San Jose, CA—At CES 2019, Western Digital Corporation unveiled several personal storage solutions that allow consumers to capture, organize and share their digital content. In addition to new and upcoming portable SSDs and a USB drive cloud backup service, WD demonstrated an ultrahigh capacity flash drive prototype. The all put consumers in charge of their photos, videos and documents, enabling them to store more content and access it on the go.
“We continue to evolve our products to help consumers find new ways of enjoying the content that matters the most,” said David Ellis, vice president, product marketing, Western Digital. “Our latest offerings reinforce Western Digital’s commitment to delivering a wide range of personal storage solutions that offer ruggedness, speed, reliability and ease of use.”
Personal Storage Solutions for Digital Content
Western Digital showcased the following SanDisk and WD brand offerings at CES 2019.
SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD
With estimated availability in spring 2019, the SSD will deliver sustained performance at up to 1GB/s transfer speeds. It also will seek to provide dust-resistant IP55-rated durability
and withstand a 3-minute water flow.
WD My Passport Go
The latest addition to WD’s My Passport family, the Go SSD features up to 1TB of portable storage. Its form factor includes an integrated cable as well as rubber bumper. Auto backup and password protection are integrated. It is also withstands a fall of 6.5 feet.
Available for two of SanDisk’s USB drives, Flashback is a new cloud backup service. Flashback creates an online copy of the USB drive’s content. So even if their drive is lost or left at home, consumers can view, search and share their files. Moreover, with a dedicated app, Flashback lets users share photos, videos and documents with as many people as they want, using just a link.
SanDisk 4TB USB-C Prototype
Western Digital also demonstrated what it calls “the world’s highest-capacity portable flash drive.”
Providing 4TB of flash memory in an compact form factor, the drive is currently in prototype form.