SanDisk Professional PRO-BLADE Portable SSD Ecosystem Review

Western Digital had unveiled the SanDisk Professional PRO-BLADE modular SSD ecosystem in mid-2022 to serve the needs of the professional market. Compact and sturdy NVMe drives (PRO-BLADE SSD Mag) swappable across discrete bus-powered enclosures (PRO-BLADE TRANSPORT), and also compatible with a multi-bay reader (PRO-BLADE STATION) have perfectly fit the requirements of multi-user / multi-site workflows in the content capture industry. Read on for a detailed look at the first-generation PRO-BLADE SSD Mags and the PRO-BLADE TRANSPORT enclosure. In addition to the evaluation of the performance consistency, power consumption, and thermal profile, an analysis of the internals is also included.