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SanDisk PRO-BLADE Ecosystem of Storage Solutions Released

A great day for media and storage fans as Western Digital debuts their new SanDisk PRO-BLADE Modular SSD Ecosystem. They have created a family of lighting fast SSD drives that can be paired with compatible housings to make your data needs on set and right through the studio more flexible and faster than ever before.

The new SanDisk PRO-BLADE ecosystem of media storage in the form of sleek SSDs and accompanying enclosures/readers for desktop and mobile applications has just been unveiled. So if you require a high-quality and seamless storage solution for managing your media out in the field and in the post-production suite, this might be worth a closer look.

Introducing the new kids to the block, this ecosystem of storage includes 3 main elements:

  1. The PRO-BLADE SSD mag.
  2. The PRO-BLADE Portable SSD enclosure.
  3. The PRO-BLADE Desktop SSD enclosure.

The PRO-BLADE SSD mag features new NVMe tech that comes in a range of data sizes to satisfy all users from 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB, with prices ranging from $69 to $659. SanDisk have also thought about the physical protection of these SSDs (as we all know, one can be prone to a drop or two) so the PRO-BLADE SSD mags offer a three-meter drop protection and a whopping 4,000 lbs crush resistance.

SanDisk Professional Pro-Blade Series. Video Credit: B&H Photo

SanDisk PRO-BLADE ecosystem

The PRO-BLADE SSD mag is inserted into your camera or device and then goes straight into the PRO-BLADE Portable SSD enclosure after recording. At this stage, you can connect via USB-C to your computer for editing or transfer (supporting read/write speeds of up to 2000MB/s).

image credit: SanDisk

The third and 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 hyper-fast 16TB portable desktop editing solution for even the most demanding of projects!

SanDisk PRO-BLADE SSD enclosure. Image credit: SanDisk

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 the PRO-BLADE SSDs will allow for real-time 4K/8K/12K editing and of course speedy data transfers.

PRO-BLADE Desktop enclosure

The PRO-BLADE Desktop enclosure is aimed at professionals looking for a system that easily integrates with their production needs. They can use this intelligently designed ecosystem to ingest, copy, and edit their content. A fast-based production workflow pipeline dream – check out the stylish and minimalistic desktop enclosure below.

The new SanDisk Pro-Blade Desktop enclosure. Image Credit: SanDisk

Pricing and availability

The PRO-BLADE SSDs and the PRO-BLADE portable SSD enclosure will be available in the US from June 2022, while the PRO-BLADE desktop enclosure is set to be introduced in late 2022.

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