At the Consumer Electronics Show 2020, Western Digital showcases the world’s highest capacity, pocket-sized, portable SSD prototype featuring a SuperSpeed USB 20Gbps interface.
WD presented details of 128L BiCS 5 production wafers at ISSC 2019, though it is not clear if the 8TB prototype being demonstrated at CES 2020 utilizes BiCS 5 flash. In any case, given the size of the prototype, even BiCS 4 TLC (96L 3D NAND) flash is enough. The portable SSD is a prototype so there is no pricing aspect to consider.
The company is also releasing the 1TB SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive Luxe USB Type-C drive for smartphones and laptops.
The all-metal, high-capacity drive allows users to transfer content between USB Type-C smartphones, tablets and laptops and USB Type-A computers.
Designed to fit on a keychain, the drive offers massive space in a tiny form.
The 1TB SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive Luxe USB Type-C is expected to be available later this calendar quarter.
The WD_Black portfolio provides the performance, capacity and reliability to PC and console gamers. Five gaming solutions from the WD_Black lineup are on display:
- WD_Black P50 Game Drive SSD, the first game drive to feature a SuperSpeed USB 20Gbps interface. The WD_Black P50 Game Drive SSD is available now.
Two Xbox-licensed drives, the WD_Black P10 Game Drive for Xbox One (available now) and WD_Black D10 Game Drive for Xbox One (available now). These two drives come with an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate trial membership.
- ibi is a smart photo management device from SanDisk that offers consumers local storage that works like a personal cloud for photos and videos. Features include:
- Companion app allows consumers to wirelessly connect their phone for automatic back up with an intuitive interface to help people collect, organize and privately share their photos and videos.
- Ability to aggregate content from various locations including laptops, USB drives, social media and cloud accounts – all stored on ibi and viewable in the app
- 1TB of storage that can store up to 250,000 photos3 or 100 hours of video