Western Digital Launches WD_Black To Their New Gaming Portfolio

AUSTRALIA, SYDNEY – 21 AUGUST 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 2×2 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 favourite 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 recognised 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.”

Product Details

New products in the WD_Black gaming portfolio are:

  • WD_Black™ P10 Game Drive:
    • HDD with up to 5TB2 – holds up to 125 games1
    • Portable form factor with a USB 3.2 Gen 1 port
    • High-performance to optimise the console or PC gaming experience
    • Three-year limited warranty
  • WD_Black™ P50 Game Drive:
    • SSD featuring a first-to-industry USB 3.2 gen 2×2 port for a game drive with speeds up to 2000MB/s*
    • Up to 2TB2 of additional storage to keep cherished games and save new ones
    • Five-year limited warranty
  • WD_Black™ D10 Game Drive:
    • HDD comes with up to 8TB2 capacity – holds up to 200 games1
    • Speeds up to 250MB/s* and rated at 7200RPM with active cooling technology
    • Three-year limited warranty
  • WD_Black™ D10 Game Drive for Xbox One:
    • HDD comes with up to 12TB2 to save and grow an Xbox One gaming collection – holds up to 300 games1
    • Included for free with purchase is a three-month membership of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate**
    • Speeds up to 250MB/s* and rated at 7200RPM with active cooling technology
    • Three-year limited warranty
  • WD_Black™ P10 Game Drive for Xbox One:
    • HDD with up to 5TB2 – holds up to 125 games1
    • Two-month membership of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate included with purchase, giving access to 100+ game titles on Xbox One and PC, as well as Xbox Gold Live
    • High-performance to help optimise the Xbox One gaming experience
    • Three-year limited warranty

Pricing and Availability

The WD_Black P10 Game Drive comes in capacities of 2TB up to 5TB and ranges from MSRP AUD$138.00 up to AUD$258.00 in Australia. The WD_Black P10 Game Drive for Xbox One will come in capacities of 3TB up to 5TB and ranges from MSRP AUD$198.00 up to AUD$288.00 in Australia.

The WD_Black D10 Game Drive 8TB capacity is MSRP AUD$379.00 in Australia. The WD_Black D10 Game Drive for Xbox One 12TB capacity is priced at MSRP AUD$568.00 in Australia. All prices vary depending on model and capacity.

The WD_Black P10 Game Drive, the WD_Black P10 Game Drive for Xbox One, the WD_Black D10 Game Drive and the WD_Black D10 Game Drive for Xbox One will be available in Australia starting 1 October 2019 at JB Hi-Fi.

The WD_Black P50 Game Drive is expected to be available starting calendar 2019 Q4.

Enabling the possibilities of data, Western Digital offers the industry’s broadest portfolio of products and solutions to help people capture, preserve, access and transform their content. For more information, visit our website:www.wdblack.com

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