Western Digital Ups The Game With Powerful New Gaming SSD

To push leading edge performance, low power consumption and extended durability for PC gaming systems, Western Digital have launched a high performance NVMe SSD.

Featuring the company’s own SSD architecture and controller, the Western Digital Black 3D NVMe SSD accelerates data for PC applications, enabling users to quickly access, engage and capture today’s high-resolution video, audio and gaming content.

“Today’s gaming applications require increasing capability from their PCs, and this will only continue to advance,” said Mark Grace, Senior Vice President, Devices Business Unit at Western Digital.

“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.”

With sequential read (up to 3,400 MB/s for 1TB and 500GB models) and write performance (up to 2,800 MB/s for 1TB model) combined with 1TB capacities, WD say the new drive is ideal for enhancing user experiences in gaming environments that benefit from acceleration of intensive fast data.

Additionally, the drives feature up to 500,000 random-read IOPs 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.

The Western Digital Black 3D NVMe SSD is available in Australia in capacities of 256GB ($169), 512GB ($325) and 1TB ($609).

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