Western Digital had announced new products in the WD_BLACK lineup back in May 2022 to augment their offerings in the gaming market. The WD_BLACK P40 Game Drive SSD was part of the set, and became widely available last quarter. Western Digital has positioned the portable drive (PSSD) as a mid-range alternative to the premium WD_BLACK P50 Game Drive SSD. Sporting a USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (20 Gbps) interface, the drive launched at a much lower price point compared to the P50 despite the addition of RGB lighting to the case. What corners has Western Digital cut in this mid-range offering, and what do gamers have to lose in going with the P40 over competing PSSDs? This review provides some answers.
AXIOMTEK, a 15-year-old storage solution company, takes on the desktop market of storage devices with their ExBoot line of 3.5" external hard drives.
Purav Sanghani on 11/10/2005
After looking at the last few Sony drives at our labs, the above average performance of the DRU-810A was pleasantly unexpected!
Purav Sanghani on 10/28/2005
After the October 10, 2005 announcement of the new 7200.9 line from Seagate, we have our hands on the 500GB SATA model and ran it through our desktop drive benchmarks.
Purav Sanghani on 10/24/2005
Seagate officially introduces the long awaited 7200.9 series of hard disk drives, including their 500GB competition to Hitachi. Take a peek at Seagate's latest offerings!
Purav Sanghani on 10/10/2005
Seagate has a line of external drives meant for personal desktop uses. We take the 120GB version of their storage-only device and run it through our external storage tests.
Purav Sanghani on 9/29/2005
Pioneer keeps up with the DVDR market with the DVR-110D and its updated dual layer write speeds.
Purav Sanghani on 9/15/2005
Why should we limit ourselves to internal storage devices when the same high capacities can be had in a portable case? AcomData has squeezed 320GB of hard disk space...
Purav Sanghani on 8/27/2005
We take a look at the inner workings and performance of Plextor's newest dual layer DVD writer.
Purav Sanghani on 8/2/2005
After seeing it at Computex, we were intrigued. And now, we've had a week to play with Gigabyte's new i-RAM. How does 4GB of solid state storage fare...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/25/2005
With current hard disk capacities inching toward their ceiling, R&D teams from the big name manufacturers have come up with a new technologies to write data to the platter...
Purav Sanghani & Kristopher Kubicki on 7/19/2005
The new generation of 16x DVDR drives are here, now with -R DL write capabilities and updated DVD+/-RW write capabilities. Take a look at how 6 drives perform.
Purav Sanghani on 7/12/2005
The SATA International Organization's 3.0Gbps updates finally show up in retail drives; see how they perform in our benchmark filled review of offerings from Hitachi, Samsung, and Western Digital.
Purav Sanghani on 6/25/2005
Should you be worried that your next SATA hard drive might not feature the data rates or features you had anticipated? The SATA Organization attempts to clairify some...
Kristopher Kubicki on 6/20/2005
Seagate brings on its 400GB 7200.8 Barracuda mammoth with Native Command Queuing a year after Hitachi's 7K400 and Maxtor's MaXLine III with NCQ. Take a look at how the...
Purav Sanghani on 4/20/2005
Since our eight-way 16x roundup, almost all of the manufacturers have updated their units to burn -R and +/-RW media at twice the speeds of their predecessors. We'll take...
Purav Sanghani on 3/6/2005
We took the 8 fastest and most capable burners and put them head to head in our Fall 2004 DVD recordable roundup.
Anand Shimpi & Virginia Lee on 11/1/2004
Even though we have an extremely thorough DVDR roundup to publish in the next few weeks, we couldn't help but show off some of our thoughts about BenQ's cheap...
Kristopher Kubicki on 9/29/2004
The much awaited eighth generation Pioneer burner makes a splash and certainly impresses us at under $100.
Kristopher Kubicki on 8/31/2004
With DVD write speeds increasing Sony tries to keep up by introducing its own 12x DVD burner.
Purav Sanghani on 8/14/2004
12X DVDR beckons closer with less pricey models than Plextor and LG's offerings, but can they compete with the quality of already available burners?
Kristopher Kubicki on 7/17/2004