CES 2018: Western Digital Announces Two Rugged Portable SSDs

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It does, however, squeeze everything into a much sleeker body and ditches the rectangular USB connector for the future-ready USB-C. They're also compact and IP55 rated for water and dust resistance, are shock resistant (up to 1500G) and vibration resistant, and can withstand temperatures from 32F (0C) to 113F (45C).

Today at CES 2018 SanDisk unveils its storage devices.

We also have an update to the Extreme Portable SSD lineup.

Those familiar with tech may think that 1 TB on a flash drive is no big deal as computer company Kingston already introduced a flash drive capable of storing 2 TB. It has a Type-C interface. You can see a photo of a prototype device below. Four capacity points - 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB - are being launched, with pricing set at $130, $200, $400, and TBD respectively.

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On the content ingestion side, the My Passport Wireless SSD Wi-Fi Mobile Storage unit has a USB 2.0 Type-A port (that can be used to charge another device / make the Wireless SSD act as a power bank) and a SD card slot. It looks nearly like the small 64-128 GB flash drives you'll see people running around with, but the company has been able to cram in a hard drive's worth of storage into that small enclosure. New this year is app support for Filmic Pro and LumaFusion, which lets photographers edit raw photos directly from the drive with no PC required via an 802.11ac Wi-Fi connection.

The Type-C USB standard is still in its transition period so not everyone is going to be happy with the switch from regular sized USB ports to a small one. It is also available in 4 Variants i.e. 256 GB, 500 GB, 1TB, 2TB.

For avid photographers and drone enthusiasts who require durable and high-performance media capture solutions, Western Digital is releasing two portable SSDs. Chromecast support has also been added to the My Cloud app.

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