Western Digital Has 4 New External SDDs for the On-the-Go Creator

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The 4TB drives have fast read/write speeds. 

Western Digital acquired SanDisk in 2016, and since then has expanded the popular brand among creators beyond the familiar memory cards and USB flash drives to include portable SSDs. 

The company has released four new external SSD options that offer fast read/write speeds with up to 4TB capacity. Let's take a look.

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SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD V2

  • NVMe solid state performance, featuring read/write speeds up 2000MB/s
  • USB 3.2, Type-C/Type-A
  • Forged aluminum chassis acts as a heatsink to deliver higher sustained speeds in a portable form factor
  • 4TB retails for $899, 2TB $349
  • Available first quarter 2021

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SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD V2

  • NVMe solid state performance with read speeds up to 1050MB/s and write speeds up to to 1000MB/s
  • USB 3.2, Type-C/Type-A
  • Features up to two-meter drop protection and IP55 water and dust resistance
  • 4TB to retail for $699, 2TB $289
  • Available first quarter 2021

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WD_BLACK P50 Game Drive SSD

  • Built for gamers, drive offers read speeds up to 2000MB/s
  • USB 3.2, Type-C/Type-A
  • Storage expansion allows new games to be saved; compatible with PC, PlayStation 4, or Xbox One game libraries
  • 4TB to retail for $749, 2TB $499
  • Available first quarter 2021

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My Passport SSD from WD

  • Metal design that is shock-resistant, vibration-resistant, and drop-resistant up to 6.5 feet (1.98m)
  • Available in gray, blue, red, gold, and silver
  • NVMe technology with read speeds of up to 1050MB/s and write speeds of up to 1000MB/s
  • 4TB to retail for $679, 2TB $269
  • Available first quarter 2021

Western Digital also owns G-Technology, so it will be interesting to see how these compare to their portable G-Drives that can offer up to 2800MB/s read/write speeds as well as the popular Lacie Rugged drives. 

Do you have a favorite portable SSD? Let other creators know in the comments below.      

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