Western Digital Gives Gamers More Capacity for Their Favorite Handheld Gaming PC with New High-Performance Mobile Gaming NVMe SSD

SAN JOSE, Calif. - September 12, 2023

To help consumers get the most out of their handheld gaming PC experience, WD_BLACK™ from Western Digital is introducing a new premium, high-performance M.2 2230 solution architected for today's handheld PC gamer. Building upon the WD_BLACK legacy of performance storage for all kinds of competitive gamers, the company is introducing the WD_BLACK™ SN770M NVMe™ SSD.

According to a recent Gartner report, the handheld gaming console market is expected to reach 14.8M by 2027.* As the mobile gaming market continues to grow and more AAA titles are released, new and innovative storage solutions are being released and developed to ensure mobile gamers are able to make the most of their on-the-go gaming experience.

"With game sizes continually becoming larger, it's easy for handheld game consoles to fill up over time with new games and regular updates," said Eric Spanneut, vice president of client SSDs for Western Digital. "The new WD_BLACK SN770M NVMe SSD boosts available storage up to 2TB2 and is specifically designed to handle the peak performance of demanding games for handheld gaming PCs."

The WD_BLACK SN770M NVMe SSD in the small M.2 2230 form-factor gives consumers a way to expand their handheld gaming PC internal storage so they can take their game library anywhere they go. By offering a range of capacities, consumers now have more options to expand their game libraries, with up to 2TB2 of trusted Western Digital TLC 3D NAND. This new drive also offers an immersive experience with exclusive gaming features including PCIe® Gen 4.03, Western Digital's nCache™ 4.0 technology, and Microsoft's DirectStorage support. This is a great option to supercharge compatible handheld devices, such as the ASUS™ ROG Ally™, with speeds up to 5,150 MB/s1 (1TB and 2TB2 models) for blazingly quick game installations and level loads.

"The ROG Ally takes handheld gaming to new heights. AAA game titles reach over 150GB in size, so play more of your best games by expanding your internal storage with the WD_BLACK™ SN770M, a gaming-optimized mobile SSD for the ROG Ally," said Shawn Yen, vice president of gaming, ASUS.

"Our Ryzen Z1 Series processors are advancing the future of handheld gaming. The latest WD_BLACK SN770M NVMe SSDs will be yet another example of how AMD is working with leading partners to redefine the mobile gaming landscape," said Renato Fragale, senior director of product management, AMD. "Together, we are expanding the handheld gaming ecosystem by creating a new generation of powerful, portable, and affordable systems that deliver an exceptional experience no matter where you game."

The WD_BLACK SN770M NVMe SSD is available in 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities2 and features Western Digital's 5-year limited warranty. The 500GB is available now for purchase on Western Digital's online store, etailers, retailers, and resellers for $74.99 (U.S. MSRP). The 1TB is available now for purchase exclusively on Western Digital's online store and at Best Buy for $109.99 (U.S. MSRP). The 2TB is available now for purchase exclusively at Best Buy for $219.99 (U.S. MSRP).

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*Source: Gartner, "Semiconductors and Electronics Forecast Database, Worldwide, 2Q23 Update," 30 June 2023.
11 MB/s = 1 million bytes per second. Based on internal testing; performance may vary depending upon host device, usage conditions, drive capacity, and other factors.
21GB = 1 billion bytes and 1TB = 1 trillion bytes. Actual user capacity may be less depending on operating environment.
3PCIe® Gen 4.0 storage technology requires a compatible motherboard. WD_BLACK™ SN770M NVMe SSD is backwards-compatible with PCIe Gen3.

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