Western Digital Corp. is introducing three new WD_BLACK SSDs at the Flash Perspective event, providing gamers with fast, high-performance storage solutions to upgrade their PC and console gaming experience. The new products are WD_BLACK SN750 SE NVMe SSD with PCIe Gen4, WD_BLACK D30 Game Drive SSD for next-gen consoles such as PlayStation 5 and WD_BLACK D30 Game Drive SSD for Xbox.
Speaking at the Flash Perspective event, Geoff Keighley, game journalist and host of The Game Awards, said: “Over the past few years, the graphics of immersive game worlds have become more intense. Flash technology has become critical to enhancing the gaming experience. Not only do gamers need more storage space, they also need speed for quick access, so they can jump right into the immersive virtual worlds and experience games the way they were meant to be.”
The newly announced WD_BLACK gaming products are:
WD_BLACK SN750 SE NVMe SSD
With the WD_BLACK SN750 SE NVMe SSD, avid gamers can take their PC or laptop gaming experience to the next level. The DRAM-less internal SSD uses PCIe Gen4 technology (with support for PCIe Gen3) to deliver read speeds of up to 3600MB/s. The SSD consumes up to 30 percent less power than its predecessor. Laptop gamers thus benefit from a longer playtime between charges. The included WD_BLACK Dashboard monitors the status of the SSD and optimizes peak performance in gaming mode, even while streaming.
WD_BLACK D30 Game Drive SSDThe WD_BLACK D30 Game Drive SSD allows console gamers to minimize game loading times and launch games quickly. The compact high-performance SSD delivers read speeds of up to 900 MB/s. Expanded storage of up to 2 TB allows gamers to keep more games. The SSD is designed to perfectly complement the next generation of consoles. Thanks to the stand, the drive can be placed next to the console.
WD_BLACK D30 Game Drive SSD for XboxThis officially licensed version of the WD_BLACK D30 Game Drive SSD is built to enhance the gaming experience on Xbox consoles. The D30 for Xbox offers increased speeds and capacity packed into a compact, Xbox-inspired design. It allows gamers to expand their game library or make room on their console for new titles, while also playing legacy Xbox One favorites directly from the drive. Included with purchase is a 1-month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership, with access to over 100 games for consoles and PC, plus online console multiplayer.
Price and availabilityThe WD_BLACK SN750 SE NVMe SSD comes in 250 GB, 500 GB and 1 TB capacities starting at $67.99. The SSD is available for pre-order now on the Western Digital Store and is expected to be available this summer at select Western Digital retailers, e-tailers and resellers.The WD_BLACK D30 Game Drive SSD comes in a 500GB, 1TB capacity. and 2TB from €153.99. The drive is available now through select Western Digital retailers, e-tailers, resellers and the Western Digital Store. The WD_BLACK D30 Game Drive SSD for Xbox comes in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities starting at $160.99. The drive is available for pre-order on the Western Digital Store and will be available from June 2021 at select Western Digital retailers, e-tailers, resellers, system integrators and the Western Digital Sstore. “WD_BLACK delivers a clear and simple promise to gamers: fast and reliable storage that enhances their gameplay,” said Rob Soderbery, executive vice president and GM, Flash Business at Western Digital. “The WD_BLACK portfolio offers a variety of flash-powered solutions, allowing any gamer – novice or expert – to explore the expansive and immersive worlds of the most inventive games.” facebook messenger Twitter whatsapp reddit E-mail print