WD Unveil New Gaming SSDs

Hard drive manufacturer Western Digital have unveiled several new SSDs geared towards gamers, including both internal and external drives.

The new WD Black D30 Game Drive SSD, specifically designed to work with the current ninth generation of consoles, which includes the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and Series S, is an external SSD with read speeds up to 900MB/second. With storage capacities going from 500GB up to 2TB, this drive is designed for users who are amassing a big library of games. There is also an officially-licensed Xbox variant, with a different aesthetic to match Microsoft’s consoles and a one month trial of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate; it’s still the same drive, however. This SSD comes with its own stand, and doesn’t require an external power source.

Also unveiled by WD is the new S750 SE NVMe M.2 SSD, which will sit between the SN750 and SN850 drives. The S750 SE SSD gets an upgrade to PCIe 4.0, the next generation of the PCIe interface, bringing increased speeds and energy efficiency. Read speeds on the 1TB reach 3600MB/sec, and the SSD promises 30% less power consumption. Finally, WD have unveiled the G-Drive ArmorLock NVMe SSD is being released as a premium option, and is being released late next month.

The WD Black D30 Game Drive SSD is available to purchase now, starting from £129.99 for the 500GB model, increasing to £209.99 and £352.99 for the 1TB and 2TB models, respectively. The S750 SE NVMe M.2 SSD is available in five capacities: 250GB (£60.99), 500GB (£85.99), 1TB (£159.99), 2TB (£380.99), and 4TB (£982.99).

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