CES 2019: This is the First 4TB Pen Drive And It Will Cost a Bomb!
You’ve heard of the wacky things at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019 in Las Vegas and even the futuristic that may or may not make it to the market. Western Digital’s Sandisk is another brand that has promised a lot with its latest product, but we’re not sure if it’ll launch anytime soon.
We’re talking about a 4TB pendrive that supports USB Type C port, because that’s the go-to standard these days. It doesn’t have a price tag, but rest assured it will cost a bomb.
SanDisk is exhibiting a 4TB USB pen drive prototype and Type-C USB interface at the mega tech event this week, which has probably been designed over a solid-state drive or SSD.
Now we’ll take this product with a pinch of salt, not because of its capacity or technology, but more because of the brand and what it had done last year.
Sandisk, similar to what it has shown at this year’s CES, had showcased a USB Type pen drive with support for 1TB storage last year and that’s the last we heard about the product from the company or anyone else. Also, it’s worth pointing out that the 4TB drive is still in a prototype stage, with no transfer speeds mentioned by the company.
This could imply that Sandisk is reaching out to the industry and showing them the possibilities that can be achieved in the storage sector nowadays. The other question worth asking is, who really needs a 4TB pen drive when most of the stuff is now available via the cloud these days?
Film-makers, shooting in 4K or even 8K for that matter, might love to have something like this, but let’s keep our eye on what Sandisk plans on doing with its latest prototype. Hopefully there will come a time when you can flaunt carrying 4TB worth data in your pocket.