)

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. Highlights include:

Groundbreaking SanDisk 8TB SSD Prototype

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-New 1TB SanDisk Ultra® Dual Drive Luxe USB Type-C

Launching at CES, the SanDisk brand will release its newest dual connector drive that works with the latest USB Type-C smartphones and laptops.1

  • 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 calendar quarter.

Industry-First WD_Black® P50 Game Drive SSD with SuperSpeed USB 20Gbps

The WD_Black portfolio provides the performance, capacity and reliability that allow PC and console gamers to drive their game and play without limits. Five gaming solutions from the WD_Black lineup will be shown, including:

  • WD_Black P50 Game Drive SSD, the industry’s first game drive to feature a SuperSpeed USB 20Gbps interface. The WD_Black P50 Game Drive SSD is available now.
  • Two Xbox-licensed drives, the WD_Black P10 Game Drive for Xbox One™ (available now) and WD_Black D10 Game Drive for Xbox One™ (available now). These two drives come with an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate trial membership**.

ibi™ a SanDisk brand device for photos and videos

ibi is a smart photo management device from SanDisk that offers consumers local storage that works like a personal cloud for photos and videos. Features include:

  • Companion app allows consumers to wirelessly connect their phone for automatic back up with an intuitive interface to help people seamlessly collect, organize and privately share their photos and videos.
  • Ability to aggregate content from various locations including laptops, USB drives, social media and cloud accounts2 – all stored on ibi and viewable in the app
  • 1TB* of storage that can store up to 250,000 photos3 or 100 hours of video4

“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.

For more information, visit our websites: WD, WD_Black and SanDisk.

*As used for storage capacity, 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes and 1TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. Actual user capacity may be less, depending on operating environment.

**Available for a limited time. See product packaging for full details.

1 Mobile device requires USB Type-C port and On-The-Go (OTG) support. See www.sandisk.com/dualdrive-c for list of compatible devices.

2 Social Media or Cloud account registration may be required. Social Media and Cloud services may be changed, terminated or interrupted at any time and may vary by country.

3 Based on a 13.75 MP, JPEG image with an average file size of 3.5MB. Examples of the number of photos that can be stored are provided for illustrative purposes only. Your results will vary based on resolution, content, file compression, file format, file size, host device, pre-loaded files, settings, software and other factors.

4 The number of hours for videos is based on the 1920*1080 Full HD @ 30fps, 145MB/min, DV format. Examples of the hours of video that can be stored are provided for illustrative purposes only. Your results will vary based on bit rate, content, file compression, file format, file size, host device, pre-loaded files, resolution, settings, software and other factors.

About Western Digital

Western Digital creates environments for data to thrive. As a leader in data infrastructure, the company is driving the innovation needed to help customers capture, preserve, access and transform an ever-increasing diversity of data. Everywhere data lives, from advanced data centers to mobile sensors to personal devices, our industry-leading solutions deliver the possibilities of data. Our data-centric solutions are comprised of the Western Digital, G-Technology, SanDisk, and WD brands.

© 2020 Western Digital Corporation or its affiliates. All rights reserved.

Western Digital, the Western Digital logo, G-Technology, the G-Technology logo, SanDisk, the SanDisk logo, WD, the WD logo, ibi, SanDisk Ultra and WD_BLACK are registered trademarks or trademarks of Western Digital Corporation or its affiliates in the U.S. and/or other countries. USB Type-C and USB-C are trademarks of USB Implementers Forum. All other marks are the property of their respective owners. Product specifications subject to change without notice. Pictures shown may vary from actual products. Not all products are available in all regions of the world.

Western Digital Technologies, Inc. is the seller of record and licensee in the Americas of SanDisk® products.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements, including the expected availability, benefits, capabilities, capacity, performance, speed and/or other features of the SanDisk Ultra® Dual Drive Luxe USB Type-C™ and SanDisk 8TB portable SSD prototype. There are a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate including, among others: changes to specifications from standards organizations, volatility in global economic conditions; business conditions and growth in the storage ecosystem; impact of competitive products and pricing; market acceptance and cost of commodity materials and specialized product components; actions by competitors; unexpected advances in competing technologies; our development and introduction of products based on new technologies and expansion into new data storage markets; risks associated with acquisitions, mergers and joint ventures; difficulties or delays in manufacturing; and other risks and uncertainties listed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), including the company's most recently filed periodic report, to which your attention is directed. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof, and the company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

Investor Contact: T. Peter Andrew +1 (949) 672-9655 peter.andrew@wdc.com investor@wdc.com

Media Contact: Joanna Andrade +1 (408) 801-1792 joanna.andrade@wdc.com

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