A big day for media and storage fans as Western Digital launches its new SanDisk PRO-BLADE modular SSD ecosystem. They’ve created a family of lightning-fast SSDs that can be paired with compatible enclosures to make your data needs on set and throughout the studio more flexible and faster than ever.
The new SanDisk PRO-BLADE ecosystem of media storage in the form of sleek SSDs and accompanying enclosures/drives for desktop and mobile applications has just been unveiled. So if you need a seamless, high-quality storage solution to manage your media in the field and in the post-production suite, it might be worth a closer look.
Introducing the new kids to the block, this storage ecosystem includes 3 main elements:
- The PRO-BLADE SSD Charger.
- The PRO-BLADE Portable SSD Enclosure.
- The PRO-BLADE desktop SSD enclosure.
The PRO-BLADE SSD Charger new features NVMe Technology available in a range of data sizes to suit all 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB users, with prices ranging from $69 to $659. SanDisk has also thought about the physical protection of these SSDs (as we all know you can be prone to a drop or two) Thus, PRO-BLADE SSD chargers offer three-meter drop protection and an enormous crush resistance of 4,000 pounds.
SanDisk PRO-BLADE Ecosystem
The PRO-BLADE SSD Loader is inserted into your camera or device, then goes directly into the PRO-BLADE Portable SSD Enclosure after recording. At this point you can connect via USB-C to your computer for editing or transferring (support for read/write speeds up to 2000MB/s).
The third exciting element of this ecosystem, you can take up to four PRO-BLADE SSD Mags and slide them into the PRO-BLADE Desktop SSD Enclosure creating a super-fast 16TB portable desktop editing solution for the most demanding projects. more demanding!
The PRO-BLADE desktop SSD enclosure offers a 40Gb/s Thunderbolt interface supporting faster transfer speeds than the portable SSD enclosure. According to SanDisk, the PRO-BLADE Desktop SSD enclosure paired with PRO-BLADE SSDs will enable real-time 4K/8K/12K editing and of course fast data transfers.
PRO-BLADE Desktop Case
The PRO-BLADE Desktop case is aimed at professionals looking for a system that easily integrates with their production needs. They can use this smartly designed ecosystem to ingest, copy and modify their content. A fast production workflow pipeline dream – check out the sleek, minimalist desktop case below.
Price and availability
What do you think? Would this new ecosystem fit well into your workflow? Share your experiences in the comments below!