Dads & Grads

How to Get Your Gamer the Perfect Gift

As we dive deeper into spring, it’s time once again to praise and reward the tireless dads and grads among us, and what says “thanks” or “congratulations” more than an improved gaming experience? Naturally, many dads and grads tend to game quite a bit, and all gaming requires storage. However, the types of games and gamers cover a wide spectrum. Don’t let your gifting go astray. If you give storage for gaming, make sure it matches your recipient’s gaming type.

What They’re Into:
Casual fun, social bonding, and following what’s popular are big motivators for mainstream gamers, and consoles tend to be a popular platform for their affordability and ease of use.

What They Want:
Mainstream socializers may not need any extra storage, as many games for these users operate from the cloud. On the other hand, mainstream gamers more interested in exploring broad worlds are more likely to need high-capacity drives to hold their growing library. The WD_BLACK™ P10 Game Drive, which ranges from 2TB to 5TB* is ideal for these groups, addresses this capacity need both for console and PC gaming. Figuring a 36GB average game size, one 5TB WD_BLACK P10 drive can hold up to 125 games, so there’s no need to compromise on which console or PC titles to delete to make room for fresh additions.

What They’re Into:
Whether gaming is their favorite activity or a serious hobby, enthusiasts often buy new games and consoles upon release. They may also buy more games in total. Expect more hours per week spent gaming versus mainstreamers. 

What They Want:
Enthusiasts generally have the broadest needs. They’ll be more sensitive to performance than mainstream gamers and more likely to amass larger game collections. Thus, an external USB drive like the 8TB* WD_BLACK D10 Game Drive, which marries larger capacity with a faster 7200 RPM drive, may be a better fit. And for those who either prioritize performance above capacity or prefer to keep their gaming storage inside a compact system (especially a laptop), the internal WD_BLACK SN750 NVMe™ SSD, available from 250GB to 2TB* and read speeds up to a blazing 3470 MB/s** (for heatsink version), brings a higher caliber of performance without wrecking budgets.

What They’re Into:
This group lives and breathes gaming, often making it part of their identity and sometimes even their profession. Hardcore gamers invest the most hours and money in gaming to get the best “edge” possible over competitors.

What They Want:
Hardcore gamers, and especially hardcore FPS fans, often need multiple storage options. They’ll want that internal WD_BLACK SN750 NVMe SSD fueling core PC performance while also wanting fast external storage. For this, the WD_BLACK P50 Game Drive SSD, also built on NVMe flash media, delivers up to 2000 MB/s** read speeds over a USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 connection. This means blazing throughput for PCs and consoles alike.

This June, get your dad or grad something special. They’ve earned it, right? Just make sure the gift fits their gaming type. You’ll find it all at WDBLACK.com.

*As used for storage capacity, 1GB = 1 billion bytes and 1TB = one trillion bytes. Actual user capacity may be less depending on operating environment.  
**Based on read speed. As used for transfer rate, 1 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. 

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