New Arrival: Western Digital Unveils SanDisk Extreme Pro SSDs

Western Digital has launched its enhanced line of SanDisk Extreme and Extreme Pro portable SSDs that offer both speed and portability. Available in Singapore from 10 October, 2020. Prices below.

The new SanDisk Extreme and Extreme Pro SSDs from Western Digital offer nearly 2x the speed over previous generations.

The new SanDisk Extreme and Extreme Pro SSDs from Western Digital offer nearly 2x the speed over previous generations.

Western Digital Corp. has released the SanDisk Extreme and SanDisk Extreme PRO portable SSDs for high-speed, high-quality content demands – targeting professional photographers, videographers and enthusiasts.

With capacities up to 2TB, the new NVMe drives are suitable for creating content or capturing and moving 4K and 8K footage with ease.

The flagship SanDisk Extreme PRO Portable SSD features a forged aluminum chassis made to stay cool under the pressure of a heavy workload and a durable silicone design to withstand the rigours of production.

The drives also help keep content safe with password protection and an upgrade to 256-bit AES hardware encryption.

More details below from the press release.

Designed with professionals in mind, the new SanDisk portable SSDs were built to reliably handle the most challenging assignments – whether at home, in the office or out on location.

“When every second counts, I need fast and powerful solutions that work as quickly as I do. I rely on SanDisk SSDs to keep up with my creativity. As an artist, speed is one of my greatest strengths, and I know with the SanDisk Extreme line of SSDs, I can get the job done with greater efficiency and capacity, and I never have to worry about running out of memory wherever the job takes me,” said Tyler Stableford, SanDisk Extreme Team member.

The SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD is a great go-to drive for those who need more memory and a durable and fast drive, while the SanDisk Extreme PRO Portable SSD is built for an avid pro who needs even, sustained performance and a drive that can go anywhere.

Ready to move, consumers can use the handy carabiner loop to secure the drives to a belt loop or backpack for extra peace of mind.

The new drives are compatible with PC and Mac computers.

“For our customers, life is an adventure and they rely on us to raise the bar across our portfolio when it comes to delivering powerful solutions to consumers and professionals alike. The SanDisk brand is trusted by professional photographers worldwide, which is why we built our Extreme family of drives to perform at the highest level. We amped up the speeds with the latest NVMe technology and used robust materials in our designs to handle the best shots and the most demanding jobs,” said Brian Pridgeon, director of marketing, Consumer Solutions, Western Digital.

In addition to moving content to a PC or laptop, the new products also now allow users to back up mobile content quickly and easily thanks to compatibility with a range of USB Type-C smartphones.

The SanDisk Extreme PRO and SanDisk Extreme portable SSDs are backed by a five-year limited warranty.

Both drives are now available at the SanDisk Official Store on Hachi in selected capacities.

Starting 10 October, both products will also be available at key e-tailers and retailers.

Key Features

SanDisk Extreme PRO Portable SSD
  • Save time storing and transferring data with powerful NVMe solid state performance featuring up to 2000MB/s read and up to 2000MB/s write speeds.
  • A forged aluminum chassis acts as a heatsink to deliver higher sustained speeds in a portable form factor.
  • Up to two-meter drop protection and an IP55 rating make the drive tough enough to take on any adventure. The drive’s forged aluminum chassis and silicone shell design offer a premium feel and added protection.
  • Helps keep private content private with password protection and an upgrade to 256-bit AES hardware encryption.
SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD
  • Get NVMe solid state performance featuring up to 1050MB/s read and up to 1000MB/s write speeds in a portable, high-capacity drive that’s perfect for creating amazing content or capturing incredible footage.
  • For added durability, the drive features up to two-meter drop protection and IP55 water and dust resistance.
  • Durable silicone shell that offers a premium feel and added protection to the drive’s exterior.
  • Helps keep private content private with password protection and an upgrade to 256-bit AES hardware encryption.

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2 Responses to “New Arrival: Western Digital Unveils SanDisk Extreme Pro SSDs”

  1. Favian Lee says:

    What’s the water resistance level for the IP55 rating?

    • tech4tea says:

      Based on internal testing (IPEC 60529 IP 55): Tested to withstand water flow (30 kPa) at 3 min.; limited dust contact does not interfere with operation. Must be clean and dry before use.

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