Last year, SanDisk revealed a 1TB USB-C Flash Drive at CES 2018, although that prototype never became a commercial product. A year later, the company showed a slightly bulkier 4TB USB-C Flash Drive at CES 2019, but it’s still small enough to fit in your pocket…
As you can see in the picture the drive unit looks pretty thick compared to similar devices, but this is understandable considering it must contain 4TB of data. Still, the drive is even more portable than a large majority of the most popular external SSD drives out there:
The new SanDisk prototype doesn’t have a name, and we’ll hardly see it released as a commercial product. If you press stores, you can expect to be too expensive, taking into account that the current 2 TB Flash Retail Drives around $1,200. Kingston sells 2TB portable flash drives, and they are often like this SanDisk drive.
The fact that it comes with a USB-C port also indicates that it should offer a decent speed, possibly in the realm of SSD performance, although we don’t have any real specs for this beast storage from SanDisk. On the other hand, most smartphones and laptops now have USB-C ports, so it makes sense that it would be the main port option when creating new storage solutions.
If you’re looking for great capabilities, portable storage solutions, getting a small SSD might be a better idea, like SanDisk’s Extreme portable SSD models that have capacities up to 2TB. Photo:SanDisk