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|Western Digital Paints PC and Console Gaming WD_Black™ with New Portfolio|
|Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 02:48:09 PM|
Five new hard disk drive (HDD) and solid-state drive (SSD) solutions purpose-built for console and PC gamers to optimize game storage capacity, portability and accessibility
SAN JOSE, CA AND COLOGNE, GERMANY (GAMESCOM) - Aug 20, 2019 - Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC), today introduced a portfolio of external storage solutions for PC and console gamers to enable access to new engaging experiences and capture more winning gameplay, without maxing out their gaming storage. The solutions include a first-to-industry SuperSpeed USB (20Gb/s), USB 3.2 gen 2x2 port in a game drive.
Games on the market today use the latest in graphics technologies, taking advantage of immersive environments such as augmented and virtual reality. These modern applications call for higher performance and file sizes, with some games approaching or exceeding file sizes of 100GB. This presents a challenge for gamers who don't want to sacrifice their current favorite games while trying out the latest games on the market.
Building on top-tier performance of the WD_Black™ SN750 NVMe™ SSD currently on the market, the five new solutions have been thoughtfully designed and purpose-built to address these storage challenges, all based on recognized Western Digital quality and reliability. They provide the performance, capacity and reliability to help PC and console gamers to drive their game and play without limits. With WD_Black SSDs offering boosted loading screen speeds, gamers can get back to what they love: winning.
By teaming up with Microsoft, some of the new solutions offer up to three months of membership of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to give gamers access to a curated library of over 100 great games to discover on console and PC, as well as all the benefits of Xbox Live Gold.**
"We constantly hear from gamers about how the performance and capacity limitations of their current systems challenge the quality of their gaming experiences," said Susan Park, vice president of product management, content solutions, Western Digital. "We are helping make room for the latest releases, whether a gamer has been playing for years or is just starting out and looking for a high-performance edge. With the latest additions to our WD_Black™ portfolio, anyone from the casual to hardcore gamer can now capture a variety of games, in one accessible place."
New products in the WD_Black gaming portfolio are:
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Western Digital: "We are tackling common gaming storage challenges to help make room for the latest releases, whether a gamer has been playing for years or is just starting out and looking for a high-performance edge. With the latest additions to our WD_Black™ portfolio, anyone from the casual to hardcore gamer can now capture a variety of games, in one accessible place."
1Number of games based on a 36GB average per game. The number of games will vary based on file size, formatting, other programs, and factors.
2As used for storage capacity, 1GB = 1 billion bytes and 1TB = one trillion bytes. Actual user capacity may be less, depending on operating environment.
*Based on read speed, unless otherwise specified. As used for transfer rate, megabyte per second (MB/s) = one million bytes per second. Performance will vary depending on your hardware and software components and configurations.
**Available for a limited time. See product packaging for full details.