Smarten Up Your Storage
Graphics cards and processors might get the headlines, but no gaming PC is complete without storage – and the type of storage you use can make a huge difference to the speed and responsiveness of any rig.
Storage is important, then, and the market has rarely been this exciting. Drives that use M.2 and NVMe technology are breaking speed records, and more conventional SSDs and hard disks have never been bigger, faster or cheaper.
Our guide explains the differences between these important components, and highlights what you should be looking for – and picks some of our favourite products, too.
WD have long been famous for their immensely reliable storage drives and there is no shortfall when it comes to speed either. To evolve with the introduction of ever smaller desktops PCs and laptops, WD have brought their knowledge and fabled reliability to the SSD market.
Adding to their Blue and Green ranges, you can now purchase solid state drives with reliability like never before and these drives are available in both the traditional 2.5” 7mm and newer M.2 2280 form factors in capacities of 120GB (Green only) to 1TB (Blue only).