Western Digital reaffirms South African presence with diverse portfolio

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Earlier today Western Digital held a local event for media in which it reaffirmed the importance of South Africa for the company, also revealing a more diversified portfolio of data storage devices for its customers in the region.

The company adds that these devices will give local consumers access to a wider range of WD and SanDisk branded products.

“The amount of data that people generate is growing exponentially year on year, highlighting a shift in storage habit that is currently underway not just globally but also locally. Storing data is not just about unlimited space, but also about security. Western digital offers secure, high-performance high-capacity and high-quality storage to cater to the growing needs and lifestyles of consumers in South Africa,” said senior sales manager for Western Digital in Africa, Ghassan Azzi.

We’ve highlighted a handful of Western Digital and SanDisk  devices below, that we think local consumers will be particularly interested in.

SanDisk mobile storage

iXpand – iXpand is a flash drive that is ideal for iPhones and iPads as it enables the user to free up space, backup their camera roll and also watch videos straight from the drive. It is equipped with a lightning connector and USB 3.0 connector, coming in 32GB to 256GB capacities.

400GB micro SD card – This is an ultra microSDXC UHS-I card that is A1 rating. It can load apps faster with the speed of 100MB/s. The micro SD card can be used for recording and watching full HD video. It is ideal for Android smartphones and tablets, according to the company

Western Digital SSDs

WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD – WD says the Black SSD is ideal for gaming and hardware enthusiasts who are looking to build or upgrade their PCs. It features a 64 layer 3D NAND technology with read speeds of up to 3470MB/s, and has an exclusive WD Black SSD dashboard with gaming mode. This particular offering is available in 500GB and 1TB models.

12 TB WD purple Hard Drive – This hard drive is well suited for surveillance and specifically designed for extra demands of temperature, the manufacturer says. It supports 24/7 surveillance systems and can handle input from up to 64 cameras. It also has the capacity of a workload rate of up to 180TB and has high quality video playback.

My Passport wireless SSD – This device is designed as a portable drive that is able to help preserve photos and videos. It has a one touch copy button that allows you to back up content, and has a built-in SD card reader. It is available in 250GB, 500GB 1TB and 2TB capacities.



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