Western Digital Announces SanDisk Professional PRO-G40 SSD Drive

Western Digital Announces SanDisk Professional PRO-G40 SSD Drive

New SanDisk Professional PRO-G40 SSD

Western Digital Corp. has announced its premium storage solutions as an addition to the professional line with the new PRO-G40 SSD Drive that offers dual-mode compatibility support with Thunderbolt 3.0 and USB 3.2 Gen 2 interfaces. The SanDisk drive comes in two capacities: 2TB and 1TB. It is available for purchase with a five-year warranty from Western Digital. With the increasing demand for data-intensive tasks and high-end applications that offer high-level IP68 ratings, users can perform their desired functions without any interruptions or causing the system to slow down.

Ultra-fast, ultra-rugged SSD for exceptionally versatile performance 

As claimed by Andy Handcock, portrait, action, and reportage photographer and PRO-TEAM ambassador, PRO-G40 SSD Drive offers versatile performance and fulfills the requirements of intensive workload that includes dealing with high-end applications and multimedia software. He further claimed that this Western Digital SSD Drive offers solutions for big-data storage that are lightweight, compact, rugged, with fast performance. Also, it can withstand the severity of travel and moving to work locations with a minimal footprint. This storage drive minimizes the stress regarding the workflow and helps the users focus more on their creativity.

The SanDisk PRO-G40 SSD Drive has been designed to easily withstand high loads of activity such as video editing or 3D rendering. The drive is also waterproof and fireproof due to its silicone coating that protects against dust, splashes of water or sand, accidental contact with solvents, heat exposure up to 550 degrees Fahrenheit, unintentional exposure to salt fog or corrosive atmosphere up to one atmospheres depth below ground level.

The new SanDisk PROFESSIONAL PRO-G40 SSDs offer IPV4 for faster data transfer rates up to three times faster than SATA III drives. These drives come in two form factors – M.2 and Add-In Card – and are the industry’s first enterprise-class, high-terabyte density SSDs with the single-sided form factor. These drives are also optimized for latency-sensitive workloads with SMR (Shingled Magnetic Recording) technology to achieve the lowest latency at low queue depth and a 3D NAND die stack with more substantial error correction to enable higher TBW (Terabytes Written) on those workloads.

The PRO-G40 SSD is designed to provide flexible and efficient performance to get the job done. Creative professionals or content creators who want to perform, ingest, edit, render or transfer extensive amounts of mission-critical content usually require portable storage that is efficient enough to minimize downtime and makes it capable enough to cater to heavy usage.

Further, the adaptability of Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.2 Gen with two interfaces are compatible while collaborating, which minimizes the requirement to have multiple drives for every interface. This Solid State Drive also offers fast speed and durability for real-time editing 4K/8K right off the industry, followed by smooth AR/VR rendering and transferring routine workloads efficiently.

Further, Hector Sandoval, vice president of pricing, product marketing, and programs at Western Digital, elaborated that PRO-G40 SSD minimizes the problem faced by the users, i.e., grabbing the wrong USB-C™ cable or computer for our Thunderbolt 3 or USB devices. As this 2TB SSD Drive supports both interfaces that include a cable that performs well as this drive allows professional users to create compelling content efficiently without being worried about carrying the right gear, nor does it minimize the sustained performance as the professionals to produce effective content.

SanDisk Professional PRO-G40 SSD

PRO-G40 SSD Specifications: 

Brand Name SanDisk
Manufacturer Part # PRO-G40
Storage Capacity 1TB, 2TB
  • Thunderbolt 3: Up to 2,700MB/s read and 1,900MB/s write
  • USB-C: Up to 1,050MB/s read and 1,000MB/s write
Drive Format APDFS
Operating Temperature 41o – 95oF | 5o-35oC
Size (LxWxH) 4.36 x 2.28 x 0.47 inches
  • 1TB: 0.27 lbs | 121.2 g
  • 2TB: 0.27 lbs | 122.3 g
Interface Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps); SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps (USB 3.2 Gen 2)

Key Features PRO-G40 SSD

This SSD offers dual-mode compatibility with Thunderbolt 3 40GB/s and USB 3.2 Gen 2 10GB/s that hosts through a single port, ensuring that devices are interlinked for maximized efficiency.

This drive features super-fast speeds of up to 2700MB/s read, and 1900MB/s write with a Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) interface that allows the users to transfer 50GB in 30 seconds or less and work efficiently through the most demanding workloads. Also, the excellent aluminum core minimizes heat from the internal drive to help maintain super-fast transfer speeds over time.

The PRO-G40 SSD has a pro-grade enclosure that delivers premium strength. This drive has an ultra-rugged design with IP68 dust/water resistance, ranges up to 4000-pound crush resistance, and around 3-meter drop resistance to help withstand the elements in just about every location for ultra-durability.

Launch Date PRO-G40 SSD

Western Digital SanDisk Professional PRO-G40 SSD Drive was launched on 5th October 2022 in the United States and comes with a five-year warranty. This WD storage drive is available in the official Western Digital store or through authorized SanDisk Professional retailers, e-tailers, and distributors.

About Western Digital

Western Digital Corporation (WD) is one of the SSD, HDDs, and processor manufacturers globally. The company is known to provide reliable storage solutions for servers, data centers, gamers, and cloud storage providers. Western Digital has been around since 1970 by Alvin B. Phillips, with its headquarters in San Jose, California, which was previously based in Irvine, California.

Western Digital is one of the leading manufacturers of processors and other computer components. WD is the result of the successful acquisition of another company, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (HGST), in March 2012, whereas in 2016, the storage chip manufacturer SanDisk was acquired by WD, followed by the acquisition of cloud storage provider and Tegile Systems, flash storage array manufacturer in 2017. These acquisitions have helped Western Digital as the world’s largest HDD manufacturer.

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