SanDisk launches new premium storage solutions for content creators

SanDisk Professional G-RAID® MIRROR
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Western Digital has revealed several new SanDisk and SanDisk professional products at IBC2023.

SanDisk Professional G-RAID MIRROR

Headlining the showcase is the SanDisk Professional G-RAID MIRROR, a 2-bay external hard disk containing two 7200RPM WD Ultrastar enterprise-class hard drives arranged in a RAID array for data redundancy. Capacities range from 12TB up to 44TB, though you can expect half the quoted maximum capacity when using a RAID 1 configuration, as your data is duplicated to each of the individual drives in the enclosure. The G-RAID MIRROR ships with the drives already configured in RAID 1, though the device can be switched to JBOD or RAID 0 mode at the flick of a switch, so you can chose between data duplication for peace of mind, maximum storage capacity, or the extra drive speed that RAID 0 brings.

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Another neat feature is the drive's front-loading PRO-BLADE slot that allows you to easily plug in an optional SanDisk PRO-BLADE SSD Mag to offload content at super-fast speeds for portable use.

The SanDisk Professional G-RAID MIRROR is available to pre-order now from B&H, with pricing starting at $659.99 for the base 12TB model, rising to $1,499.99 for the top-capacity 44TB version.

SanDisk Professional G-DRIVE PROJECT

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If you'd rather a slightly smaller, lower-cost desktop hard drive, there's the new SanDisk Professional G-DRIVE PROJECT. This 1-bay G-DRIVE contains a single WD Ultrastar enterprise-class 7200RPM hard drive, enabling transfer speeds of up to 260MB/s. The G-DRIVE® PROJECT is available in capacities up to 22TB and connects to your computer via Thunderbolt 3 or USB 3.2 Gen 2. Expect to pay $369.99 for the entry-level 6TB option, while the 22GB capacity is $849.99. All capacities can be pre-ordered from B&H.

SanDisk PRO-CINEMA CFexpress Type B cards

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Lastly, we get two new capacities added to SanDisk's PRO-CINEMA CFexpress Type B memory card line-up. The new 320GB and 640GB cards boast read/write speeds of up to 1700MB/s and 1500MB/s, respectively. But the more important statistic for videographers is the 1400MB/s minimum sustained write speed, which makes the new cards suitable for recording high bit rate 8K video. It also means the cards comfortably gain VPG400 (Video Performance Guarantee 400MB/s) certification. The card's enclosure is even said to withstand drops from up to 3.3' and up to 50N of pressure. Expect to pay $399.99 for the 320 GB card, and $699.99 for the 640GB capacity, both of which are available to pre-order now.

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Ben Andrews

Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to guy for technical insight. He's also the team's man-at-arms when it comes to camera bags, filters, memory cards, and all manner of camera accessories – his lab is a bit like the Batcave of photography! With years of experience trialling and testing kit, he's a human encyclopedia of benchmarks when it comes to recommending the best buys.