Western Digital at CES 2019: Exterior Flash Storage Options Showcased

Along with the SanDisk Excessive PRO Transportable SSD and the Prototype Demonstration [4] Western Digital additionally had bulletins concerning a couple of further exterior flash reminiscence options.

The WD My Passport Go is the corporate's entry-level moveable SSD and is being marketed as a low-cost different to the My Passport SSD. It consumes speeds of as much as 300 Mbps (indicative of using a low-cost TLC or QLC drive internally) and has a USB three.zero Kind A interface (the built-in cable is plugged into the shockproof rubber body). The product has been commercially obtainable for a number of months and prices $ 170 for the 1 TB model and $ 90 for the 500 GB model.

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CES additionally introduces a cloud-based subscription providing known as Flashback. It’s being marketed as a cloud backup service and is at the moment obtainable with two of its USB sticks – the SanDisk Extremely and the SanDisk Extremely Match.

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Costs vary from $ 1 per 12 months for the 16GB fashions to $ 10 per 12 months for the 256GB fashions . The 2 talked about USB sticks provide one 12 months of free flashback service. It's a sensible mannequin that offers customers fast entry to the contents of the USB drive once they cannot bodily entry it. The draw back is that after each content material change, the drive have to be related to a pc with an Web connection (PC or Mac) to get the final copy of the flash drive content material within the cloud.

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