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Western Digital offers diversified solutions for its South African audiences

May 15, 2019 • General, Southern Africa

Western Digital offers diversified solutions for its South African audiences

Bradley Bennett, Senior Channel Marketing Manager at Western Digital Corporation Middle East and Africa and Ghassan Azzi, Senior Sales Manager, Africa.

Western Digital Corporation, a global data technology company, is reaffirming its presence in South Africa with a more diversified portfolio of data storage devices. This allows local consumers to access a wide range of WD- and SanDisk-brand products.

Western Digital’s product line includes the SanDisk mobile storage solutions portfolio, with storage devices such as the iXpand flash drive, SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0, microSD and SD cards (SanDisk Extreme and SanDisk Extreme PRO); SanDisk external SSDs; and WD internal SSDs. With after-sales service being a key driver locally, Western Digital will continue to assert its efforts in this regard.

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

Some of the products include:

SanDisk Mobile Storage Solutions

iXpand – The iXpand flash drive is the ideal companion for your iPhone or iPad that enables you to free up space, back up your camera roll and even watch videos straight from the drive.1 The iXpand flash drives are equipped with a Lightning connector and a USB 3.0 connector so users can move files between iPhone, iPad, and Mac or PC computers. Users can also set the iXpand mobile app to automatically back up their iPhone or iPad camera roll anytime the product is connected.2 It comes in 32|64|128|256 GB capacities.

Dual Drive – The SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 is for Android devices and enables the movement of content from your OTG-enabled Android smartphones to your computer.3 Quickly free up space on your Android smartphone or tablet so you can take more pictures and videos. It comes in 16 |32|64|128|256 GB capacities.

400GB micro SD card – The SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card is perfect for recording and watching Full HD video, with room for hours of video.4 Ideal for Android-based smartphones and tablets, this card’s A1 rating means that you can load apps faster too.5 This card racks up transfer speeds of 100MB/s and can move 1,200 photos per minute.6 With a capacity of up to 400GB, you can store even more hours of Full HD video on the card without worrying about running out of room for the videos, photos, music, movies and other files you want to shoot, save and share.

SanDisk external SSDs

SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD – This ruggedized portable SSD delivers high-speed transfers of up to 550MB/s making it perfect for saving and editing hi-res photos and videos. With an IP55 rating and a solid-state core, it also stands up to rain, spills, dust and drops.7 It comes in 250 GB, 500 GB, 1 TB and 2 TB capacities.

WD internal SSDs – A wide range of Western Digital internal SSDs which bolster your PC with upgraded speed and reliability.

WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD

The WD BLACK SN750 NVMe SSD delivers top-tier performance for gaming and hardware enthusiasts who are looking to build or upgrade their PC. The WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD rivals some of the best performing drives on the market to help give gamers that competitive edge.

Product Highlights

· Revolutionary 64-layer 3D NAND Technology.

· Read speeds up to 3470 MB/s (500GB and 1TB models) for improved load times

· A sleek design to customize your gaming rig

· An exclusive WD Black SSD dashboard with gaming mode

WD Green SSD-The WD Green SSDs are meant for a quintessential level of performance. These can be best suited for day to day functionality and can reach read and write speeds of up to 540 MB per sec and 405 MB per sec respectively while using ultra-low power draw mode.

WD Blue SSD – It is the best option for those who are looking for a performance that excels in SATA standards and reaches read and write speeds of up to 545 MB per sec and 525 MB per sec respectively.**

Beyond Surveillance

12TB WD Purple Hard Drive

WD Purple drives have been engineered specifically for the extreme demands of high temperature, 24/7 surveillance systems. With a supported workload rate of up to 180 TB/yr8 and support for up to 64 cameras, WD Purple drives are optimized for surveillance systems. It is engineered for quality video playback when you need it most.

256GB WD Purple microSD Card

WD Purple microSD cards range from 32GB to 256GB* for both motion-triggered and continuous recording, as well as a variety of camera, resolution, and recording implementations. Weather-resistant WD Purple™ microSD cards endure temperatures from -25°C to 85°C to help capture uninterrupted surveillance footage through extreme weather conditions and climates.

14TB Ultrastar Hard Drive

This has up to 14TB capacity in a standard 3.5-inch form factor. Conventional Magnetic Recording (CMR) technology works seamlessly in capacity enterprise environments.

WD external SSDs

My Passport Wireless SSD: The My Passport Wireless SSD is an all in one portable drive that helps preserve photos and videos captured on your cameras and drones. The one-touch copy button lets you back up photos and videos with the built-in SD card reader without a laptop. It comes in 250 GB|500 GB|1 TB|2 TB capacities.*

My Passport SSD: The My Passport SSD is portable storage with blazing-fast transfers. Password protection with hardware encryption helps keep your content secure. Easy to use, it’s shock-resistant, compact storage in a cool, durable design. It comes in 256GB, 512GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities.

My Passport – My Passport portable drive is trusted to store the massive amounts of photos, videos and music you love. Available in an array of vibrant, fun colours, the sleek style fits comfortably in the palm of your hand, so you can easily take your treasured content everywhere you go. It comes in 1TB, 2TB, 3TB and 4TB capacities.*

WD internal hard drive

Image result for WD PurpleWD Purple – WD Purple drives have been engineered specifically for the extreme demands of high temperature, 24/7 surveillance systems. Built for 24/7, always-on, high-definition security systems. With a supported workload rate of up to 180 TB/yr7 and support for up to 64 cameras, WD Purple drives are optimized for surveillance systems.

WD Red – With drives up to 10TB*, WD Red drives offer a wide array of solutions for customers looking to build a high performing NAS storage solution. Built for single-bay to 8-bay NAS systems, WD Red drives pack the power to store your precious data in one powerhouse unit.

WD Blue

WD Blue – Boost your PC storage with WD Blue drives, the brand designed just for desktop and all-in-one PCs with a variety of storage capacities.

G-DRIVE mobile SSD

The ruggedized G-DRIVE mobile SSD features transfer speeds up to 560MB/s** and a backwards compatible USB-C™ port to deliver high-performance storage.

Edited by Fundisiwe Maseko
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