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Posts tagged “Western Digital”

Feature: Slow and steady wins the race

WD Black P10 review: Can this portable HDD compete with a portable SSD?

We all know the drill by now. Hard disk drives (or HDDs) are slow but cheap. SSDs are fast but expensive. We can often justify the latter if we're getting a small, internal drive for installing things like Windows or a couple of games on, but once you're into the realms of 2TB and above in SSD land, you're going to need to start handing…

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Our best budget NVMe SSD is getting a new, faster 1TB model

When the WD Blue SN500 came out earlier in the year, it went straight into our best gaming SSD rankings thanks to its low price and nippy read and write speeds. The only thing it was really lacking was a nice, cheap 1TB model. Thankfully, WD are about to rectify that with the introduction of their new Blue SN550 SSD, which not only adds that…

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Feature: Everything and kitchen (heat)sink

WD Black SN750 Heatsink review: Do you need a heatsink on your next gaming SSD?

When WD first announced they were redesigning their top-tier Black NVMe SSD to look more gamer-friendly earlier in the year, I must admit that I rolled my eyes a bit. After all, what could you possibly do to an SSD the size of a chewing gum stick that would make it look tangibly different to any other chewing gum stick-sized SSD? Well, in the case…

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Get a 5TB external HDD and two months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for under £100

As much as your deals herald loves a good Black Friday SSD deal, those of you who are after buckets of storage for as little money as possible may want to check out these Black Friday deals on the recently-released WD Black GameDrive external HDDs, where the 5TB P10 GameDrive is currently going for just under £100 and comes with two free months of Xbox…

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Samsung SSD prices just keep on falling in Amazon’s Black Friday SSD deals

Happy Black Friday week fellow deals hunters, and boy do I have some fresh SSD deals for you this morning. Hot off the back of Amazon's pre-Black Friday sale at the beginning of last week, the Samsung 970 Evo Plus and the portable Samsung T5 SSD are now even cheaper than they were a couple of days ago. Plus, there are some very nice deals…

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WD Black adds five new external storage drives, including 2TB SuperSpeed SSD

WD's Black range of gaming SSDs just got a little bit bigger today, as they've announced five new external storage devices that will sit alongside their flagship Black SN750 NVMe SSD. Four of them are traditional hard drive disks, or HDDs (more on those in a sec), but the one I'm most interested in is the WD Black P50, an external SSD that has, and…

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Feature: Bolt from the blue

WD Blue SN500 review: Incredible value for money

SSD prices may have been falling over recent months, but adding a super fast NVMe SSD to your PC is still one heck of an expensive upgrade, especially if you're after something like our [block id="604473" title="Best gaming SSD"] champion, the Samsung 970 Evo. A 250GB stick of Evo goodness will set you back around £80 / $85 these days, with prices pretty much doubling…

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Feature: Paint it black

WD Black SN750 review: So close to the Samsung 970 Evo, yet so far

For reasons I cannot fathom and that are probably lost to the bowels of their marketing department, Western Digital have decided their high-performance Black line of NVMe SSDs were in need of a face lift for 2019, because apparently gum stick-sized storage drives don't look 'gamer-y' enough already. The result of their somewhat baffling nip and tuck is the Black SN750, which I think you'll…

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Feature: Solid state of play

WD Black 3D NVMe SSD review: Bringing the fight to the Samsung 970 Evo (sort of)

When Western Digital announced their brand-new Black 3D NVMe SSD at the beginning of April, it looked like it might finally bring some much needed competition to the all-powerful Samsung 960 Evo and potentially cause a late-game upset in our [block id="604473" title="Best gaming SSD"]> rankings. With superior claimed sequential write speeds, equal sequential read speeds, a more generous endurance rating on the 250GB model and…

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Feature: Pass the time

WD My Passport SSD review: Good external storage that doesn’t cost the earth

Having a fast SSD inside your PC is all well and good, but they're pretty useless if you want to transport large files to a different machine for a bit or back stuff up for safe keeping. In times like this, you need an external SSD, and today I'm taking a look at the WD My Passport SSD. Portable storage devices have, of course, been around…

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Feature: A bolt from the blue?

WD Blue 3D NAND review: Better SSD for big workloads

When Western Digital first released its Blue line of SSDs, it's probably fair to say that they didn't really make much of an impact. Not in the face of the mighty Samsung 850 Evo, at least, which still tops several [block id="604473" title="Best gaming SSD"] lists (including our own) even today. Now, thankfully, WD's finally jumped on the 3D NAND bandwagon, making its latest Blue…

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