Computex, Tapei 2015: Sandisk enters portable storage market with drives for 4K video

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SanDisk Corporation has entered the portable storage market with a family of external drives, including the SanDisk Extreme 900 Portable SSDs and the SanDisk Extreme 500 Portable SSDs, the company’s new pocket-sized, rugged drives.

Unveiled at Computex 2015 in Tapei The SanDisk Extreme 900 drives offer speeds of up to nine times faster than a portable hard drive, while the SanDisk Extreme 500 drives offer speeds up to four times faster. Sandisk claims these solutions are ideal for photographers, videographers, creative professionals and tech enthusiasts looking to move massive files at phenomenal speeds.

Available with up to 1.92TB storage, the new drives – so the manufacturer claims – give users a significant advantage when they are working with 4K video, taking detailed high-res photos or creating large graphics files.

With its compact, durable aluminum case, professionals can take the SanDisk Extreme 900 Portable SSD with them wherever they go, allowing them to carry a massive digital portfolio they can access and share in just seconds. With superfast speeds of up to 850MB/s, the SanDisk Extreme 900 Portable SSD also boast both USB Type-C and Type-A cables

Less than half the size of a smartphone, the SanDisk Extreme 500 Portable SSD will, Sandisk claims, deliver more than four times the speed of a portable hard drive. Available in up to 480GB, the SanDisk Extreme 500 Portable SSDs features a black finish with unique rubber bumpers, and a metal ring that easily clips into a bag.

“We are now shooting with as many as twelve 4K cameras at once, so on set I need the most reliable and cutting-edge technology available to access, share and transfer enormous files.  Every minute counts when we are on location, so with these new, extraordinarily fast, portable SSDs from SanDisk, I can spend less time waiting on file transfer, and more time on creativity,” says Sam Nicholson, CEO of Stargate Studios and member of the American Society of Cinematographers.

These new portable SSDs are built to sustain the most rugged environments, featuring both temperature and impact-resistant materials, ideal for many work environments. They also feature SanDisk SecureAccess software with 128-bit encryption to secure files.

The SanDisk Extreme 500 Portable SSDs will be available worldwide with capacities of 120GB, 240GB and 480GB, at prices of around $99.99, $149.99 and $239.99 respectively. The SanDisk Extreme 900 SSDs will be available worldwide in capacities of 480GB, 960GB and 1.92TB at prices of $399.99, $599.99 and $999.99, respectively.  Both new SSD lines feature a three-year warranty.

Chris Price
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