Western Digital Launches New Professional-grade Storage Solutions for Content Creators

Western Digital Launches New Professional-grade Storage Solutions for Content Creators

Western Digital unveiled new innovations from its SanDisk® Professional brand for content creators and professionals in India. These innovative storage solutions are introduced to help content creators with one of their biggest challenges today: content management. The seven newly introduced products in India include SanDisk Professional PRO-G40TM SSD, G-RAIDTM Shuttle SSD, G-DRIVE™ Enterprise-Class Desktop Hard Drive, and PRO-DOCK 4, a 4-bay reader docking station.

Content creators are creating an unprecedented amount of data across all segments. For example, as per a recent Western Digital study1 on average a new age content creator creates 350GB of content in a month, while a typical Bollywood movie requires about 200-300TB2 of storage. Considering the fast-paced, data-intensive workflows, content creators – whether in high-end studios, creating the next big picture, or a professional out in the field capturing footage for a project or editing videos during post-production – need simple and flexible storage solutions that make them more efficient.

SanDisk Professional’s portfolio is centered on delivering high-performance, scalable, and reliable solutions that enable today's creators to actualize their aspirations. It plays a critical role at every step of production – from capturing and transferring to editing and archiving – to help manage production assets effectively and reliably.

Jaganathan Chelliah, Senior Director-Marketing, India Middle East and TIA, Western Digital, said, “Western Digital believes digital content is the voice of the content creator manifested through technology. Captured or created content needs to be saved, transferred, off-loaded, shared, and archived. Our newly introduced SanDisk Professional brand enables content creators and professionals to ‘Create the Incredible’. SanDisk Professional offers a range of purpose-built storage solutions to harmonize every step of that process.”

Khalid Wani, Senior Director- Sales, India, Western Digital said, "At Western Digital, we are constantly innovating and introducing storage solutions to help creators at every step of the process to capture the extraordinary. Our professional-grade portfolio under SanDisk Professional Brand allows us to offer premium solutions to the growing community of creators."

Professional content is in constant motion. SanDisk Professional brand offers a range of purpose-built storage solutions to harmonize every step of the content creation process with professional-grade performance and enterprise-class reliability.

Key features of the products newly introduced to India include:

SanDisk Professional PRO-G40 SSD

Inspired by the way people create and share data today, PRO-G40 SSD is the company’s most rugged offering to date with a high-level IP68 rating, allowing professionals to immerse themselves in the action wherever their work or vision takes them.

The new offering boasts super-fast speeds up to 2700MB/s3 read3 and 1900MB/s write3 with a Thunderbolt™ 3 (40Gbps) interface. Move up to 50GB in 30 seconds or less and power through even the most demanding workloads. The cool aluminum core pulls heat away from the internal drive to help maintain super-fast transfer speeds over time.

Dual-mode compatibility with both Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) and USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps) hosts through a single port makes collaboration across devices easier for maximized efficiency.

The PRO-G40 SSD has a pro-grade enclosure that is ready for any adventure and delivers a premium strength you can feel. Its ultra-rugged design with IP68 dust/water resistance, up to 4000-pound (1800Kgs) crush resistance, and up to 3-meter drop resistance4 help withstand the elements in just about every location for ultra-durability.

The PRO-G40 SSD is available now for MSRP starts at Rs 34999 in India with a 5-year limited warranty.

SanDisk Professional G-RAID Shuttle SSD

G-RAID Shuttle SSD is a transportable 8-bay hardware RAID SSD solution with Thunderbolt™ 3 (40Gbps) and USB-C™ (10Gbps) interfaces offering content professionals massive capacity.

Up to 32TB5 of high-performance solid-state storage to transfer 4K, 8K, VR, high dynamic range (HDR), and high frame rate (HFR) footage in a single location

Transfer rates up to 2800MB/sread deliver incredible speed via Thunderbolt 3 

Built for easy travel between the on-site production location and to the studio for post-production 

Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports allow you to daisy chain up to five additional devices 

G-RAID SHUTTLE SSD is available now for MSRP starts Rs 3,99,999 in India with a 5-year limited warranty

SanDisk Professional G-DRIVE Enterprise-Class Desktop Hard Drive  

The G-DRIVE Enterprise-Class Desktop Hard Drive with a versatile USB-C (10Gbps) interface delivers ultra-reliable, high-capacity storage in a premium, stylish design that’s perfect for fast backup and access to your content.

Quickly back up or add extra storage to your computer for all your HD photos, videos, and music with speed data transfers up to 280MB/s read3 and 280MB/s write3 (22TB capacity) using the USB-C (10Gbps) port.

For all your demanding workloads and mission-critical content, you can rely on the power and enhanced reliability of the 7200RPM Ultrastar® enterprise-class hard drive inside.

G-DRIVE Enterprise-Class Desktop Hard Drive is available in 4TB, 6TB, 12TB, 18TB, and 22TB capacities, Pricing starts Rs 19,999/- and is available with a 3-year limited warranty.

SanDisk Professional PRO-DOCK 4

A new revolutionary 4-bay reader docking station that can bridge capture and ingest with a truly scalable offloading solution that saves critical time and money on multi-camera productions. Simplify your workflow by connecting your computer to drives, displays, readers, and A/V devices.

  • Quickly and simultaneously offload up to 4 different SanDisk Professional PRO-READER devices (sold separately).
  • Enhance your productivity with Thunderbolt (40Gbps) connectivity for blazing-fast data transfers, daisy-chaining, and power delivery.
  • Created for customization, the SanDisk Professional PRO-DOCK 4 docking stations can attach to a DIT Cart or other gear to support your production needs.
  • The PRO-DOCK is available now for MSRP Rs 34,999/- in India with a 3-year limited warranty.

Availability

Purchase all these newly introduced innovations from the SanDisk Professional brand through Western Digital Store (Andheri West), authorized SanDisk Professional retailers, e-tailers, and distributors.

The other newly introduced products include SanDisk Professional PRO-BLADETM TRANSPORT and SSD Mag, a versatile NVMe™ SSD mag and portable enclosure for the ultimate modular SSD ecosystem; and SanDisk Professional PRO-READER SD and microSD™, an ideal solution for high-speed offloads that minimize downtime.

Creators and professionals are capturing, editing, rendering, and transferring large amounts of content and need storage solutions that are powerful enough to avoid unnecessary downtime, and durable enough to handle heavy usage.

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