After releasing the SN750 and SN850 NVMe SSDs in 2019 and 2020, respectively, WD_BLACK is back with the SN750 SE. This solid-state drive is designed for those on tighter budgets who still want the best performance their computer can muster. So the company made the SN750 SE. This drive is designed using PCIe Gen 4 technology and features up to 3.6GB/s transfer speeds. Remember how we mentioned that these were budget-focused? Well, pricing starts as low as $55, making it an easy buy for any system. So, let’s take a closer look at the SN750 SE as well as the other products that WD_BLACK is launching today.
Today, Western Digital is updating its portable SSD lineup to include 4TB capacities in multiple products. You’ll find the SanDisk Extreme Pro, Extreme, WD_BLACK P50 Game Drive, and the My Passport updated here with multiple different options and specs. Pricing for these new 4TB drives start at $680, but keep reading to find out all the details on these four new drives.
AMD’s latest processors were announced two months ago and released last month. Though they’re still extremely hard to pick up right now, we were lucky enough to get the Ryzen 5 5600X on launch day courtesy of AMD for our review. I’ve been using it for the past month or so, and I have quite a few thoughts on AMD’s latest Zen 3 processor platform. Utilized for both gaming and transcoding in my workflow, I’ve been testing out the 6-core AMD Ryzen 5 5600X as an upgrade from my Ryzen 5 3600 PC that I built earlier this year, and let me say, it’s been a great processor so far. So, without further ado, here’s my review of the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X.
Western Digital has taken the wraps off its latest My Passport SSD today. It embraces a new look and NVMe storage, a decision that has led to double the performance offered in its predecessor. It comes in three storage capacities that range from 500GB to 2TB. As you’d expect, each is equipped with USB-C. Power consumption is low enough that no external power source is required, making it an ideal solution for keeping in your backpack. Today’s release is competitive with Crucial X8, but falls short when compared with Samsung’s Thunderbolt 3 X5 SSD. Continue reading to learn more.
If you’ve bought a console game over the past few years, you’ll know the pain of sitting through a massive install. Not only does it prevent you from diving into your new title right away, but it also consumes more and more of your system’s disk space. This digital emphasis is nothing new, but lately the trend has been taken to new lengths with Microsoft even going as far to release an all-digital Xbox One. Western Digital is looking to help combat this with its new WD Black Game Drives. Head below for a closer look.
NVMe SSDs have really upped the game when it comes to read and write speeds. What once was only a pipe dream is now a common reality. Apple uses PCIe SSDs in their Mac lineup, and NVMe is the closest non-Apple users can get to it. Last year, WD announced its Black lineup of NVMe SSD, but now the company is updating the line with the SN750.
These NVMe SSDs feature an all-new design and a more sleek look. Plus, you can even get the SN750 NVMe SSD with an optional heatsink to give passive cooling, allowing you to maintain optimal levels of performance.
This combination desktop USB hub and solid-state drive enclosure is perfect for an all–in-one storage solution. There are three USB 3.0 ports on the outside, which is perfect for Mac setups that have rear-facing I/O. Grab a 2.5-inch solid-state drive and you’ll have a speedy external storage solution. Rated 4.6/5 stars by 628 Amazon customers.
You can never have too much storage. USB flash drives, internal solid-state drives, iPhone memory — more is always better. This versatile WD My Passport Wireless External Hard Drive adds 2TB to nearly any gadget you own with a Wi-Fi or USB connection. It typically sells for $200, but Amazon currently has it on sale for $159.99 shipped, which is the best price we’ve ever seen.
Miraculously, this deal nets you twice as much storage as the 1TB model and is more than $4 cheaper. That’s a great price in its own right, but for a limited time, Amazon will also toss in a 16GB microSDHC card with adapter for free (~$9 value).
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You can connect it over USB 3.0 to transfer tons of data at high-speeds like any portable hard drive, but this drive goes much further. Built-in Wireless-N with MIMO enables you to save and access files on any iOS or Android device. What’s more, it can serve up to 4 HD video streams to mobile devices at a time without the need for a live internet connection.
Adorama via eBay Daily Deals offers the WD Elements 1TB Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $49.99 with free shipping, which is $20 below list and $10 better than its street price. Every now and then we see portable 1TB drives hit $50, but it’s still not a common occurrence. Rated 4.6 out of 5…
It features an ultra-fast USB 3.0 connection with speeds up to 5 Gb/s. It also includes password protection with hardware encryption for safe guarding your files. “Formatted to work right out of the box with a Windows based PC. Just connect the power and plug the drive into the USB port on the computer to instantly add more storage.” *Although, reformating is required for use with Mac OS X.
It received 4/5 stars and great reviews from Amazon customers
Amazon has the QNAP 4-Bay NAS with SATA 3Gbps, USB 3.0 (TS-469L) for $449.99 shipped. That’s $310 or 41% under the original listing, between around $70 to $220 under the next best prices and the best price we’ve seen. QNAP NAS servers can be a handy way to store your shared files/assets/videos at home or…
Buy via eBay Daily Deals offers the WD My Cloud 3TB Personal Cloud Storage (model WDBCTL0030HWT-NESN) for $149.99 with free shipping. That’s $50 below list, $29 better than Amazon’s current asking price, and within $10 of the best deal we have ever seen. It features a Dual-Core processor, gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0 expansion port, and mobile…
Western Digital is now joining the ranks of LaCie, Seagate and others with the introduction of the WD MY Passport Wireless. This portable hard drive (that’s only a bit bigger than a deck of cards) can connect to up to eight different devices at the same time via Wi-Fi, letting you stream your videos and music to portable devices wherever you go. There’s no cloud-based access to your files, so you’ll need to have it with you in order to use it.
It’s equipped with dual-antenna that can transfer up to 80 megabits per second, and the drive’s battery can last for six hours of continuous streaming. It works with PCs and Macs, but it’s actually meant to be used by your smartphones and tablets. You can transfer files back and forth, automatically back up photos and videos and play back large media files.
These tech essentials will not only help you survive college life, but maybe even help you land a spot on the Dean’s list (no promises). Even though the majority of our top picks are geared towards college students living in a dorm, we think they can help students of all ages.
All of the recommendations below have been shaped by my experiences while attending a four-year private University.
The fall is not only back to school season, but also home to the baseball playoffs and the start of the football season. MLB.TV is expensive and NFL Sunday Ticket is a hassle. We recommend a Sling Media Slingbox to keep tabs on your favorite sports teams while away from home. The all-new SlingBox M1 was just released and is the most affordable Slingbox ever at just $149.99.
Skip Blu-ray and DVD. The players will take up prime TV stand real-estate and it’s a hassle to find the movie you’re looking for and then physically pop it in a player (I know, first world problems). Instead, go with a Roku 3/streaming stick or Apple TV to stream your media from Netflix (free trial), Hulu Plus (free trial), and iTunes.
It’s perfectly OK that listening to Norah Jones Spotify radio (student discount) helps you study, but don’t be that guy and play it out loud. A nice pair of headphones are key for school. If your budget allows it, then definitely upgrade to a set of noise-cancelling cans, like the Bose QC15, to drown out any background noise. Bust out a larger portable Bluetooth speaker like the Logitech UE BOOM (review) or Jawbone’s Big JAMBOX (review) when it’s time to party.
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It features an ultra-fast USB 3.0 connection with speeds up to 5 Gb/s. It also includes password protection with hardware encryption for safe guarding your files. Formatted to work right out of the box with a Windows based PC. Just connect the power and plug the drive into the USB port on the computer to instantly add more storage. *Although, reformating is required for use with Mac OS X.
It received 4/5 stars and great reviews from Amazon customers
It features dual USB 3.0 & 2.0 connectivity, password protection & encryption if desired, and comes with a 2 year warranty from WD. This drive has received a 3.7/5 star review from over 1600 Amazon buyers.
PCM offers nearly 15% off the new WD My Passport Pro portable RAID storage drives. Just released last week at Macworld, it houses two 2.5-inch internal drives, which can be easily configured as RAID 0 for increased performance or RAID 1 for data redundancy. The built-in Thunderbolt cable pushes up to 233 MB/s.
Each applicable discount will be applied once the drive of your choice is added to the shopping cart. All other retailers are currently charging full price for both models. Please note that shipping times may vary since it is so new, which isn’t unique to PCM as Amazon is currently listing a 2-4 week delay. Place your order today and lock in the discounted rate.
We have the WD My Passport Ultra 1TB Portable External drive for $69 shipped. That’s $51 under the regular price, the current lowest price we can find and within a few dollars of the all-time low. Today’s deal is available in Black, Blue, Grey and Red (which adds an extra $1). It features USB 3.0 and USB 2,0 compatibility, backup software for local backups, Cloud backup through Dropbox, and is entirely bus powered. This model (WDBZFP0010BBK-NESN) has received a 4.5/5 stars from nearly 1500 Amazon customers.
The WD Hard Drive features USB 3.0 connectivity, automatic and cloud backup, password protection and hardware encryption and a 3-year limited warranty from Western Digital.
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My Passport features ultra-fast USB 3.0 connectivity; compatibility with USB 2.0; automatic, backup software; and password protection and hardware encryption to help protect your files from unauthorized use.
This WD hard drive features plug-and-play, it’s compatible with Macs or PCs, and it starts as soon as you connect it to the computer. Integrated with GreenPower Technology and certified by EnergyStar, the WD external hard drive consumes less power and helps you save on your electricity bills.
eBay via BuyDig is offering the Western Digital My Passport 2TB USB 3.0 portable hard drive $110 with free shipping. That’s $0.05/GB and the lowest total price we could find by $8. It features password protection and hardware encryption. Get data transfer speeds of up to 5 Gbps with the USB 3.0 interface in this external HDD that makes way for consistent storage and archiving abilities. The Western Digital My Passport uses its USB cable to draw power, eliminating the need for an adapter.
Nearly 3,500 Amazon reviewers rate this drive a tremendous 4.5 stars.
B&H has the Western Digital 1TB Elements SE Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive for only $59.99 shipped. The hard drive is also bus-powered so you do not need an additional AC power adapter. When connected to a USB 3.0 port, it can transfer files at a rate as high as 5Gb/s while the USB 2.0 tops out at 480Mb/s. Amazon sells this drive for $86 and their customers gave it a rating of 4.5/5 stars with favorable reviews. B&H states they have a limited supply at this price.
eBay via Centrix International is offering a refurbished Western Digital WD TV Live 1080p streaming media player for $59 with free shipping. That is a savings of nearly 55% off the full MSRP and a solid $31 below the average selling price in new condition. Built-in 902.11n WiFi / ethernet connectivity provide access to all the major content streaming services, including Netflix, huluplus, MLB.TV, YouTube and several more. Unlike Apple TV, the WD TV supports streaming and direct play via a USB storage device of virtually any video format including MKV, MP4, XVID, AVI, WMV, and MOV. You can even view internet RSS feeds to keep up with daily news and updates. Many media players have cumbersome menus and input devices, but not the WD TV Live. Users can control this player via a wired/wireless keyboard and mobile device application. 1,236 Amazon reviewers rate this device a solid 3.5 stars.
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Offering a capacity of 2TB in a near pocket-sized enclosure, My Passport hard drives are the ideal companion for taking your videos, photos, music and files around with you–or safely stored at home. When connected to a USB 3.0 port the My Passport lets you access and save files with blazing speed compared to USB 2.0. Reduce transfer time by up to 3 times when compared to USB 2.0 transfer rates.
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Newegg is offering the Western Digital 3TB MyBook Essential USB 3.0 External Hard Drive, model no. WDBACW0030HBK-NESN, for $119.99. The coupon code “72HRSL066” drops it to $79.99. With free shipping, that’s $0.03/GB and the best price we’ve seen for any 3TB external hard drive. It’s also a current price low by $40. It features a USB 3.0 interface and password protection with hardware encryption.