This Black Friday, Western Digital (WD) is offering some incredible offers on drives, including a significant discount on the WD BLACK P10 Game Drive.
The WD BLACK P10 Game Drive is developed exclusively for gamers who want to increase their console or PC game library by storing it in a portable format. According to WD, the drives can reach rates of up to 140MB/s.
This week the folks at Western Digital revealed their latest external WD_BLACK D30 game drive SSD. This new storage solution was made specifically to work with gaming consoles like PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, right out the gate. UPDATE: There are two WD_BLACK D30 devices, one just called D30 Game Drive SSD, the other specifically branded with the word “Xbox”.
SanDisk’s sister company, WD, is also offering some amazing bargains on portable SSDs, including the do-it-all, go-anywhere SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD V2 2TB and Portable SSD 1TB.
Look no further if you’re looking for an external drive to save your games on your PC, Mac, Xbox Series S or Series X, or PlayStation 5.
The 2TB version offers a discount of 33%, dropping from £89.99 to £59.99.
The WD_BLACK D30 Game Drive SSD and the WD_BLACK D30 Game Drive SSD for Xbox appear to be effectively identical in capabilities and configurations, save a couple details. The devices look a little different on the outside – the Xbox version is made to look like a perfect complimentary piece of industrial design for an Xbox gaming console.
The other difference between the versions of the device is in price – the prices start at $89.99 for the standard version, and $99.99 for the Xbox version. The Xbox version also comes with a 1-month membership of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
Both devices work with read speeds up to 900 MB/s, both come in capacities of 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB. Both work with USB 3.2 Gen 1 with a USB-C connector. Both are compatible with Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X. Both will be available for sale starting in June of 2021. The catch: This WD device can play and store PS4 and Xbox One games on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X. It can also archive Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 games. It cannot play Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5 games. You’ll still need to keep the game you’re actively playing ON the console.
WD also revealed the WD_BLACK SN750 SE NVMe SSD. This is an SSD with PCIe Gen4 tech (backward compatible with PSIe Gen3) with read speeds up to 3,600MB/s. The WD_BLACK SN750 SE NVMe SSD will be available in 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB capacities, starting at approximately $55 USD in the USA.