June 3, 2021

Western Digital’s new storage SSD improves gaming experience

By Juliet Umeh

Technology Company, Western Digital has unveiled three new SSDs for its WD BLACK  product portfolio.

The new products provide gamers  with fast, high-performance storage solutions to upgrade their PC and next-gen console gaming experience. 

Executive Vice President and GM, Flash Business, Western Digital, Rob Soderbery, said: “Our new brand delivers a clear and simple promise to gamers – fast and reliable storage that enhances their game play.

“With today’s new products, the WD_BLACK portfolio has diverse flash-powered solutions for every gamer, whether starting out or more advanced, to explore the rich worlds of today’s most inventive games.”

Living at the intersection of technology and entertainment, the newly introduced gaming portfolio delivers innovative storage solutions customized for the gamer.

The  SN750 model  allows gamers level up their PC or laptop gaming experience with PCIe Gen4 technology and storage space for more games. With up to 30 percent less power consumption than its predecessor,  laptop gamers can expect longer playtimes between charges.

For console gamers looking to minimize game load times, the  the D30 Game Drive SSD  features 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.

Also,  the  D30 Game Drive SSD for Xbox  is  built to complement the Xbox console gaming experience. This officially licensed version of the  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 one month membership of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate with access to 100+ games on consoles and PC, plus online console multiplayer.

Industry veteran and host of The Game Awards who spoke at thr unveiling of the products, Geoff Keighley, said: “Over the past few years, the graphics and fidelity of immersive game worlds have become more intense, and flash technology has become critical to enhancing the gaming experience. Gamers not only need more storage, they need speed for quick access so they can instantly step into these rich game worlds and experience games the way they’re meant to be played.” 

With the introduction of the new SSD Storage drives, Western Digital continues to lead in data infrastructure, driving innovation needed to help gamers capture, preserve, access and transform the gaming experience.