Western Digital has released the WD_Black SSD designed specifically for portable gaming devices that use PC-like specifications. This compact SSD, known as the ROG Ally, can also be used with other brands such as the Steam Deck and similar devices like the Microsoft Surface.
The full name of this SSD is WD_BLACK M.2 2230 NVMe SSD, and it lives up to its name by offering high-speed NVMe SSD capabilities in a compact M.2 2230 form. While these gaming devices may not be widely available in the market, they are capable of achieving impressive read speeds of up to 5,150 MB/s and maximum write speeds of 4,000 MB/s.
Western Digital recognizes the increasing popularity of portable gaming devices, but also acknowledges the limitations when it comes to AAA games that have continuously growing file sizes. To address this issue, gamers are searching for larger SSD options, and the WD_Black SSD line aims to meet these demands.
The SSD is available in three different capacities: 500GB priced at $74.99, 1TB priced at $109.99, and 2TB priced at $219.99.
TLDR: Western Digital introduces the WD_Black ROG Ally SSD, designed for portable gaming devices. It offers high-speed NVMe capabilities, accommodating the growing file sizes of AAA games. The SSD comes in three capacities: 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB, priced at $74.99, $109.99, and $219.99 respectively.