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Western Digital Launches Up to 8TB SanDisk Desktop External USB Type-C SSD Drive

$380 (4TB) and $700 (8TB), working with Windows or macOS out of box with exFAT formatting

Western Digital Corp. has expanded its SanDisk portfolio with the 8TB* SanDisk Desk Drive, its highest capacity yet on an external desktop SSD.

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Featuring the speed and reliability of an SSD, this new class of drives gives content creators and business professionals a way to backup and access their high-resolution photos, videos and files quickly in a single, convenient location. From photo and video pros to tech enthusiasts, there are a growing number of digital creators generating massive amounts of content who need flexible high-capacity storage solutions to do more, faster.

As digital content creation continues to soar, there is an increasing need for high-performing and high-capacity storage solutions to help manage and preserve it. Expanding our SSD portfolio is the first step in offering creators backup solutions that deliver the speed and flexibility they need to unlock their creativity,” says Susan Park, VP, consumer solutions. “By next year, we expect to double the capacity of the SanDisk Desk Drive from 8 to 16TB on a single desktop SSD.”

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SanDisk Desk Drive key features include:

  • Capacity – 4 and 8TB capacities (*) for photo and video collections, CAD files or 3D renders, large AI-generated files, music libraries, important documents, and more.
  • Performance – Faster content access, for even the heaviest files like 8K videos, with read speeds up to 1,000 MB/s (1) – up to 4x faster than a desktop HDD (3).
  • Backup – Quickly back up photos, videos, and files with SSD speeds using Apple Time Machine or make backups automatic with the included downloadable Acronis True Image for Western Digital backup software (2).
  • Design – The compact, modern style, recognized as a 2024 Red Dot Design Award recipient (4), maximizes desk space and feels natural in any professional or home setting.
  • Compatibility – Works with Windows or macOS out of the box with exFAT formatting, using the included USB Type-C cable.

Featuring a 3-year limited warranty (5), the 4TB (*) SanDisk Desk Drive (MSRP $379.99) and 8TB (*) SanDisk Desk Drive (MSRP $699.99) are available for purchase at the company’s Digital Store and authorized SanDisk retailers, e-tailers, and distributors.

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(*) 1TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. Actual user capacity less.
(1) Up to 1,000 MB/s read speeds. Based on internal testing; performance may be lower depending upon host device, interface, usage conditions, and other factors. 1MB=1,000,000 bytes.
(2) Download and installation required. Terms and conditions apply. User account registration may be required.
(3) Based on internal testing against the 8TB WD My Book desktop HDD.
(4) The ‘Red Dot’ is an award recognizing high design quality. The international “Red Dot” jury awards the seal of quality to products that feature outstanding design.
(5) See www.sandisk.com/wug