In light of Gamescom 2019, Western Digital officially announced that it will be adding five new storage solutions to its WD Black lineup. Created and aimed squarely at gamers, the new storage lineup comprises SSDs and HDDs tailored for gamers on the PC, PS4 and Xbox One consoles.
WD says that its new external storage solutions are based on the WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD that is currently on the market. As such, the storage devices are built to last while providing gamers with massive storage capacities with minimal impact on their speed and performance.
To break the list down, the new external storage lineup features one SSD and four HDDs. Below are the official names for the products:
- WD Black P50 Game Drive SSD
- WD Black P10 Game Drive HDD
- WD Black P10 Game Drive HDD For Xbox One
- WD Black D10 Game Drive HDD
- WD Black D10 Game Drive for Xbox One
WD claims that its P50 SSD is the first external solid-state solution to feature a USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 port, capable of achieving 2000MB/s read speeds. The SSD is also available in capacities of up to 2TB.
Both the P10 and P10 For Xbox One are available in maximum capacities of up to 5TB, and both components appear to use a USB 3.2 Gen1 port. The main difference between the two options is that the Xbox One variant offers consumers a free three-month membership for the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
The story’s more or less the same with the D10 and D10 for Xbox One, but the latter only provides consumers with a two-month membership instead of three. Further, the D10 HDD is only available in a maximum capacity of 8TB, while the Xbox One is available in a 12TB variant.
At the time of writing, Western Digital did not provide an availability date or pricing for Malaysia.