WD announces new gaming SSD with NVMe performance
Western Digital Corporation today unveiled a high-performance Western Digital® Black 3D NVMe SSD that promises users the necessities to capture high-resolution video, audio and gaming content.
To meet the ever-growing demand for quick data access, Western Digital developed a new breed of SSDs to help remove the traditional storage bottleneck. This M.2 drive features a new NVMe architecture and controller, which optimally integrates with Western Digital 3D NAND. Western Digital’s new vertically integrated SSD platform was engineered from the ground up, specifically architected to help maximise performance for NVMe SSDs, with advanced power management, durability and endurance for the growing range of applications benefiting from NVMe technology.
Mark Grace, senior vice president, Devices Business Unit, Western Digital said:
“With our new architecture and controller, the Western Digital Black SSD integrates our 3D NAND technology with the NVMe interface to enable new levels of performance. Whether it’s a new gaming rig or a video-editing workstation, our innovative NVMe drives will power many existing and future environments that enable data to thrive.”
Western Digital Black 3D NVMe SSD – Built to Boost Gaming Systems
With exceptional sequential read (up to 3,400 MB/s1 for 1TB and 500GB model) and write performance (up to 2,8001MB/s* for 1TB model) combined with up to 1TB capacities, the new drive is ideal for enhancing user experiences in 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) to deliver extreme throughput, which is ideal for multi-threaded applications and data-intensive multitasking environments. The drive offers a five-year limited warranty with up to 600TBW endurance (for 1TB model). The Western Digital Black 3D NVMe SSD is available in Singapore in capacities of 250GB (SGD 179), 500GB (SGD 329) and 1TB (SGD 639).
The new drives will be available by the end of May 2018 at Harvey Norman, Challenger and select Western Digital retailers at Sim Lim Square.