Western Digital unveils gaming portfolio in the Middle East

The WD Black portfolio is currently available in the UAE at select Western Digital retailers, e-tailers, resellers, system integrators, and the WD store

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Western Digital has introduced a portfolio of external storage solutions in the Middle East purpose-built for PC and console gamers. Building on the top-tier performance of the WD_Black SN750 NVMe SSD currently on the market, the five new solutions introduced by Western Digital have been designed to address storage challenges.

They provide the performance, capacity and reliability to help PC and console gamers to drive their game and play without limits. The solutions include the WD_Black P50 Game Drive SSD, a first-to-industry SuperSpeed USB (20Gb/s), USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 device.

Bringing superior gaming experience to life, Western Digital has unveiled a pop-up gaming park at this year’s edition of the Etisalat Beach Canteen, the central hub of the ongoing Dubai Food Festival (DFF). Located at Jumeirah Beach behind Sunset Mall, the WD_Black Gaming Park will provide an immersive space for visitors to enjoy their favourite games on the beach up until March 14, 2020.

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Designed for audiences of all ages, the gaming park will include an exclusive VR experience as well as designated spaces for other gaming consoles. At the main stage, one on one gaming tournaments will be held throughout the event with the chance for visitors to compete to win prizes from Western Digital. In addition, Yalla Esports, Dubai based esports startup and Western Digital partner, will also be conducting workshops on the topic of building a high performance PC and designing your own esports team logo.

Simultaneously at Virgin Megastore at the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai, visitors will be greeted by a WD_Black gaming zone including a VR driving simulation and other popular games..  At the activation, gaming enthusiasts stand the chance to register for a competition at the location to win exciting prizes by setting records on either game up until March 7, 2020.

New products in the WD_Black gaming portfolio are:

WD_Black P10 Game Drive:

  • HDD with up to 5TB – holds up to 125 games
  • 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 2TB 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 8TB capacity – holds up to 200 games
  • 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 12TB to save and grow an Xbox One gaming collection – holds up to 300 games
  • 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 5TB – holds up to 125 games
  • 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

The WD Black portfolio is currently available in the UAE at select Western Digital retailers, e-tailers, resellers, system integrators, and theWD store. The WD_Black P10 Game Drive comes in capacities of 2TB up to 5TB and ranges from AED 349 to AED 549. The WD_Black P50 Game Drive comes in capacities of 500GB up to 2TB and ranges from AED 784 to AED 2249. The WD_Black D10 Game Drive 8TB capacity is AED 899. The WD_Black P10 Game Drive for Xbox One will come in capacities of 3TB up to 5TB and ranges from AED 429 up to AED 599. All prices vary depending on model and capacity.

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