REPORT SUMMARY AND FINAL THOUGHTS – AMENDED
Our review of the WD Black P50 Game Drive Portable SSD was going very well as its build is beyond reproach, it comes with a 5-year warranty and our synthetic benchmarks demonstrated that it is capable of providing both read and write performance up to 2GB/s. Considering that USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 (20Gbps) is a rather niche product, we were even supportive of product pricing which wasn’t unreachable by any means.
Our true data testing ‘initially’ produced a result that we had never seen before which really interested us. As much as the P50 is built to store media files such as video, photos and music, the time it took to transfer the 15GB music sample was unheard of and something we had never seen prior. This, of course, carried on to our 15GB OS transfer which took five minutes to complete, again something we hadn’t seen in some time.
After reading our final report and brief, Western Digital updated us a short time later with a new firmware relating that this firmware should fix the issue that we had experienced. It did and then some as it demonstrated amazing true data testing with a very steady transfer rate as shown here once again:
We are happy to report that we, not only throw our full support behind the WD_Black P50 Game Drive External SSD for your purchase, but are happy to award it with our Gold Seal as well.