Western Digital Launches New Gaming SSDs with NVMe

Western Digital Corporation has unveiled its latest high-performance WD Black 3D NVMe SSD featuring the company’s own SSD architecture and controller. The drive promises to accelerate data for PC applications to support latest high-resolution video, audio and gaming content.

With growing demand for richer content, the company had developed a new breed of SSDs – the M.2 drive that features a new NVMe architecture and controller, which optimally integrates with Western Digital 3D NAND.  The company claims that the new vertically integrated SSD platform was engineered to specifically help maximise performance for NVMe SSDs, with advanced power management, durability and endurance for the growing range of applications benefiting from NVMe technology.

The drive features sequential read (up to 3,400Mbps for 1TB and 500GB model) and writes performance (up to 2,800Mbps for 1TB model) combined with up to 1TB capacities, the new drive seems to be ideal for gaming environments that benefit from the acceleration of intensive fast data. Additionally, the drives feature up to 500,000 random-read IOPs (for 1TB model) for multi-threaded applications and data-intensive multitasking environments.

The Western Digital Black 3D NVMe SSD is available in the US in capacities of 250GB for $119.99, 500GB for $229.99 and 1TB for $449.99. The drive offers a five-year limited warranty with up to 600TBW endurance (for 1TB model). The new drives will be available by late this month globally.

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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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