If you recall, WD just announced their new M.2 SSDs - WD Black NVMe - using their new in-house controller and outfitted with SanDisk's latest 64-layer 3D TLC NAND chips. Since Computex is all about strutting out the best each company has, WD decided to stick eight of these SSDs together to deliver this mind-numbing performance figure:-
To achieve this, WD utilized a pair of ASUS Hyper M.2 X16 cards in a system where each card could fit four WD Black NVMe M.2 SSD units comfortably for a total of eight M.2 cards in a massive virtual RAID on CPU (VROC) configuration.
Sounds expensive, but you can't deny the performance throughput uplift for huge workloads that are common in the content production side of things.
The upcoming WD My Passport Wireless SSD is like the Swiss army knives of portable storage. Shockproof, reliable, doubles up as an external 6,300mAh battery pack and comes with the usual multiple storage configuration options, this is a valuable tool to anyone embarking on a holiday, an external shoot or even your home as you can wireless connect to it to perform transfers and backups. Other than transferring content over its own Wi-Fi network, you can still connect systems, drives, thumb drives and more direct to the WD My Passport Wireless SSD. It even has an SD card reader integrated to quickly transfer your files over for backup and free up the storage card to continue shooting.
We were fortunate to meet-up with the product manager at WD for a demo of it in action:-