Western Digital has unveiled the new modular SanDisk Professional PRO-BLADE SSD ecosystem, designed to meet increasingly high-resolution content capture, transfer and preservation requirements.
Western Digital revealed at its recent event in San Francisco its mission to unlock the potential of data by harnessing the possibility of using it. In a series of keynotes from business leaders, Western Digital also unveiled groundbreaking innovations in hard drives and flash drives inspired by how people and businesses use data to create the future.
New products include the new UHS-I SD and microSD memory cards, designed to empower professionals and creators around the world. Western Digital claims to have once again achieved record UHS-I read speeds – now up to 200MB/s – on its line of SanDisk Extreme PRO class memory cards, making them the UHS-I SD memory cards and microSD on the market. world. Paired with the new SanDisk Professional PRO-READER SD & microSD device, the cards deliver unparalleled speeds that allow creatives to quickly offload their content with time-saving and labor-saving efficiency.
In terms of new hard drives, the company unveiled the Ultrastar DC HC670 UltraSMR 26TB hard drive and the Ultrastar DC HC570 22TB hard drive, which are now the highest performing hard drives available. Both build on decades of innovative technology and are developed to help cloud providers and hyperscale customers meet modern data demands. Also new is the Western Digital PC SN740 NVMe PCIe Gen4 SSD family, which addresses the unique needs of the hybrid workforce and enhances the computing experience with sequential read speeds of up to 5,150MB/s2 in a thin, light and low-power design.
New premium storage solution
While the various solutions are of interest to content creators, a new product is attracting attention: the SanDisk Professional PRO-BLADE Modular SSD Ecosystem, an innovative, high-end storage solution designed to meet the need for multiple storage devices. ultra-fast laptops to quickly ingest, edit and copy large volumes of high-resolution content. Western Digital states that “The powerful PRO-BLADE ecosystem allows users to easily swap lightweight, high-capacity PRO-BLADE SSD mags so they can carry terabytes of storage without excessive bulk. The PRO-BLADE modular SSD ecosystem Exceptionally versatile BLADE is designed to transform the entire workflow with scalable capability and time-saving convenience on location and back in the studio.
“As a filmmaker, I spend a lot of time shooting on location. While my main goal is to produce engaging stories, I also spend a lot of time looking for ways to streamline my production workflow, especially when it comes to data storage and transfer speeds. With the SanDisk Professional portfolio, I have a technology partner who designs products for all my production workflows and deeply understands the needs of today’s filmmaker,” said Michael Coleman, SanDisk Professional PRO-TEAM Ambassador and Director and award-winning cinematographer.
The SanDisk Professional PRO-BLADE System
Here is some additional information, shared by Western Digital, about the new features of SanDisk Professional’s PRO-BLADE modular SSD ecosystem:
- PRO-BLADE SSD Charger – A versatile NVMe SSD mag that powers the ultimate modular SSD ecosystem. The PRO-BLADE Mag SSD allows users to scale the storage they need in an instant, whether in the studio or on location. By loading the PRO-BLADE SSD mag into the PRO-BLADE TRANSPORT portable case, users can create a powerful portable SSD. When loading up to four SSD mags into the ultra-fast PRO-BLADE STATION desktop case, users can create their most versatile multimedia workflow yet. The PRO-BLADE SSD Charger is ready for any location, delivering up to 3m of drop and 4,000lb crush resistance for on-the-go reliability. The PRO-BLADE SSD Loader is offered in 1TB (MSRP US$179.99), 2TB (MSRP US$289.99), and 4TB (MSRP US$599.99) and is expected to start shipping in June 2022.
- PRO-BLADE TRANSPORT Portable SSD Enclosure – A high-end portable and modular SSD for lightning-fast workflow scalability. Pair multiple lightweight PRO-BLADE SSD Mags with the PRO-BLADE TRANSPORT Portable USB-C Enclosure (20Gbps) for read and write speeds of up to 2000MB/s. The PRO-BLADE TRANSPORT device enables users to easily swap out PRO-BLADE SSD Mags so they can carry terabytes of storage without excessive bulk. Attach a PRO-BLADE TRANSPORT case to a USB-C compatible camera for high resolution recording directly to the charged PRO-BLADE SSD loader. Simply swap between SSD mags to keep rolling uninterrupted. The PRO-BLADE TRANSPORT Portable SSD Enclosure will be available in 0TB (MSRP US$69.99), 1TB (MSRP US$239.99), 2TB (MSRP US$359.99) and 4TB (MSRP MSRP of US$659.99) and is expected to begin shipping in June 2022.
- PRO-BLADE STATION Desktop SSD Enclosure – Optimized for professionals looking for the fastest way to ingest, copy and edit their content, the PRO-BLADE STATION desktop system allows professionals to load up to four PRO-BLADE SSD mags at once , creating a powerful Thunderbolt SSD device. The desktop SSD enclosure uses a Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) interface so they can load and swap up to four high-capacity PRO-BLADE SSD mags at once for simultaneous offloading, 4K/8K/12K editing in real time and ultra-fast copies. . The PRO-BLADE STATION enables professionals to support their most demanding workloads with an exceptionally modular and scalable SSD workstation that fuels creativity. The PRO-BLADE STATION Desktop SSD Enclosure will be available in late 2022 in the US and pricing will be announced closer to product availability.
Find PRO-BLADE Modular SSD Ecosystem products at select retailers and the Western Digital Store. Follow the link for more information on the SanDisk Professional solutions portfolio.