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What changes with WD rebranding G-Tech to SanDisk professional

Its the same great G-Tech products which are trusted for high performance and build quality - only rebranded as SanDisk Professional and a wider choice now with the inclusion of some more.

WD's G-Tech brand which they got through the HGST acquisition in 2012 is a very well-known Premium brand among Media Professionals and Mac users for the performance, features, and build quality.

Very well known, but not as well known as SanDisk. G-Tech still is a niche brand and SanDisk is mainstream. Being a consumer brand, the brand visibility and the number of consumers and channel partners selling SanDisk are all higher than G-Tech. And this vast SanDisk channel is what WD is probably hoping to tap into by changing the brand from G-Tech to SanDisk Professional.

Now how successful this rebranding would depend on the popularity of the thunderbolt3 devices. The M&E customers who are the primary users of these devices know G-Tech very well so there the rebranding wouldn't matter much. they will buy G-Tech or SanDisk irrespective of the branding as long as they get the features they want.

The incremental business could come from consumers who need high-speed high-performance thunderbolt or USB storage. Consumers who already trust SanDisk and will buy SanDisk more readily than the G-Tech brand. With the increasing popularity of Thunderbolt-3 and with more and more devices shipping with this port, the number of consumers looking for TB3 devices should go up as well.

Product-wise - nothing has changed for G-Tech products. It's the same great G-Tech that media customers trust for performance and quality - only rebranded as SanDisk Professional. However, the total SanDisk professional universe is larger now as it includes products from G-Tech and SanDisk Professional too.


About Author : Akash Jain

I have worked in Data Storage Industry since 1998. I loves Technology and write often about NAS, Hard drives, Tapes and Flash technologies

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