The IFA 2019 saw Western Digital showcase its newest consumer storage products aimed at gamers, photographers, and consumers with growing data storage needs. The new offerings include the latest additions to the SanDisk brand of memory cards, as well as updates to the award-winning My Passport portable drives. If you’re looking to upgrade your storage solutions, these new offerings are among your options.
The new SanDisk memory cards are particularly noteworthy for photographers and videographers looking for the latest storage solutions for their high-quality content. The 1TB SanDisk Extreme PRO SD UHS-I, which is set to ship at the end of the month, takes pride in being the world’s fastest UHS-I SD card. Apart from shot speeds of up to 90MB/s, UHS speed Class 3 recording, and transfer speeds of up to 170MB/s, it also boasts of being temperature-proof, waterproof, shock-proof, and x-ray proof. These features make it ideal for shooting 4K UHD video as well as burst mode photos.
Likewise, the SanDisk Extreme PRO CFexpress Card Type B promises enhanced RAW performance and workflow efficiency for photographers and videographers. It features blazing fast read speeds of up to 1700MB/s and write speeds up to 1400MB/s for smooth, RAW 4K video capture and consistent recordings. This card is also backward-compatible with selected XQD cameras which adopt firmware that enable CFexpress.
As for the My Passport and My Passport for Mac portable drives, they now sport a new sleek and streamlined design in different colors. To meet today’s growing need for data storage, these drives are also available in up to 5TB and come with a three-year limited warranty.