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Western Digital's new external SSD: 16TB, 2.8GB/sec, $7599

Western Digital's new G-DRIVE Mobile Pro SSDs take portable storage to the next level
By:Rob Squires | Storage News | Posted: Apr 10, 2018 4:40 am

NAB 2018 - The demand for high speed external storage has been growing exponentially and Western Digital is stepping up to the plate with three new professional grade products to enable real-time 4K and 8K workflows.

 

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The new products are part of their G-Technology G-DRIVE and G-SPEED Shuttle product families.

 

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All three products utilize the power of Thunderbolt 3, have transfer rates up to 2800MB/s, and make use of Western Digital's new G-Technology Pro SSDs to offer an ultra-fast, reliable solution. All three products will ship with a 5-year limited warranty.

 

G-DRIVE Mobile Pro SSD

 

The G-DRIVE mobile Pro SSD (Up to 1TB of capacity) enables users to edit multi-stream 8K footage at full frame rates, quickly render projects and experience them at full resolution, and transfer as much as a terabyte of media in seven minutes or less (for capacities 1TB or larger) wherever you are.

 

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A durable, shock-resistant design uses specially engineered components to endure traveling, while a single Thunderbolt 3 port lets you instantly edit footage on the go with incredible speed without the need for access to wall power. The unit also has an aluminum core to prevent overheating while maintaining consistent high performance. The G-DRIVE mobile Pro SSD solution with Thunderbolt 3 will be available in the U.S. (Summer 2018) in capacities of 500GB ($659.95) and 1TB ($1,049.95) USD.

 

G-DRIVE Pro SSD

 

The G-DRIVE Pro SSD solution (up to 7.68TB of capacity) with Thunderbolt 3 technology enables users to edit multi-stream 8K footage at full frame rate, quickly render projects and experience them at full resolution, and transfer as much as a terabyte of content in seven minutes or less (for capacities 1TB or larger).

 

The unit comes with dual Thunderbolt 3 ports are ready to daisy-chain up to five additional devices, while a stackable, rugged aluminum enclosure offers a durable way to help keep your workplace tidy. Combined with Enterprise-class solid state drives, an endurance rating of one drive write per day (DW/D) endurance rating. The G-DRIVE Pro SSD solution with Thunderbolt 3 is available in the U.S. (May 2018) in capacities of 960GB ($1,399.95), 1.92TB ($2,099.95), 3.84TB ($4,099.95) and 7.68TB ($7,599.95) USD.

 

G-SPEED Shuttle SSD

 

With up to 16TB of SSD capacity, the G-SPEED Shuttle SSD with Thunderbolt 3 is optimized to support multi-stream HD, 4K, 8K, VR and VFX workflows.

 

It comes equipped with support for hardware RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, 50, as well as eight removable SSDs pre-loaded and configured in RAID 5, it is built for ultra-demanding production workflows. The G-SPEED Shuttle SSD is available in the U.S. this month in capacities of 8TB ($5,099.95) and 16TB ($7,599.95).

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