One of the problems with current-gen consoles like the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X is their limited storage space. With a single game clocking gigbaytes and gigabytes of data, it won’t be long before you’ll have to erase your old games to make room for new ones.
Western Digital has come up with a solution in the form of three new SSDs, two of which are designed specifically for consoles. The new SSDs add to the company’s premium WD Black line — WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD, WD Black, D30 Game Drive SSD, and the WE Black D30 Game Drive SSD for Xbox.
Created for PC or laptop gamers and power users, the WD Black SN750 is a PCIe Gen 4 DRAM-less internal storage solution that’s able to reach read speeds of up to 3,600mb/s. It’s backwards compatimple with PCIe Gen 3 cards as well and takes up 30% less power consumption compared to before.
It will come in three capacities — 250GB, 500GB and 1TB.The WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD starts at $49.99 and will be available online and at select retails starting summer of 2021.
Current-gen console users will now be able to add an SSD that keeps up with their devices. The WD Black D30 Game Drive SSD is designed to store up to 50 games with various storage capacities of up to 2TB. Read speeds can go up to 900mb/s and also has a detachable stand so it can sit pretty next to a console.
There’s also an Xbox-specific variant for this drive that is officially-licensed. It comes in an Xbox-inspired design to match the console and comes in 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities. This plug-and-play drive can also store Xbox One games and includes a 1-month membership to Xbox Games Pass Ultimate.
The WD Black D30 Game Drive SSD starts at $89.99 while the Xbox variants starts at $99.99WD Black D30 Game Drive SSD starts at $89.99 while the Xbox variants starts at $99.99. The D30 Game Drive is already available at select retailers but the D30 Game Drive for Xbox will arrive next month.