SanDisk, WD, and WD_BLACK Announce 4TB Updates to Four of Their Most Popular SSD Lines

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This week, Sandisk, WD, and WD_BLACK have announced that four of their popular portable SSD lines will soon be available with 4TB updates. If you’re a photographer, content creator, or gamer, you’ll definitely want to check out the larger capacities now available in the SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD V2, SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD V2, WD_BLACK P50 Game Drive SSD, and the WD My Passport SSD.

Having up to 4TB of storage in a portable drive gives you the ability to create and save on-the-go without a heavy external drive weighing you down. Each of the 4TB updates offers content creators, enthusiasts, gamers, and those who simply care about keeping a back-up copy of their important files the performance, durability, and capacity to capture, move, and save all of their data. Let’s take a look.

SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD V2

SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD V2

I’m always looking for the largest storage option that doesn’t come with a monthly subscription, and you’ll get this with the newly updated 4TB SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD V2. Nearly twice as fast as the previous generation, and with read and write speeds of up to 2000MB/s, you’ll be able to move a two-gigabyte file in a second depending on your host device, interface, usage conditions, and other factors. This portable drive has a forged aluminum body, and it offers up to two-meter drop protection and IP55 water and dust resistance. It comes with a handy carabiner loop so you can secure it to your belt or backpack.

The 4TB SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD V2 will be available in about a month for $899.99. Also available are a 1TB version, which sells for $299.99, and a 2TB version, which sells for $499.99. SanDisk offers a 5-year limited warranty on this SSD. 

SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD V2

SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD V2

Next is the 4TB SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD, which is nearly twice as fast as the last generation. It offers 1050MB/s read and 1000MB/s write speeds depending on your host device, interface, usage conditions, and other factors. This SSD has a silicone body, and it also offers two-meter drop protection and IP55 water and dust resistance. It also comes with a handy carabiner loop so you can secure it to your belt or backpack.

The 4TB SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD V2 sells for $699.99. Also available are a 500GB version, which sells for $94.99, a 1TB version that sells for $159.99, and a 2TB version, which sells for $289.99. SanDisk offers a 5-year limited warranty on this SSD.

WD_BLACK P50 Game Drive SSD

WD_BLACK P50 Game Drive SSD

If you are a gamer, the WD_BLACK P50 Game Drive SSD is the one you’ll want; with it, you’ll no longer have to delete your favorite older games to make room on your hard drive for new games. Built for performance, the WD Black has read speeds of up to 2000MB/s; your performance will vary depending on your hardware and software components and configurations. Whether you’re looking to boost your system’s overall responsiveness or reduce load times, this is the gaming SSD you’ll want.

The WD_BLACK P50 Game Drive SSD also features a SuperSpeed USB 20GB/s (USB 3.2 Gen 2×2) interface specifically designed for gamers on the market, so your SSD will be compatible with new hardware, components, and accessories for years to come.

Compatible with your PC, Playstation 4, or Xbox One game library, the 4TB WD_BLACK P50 Game Drive SSD is available for $749.99. Also available are a 500GB version, which sells for $139.99, a 1TB version, which sells for $199.99, and a 2TB version, which sells for $349.99. WD offers a 5-year limited warranty on this SSD.

WD My Passport SSD

WD My Passport SSD

Finally, there’s the 4TB My Passport SSD from WD. With a bold metal design that’s not only durable but looks really sleek, the My passport has built-in shock and vibration resistance for up to 6.5 feet.  With it, you can get read speeds of up to 1050MB/s and write speeds of up to 1000MB/s, with the usual disclaimer that your performance may vary depending upon host device, usage conditions, drive capacity, and other factors. The My Passport SSD is great for content creators who need to save important files and have them ready.

You can keep your data safe with password-enabled 256-bit AES hardware encryption and included backup software. The WD My Passport SSD is compatible with Mac and PC systems, and it is available in gray, blue, red, gold, and silver.

The WD My Passport SSD sells for $679.99, and it will be available later this quarter. Also available are a 500GB version, which sells for $119.99, a 1TB version, which sells for $189.99, and a 2TB version, which sells for $269.99. WD offers a 5-year limited warranty on this SSD.

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