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Western Digital's My Cloud Home is Easy to Use, But Apps Need Improvement

Friday October 13, 2017 9:58 am PDT by
Western Digital's My Cloud Home is a network-attached personal cloud storage solution, designed to combine the convenience of cloud storage with the privacy and security of local storage. It's available in capacities ranging from 2TB to 16TB, to meet the needs of both families and small businesses, and with apps for the Mac, PC, iOS devices, and a cloud website, content can be accessed from...

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G-Technology Releases NVMe SSD Protected With New ArmorLock Technology

Thursday September 3, 2020 5:00 am PDT by
Western Digital's G-Technology brand today announced the release of a new ArmorLock encrypted NVMe SSD, which is a 2TB SSD that uses G-Tech's newly introduced ArmorLock Security Platform. ArmorLock is a data encryption platform designed with finance, government, healthcare, media, IT, and legal professions in mind, offering greater security than is available with standard SSDs....

Western Digital Launches New NVMe 'My Passport SSD' With Transfer Speeds Up to 1050MB/s

Thursday August 20, 2020 5:00 am PDT by
Western Digital today launched a new USB 3.2 Gen 2 My Passport SSD under its WD brand, with the new device equipped with NVMe technology that supports read speeds of up to 1050MB/s and write speeds of up to 1000MB/s. The new My Passport SSD is available in capacities up to 2TB, and like most SSDs, it's small enough to fit in the palm of a hand. It features a metal casing with rounded corners ...

Western Digital Updates 'My Passport' Hard Drive Line With Up to 5TB Storage

Wednesday September 4, 2019 1:00 am PDT by
Western Digital today introduced new My Passport and My Passport for Mac hard drives, which are equipped with up to 5TB of storage. The drives are the slimmest 5TB options in the WD brand portfolio, measuring in at 0.75 inches thick, and Western Digital says they're about palm sized. Western Digital refreshes its My Passport lineup each year, and this year's models have a new look in...

CES 2019: SanDisk Shows Off Prototype Flash Drive With 4TB of Storage, New Extreme Pro SSD

Monday January 7, 2019 5:38 pm PST by
Western Digital's SanDisk brand today unveiled a prototype flash drive, which it says is the world's highest capacity USB drive featuring total of 4TB of storage. Equipped with a USB-C connector, the flash drive is a prototype and thus it's not yet for sale. A 4TB USB-sized flash drive would be prohibitively expensive as even 2TB flash drives cost upwards of $1,000, but it does demonstrate...

Western Digital Debuts New Transportable G-Technology G-SPEED Shuttles

Tuesday January 16, 2018 8:42 am PST by
Western Digital today announced the launch of two new products in its G-Technology G-SPEED Shuttle lineup, both of which are designed to be ultraportable RAID storage solutions aimed at meeting the needs of professional content creators who need both super fast transfer speeds and portability. The new 4-bay G-Technology G-SPEED Shuttle with Thunderbolt 3 supports transfer speeds of up to...

CES 2018: Western Digital Debuts New WD and SanDisk SSDs and Flash Drive

Monday January 8, 2018 7:24 pm PST by
At this year's Consumer Electronics Show, Western Digital is introducing several new products under both its WD and SanDisk brands, including new SSDs, software updates, and an ultra small flash drive. The new WD My Passport Wireless SSD features wireless connectivity to allow customers to transfer photos captured on devices like drones or cameras without the need for a cable. It features ...

SanDisk Debuts New $250 400GB MicroSD Card

Thursday August 31, 2017 1:10 am PDT by
Western Digital today introduced a new 400GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, which it says is the world's highest-capacity microSD card available on the market. The new 400GB card comes two years after the company introduced its 200GB SanDisk Ultra microSD card, with the new version doubling the storage capacity. According to Western Digital, this new milestone was achieved through...

SanDisk's New iXpand Base Makes it Easy to Back Up Your iPhone

Thursday August 31, 2017 1:00 am PDT by
Western Digital today announced its latest SanDisk product, the SanDisk iXpand Base. The iXpand Base is designed to make it simple to back up an iPhone's photos, videos, and contacts, offering storage and an intuitive nightly backup setup. The iXpand Base is designed to look like a small iPhone dock, with a flat rubber-coated base where the iPhone rests. At one side, there's a Lightning cable...

Western Digital Debuts New 'My Cloud Home' Personal Cloud Storage Solution

Wednesday August 30, 2017 1:00 am PDT by
Western Digital today announced the launch of its latest personal cloud storage solution, the My Cloud Home. My Cloud Home is designed to make it easy for customers to set up and use a personal cloud storage solution to meet all of their storage needs. The company is aiming to make My Cloud Home the one stop storage destination for all of a person's devices, aggregating photos, videos, and...

Western Digital Announces 20TB My Book Duo RAID Desktop Storage System

Thursday August 24, 2017 3:47 am PDT by
Western Digital has announced the 20TB My Book Duo, the company's highest-capacity desktop hard drive ever. The storage system comes with proprietary RAID 0/1 support offering speeds of up to 360MB per second sequential reads, as well as auto management of drive operations to help ensure read/write cycle data integrity. The My Book Duo also comes with a USB Type-C port with all cables...

Sale of Toshiba's NAND Chip Unit Faces Trouble as Western Digital Threatens Legal Action

Tuesday May 9, 2017 6:41 am PDT by
Uncertainty over which company will end up with Toshiba's much-sought-after NAND chip unit -- the second-biggest in the world -- has deepened today with a report by Reuters, which states that the Japan-based Toshiba is now facing legal actions from its business partner and chip unit bidder Western Digital. The U.S.-based data storage company is claiming that Toshiba has violated a contract by...

Western Digital Upgrades Suite of Storage Drives With Thunderbolt 3, Optimized Speeds, and More

Monday April 24, 2017 7:30 am PDT by
After revealing the G-Drive USB-C a few weeks ago, Western Digital today announced the launch of a trio of upgrades coming to a few of its G-Technology product lines, including the G-Drive with Thunderbolt 3, G-Raid with Thunderbolt 3, and G-Speed Shuttle XL. The performance upgrades mainly account for optimized speeds that will help creative professionals who capture and transfer heavy loads of...

Western Digital Reveals 'G-Drive USB-C' With High-Capacity Storage and MacBook Charging Capabilities

Tuesday April 11, 2017 6:02 am PDT by
Western Digital today announced the newest addition to its G-Technology brand "G-Drive," called the G-Drive USB-C. The company said that the new device was designed with power users and creative enthusiasts in mind, allowing them access to high-capacity storage and charging on the MacBook Pro through the USB-C port. The G-Drive USB-C is available in 4TB, 8TB, and 10TB capacities so users can...

Western Digital Debuts First My Passport Portable SSD

Thursday April 6, 2017 5:00 am PDT by
Western Digital today announced the launch of its first portable SSD, bringing solid state storage to its popular "My Passport" lineup of storage devices. The new My Passport SSD is Western Digital's fastest portable drive yet, offering transfer speeds of up to 515 MB/s. Designed for USB-C devices like the MacBook and MacBook Pro, it features a USB Type-C port and ships with both a USB-C to...

Western Digital Announces Redesigned My Passport Portable Hard Drives

Wednesday October 12, 2016 4:03 am PDT by
Western Digital yesterday refreshed its popular portable and desktop hard drive range with a more colorful line-up and increased capacities. As part of a "reimagined" design that WD says better reflects how data is now "much more of a personal commodity", the company's portable USB 2.0/3.0 My Passport drives are available in six vivid colors – Black, Yellow, Red, White, Orange and Blue. The...