Western Digital Now Offers a Fast, Powerful 8TB Desktop SSD to Help Creators Unlock the Potential of Their Digital Content

SAN JOSE, Calif. - May 07, 2024

Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) has expanded its SanDisk portfolio with the new 8TB* SanDisk® Desk Drive, its highest capacity yet on an external desktop solid state drive (SSD). Featuring the speed and reliability of an SSD, this new class of drives gives content creators and business professionals an easy way to back up and access their high-resolution photos, videos and files quickly in a single, convenient location. From photo and video pros to tech enthusiasts, there are a growing number of digital creators generating massive amounts of content who need flexible high-capacity storage solutions to do more, faster.

“As digital content creation continues to soar, there is an increasing need for high-performing and high-capacity storage solutions to help manage and preserve it. Expanding our SSD portfolio is the first step in offering creators backup solutions that deliver the speed and flexibility they need to unlock their creativity,” says Susan Park, Vice President, Consumer Solutions, Western Digital. “By next year, we expect to double the capacity of the SanDisk Desk Drive from 8TB to 16TB on a single desktop SSD.”

The SanDisk Desk Drive key features include:

  • Capacity – 4TB and 8TB capacities* for photo and video collections, CAD files or 3D renders, large AI-generated files, music libraries, important documents, and more.
  • Performance – Faster content access, for even the heaviest files like 8K videos, with read speeds up to 1,000 MB/s1 – up to 4x faster than a desktop HDD3.
  • Backup – Quickly back up photos, videos, and files with SSD speeds using Apple Time Machine or make backups automatic with the included downloadable Acronis® True Image™ for Western Digital backup software2.
  • Design – The compact, modern style, recognized as a 2024 Red Dot Design Award recipient4, maximizes desk space and feels natural in any professional or home setting.
  • Compatibility – Works with Windows® or macOS out of the box with exFAT formatting, using the included USB Type-CTM cable.

Featuring a three-year limited warranty5, the 4TB* SanDisk Desk Drive (U.S. MSRP $379.99) and 8TB* SanDisk Desk Drive (U.S. MSRP $699.99) are available now for purchase at the Western Digital Store and authorized SanDisk retailers, e-tailers, and distributors.

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About Western Digital
Western Digital is on a mission to unlock the potential of data by harnessing the possibility to use it. With both 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.

* 1TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. Actual user capacity less.
1Up to 1000 MB/s read speeds. Based on internal testing; performance may be lower depending upon host device, interface, usage conditions, and other factors. 1MB=1,000,000 bytes.
2Download and installation required. Terms and conditions apply. User account registration may be required.
3Based on internal testing against the 8TB WD My Book desktop HDD.
4The “Red Dot” is an award recognizing high design quality. The international “Red Dot” jury awards the seal of quality to products that feature outstanding design.
5See www.sandisk.com/wug.

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