Gear up to get back to school with the latest from Western Digital

Gear up to get back to school with the latest from Western Digital

The concept of going ‘back to school’ is a little different from what we were used to. First, we had the all-round digitization, with children carrying electronic devices, and then the pandemic hit and students switched to online and e-learning options. In both these scenarios, storage solutions play an important role, particularly as student dependency on laptops and other gadgets for education has increased. Today’s digital student requires fast, reliable storage with robust back-up options and portability, all as a crucial part of modern schoolwork. Western Digital® helps students protect extensive and crucial data.

My Passport External HDD: Taking productivity further

With the My Passport™ external HDD, students can enjoy up to 5TB[1] of storage, with automated backup[2] and built-in 256-bit AES hardware encryption. Complete with a slim style and support for Windows, macOS and even Chromebooks™, the WD My Passport HDD is a must-have. It also boasts various color options, including Black, Blue, Red and White.

My Book Desktop HDD: High-capacity desktop hard drive

For students who have endless amounts of projects or just large files crowding their systems, a  great option is the WD My Book™ Desktop HDD. With up to 18TB1 of storage readily available at a simple plug and play, the My Book HDD not only stores but also backs up data with password protection 256-bit AES hardware encryption. Primarily compatible with Windows® and macOS, the WD My Book HDD can transfer files at SuperSpeed thanks to its USB 3.2 Gen 1 interface, making it the right choice to store large files.

WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD (for Sony PlayStation5): Game on, stay cool.

All studying and no playing? Not for today’s students! The WD_BLACK™ SN850 NVMe™ SSD, officially licensed for PS5™ consoles is the ideal choice for PS5 gamers thanks to its up to 2TB1 of storage, high read speeds and an all-in-one heatsink design for an uninterrupted gameplay experience.

SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive Luxe and Ultra Flair: Small on the outside, large on the inside

Ever wanted a large capacity drive that you can carry in your pocket? With the SanDisk Ultra® Dual Drive Luxe and SanDisk Ultra Flair, you can carry your files, photos and videos at the benefits of a pocket-friendly size and high speed transfers. With the SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive Luxe, you can plug in directly to the USB-C™ port of your phone to transfer files with a multi-attach feature that allows transfer of content from Phone to PC, tablets and vice versa, thereby clearing up space on your smartphone, while the Ultra Flair boasts a USB 3.0 drive for faster transfers, complete in a tough body. Having extra storage on-the-go has never been easier.

SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD: Tough on outside

Prone to breaking your SSDs? With the SanDisk Extreme® Portable SSD, students don’t have to think twice about dropping their SSD on the ground or in the water, because this SSD can take a lot, with up to two-meter drop protection and IP55[3] water and dust resistance. On the other hand, it comes with up to 4TB1 of storage space, fast read and write speeds and a handy loop, making it a great storage solution to have on-the-go. Top it off with included password protection, and you have an ideal storage solution to travel worry-free.

SanDisk Extreme microSD UHS I Card (1TB1) – Large-scale storage for your devices

Gone are the days when microSD™ cards carried limited storage space. But, for those who feel that their phones, cameras or even drones are lacking storage, they can pop in the SanDisk Extreme microSD™ UHS I Card and get up to 1TB1 of additional storage. In addition to storage space, these cards ensure smoother application load times and are optimized for 4K recording. Now, store additional files or create more content, untethered by the limitations of storage space.

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[1] 1GB = 1 billion bytes and 1TB = 1 trillion bytes. Actual user capacity may be less depending on operating environment.

[2] Download and installation required. Terms and conditions apply. User account registration may be required.

[3] Based on internal testing. IPEC 60529 IP 55: Tested to withstand water flow (30 kPa) at 3 min.; limited dust contact does not interfere with operation. Must be clean and dry before use.

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