Following a brief hiatus in terms of marketing and the likes, Western Digital hosted a team of technology media to reaffirm their presence in South Africa, kicking off with the launch with a diversified portfolio of data storage options to choose from. The announcement also confirmed Western Digital’s approach to providing local consumers to more easily access their range of Western Digital and SanDisk products at various outlets across the country. The range varies across various storage devices, including the mobile range (iXpand, microSD and SD cards, etc.), as well as internal and external SSDs across the two brands. The team also reassured customers with their after-sales service to continue to provide great customer services.
SanDisk Mobile Storage Solutions
The range of SanDisk mobile storage solutions includes the iXpand™ flash drive, SanDisk Ultra™ Dual Drive, microSD™ and SD™ cards and SanDisk external SSDs.
- iXpand: The ideal companion for your iPhone or iPad to enable users to free up space while backing up their camera roll, or watch videos and the likes. The unit includes a Lightning connector and a USB 3.0 connector in order for users can move files between iPhone, iPad, and Mac or PC computers. The unit is available in 32, 64, 128, and 256GB capacities
- SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0: The unit is aimed at Android devices, enabling the ease of transferring content from your OTG-enabled smartphone to your PC. It comes in capacities of 16, 32, 64, 128, 256GB.
- 400GB microSD Card: The Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card is ideal for recording and watching Full HD video. With its great capacity offerings, up to 400GB, the unit allows for hours of filming, which makes it ideal for Android-based smartphones, while still offering 100MB/s transfer speeds.
- SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD: As well as offering portability, the unit is also ruggedised. The SSD delivers high-speed transfers of up to 550MB/s making it perfect for saving and editing hi-res photos and videos. The casing also includes an IP55 rating and a solid-state core, which guards against rain, spills, dust and drops. Capacities range between 250 and 2TB.
Western Digital Internal SSDs
The team announced their latest offerings in terms of the internal SSDs, which bolster your PC with upgraded speed and reliability.
- Western Digital Black SN750 NVMe SSD: Delivers top performance for gaming enthusiasts seeking to build or upgrade their rigs. The range includes 64-layer 3D NAND technology, read speeds of up to 3470 MB/s, as well as an exclusive WD Black SSD dashboard with gaming mode.
- Western Digital Green™ SSD: The unit provides the perfect balance between performance and ultra-low power draw, even while offering read and write speeds at 540MB/s and 405MB/s, respectively.
- Western Digital Blue™ SSD: Providing the ultimate in performance, with speeds up to 545MB/s read and 525MB/s write.
- 12TB WD Purple Hard Drive: The unit has been engineered specifically for the extreme demands of high temperature, 24/7 surveillance systems, while also including a supported workload rate of up to 180 TB/yr and support for up to 64 cameras.
- 256GB WD Purple microSD Card: With capacities ranging from 32GB to 256GB and operate in temperatures from -25°C to 85°C the unit is ideal for continuous recording throughout the year.
- 14TB Ultrastar Hard Drive: With up to 14TB capacity, the unit provides the ultimate in space for all your recording needs, all in a 3.5″ form-factor.
My Passport SSD
- My Passport™ Wireless SSD: The unit offers great backup for all your portable devices, such as cameras and drones. It offers a one-touch copy button to backup content shot with its built-in SD card reader, without the need of a laptop. The unit is available in 250 and 500GB, 1 and 2TB capacities.
- My Passport SSD: Offers portable storage with lightning-fast transfers, along with password protection and hardware encryption to keep your content secure. The unit also offers shock-resistance.
Western Digital Internal Hard Drive
- My Passport™: A portable and trusted device, storing massive amounts of photos, videos and music. The unit is well-known for its array of vibrant and fun colours along with sleek designs to fit comfortably in the palm of your hand. It is available in 1, 2, 3 and 4TB capacities.
- WD Purple™: Optimised for surveillance systems, the unit has been engineered specifically for the extreme demands of high temperature, 24/7 surveillance systems, while also including a supported workload rate of up to 180 TB/yr.
- WD Red™: With capacities up to 10TB, the unit offers a wide range of solutions for users seeking to build high-performing NAS storage solutions.
- WD Blue™: The unit has been designed just for desktop and all-in-one PCs with a variety of storage capacities.
- G-DRIVE mobile SSD: The ruggedised mobile SSD has transfer speeds of up to 560MB/s with USB Type-C compatibility.