SanDisk Desktop SSD with up to 8TB capacity, 1000MB/s read speeds launched in India

Western Digital has expanded its SanDisk portfolio with the SanDisk Desk Drive, an external desktop SSD now available in India.

This drive, with capacities up to 8TB, offers a complete desktop backup solution that is up to 4 times faster than a desktop HDD, ideal for storing photos, videos, music, and important documents.

Key Features: SanDisk Desk Drive
  • Design: Compact and modern, recognized with a 2024 Red Dot Design Award, suitable for professional or home settings.
  • Capacity: Available in 4TB and 8TB, ideal for photo and video collections, CAD files, 3D renders, large AI-generated files, music libraries, and important documents.

  • Performance: Read speeds up to 1000 MB/s, up to 4 times faster than a desktop HDD, providing quick access to large files like 8K videos.
  • Backup: Supports automatic backups with Apple Time Machine on Mac and the downloadable Acronis True Image for Western Digital backup software.
  • Compatibility: Works with Windows or macOS out of the box, formatted with exFAT, and includes a USB Type-C cable.

Quick specifications: SanDisk Desk Drive
  • Capacity: 4TB / 8TB
  • Connector: USB-C / Power Supply
  • Compatibility: Windows 10+ macOS 14+ | Formatted with exFAT for compatibility
  • Sequential Read Performance: 1000MB/s
  • Sequential Write Performance: 900MB/s
  • Interface: USB 3.2 Gen 2
  • Security: Kensington Security Slot
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 99.2mm x 99.2mm x 40.2mm
  • Weight: 268gms
  • Warranty: 3-Year Limited Warranty
Pricing and Availability
  • 4TB SanDisk Desk Drive: Rs. 39,999
  • 8TB SanDisk Desk Drive: Rs. 72,999

Pre-order Offers (valid until July 19, 2024): Western Digital E-store

  • 8TB SanDisk Desk SSD: Free 1TB SanDisk Portable SSD.
  • 4TB SanDisk Desk SSD: Free 512GB SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive Luxe USB Type-C.

Both models include a three-year limited warranty and can be purchased from the Western Digital Store, authorized SanDisk retailers, e-tailers, and distributors.

Speaking about the launch, Khalid Wani, Senior Director of Sales, India at Western Digital, said:

We continue to innovate and introduce products to meet consumers’ evolving storage needs and enhance their digital lifestyles. With its massive 8TB capacity and up to 1000MB/s read speeds1, the SanDisk Desk Drive is an ideal solution for desktop backups, allowing users to quickly transition from backup to active use. Looking ahead, we anticipate doubling the capacity of the SanDisk Desk Drive from 8TB to 16TB in the coming year.