Western Digital has announced a brand-new range of WD_Black gaming storage solutions the company plans on rolling out in the coming months. The WD_Black D30 Game Drive has been designed for the PS5, In addition, users can pick up a special WD_Black D30 Game Drive that comes with a 1-month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription. There’s also a new WD_Black SN750 NVMe SSD designed for mainstream PCIe Gen4 motherboards and gaming notebooks.

Western Digital says that the new WD_Black range helps elevate its presence in the gaming industry and strengthen its relationships with its gaming partners. This includes Activision who Western Digital just recently partnered with for Call of Duty.


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This DRAM-less internal storage solution leverages PCIe Gen4 technology (backwards compatible with PCIe Gen3) to deliver read speeds of up to 3,600MB/s. With up to 30% less power consumption than its predecessor, laptop gamers can expect longer playtimes between charges. The included WD_BLACK Dashboard monitors the drive’s health while optimizing peak performance in gaming mode even during streaming.

Available in 250GB, 500GB and 1TB models. Local pricing and release date to be confirmed.

WD_BLACK D30 Game Drive SSD

WD_BLACK D30 Game Drive SSD

For console gamers looking to minimize game load times and get into the game fast, this sleek and compact high-performance SSD comes with read speeds up to 900 MB/s. Gamers can spend more time playing games and less time deleting them with expanded storage for up to 50 games with capacities up to 2TB.  Designed to perfectly complement next-gen consoles, the drive has a detachable stand for placement next to a system.

Available in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB models. Local pricing and release date to be confirmed

WD_BLACK D30 Game Drive SSD for Xbox

WD_BLACK D30 Game Drive SSD for Xbox 

Built to complement the Xbox console gaming experience, this officially licensed version of the WD_BLACK D30 Game Drive SSD offers accelerated speeds and capacity packaged in a compact Xbox-inspired design. Gamers can plug in their drive and quickly begin building their game library or making room on their console for new titles, while also being able to play legacy Xbox One favourites directly from the drive. Included with purchase is a 1-month membership of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate with access to 100+ games on consoles and PC, plus online console multiplayer.

Available in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB models. Local pricing and release date to be confirmed.

Find out more on the Western Digital site here.

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