Today, Western Digital launched three new storage devices, each aimed at users with different needs. In total, there’s a new external drive from the My Cloud series, SanDisk iXpand device, and a microSD card .
Due to the increase in capture devices, the amount of digital content that is generated daily has also seen an exponential rise. With more people starting to look into applications like virtual reality, or higher resolution media in 4K or 8K, the need for storage also increases and to keep it centralised. Western Digital’s answer to this is the My Cloud Home, a new external storage drive catered for such users.
What the My Cloud Home can do is that it allows the user to sync all their files – be it from their smartphone, PCs, social media accounts and more – into a central location. When connected to the internet, the drive functions as a personal cloud storage that can be accessed from anywhere you have via PC or even a smartphone, as long as you have an internet connection.
Aside from the My Cloud Home, there’s the new SanDisk iXpand Base. A series that should no longer be a stranger to many, it returns with a twist this time – as a larger device that’s meant as a storage repository. Compatible with Apple devices like iPhones and iPads, the iXpand base provides users with a simple way to backup the files on their devices. It also doubles as a charging base, so that the user can charge the device while it’s backing up the files. The process is also done automatically.
Lastly, Western Digital also launched the new 400GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card. As the name suggest, this is a microSD card with a massive 400GB storage capacity. With a memory card like this, you no longer have to worry about running out of space that quickly.
The My Cloud Home and SanDisk iXpand Base are available starting today, but the 400GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card will only be available in December 2017. For pricing, refer to the list below.
My Cloud Home (2TB, 3TB, 4TB) – RM739, RM839, RM1,059
My Cloud Home Duo (4TB, 6TB, 8TB, 12 TB, 16TB, 20TB) – RM1,599, RM1,999, RM2,499, RM3,459, RM3,999, RM4,399
SanDisk iXpand Base (64GB, 128GB, 256GB) – RM369, RM529, RM899
400GB SanDisk Ultra microSD (10-year limited warranty) – RM1,499