At CES 2021, Western Digital has announced that they’re adding a 4TB capacity across their brands including SanDisk and WD_Black.
“This milestone allows us to deliver a new era of solutions with the capacity and performance our customers have been asking for. Our consumer brand products are used by millions of professionals and consumers around the world, and we continue to drive technology forward to deliver the performance, reliability, and leading products they demand,” said Jim Welsh, senior vice president and general manager of Consumer Solutions Products, Western Digital.
Previously the highest capacity across all of WD’s SSDs was 2TB.
The models getting a 4TB option include the SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD which offers up to 2000 MB/S read and write speeds and an aluminum chassis.
The SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD 4TB and retail for $749 USD.
The next model is the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD, which is similar to the Pro but has up to 1050 MB/S read speeds and 1000 MB/s write speeds. The SSD also features IP55 water and dust resistance and two-meter drop protection.
The SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD 4TB will retail for $889 CAD ($699 USD).
For gaming, there’s the WD_Black P50 Game Drive which has up to 2000 MB/s read speeds. It’ll work with your PC, PlayStation 4, or Xbox One. It’ll retail for $749 USD.
The last model is the WD My Passport SSD, which has a metal design and up to 1050 MB/S read speeds and 1000 MB/s write speeds. It comes in Gray, Blue, Red, Gold, and Silver colours and retails for $679 USD.
All the new 4TB portable SSDs from WD are set to launch in late February/March. Canadian pricing to be confirmed for the new models.