External SSD drive Seagate Fast SSD

CES 2018: Seagate, Dell and SanDisk present their new storage solutions

Another day, another wave of news directly from Las Vegas, where the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 it’s happening in full swing! This time, let’s take a look at the launches in the storage, with the participation of some of the most renowned brands in the sector. Come on?


The American company presented the new Seagate Fast SSD, an external SSD drive focused on performance and accessibility. Underneath the refined design, we have a memory that reaches speeds of 540MB / s (read) and 520MB / s (write) and is already formatted in exFAT – that is, ready to work on Macs and PCs worldwide.

External SSD drive Seagate Fast SSD

Your connection is via USB-C, and Seagate provides a USB-C to USB-A cable for computers that do not yet provide this interface. In the USA, Fast SSD will cost $ 100 (250GB), $ 170 (500GB) and $ 350 (1TB) when it is launched in the spring of the northern hemisphere.


LaCie Rugged Secure External HD

THE LaCie, a high-end subsidiary of Seagate, is presenting two very interesting news. The first is the external HDD Rugged Secure, with a focus on extreme durability (it withstands impacts of up to 1.2m in height and crushing of a one ton car, for example) and the protection of your data (the contents of the drive are protected by encryption). The only option, of 2TB, will cost US $ 140 at the time of its launch, in the American spring.

External HD LaCie DJI Copilot

Finally, LaCie is also announcing, in partnership with the drone manufacturer DJI, The LaCie DJI Copilot, a storage solution designed for imaging professionals (especially those using drones). In addition to an internal 2TB drive, the accessory has an SD input – the contents of which can be transferred to internal storage with one click – and a battery that can even be used to recharge mobile devices.

Copilot will exit by $ 350 and it will also be launched in the spring of the northern hemisphere.


THE Dell is also advertising an external drive, but unlike Seagate, the idea here is not to target its efforts to the general public, but to advanced users and thirsty for performance. THE Dell Performance Portable SSD is a beautiful and extremely compact (only 16mm thick) accessory that connects to computers via the Thunderbolt 3 interface.

Dell Performance Portable SSD External SSD Drive

Your speed? The recording can reach an absurd 2,650MB / s, with the reading slightly exceeding that number. Impressive, isn’t it? The beauty will start to be sold on February 28 in the USA, for $ 440 (500GB) and $ 800 (1TB). Yeah, it doesn’t hurt to dream …


The queen of pendrives is presenting only a prototype at CES, but a truly formidable one. This is the smallest 1TB pendrive in the world! Take a look:

Smallest 1TB pendrive in the world, by SanDiskYou can have a great idea of ​​its size taking into account the USB-C tip

The bug features a USB-C interface and is not very different in size from the ubiquitous 16GB or 32GB pendrives that we see out there – the only difference, really, is its capacity that surpasses or matches that of most computers today . It is good to remember that there is a competitor of Kingston that has already surpassed this brand about a year ago, but, compared to the SanDisk prototype, it is a brick without elegance.

There is still no forecast on the availability of the new SanDisk creation, but considering that the prototype was working perfectly in the presentation, it should not be long before it appears on the market. However, prepare your wallets, because it won’t be cheap …