WD launches Elements SE SSD: new portable SSDs that don't cost a fortune

WD Elements SE SSD
(Image credit: WD)

WD (Western Digital) has announced the launch of Elements SE SSD: a new range of portable SSDs designed to offer SSD speed at a more accessible price.

Traditionally if you've been looking for the best portable hard drive, you've has the choice between exactly that: a portable hard drive, or alternatively, a portable SSD. The decision usually depends on how much money you have to spend, as SSDs cost significantly more per gigabyte of storage than slower mechanical hard drives, especially if you’re after a capacity larger than 1 terabyte.

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Ben Andrews

Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to guy for technical insight. He's also the team's man-at-arms when it comes to camera bags, filters, memory cards, and all manner of camera accessories – his lab is a bit like the Batcave of photography! With years of experience trialling and testing kit, he's a human encyclopedia of benchmarks when it comes to recommending the best buys.