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WD launches all-new WD_Black, SanDisk and Ultrastar SSDs for 2022

Ahead of Computex next month, today Western Digital is hosting its own ‘What's next' digital event, showcasing all-new SSDs and storage devices for 2022. The new line-up includes new WD_Black SSDs, new creator-oriented storage from San Disk and a new ultra-high capacity Ultrastar SSD aimed at enterprise and datacentres. 

We'll start off with what most of you are here for – new WD_Black drives. First up, Western Digital is launching the SN850X PCIe 4 NVMe SSD, offering speeds of up to 7300 MB/s, in 1TB, 2TB and 4TB capacity. The SSD also supports Game Mode 2.0, which will increase performance in games, particularly when streaming or capturing footage on top of playing. Prices will start at $189.99 in the US once these SSDs start shipping in July.

Next up is the WD_Black P40 Game Drive SSD, the latest in a long range of console-oriented Game Drive products. The P40 features a USB 3.2 Gen2x2 interface, offering speeds of up to 2,000MB/s, which is very impressive for a portable SSD. The WD_Black P40 will be launching this summer, starting at $119.99 and available in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities.

On the SanDisk side of things, WD has a new SanDisk Professional Pro-Blade modular SSD ecosystem on the way. Aimed at creators who need instant access to their media files, the Pro-Blade series includes portable SSDs and two SSD enclosures.

The two enclosures you have to choose from include the Pro-Blade Transport, which is designed to deliver fast speeds in a portably form factor, and the Pro-Blade Station, which is designed for desktop use. At the heart of each, you'll want to place up to four Pro-Blade SSD Mags, a versatile NVMe SSD designed to slot inside the enclosures and deliver up to 2000MB/s transfer speeds in the Transport enclosure, and even faster speeds in the desktop enclosure. The SSD mag will be available in 1TB, 2TB and 4TB capacities, with prices starting at $179.99.

Finally, the last big announcement we are covering today is the new WD Ultrastar NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD, available in capacities up to 15.36TB and using next-gen BiCS5 3D TLC NAND and a PCIe 4.0 interface. The SSD will be available in a 2.5-inch form factor for traditional infrastructure, as well as in the ruler E1.L form-factor.

All of WD's new SSD products will be available over the coming months. Discuss on our Facebook page, HERE.

KitGuru Says: What do you all think of WD's new line-up for 2022? Will you be looking to upgrade your PC's SSD this year? 

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