Western Digital Corp. is helping gamers enhance their setups and adapt to the evolving gaming landscape heralded by the next generation of games with today’s introduction of three new and upcoming products for its WD_BLACK portfolio of storage solutions. These include its first NVMe solid-state drive (SSD) with next-gen PCIe Gen4 technology, a fully bootable Gen3 x8 add-in-card, and a Thunderbolt 3-powered NVMe SSD gaming dock, each offering eye-catching RGB lighting options.

 

Western Digital announces an expanded WD_Black series to support Next-Gen gaming

 

WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD

Designed to feature the unprecedented performance of PCIe Gen4 technology, this future-ready product will deliver fast read/write speeds up to 7000/5300MB/s (1TB model). Built with the WD_BLACK G2 controller and optimized for top-tier and high-intensive gaming (not intended for NAS or server environments), the WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD will help gamers achieve supreme PC performance. It reduces game load times and transfers files faster than its predecessor while using brand new cache technology.

 

Western Digital announces an expanded WD_Black series to support Next-Gen gaming

 

The WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD non-heatsink version will be available in 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities starting at $129.99 (MSRP USD).

WD_BLACK AN1500 NVMe SSD Add-in-Card –

For gamers looking to achieve next-gen performance in a current-gen setup, this fully bootable plug and play add-in card is one of the fastest PCIe Gen3 x8 solutions on the market. Powered by two internal SSDs in RAID 0 and PCIe Gen3 x8 technology, gamers can experience read speeds up to 6500 MB/s and write speeds up to 4100MB/s (2TB and 4TB models), giving them lightning-fast gameplay so they can spend less time waiting and more time playing.

 

Western Digital announces an expanded WD_Black series to support Next-Gen gaming

 

The WD_BLACK AN1500 NVMe SSD Add-in-Card is available in 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB capacities starting at $299.99 (MSRP USD).

WD_BLACK D50 Game Dock NVMe SSD – 

This compact, high-performance gaming dock SSD, with heatsink design, transforms a Thunderbolt 3-compatible laptop into an integrated and immersive gaming station. An optimal solution for gamers looking to streamline their setup, the dock offers superfast speeds with NVMe technology, more capacity for games, and multiple ports for accessories – all powered by a single Thunderbolt 3 cord.

 

Western Digital announces an expanded WD_Black series to support Next-Gen gaming

 

The WD_BLACK D50 Game Dock NVMe SSD is available in a 1TB capacity starting at $499.99 (MSRP USD). A non-SSD option, the WD_BLACK D50 Game Dock, is also available for purchase for $319.99 (MSRP USD).

Availability

  • The WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD will be available from next month for the prices below:
    • 500 GB – Without Heatsink  for 515 AED
    • 500 GB – With Heatsink FOR 589 AED
    • 1TB – Without Heatsink for 955 AED
    • 1TB –  With HeatSink  for 1029 AED
    • 2TB – Without Heatsink for 1765 AED
    • 2TB –  With Heatsink for 1839 AED
  • The WD_BLACK AN1500 NVMe SSD Add-in-Card will be available from next month for the prices below:
    • 1TB for 1100 AED
    • 2 TB for 2019 AED
    • 4 TB for 3675 AED
  • The WD_BLACK D50 Game Dock NVMe SSD will be available from next month for the prices below:
    • 1 TB for 1839 AED
    • 2 TB for 2400 AED