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Western Digital Unveils Supercharged Storage Solutions for Next-Gen Media Workflows

Las Vegas, Nevada – April 17, 2024 – Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) closed the curtain on a groundbreaking showcase of next-generation storage solutions designed to empower today’s media and entertainment (M&E) professionals at NAB 2024. With the ever-growing demand for rich, high-resolution content, Western Digital addressed the need for faster, more flexible, and higher-capacity storage across the entire workflow – from capture and transfer to archiving.

Supercharging the Future with Blazing-Fast Speeds

Western Digital unveiled its next-generation SanDisk® SD and microSD Express portfolio, boasting unparalleled performance levels that rival SSDs. This innovation caters to the growing need for faster data transfer speeds, significantly reducing wait times for demanding applications. The new cards are backward compatible, ensuring seamless integration with existing devices while offering a future-proof solution for super-speed workflows.

Unprecedented Capacities for Unmatched Creativity

Western Digital shattered boundaries with the introduction of groundbreaking memory cards, including:

  • World’s First 2TB UHS-I SDXC™ Card: The SanDisk Extreme PRO® SDXC™ UHS-I memory card empowers content creators to capture and store more high-resolution images and 4K UHD videos than ever before on a single card.
  • Industry-First 2TB UHS-I microSDXC™ Card: The SanDisk Extreme PRO microSDXC™ UHS-I memory card provides unparalleled storage and performance for professionals handling massive creative projects on devices with microSD slots.
  • World’s First-Ever 4TB UHS-I SD Card (Preview):* Western Digital offered a glimpse into the future with the unveiling of the groundbreaking 4TB* SanDisk Extreme PRO SDUC™ UHS-I memory card, showcasing an unprecedented level of storage capacity within the compact SD form factor. This card is expected to redefine creative possibilities for cameras and laptops upon its release in 2025.

Enhancing Workflow Efficiency with High-Performance Desktop and Rackmount Storage

Western Digital bolstered its award-winning SanDisk Professional lineup with premium-grade desktop hard drive solutions featuring powerful 24TB* enterprise-class 7200 RPM Ultrastar® drives – ideal for demanding 4K, 8K, and VR workflows.

The expanded offerings include:

  • 24TB G-DRIVE®:* Ultra-reliable storage with USB-C™ (10Gbps) for fast backup.
  • 24TB G-DRIVE PROJECT:* Back up and save valuable project work with compatibility for Thunderbolt 3™ and USB-C (10Gbps). It also features a PRO-BLADE™ SSD Mag slot for modular SSD performance boosting collaboration and editing across devices.
  • 48TB G-RAID® MIRROR:* Offers automatic data redundancy by mirroring your working files in RAID 1 configuration. Compatible with Thunderbolt 3™ and USB-C (10Gbps), it features a PRO-BLADE™ SSD Mag slot for enhanced performance.
  • 96TB G-RAID SHUTTLE 4:* This transportable 4-bay hardware RAID solution delivers super-fast access and real-time video editing capabilities.
  • 192TB G-RAID SHUTTLE 8:* The ultimate solution for massive content creators, this 8-bay hardware RAID solution provides exceptional storage capacity for consolidated backup, on location or in the studio.

Conquering Data Demands with Scalable and Flexible Solutions

Western Digital showcased its commitment to empowering M&E professionals with cost-effective, enterprise-class storage solutions built for scalability, durability, and mobility. These solutions are ideal for broadcasters, CDNs, production houses, and studios dealing with immense data challenges.

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The highlighted solutions include:

  • Western Digital Ultrastar® Transporter: This high-throughput, large-capacity data transfer platform offers unmatched performance with up to 368TB* of NVMe™ SSD storage and dual-port 200Gb/E connectivity.
  • Western Digital Ultrastar® Data102 JBOD Platform: This reliable, high-density external storage platform boasts up to 2.65

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