Gaming can be heaps of fun, especially with high-end PCs and next-gen consoles dominating the scene these days. However, with all these improvements, file sizes are massive — new games are lightning-quick when it comes to filling your storage. When it’s time to invest in one of the best portable SSDs, look no further than the WD_BLACK P50 Game Drive SSD.
The case offers good looks as well as a lot of strength, which helps a lot for cooling. The top cover is a big aluminium plate that draws heat off the SSD, which helps for sustained usage.
The drive looks like a crate one would see in a Halo or Gears Of War game versus the standard portable SSD. This adds to the durability of the drive. The top of the drive has the WD_BLACK branding as well as the name of the drive.
The P50 is the first drive we’ve known that features the latest USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 that has the cap speed of 20Gbps. It also uses a USB-C port instead of a Micro-B SuperSpeed. While the WD Black P50 is compatible with next-gen consoles, it won’t take advantage of that faster interface speed because their USB Type-A ports are limited to just 10Gbps. With 20Gbps on tap, the P50 Game Drive is a much better match for avid content creators, who are more likely to have that faster port in the first place.
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YUBIKEY 5 FIPS SERIES
Yubico’s next-generation FIPS security keys is the industry’s first set of multi-protocol security keys with support for FIDO2 and WebAuthn, along with smart card (PIV/CAC), to receive FIPS 140-2 validation – Overall Level 1 and Level 2.
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SAMSUNG GALAXY XCOVER 5
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LG 2021 SOUNDBARS
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