Western Digital has expanded its SanDisk portfolio with the new 8TB SanDisk Desk Drive, its highest capacity yet on an external desktop solid state drive (SSD).

“As digital content creation continues to soar, there is an increasing need for high-performing and high-capacity storage solutions to help manage and preserve it. Expanding our SSD portfolio is the first step in offering creators backup solutions that deliver the speed and flexibility they need to unlock their creativity,” says Susan Park, Vice President, Consumer Solutions, Western Digital. “By next year, we expect to double the capacity of the SanDisk Desk Drive from 8TB to 16TB on a single desktop SSD.”

The SanDisk Desk Drive key features include: 4TB and 8TB capacities, faster content access, for even the heaviest files like 8K videos, with read speeds up to 1,000 MB/s  up to 4x faster than a desktop HDD, the ability to quickly back up photos, videos, and files with SSD speeds using Apple Time Machine or make backups automatic with the included downloadable Acronis True Image for Western Digital backup software and it works with Windows or macOS out of the box with exFAT formatting, using the included USB Type-C.

Staff Reporter

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