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Back to School with Western Digital Storage

The new school year is less than two weeks away already! My wife is a teacher, and my 5-year-old is not quite as pumped about school as we would like, but technology is certainly playing a bigger role as early as year 1 when a set of headphones is on the stationary list. While my daughter doesn’t have to think about storage at her age, we do as parents, and my wife especially needs to ensure she has top quality storage, and portability between home and school for her ever important lesson plans. I have always been a fan of Western Digital storage devices, both in my PC and utilising external hard drives for my laptop and gamin consoles. Western Digital and SanDisk have some solutions for teachers, students and gamers alike that are worth a look, and affordable too.

SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive Luxe (from $98)

  • For students with a lot of content, photos and notes on their phone, the SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive Luxe allows you to quickly and easily move photos and videos from your phone to your laptop.
  • A stylish swivel design protects the connectors when you toss the drive in your bag or pocket, and a keyring hole makes it easy to take it with you on the go.
  • Once files are on your drive, you can use the high-speed USB 3.0 connector to transfer them to your USB Type-C computer.
  • Capacities available are 64GB, 128GB and 256GB, and you can read our review of the SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive Luxe 256GB here.

SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD V2 (from $399)

  • The SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD lets you access your files from anywhere and at any time. The device boasts lightning-fast transfer speeds (2000MB/s2 read/write speeds), IP55 water resistance and drop protection so you can safely transfer files and edit straight from the drive.
  • Forged aluminium chassis that also acts as a heatsink to deliver higher sustained speeds.
  • Up to two-meter drop protection and IP55 water and dust resistance.

My Passport HDD (from $79)

  • Make sure all of your work has a safe and secure storage unit with the My Passport hard drive storing up to 5TB. Featuring a sleek and durable design, this hard drive is immediately ready for use out of the box.
  • Designed to be portable, so you can take your files with you to work, school or university.
  • Built-in 256-bit AES hardware encryption with password protection helps keep your digital life’s contents secure.
  • Compatible with both Windows and Mac.

My Passport SSD (from $189)

  • The My Passport SSD is the ultimate portable office/school accessory. Delivering read speeds of up to 1050 MB/s, write speeds of up to 1000 MB/s and capacity of up to 4TB.
  • Bold, metal design that is tough enough to handle whatever comes your way.
  • Shock and vibration resistant. Drop resistant up to 1.98m.
  • Keep your data safe with password-enabled 256-bit AES hardware encryption and simple backup.


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