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WD presents its wide range of storage solutions at IBC 2019

Tags: WD (NYSE:WDC), SanDisk (NASDAQ:SNDK), G-Technology

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PRESS RELEASE

SAN JOSE, Calif., September 13, 2019 – Changing the game for every step of the media and entertainment workflow –– Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC)is showcasing one of the world’s broadest and most trusted portfolios of storage systems and solutions from its SanDisk®, G-Technology™ and Western Digital® brands. The portfolio features a breadth of solutions featuring NVMe technology designed to enhance performance from capture to broadcast to archive.

The company’s lineup of NVMe offerings can address anything from traditional production offloading and DIT applications to emerging edge computing architectures, while also enabling massive scalability to meet growing data demands in the industry. From curating, storing, transferring, distributing, editing and archiving content, Western Digital is a leading provider that can simplify and improve the complete workflow. Visit the company’s booth (#7.D02) to see how it is helping creative enthusiasts, independent filmmakers, studios, production houses, and broadcast and distribution companies improve productivity, lower total cost of ownership for 2K, 4K, 6K, HFR and UHD workflows, and ultimately, improve the profitability of their projects.

When: September 13 – 17, 2019

Where:  IBC 2019, RAI, Amsterdam - Booth #7.D02 

What: 

SanDisk: 

Featuring next-generation NVMe technology, the company is showcasing its fastest memory card yet, the SanDisk Extreme PRO® CFexpress™ Card Type B. The new industry-leading card is ideal for photographers and videographers that need the most advanced technology to keep up with increasing demand for high-quality content. With blazing speeds, over three times the speed of its current performance card formats1, the CFexpress card enables consistent recording of RAW 6K video3 and enhanced workflow efficiency. The card is scheduled to be available later this year. Additionally, the company is showing its new 1TB* SanDisk Extreme PRO SD™ UHS-I memory card - the world’s fastest 1TB* UHS-I SD card2. Expected to ship at the end of this month, this super high-capacity SD card is perfect for shooting 4K UHD video3 and sequential burst mode photography.

G-Technology:

G-Technology professional-grade storage equipment can keep up with the high-pressure workflow demands of creative professionals, whether they are in motion, on location or in the studio. G-Technology products improve the efficiency of digital workflows and protect their high-value media with a wide range of storage solutions that enable creators to push the boundaries of what’s possible. For unforgiving, on-the-go environments, G-Technology is showcasing its rugged family portfolio, which includes: ArmorATD™, G-SPEED™ Shuttle SSD with Thunderbolt™ 3, G-DRIVE™ Mobile Pro SSD with Thunderbolt 3, G-DRIVE Mobile SSD, G-SPEED Shuttle with Thunderbolt 3 and its G-SPEED Shuttle XL with Thunderbolt 3, purpose-built for durability and ultimate reliability. G-Technology's portfolio offers a range of external SSDs and HDDs, including an extremely fast portable NVMe SSD (G-DRIVE Mobile Pro SSD) and ultra-rugged, fast SSD (G-DRIVE Mobile SSD). 

Also, at IBC, the company is unveiling an increased capacity with its 5TB* G-Technology ArmorATD™ drive, and also spotlighting its popular NVMe offerings, including the 2TB* G-DRIVE Mobile Pro SSD and the 32TB* G-SPEED Shuttle SSD with Thunderbolt 3.  Additionally, G-Technology’s G-TEAM Ambassadors will be onsite sharing workflow tips and techniques.  TwitterLinkedInIT BlogFacebook

Western Digital’s Data Center Systems (DCS) Portfolio 

The relentless growth of data, and its strategic value, is driving the transformation of storage infrastructure like never before. With data bouncing between production companies, varying post-production facilities, studios and distribution outlets, and even within multiple department siloes, creating, managing and distributing media content creates significant challenges. Whether enabling hybrid cloud or hyperconverged infrastructure environments, real-time analytics, AI/machine learning or other data-intensive workloads, Western Digital delivers the high-performance, unmatched economics, and cost-effective scalability that customers need to protect, mobilize, transform, and extract greater value from data. Western Digital’s data center systems solutions on display will include its ActiveScale™ exabyte-scale cloud object storage system, and the Ultrastar® family of storage servers and platforms for DIY and software-defined storage environments.

About Western Digital

Western Digital creates environments for data to thrive. As a leader in data infrastructure, the company is driving the innovation needed to help customers capture, preserve, access and transform an ever-increasing diversity of data. Everywhere data lives, from advanced data centers to mobile sensors to personal devices, our industry-leading solutions deliver the possibilities of data. Western Digital data-centric solutions are comprised of the Western Digital®, G-Technology™, SanDisk® and WD® brands.

*As used for storage capacity, 1TB = one trillion bytes. Actual user capacity may be less, depending on operating environment.

1 As compared to SanDisk CFast® cards’ performance of up to 525MB/s read and 450MB/s write.

2 Engineered with proprietary technology to reach speeds beyond UHS-I 104MB/s; requires compatible devices capable of reaching such speeds.

3 RAW 6K and 4K video support may vary based on host device, file attributes, usage conditions and other factors. See www.sandisk.com/HD.