Western Digital, mum or dad firm of standard reminiscence card producer SanDisk, has introduced a brand new SanDisk Professional line of “premium storage options for content material creators and professionals”. Designed with scalability and excessive efficiency in thoughts, that product line begins with the brand new 4-bay Professional-Dock 4, together with 4 new Professional-Reader gadgets and quick CFexpress playing cards.
The brand new SanDisk Skilled line additionally incorporates a few of G-Know-how’s merchandise (additionally owned by Western Digital). Together with the announcement of the brand new SanDisk branded merchandise comes a 4TB model of the G-Drive ArmorLock Encrypted NVMe SSD. The drive brings with it a lot of different current merchandise from G-Know-how’s lineup, too.
So, let’s begin with that Pro-Dock 4 and the brand new Pro-Readers. The Professional-Dock 4 is essentially the most overkill reminiscence card reader system you’ve most likely ever seen. Designed for optimum velocity, effectivity and future-proofing, it connects to your Mac or PC by way of Thunderbolt 3 for as much as 10Gbps transfers and allows you to combine and match as much as 4 of the brand new Professional-Reader modules inside it.
On the entrance, you get a headphone jack (whether or not it’s TRS or TRRS for a headphone/microphone combo is unknown) in addition to a few Kind-C and a pair extra Kind-A USB sockets. Swinging round to the again you get a DisplayPort output for hooking up a monitor, an RJ45 community interface in addition to a Thunderbolt 3 output for daisy-chaining different gadgets.
Every of the 4 Pro-Reader modules out there for the Professional-Dock 4 are proven within the picture above. One is for CFexpress ($99.99), one is for CFast ($89.99), one is for RED Mini-Mags ($199) and the opposite is a mix reader supporting microSD, full-sized SD and CompactFlash ($79.99). You don’t need to have the dock to utilise these, as each has a Kind-C USB socket on the again so you may simply plug it straight into your laptop, too.
The dock itself doesn’t seem to have a value listed on its product web page on the SanDisk website but, though the search outcomes counsel it should begin at $499. Precisely what (if any) modules will include it for that value is presently unknown.
Subsequent, the Professional-Cinema CFexpress VPG400. The itemizing for this doesn’t seem to have popped up on the SanDisk web site but, however in a press launch, they are saying that it’ll provide a minimal assured sustained write velocity of 400MB/sec. In a world the place many people nonetheless aren’t even capable of totally reap the benefits of UHS-II V90 SD playing cards, this can be a card designed for severe shooters with enormous knowledge and velocity necessities. We’ll preserve you up to date on this as we discover out extra.
Lastly, G-Know-how’s ultra-rugged transportable ArmorLock encrypted NVMe SSD is now out there in a brand new 4TB flavour. Beforehand out there in solely 2TB capability, the brand new gadget doubles the capability whereas providing all the identical 1,000MB/sec velocity, ruggedness and safety features. Its introduction additionally sees the 2TB version drop in price from $599 to $399. There’s no phrase but on what the 4TB model will value.
So, there are nonetheless a number of inquiries to be answered about these new merchandise relating to value and availability. However if you wish to discover out extra about them, after they turn into out there (and for the way a lot) and to see what else has been added to the SanDisk Skilled lineup, click here.