by Lyle Smith

WD Announces Gaming SSD, Refreshed Passport Line, SanDisk Products

Western Digital has announced that it will be showcasing several new products at IFA 2019, including the latest offerings from its WD Black line of gaming products, WD and SanDisk brands.

First up is the WD Black line of gaming products, which is designed specifically for gamers who need a much larger storage limit than the average consumer so they won’t have to sacrifice which games they can keep on their gaming devices. Among those that will be demonstrated IFA is the WD Black P50 Game Drive SSD, which is dubbed the industry’s first game drive to use a SuperSpeed USB (20Gb/s) interface. The WD Black P50 Game Drive SSD is slated for a release later this year.

The portfolio also includes the WD Black P10 Game Drive for Xbox One (available now) and WD Black D10 Game Drive, two Xbox-licensed drives expected to be available later this month. Bundled with the two new drives are an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate trial membership. 

Also unveiled is the refreshed portfolio of the popular My Passport line of portable drives. It now features models with up to 5TB in capacity and is slimmer than the previous generation. Both the new My Passport and My Passport for Mac drives also come in a new color palette, sleek design, and three-year limited warranty.

WD is also showing off its “fastest memory card yet,” the SanDisk Extreme PRO CFexpress Card Type B featuring next-generation NVMe technology. Designed for photographers and videographers that work with high-quality content (including RAW 6K video), this new card triples the speed of their current performance card formats. The SanDisk Extreme PRO CFexpress is scheduled for a release later this year.

WD is also releasing the 1TB SanDisk Extreme PRO SD UHS-I memory card (dubbed by the company as the “world’s fastest 1TB UHS-I SD card”), which is slated to ship later this month.

Lastly, SanDisk is also unveiling the iXpand Wireless Charger, the industry’s first two-in-one wireless charger with automatic local backup. The new device offers features local photo backup for Qi-enabled iPhone and Android devices while charging. In addition, those looking to add more storage to their iPhone, SanDisk is also releasing the new iXpand Flash Drive Go. Both products are available now in select regions.

My Passport 

My Passport for Mac

SanDisk Extreme PRO CFexpress Card Type B

iXpand Wireless Charger

iXpand Flash Drive Go

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