Yes, SanDisk is working on an 8TB External SSD

by Duey Guison  January 7, 2020

And the 1TB flash drive will soon be commercially available

With Apple announcing that the Mac Pro and 16-inch MacBook Pro can be configured with up to 8TB of SSD storage, it is not long enough until someone is working on an external SSD version. That someone is SanDisk, who announced at CES 2020 that they are working on an 8TB external SSD.

The prototype SSD presented at CES 2020 shares similar design cues with its current Extreme external SSDs, sporting a lanyard for strapping it securely to your bag while on the go (by the looks of it, it can handle some abuse). SanDisk claims that the pocket-sized SSD can do up to 20Gbps transfer feeds, though you will most likely need a Thunderbolt connection to appreciate those blazing speeds.

While SanDisk did not announce when it will sell an 8TB external SSD, it has announced that it will sell a 1TB flash drive this winter (read: late 2020) in the form of the Ultra Dual Drive Luxe. The metal-clad thumb drive has both USB-A and USB-C ports for easy file transfers between devices. To change from one connector, all you need to do is to swivel the connector section.


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