Western Digital Blends Artistry and Technology in New Solutions for M&E Pros

New SanDisk and SanDisk Professional offerings deliver Hollywood-level quality for demanding workflows

SAN JOSE, Calif. & AMSTERDAM - September 14, 2023

Western Digital today introduces new solutions from its SanDisk® brand and SanDisk Professional line ahead of IBC2023, further enriching its ecosystem of digital content storage solutions for the broadcasting, media and entertainment industry. These pro-grade products, which include two new desktop hard drive solutions and a memory card, offer the quality and dependability required for production-level video workflows without compromising the premium design.

"It is exciting to see Western Digital continue to expand its Thunderbolt™ offerings, which provide the higher-end capabilities and reliability that the media and entertainment industry needs,” said Jason Ziller, General Manager, Client Connectivity Division, Intel Corporation. “By utilizing the power of our Thunderbolt technology, enterprise-class hard drives and multi-device connectivity solutions support prosumers and creative professionals, and their increasingly complex demands and innovative use cases."

SanDisk Professional G-DRIVE® PROJECT

  • High performance and scalability: The Thunderbolt 3 interface delivers superior performance and supports daisy-chain for up to five devices for building diverse digital content creation workflows. It is also compatible with USB 3.2 Gen 2.

  • 7200RPM Ultrastar® Enterprise-class Hard Drive: Delivers up to 22TB* capacity and 260MB/s read/write speed** to flexibly cope with demanding workloads and back up mission-critical content.

  • Availability: The SanDisk Professional G-DRIVE PROJECT is available now starting at MSRP $369.99 for 6TB* in the United States with a five-year limited warranty. Purchase it from the Western Digital Store or through authorized SanDisk Professional retailers, e-tailers and distributors.

SanDisk Professional G-RAID® MIRROR

  • Massive capacity: Up to 44TB* of max capacity (22TB* in default RAID 1) on two 7200RPM Ultrastar Enterprise-class Hard Drives for even some of the toughest of workloads and archiving crucial content, allowing users to back up their life's work and live fearlessly knowing their most important files are in one place.

  • Mirror mode for peace of mind: Ships in RAID 1 so valuable content is automatically duplicated onto the second drive for worry-free data redundancy. Change to JBOD or RAID 0 easily by flipping a switch – no need to download an app or install special software.

  • PRO-BLADE™ SSD mag slot: Offload, make copies or edit content from a PRO-BLADE SSD mag (sold separately) at blazing fast speeds.

  • Availability: The SanDisk Professional G-RAID MIRROR will be available now from the Western Digital Store or through authorized SanDisk Professional retailers, e-tailers and distributors. Pre-order the device now from the Western Digital Store. MSRP in the United States starts at $659.99 for 12TB* with a five-year limited warranty.

"Western Digital helps creators in the production industry to address data challenges caused by the increased use of artificial intelligence, special effects, and the transition from 4K to 8K and 12K," says Ruben Dennenwaldt, Head of Product Marketing and Marketing Operations EU/CIS, Western Digital. "These latest additions to our SanDisk brand and SanDisk Professional line specifically offer the high efficiency, high performance, high reliability, and high scalability needed to help enable digital content creators to seamlessly integrate these solutions into their unique processes and elevate their workflow to achieve Hollywood-level quality results whether they are on the go, on location, or in the office/editing bay."

SanDisk PRO-CINEMA CFexpress™ Type B card

  • Cinema-quality performance: With minimum sustained write speeds of 1,400MB/s**, the SanDisk PRO-CINEMA CFexpress Type B card lets users capture cinema-quality 8K1 video without dropping frames.

  • Durable enclosure: Withstands up to 1-meter drops and up to 50 newtons (11.2 pounds-force)2 of force to help protect irreplaceable footage and videos.

  • PRO-READER and PRO-DOCK 4 compatible: Pair the PRO-CINEMA CFexpress Type B card with the SanDisk Professional PRO-READER CFexpress and the PRO-DOCK 4 devices (sold separately) for scalable, simultaneous offloads that help to maximize productivity.

  • Availability: The SanDisk PRO-CINEMA CFexpress Type B card will be available this fall from the Western Digital Store or through authorized SanDisk Professional retailers, e-tailers and distributors. Pre-order the device now from the Western Digital Store. MSRP in the United States starts at $399.99 for 320GB* with a limited lifetime warranty.3

Western Digital will be present at IBC2023 in Amsterdam on Sept. 15-18 at booths MS24 and MS25 in Hall 8, where professionals and business customers can learn more about the SanDisk brand and its SanDisk Professional line.


* 1GB = 1 billion bytes and 1TB = 1 trillion bytes. Actual user capacity may be less depending on operating environment and/or RAID configuration. For RAID products, storage capacity is based on RAID 0 mode unless otherwise stated.
** 1 MB/s = 1 million bytes per second. Based on internal testing; performance may vary depending upon host device, usage conditions, drive capacity, and other factors.
1 8K (7680x4320) video support may vary based upon host device, file attributes, usage conditions and other factors. See www.sandisk.com/HD.
2 Based on internal testing.
3 30 year warranty in Germany, Canada and other regions not recognizing lifetime warranty. See www.sandisk.com/wug.

About Western Digital
Western Digital is on a mission to unlock the potential of data by harnessing the possibility to use it. With Flash and HDD franchises, underpinned by advancements in memory technologies, we create breakthrough innovations and powerful data storage solutions that enable the world to actualize its aspirations. Core to our values, we recognize the urgency to combat climate change and have committed to ambitious carbon reduction goals approved by the Science Based Targets initiative. Learn more about Western Digital and the Western Digital®, SanDisk® and WD® brands at www.westerndigital.com.

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