Western Digital has announced a new range of WD_Black storage solutions including a new P50 Game Drive with 4TB of storage space. Not only does the P50 boast double the storage compared to last year’s model, but it also includes the super-fast 2000MB/s speeds.
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Western Digital says that the new P50 Game Drive SSD has been purpose-built for gaming. The 2000MB/s speeds help decrease loading times allowing gamers to get into the action faster than ever. Keep in mind that while the P50 is fast, users who own a PS5 and Xbox Series X will only be able to use the storage device as an external unit to store PS4 and Xbox One Games. The WD_Black P50 is not compatible as a PS5 and Xbox Series X game storage extension.
I reviewed the P50 2TB model last year and it is one of the best external SSDs you can buy on the market. This year’s new model has the same super-fast read/write speeds but the expanded storage is a welcome addition to the party. Western Digital says that the WD_Black P50 Game Drive will be available later this quarter starting at $750. However, you can purchase the 2TB, 1TB and 512GB models now.
Check out my review of the 2TB P50 here and watch it down below.
Along with the new WD_Black P50 Game Drive, Western Digital also announced a range of SanDisk and My Passport SSDs. Read more about these devices below;
SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD
- Save time storing and transferring data with powerful NVMe™ solid-state performance featuring up to 2000MB/s** read and up to 2000MB/s** write speeds. A forged aluminium chassis acts as a heatsink to deliver higher sustained speeds in a portable form factor. Find out more about the drive here.
SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD
Get NVMe solid-state performance featuring up to 1050MB/s** read and up to 1000MB/s** write speeds in a portable, high-capacity drive that’s perfect for creating amazing content or capturing incredible footage.
For added durability, the drive features up to two-meter drop protection and IP55 water and dust resistance. Find out more about the drive here
My Passport SSD From Western Digital
Bold metal design that is both stylish and durable. The drive is shock and vibration resistant and drop resistant up to 6.5 feet (1.98m), and comes in a range of colours including Gray, Blue, Red, Gold and Silver.
Blazing fast NVMe technology with read speeds of up to 1050MB/s** and write speeds of up to 1000MB/s** enables everyday content creators, curators and hobbyists to keep productivity flowing. Find out more about the drive here.