Western Digital has introduced a high-performance Western Digital Black 3D NVMe SSD to push leading-edge performance, lower power consumption and extended durability for PC gaming systems. The new SSD is featuring the company’s own SSD architecture and controller. The drive accelerates data for PC applications to enable users to quickly, access, engage and capture today’s high-resolution video, audio, and gaming content.
With growing demand for rich content, PCs must have the capability to run intensive applications and enable the 4K/Ultra HD graphics and video content experiences. To move this large amount of data quickly and seamlessly, WD 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 integrates with WD 3D NAND. WD’s new vertically integrated SSD platform was engineered from the ground up, specifically architected to help maximize performance for NVMe SSDs, with advanced power management, durability, and endurance for the growing range of applications benefiting from NVMe technology.Western Digital Black 3D NVMe SSD comes with an exceptional sequential read (up to 3,400 MB/s for 1TB and 500GB model) and write performance (up to 2,800MB/s for 1TB model) combined with up to 1TB capacities. 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 the U.S. in capacities of 250GB – $119.99, 500GB – $229.9 and 1TB – $449.99. The SSDs will be available by late April 2018 in select Western Digital retailers, e-tailers, resellers globally.
“Today’s gaming applications require increasing capability from their PCs, and this will only continue to advance. 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,” said, Mark Grace, senior vice president, Devices Business Unit, Western Digital.