Western Digital Expands WD_BLACK Portfolio in the Middle East

As the Middle East continues to gain interest in gaming, the availability of products to enhance gaming experiences has soared. Western Digital recently shared how the new wave of gamers has impacted the industry and how the latest WD_BLACK product portfolio is offering game-changing innovations.

The company has introduced three new WD_BLACK products, helping gamers enhance their setups and adapt to the evolving gaming landscape heralded by the next generation of games.

SSDs are a key enabler for a seamless gaming experience and one of the leading products of the new WD_BLACK series; the WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD, ensures performance with read/write speeds up to 7000/5300MB/s (1TB model) which makes this drive the ultimate choice in competitive environments.

“WD_BLACK drives constantly raise the bar on what gamers can expect from a storage device. WD_BLACK products are purpose-built to provide gamers with the tools and equipment they need to perform their best. This year we’ve brought three new products to the market. A response to the surge in gaming we’ve seen across the Middle East. These products are purpose built for gamers, giving player consoles or PCs a trusted, reliable performance boost and capacity. We’re proud to be a partner of gamers and of our support for this industry,” said Khwaja Saifuddin of Western Digital.

The WD_BLACK portfolio is a trusted solution for highly competitive gamers, including Klaus Kajetski, founder and CEO of YaLLa Esports, one of the Middle East’s leading esports teams, has been a longstanding partner of WD_BLACK. “We’re welcoming so many more people to the gaming community this year and it’s exciting to see. Whether you are new to gaming or a seasoned pro, there’s going to be an expectation when you experience a gaming environment. As people enter digital arenas, they’re going to notice things like the image quality, loading times and storage. With a product like the WD_BLACK, any issues in these areas can be seriously mitigated. As a competitive gamer, it means I spend less time worrying about my hardware, and more time playing,” said Klaus Kajetski of YaLLa Esports.

The newly released WD_BLACK products include:

WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD – Designed to feature the unprecedented performance of PCIe Gen4 technology (not intended for NAS or server environments), this future-ready product will deliver fast read/write speeds up to 7000/5300MB/s (1TB model). Arm your system with RGB lighting through an optional heatsink model, and up to 2TB capacity. In addition to high performance, the WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD also delivers improved low queue-depth performance over its predecessor, allowing both gaming and everyday users to experience smoother loading of applications. The WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD non-heatsink version is available in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities.

WD_BLACK AN1500 NVMe SSD Add-in-Card – Experience lightning fast gameplay with this bootable, plug and play add-in-card that reaches extreme velocity with minimum effort. Includes customisable RGB lighting (Windows only) and heatsink.

WD_BLACK D50 Game Dock NVMe SSD – An optimal solution for gamers looking to streamline their setup, the dock offers superfast speeds with NVMe technology, more capacity for games, and multiple ports for accessories – all powered by a single Thunderbolt 3 cord. The WD_BLACK D50 Game Dock NVMe SSD is complete with customizable RGB lighting controlled through the WD_BLACK Dashboard (Windows only). 


The WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD is available in UAE for the prices below :

    • 500 GB – Without Heatsink  for AED 515
    • 500 GB – With Heatsink for AED 589
    • 1TB – Without Heatsink for AED 955
    • 1TB –  With HeatSink  for AED 1029
    • 2TB – Without Heatsink for AED 1765
    • 2TB –  With Heatsink for AED 1839

The WD_BLACK AN1500 NVMe SSD Add-in-Card is available in UAE for the prices below:

      • 1TB for AED 1100
      • 2 TB for AED 2019
      • 4 TB for AED 3675

The WD_BLACK D50 Game Dock NVMe SSD is available in UAE & KSA for the prices below:

    • 1 TB for AED 1839
    • 2 TB for AED 2400
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Chris Fernando

Chris N. Fernando is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is the Editor of Arabian Reseller magazine, the authoritative guide to the regional IT industry. Follow him on Twitter (@chris508) and Instagram (@chris2508).

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