At CES 2019, Western Digital is demonstrating a prototype Four-TB persist with Sort-C interface. Extra particularly, the shape issue is that of a USB flash drive, however the Sort C plug is at present hooked up to a wire. Since it’s a prototype and there are few alternatives to succeed in the market at cheap costs within the close to future, that is anticipated. The principle intent is to display the technological capabilities of SanDisk's Flash options. As anticipated, the prototype carries the SanDisk branding.
Primarily based on the shape issue, we assume that the product makes use of the 1.33Tb QLC 96L NAND, which started within the third quarter of 2018 .
The prototype is an efficient signal for compact high-performance thumb drives within the close to future. That is true to be used circumstances the place excessive efficiency isn’t required (consider reads and writes starting from 20-200 MBps). We’re ready for WD to offer extra technical particulars in regards to the precise configuration of the prototype. We additionally requested for the efficiency figures that they’ll obtain in such a compact type issue with the high-performance instruments.