Portable SSD prices have fallen in recent years, and you can these days you can pick up a 2TB model for around $270. But an 8TB portable SSD? Right now that’s priceless.

Western Digital is unveiling a prototype at the Consumer Electronics Show, but the company hasn’t committed to bringing it to market anytime soon.

The SanDisk 8TB portable SSD is a pocket-sized device with enough storage space to hold 1300+ hours of 4K video, among other things. Even with support for 20Gbps USB data transfers, it’d take a while to fill up that drive.

While the new SSD is just prototype, WD is also launching a few real products at CES, including:

press release

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  1. How about buying a m.2 2280 stick and hot swapping it? I really don’t want to pay for an enclosure that has a single 10gig interface. There really should be a m.2 port accessable (on the outside) on every new laptop and desktop now. 2280 is the new SD card.

    1. I could make a long winded reply about the corporate mindset and why that’s never going to happen, but, you’ll get usb 4.0 eventually. And there’s always some wacky solution for your desktop if you built said desktop.