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Western Digital doubles storage in SSD portable tablets


Western Digital doubled the maximum storage volume of many of its Portable SSD  to 4TB, and the previous Western Digital SSD group was 2TB.

The new SSD mobile discs are designed to keep up with today's high-quality content requirements and give consumers and professionals more space for creativity

The four discs now provide players, content makers, and creative professionals with the performance, durability, and greater ability they need to save and transfer their files.

The 4TB storage configuration is available within the My Passport and western digital WD_Black brands, along with the SanDisk Extreme series.

All products also include a five-year warranty.

Western Digital's My Passport SSD, updated last August, promises reading speeds of up to 1050 Mbps and 1000 Mbps typing speeds, starting at $680.

My Passport SSD is shock-resistant and fall-resistant up to 1.98 m and comes in a range of colors, including grey, blue, red, gold, and silver.

The WD_BLACK The P50 Game Drive SSD with a capacity of 4TB from Western Digital is sold for $750 and includes reading and writing speeds of up to 2,000 Mbps.

This WD_BLACK p50 P50 Game Drive SSD is compatible with PCs and Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, and Xbox platforms.

If you're looking to buy this disc as an External SSD to expand storage via PS5, Xbox Series X, or Xbox Series S, there are some caveats.

This disc can connect to the PS5, but you can only store PS4 games, and although it works across Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S devices, this gaming disc is not compatible with the SSD expansion output for those platforms to take full advantage of next-generation devices.

Currently, the only SSD that takes full advantage of Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S devices is Seagate's Expansion Card, which comes with a capacity of only 1TB.

The 4TB SanDisk Extreme costs $700 and promises transfer speeds of up to 1050 Mbps for reading and 1,000 Mbps for writing.

This disc is characterized by fall protection of up to 2 meters and resistance to water and dust according to IP55 standard.

The fastest option, the 4TB SanDisk Extreme Pro, costs $750 and offers reading and writing speeds of up to 2,000 Mbps.

The aluminium chassis acts as a thermal waster to provide higher fixed speeds.

Western Digital says all of these products are expected to be launched later this quarter through its website.