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SanDisk rolls out USB Type-C portable SSDs, data center drive

SanDisk at Computex is launching new drives designed to reach creative pros, data centers and folks who like a few gigabytes in their pockets.

SanDisk on Monday launched a line of portable SSDs using USB C as well as drives for hyperscale cloud providers.

The drives, launched at Computex 2014, break down like this.

The company launched a family of portable SSDs aimed at photographers, videographers and creative pros who have to move massive files.

SanDisk's Extreme 900 portable SSDs use Type C USB connectors for rapid transfer. The Extreme 900 is 9 times faster than a traditional portable hard drive and is available up to 1.92 TB.

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The Extreme 500 portable SSDs are up to four times faster and come in capacities of 120GB, 240GB and 480GB with prices from $99.99 to $149.99 to $239.99, respectively.

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SanDisk's Extreme 900 will have 480GB, 960GB and 1.92TB going for $399.99, $599.99 and $999.99, respectively.

Both the Extreme 900 and 500 come with USB Type-C and Type A cables.

On the data center side of SanDisk's business, the company launched the CloudSpeed Eco Gen II SATA SSD. SanDisk said it is sampling the SSD with hyperscale customers. The drive provides up to 2TB capacity and is designed to be dropped in to replace traditional drives.

SanDisk, along with other storage providers, is gunning to replace spinning disks in data centers with solid state options.

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And finally, SanDisk rolled out two new USB 3.0 flash drives with 128GB and 256GB options.