It’s the age-old adage, what do you get for the person who has everything? It’s hard to tell what someone really wants for Christmas and even harder to find the right gift. Luckily, we’ve done all the work for you. What’s better than the gift of knowing your data is safe and secure? We’ve compiled this list of storage solutions designed for the different people in your life, from the gamer to the executive go-getter, Gen-Z smartphone addict or content creator.
FOR THE CREATIVE PROFESSIONAL
Being creative is a process and the creative person in your life will thank you for speeding up their workflow with easy storage solutions that house the latest tech.
For fail-safe options our creative friends will love:
The WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSD is the ideal tool for creative professionals, whether they are editing photos or videos, or just creating or processing large amounts of data on their PC.
With capacities from 250GB up to 2TB, this internal drive can deliver speeds up to 2600 MB/s to enhance your productivity and keep you working.
The perfect companion for photographers on the move, the SanDisk Extreme PRO Portable SSD is fast enough to edit directly from the drive with speeds up to 2000 MB/s and rugged enough to keep your files safe with up to two-metre drop protection and IP55 dust and water resistance.
With capacities up to 4TB, you’ll have enough room for all your files in a pocket-sized package.
A must-have for all photographers and videographers is a durable SD card to seamlessly capture uninterrupted shots and cinema-quality 8K, 4K and Full HD video.
With up to 128GB in size, SanDisk Extreme PRO SDHC and SDXC UHS-II cards with V90 speed class are shockproof, temperature-proof, waterproof and X-ray-proof, so you can enjoy your adventures without worrying about speed or durability.
For those professionals creating everything from blockbuster films to wedding photography, this SSD provides an ultra-rugged design to safely keep up to 4TB of precious work files.
With next-gen security features allowing you to unlock your drive using your phone’s biometric authentication, the SanDisk Professional G-DRIVE ArmorLock SSD allows you to access your content simply and quickly with the tap of a button.
FOR THE SMARTPHONE CREATOR
Know someone who is constantly creating content on their smartphones? Always on the go, our smartphone creators need super-fast, and super-reliable backup options because, who knows when the perfect pic opp will appear?
Shoot photos on your USB Type-C smartphone and need those on your PC? We’ve got you. The dual-end SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive Luxe lets you seamlessly move files between your USB Type-C smartphone, tablets and Macs, and USB Type-A computers. Now you can take even more photos and access them across all your devices with up to 1TB capacity.
The iXpand Flash Drive Luxe is a 2-in-1 flash drive perfect for moving files between your iPhone, iPad Pro, Mac and USB Type-C devices, including Android phones.
Photos and videos are automatically backed up on your iPhone every time you plug in the drive, meaning no more lost precious memories. And with up to 256GB capacity, you’ll have all the space you need.
Thanks to the SanDisk Ixpand Charger Sync, you can now backup your photos and videos while you charge your Qi-compatible smartphones.
The charger also supports personal backup profiles for each user, so you can share it with the whole family.
FOR THE GAMER
Let’s face it, we all know a gamer because gaming is life. But what to get the person who knows everything about tech? Give the gift of speed and space because there’s no such thing as too much storage and speed in gaming.
Built for Gen4 setups, this future-ready product delivers unprecedented speeds of 7000 MB/s read and 5300 MB/s write speeds. Gamers will experience reduced load times and transfer speeds for a supreme PC experience.
The Heatsink version comes with customisable RGB lighting for your PC and is also PS5 compatible. Simply add the WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD with Heatsink to your compatible PS5 console’s M.2 slot to store even more of your favourite games with the speed that you need to experience the next gen in its full glory.
As your game library grows, you’ll need space to save your new treasured titles, along with extra room to save your old favourites. The WD_BLACK P10 Game Drive comes in up to 5TB that can save up to 125 games, so you don’t have to compromise which games to delete on your console or PC in order to make room for new ones. There’s even an Xbox version to choose from that comes with a free 1-month membership of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
With incredible speed, the officially licensed SanDisk microSDXC card for the Nintendo Switch console lets you add up to 128GB of space to your system, so you have room for more games.
Get into the game faster with read and write speeds of up to 100 MB/s and 90 MB/s respectively.
FOR THE EXECUTIVE GO-GETTER
Young or old, there’s no stopping the high-flying go-getter in the family. For them, it’s all about performance and reliability, and hey, looking good while working won’t hurt either.
For the worker on the move, the WD My Passport SSD is password protected and provides blazing fast read speeds of up to 1050 MB/s and write speeds of up to 1000 MB/s.
The My Passport SSD comes in capacities of up to 4TB, and its sleek and compact design comes in a range of stylish colours to choose from.
With a tasteful design that fits in the palm of your hand, the WD My Passport provides up to 5TB of storage to provide you with all the capacity you need to store all of your important work files.
The device is also password protected with built-in 256-bit AES hardware encryption, to keeping your digital life’s contents secure.
Toss it in your bag or pocket. The SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive Luxe features a stylish metal housing with swivel design built to protect the drive’s connectors when you are on the move.
Ideal for those who work across multiple devices, the dual-end SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive Luxe lets you seamlessly move files between your USB Type-C smartphone, tablets and Macs, and USB Type-A computers.
Always working from your iPhone? The iXpand Flash Drive Luxe is the perfect tool, letting you easily move files between your iPhone, iPad Pro, Mac, and USB Type-C devices, including Android phones.
FOR GEN Z
The only generation to have grown up with technology at their fingertips, Gen Z are the savviest when it comes to the latest developments in this sphere. Here are some suggestions on what to gift these youthful tech users:
Featuring a compact design and drop resistance of up to two metres, the WD Elements SE SSD is the perfect drive for students on the go, or those getting their first SSD.
With speeds up to three times faster than a portable HDD, the WD Elements SE SSD can accelerate your productivity, allowing you to upload and backup all your files with lightning-fast speed.
Store your schoolwork in style – the WD My Passport features a convenient, slim form factor and is available in a range of vibrant colours.
Ready to use right out of the box including all necessary cables, the My Passport is both Windows and Chromebook compatible.
Easily move files between your USB Type-C smartphone, tablets and Macs and USB Type-A computers with the SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive Go USB Type-C. Available in a range of vibrant colours and featuring a handy keyring hole to easily grab and go, this little drive is a must to share and save photos, uni work and more.
For more information or to purchase the products listed, please visit Western Digital’s Gift Guide mini site here.