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WD’s announces the world’s smallest, highest capacity portable SSD and more at CES 2020

At CES 2020, Western Digital has announced a few new products under their SanDisk, WD_Black, WD and new ibi brands.

SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive Luxe USB Type-C 1TB

The new Ultra Dual Drive Luxe USB Type-C is the latest dual connector drive by WD’s SanDisk brand. It offers both a USB-C and USB-A connections and is now available in a 1TB capacity.

The new dual-drive can easily fit on a keychain and works with smartphones, tablets and laptops with USB-C.

Prior to this, the company offered its USB-C dual drives in 32, 64, 128 and 256GB storage options.

Pricing is as follows:

  • 32GB – $10.99 USD
  • 64GB – $14.99 USD
  • 128GB – $24.99 USD
  • 256GB – $45.99 USD
  • 512GB – $89.99 USD
  • 1TB – $249.99 USD

The SanDisk 1TB Ultra Dual Drive Luxe USB Type-C is set to launch in the next few months. You can reserve yours on WD’s website.

SanDisk 8TB SSD Prototype

SanDisk also announced “the world’s highest capacity, pocket-sized” portable SSD with their 8TB SSD Prototype. It supports SuperSpeed 20Gbps transfer speeds in a compact design.

The device uses flash memory and to be used as a basis for future WD products.

WD_Black P50 Game Drive SSD with SuperSpeed USB 20Gbps

Under their new WD_Black gaming brand, the company announced the new P50 Game Drive SSD.

The device is the first game drive with a SuperSpeed USB 20Gbps interface (via USB-C) which should help with game load times.

Pricing is as follows:

  • 500GB – $179 USD
  • 1TB – $249 USD
  • 2TB – $499 USD

The WD_Black P50 Game Drive SSD with SuperSpeed USB 20Gbps is available now from WD’s website.


ibi is the new smart photo management device from WD’s SanDisk brand. With the help of the companion app, you can wireless connect your phone to the device and seamless automatically backup your photos and videos.

The ibi device has 1TB of storage which is enough for 250,000+ photos, 100+ hours of HD videos.

The device has a USB port, so you can directly connect your hard drives and flash drives.

“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.

It can also back up your photos and video from your Mac or PC by dragging and dropping.

There are no subscription fees and it costs $129 USD.

Source: Western Digital


By Sachin Bahal

Sachin is the editor-in-chief of TheCanadianTechie, a site he started in 2012 to become the ultimate, independent source for tech enthusiasts or “techies”. He is a versatile writer with a passion for technology and loves to write about gaming, entertainment, tech and more.

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