Western Digital expands WD_BLACK SSD Portfolio

At the recent Western Digital What’s Next event, Western Digital expands WD_BLACK SSD Portfolio with the announcement of two new additions to its growing WD_BLACK gaming portfolio, the WD_BLACK™ SN850X NVMe™ SSD and WD_BLACK P40 Game Drive SSD. The new SSDs are designed to elevate the gaming experience, with this expanded portfolio, they now offer players more options to upgrade their PC or console storage.

“AMD is delighted with its continued collaboration with Western Digital to deliver exceptional gaming experiences,” said Joe Macri, Compute and Graphics CTO and Corporate Fellow at AMD. “As games become more immersive, the expectation for fast, seamless gameplay increases. AMD strives to remove latency between the system, memory and connected devices like Western Digital’s SSD gaming solutions with the adoption of the latest PCIe® technologies and memory and latency optimisations within AMD CPUs and GPUs. Our combined solutions enable richer visuals, faster load times and more consistent gameplay.”

“We’re inspired by the unique ways in which players experience their games and are committed to working with the best technology partners, like AMD, to develop solutions that help them break barriers,” said Rob Soderbery, executive vice president and GM, Flash Business Unit, Western Digital. “Our diverse WD_BLACK portfolio ensures that gamers are equipped to conquer today’s games and prepared for what’s next.”

Inspired by gamers of all levels, bringing together technology and entertainment, the WD_BLACK brand brings innovative, custom-built storage solutions that offer the ultimate in performance and style. The upcoming WD_BLACK gaming portfolio portfolio products include:

WD_BLACK SN850X NVMe SSD

Optimised for hardcore gamers looking for unparalleled performance, this powerful internal PCIe® Gen4 SSD delivers breakneck read speeds of up to 7,300 MB/s 2. With minimised latency, predictive loading and adaptive thermals management, gamers can expect an incredible gaming experience with fast load-times, rich visual experience and uncompromising thermal performance. The downloadable WD_BLACK Dashboard with its new Game Mode 2.0 (Windows® only) unlocks PC performance-boosting features so gamers can play, stream, record, and dominate at the top of their game. An optional heatsink (1TB and 2TB models) is available to help maintain peak performance and includes RGB lighting to complement any gaming rig.

WD_BLACK P40 Game Drive SSD

Created for gamers looking for portable storage with both performance and style, the WD_BLACK P40 Game Drive SSD features a USB 3.2 Gen2x2 interface and blazing read speeds of up to 2,000 MB/s paired with customisable RGB lighting (Windows only). The downloadable WD_BLACK Dashboard gives full control over the LED light display and can be synced with many existing RGB ecosystems for a setup that can be personalised to any gamer’s style. With a sleek, compact and shock-resistant design, it’s the perfect option for gaming on the go.

For more information on the new WD_BLACK products, or to learn more about the full WD_BLACK portfolio of gaming solutions, please visit https://www.westerndigital.com/solutions/wdblack or follow them on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Twitch.

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