Today, Western Digital Corp. announced two new additions to its growing WD_BLACK gaming portfolio at the What’s Next event, the WD_BLACK SN850X NVMe SSD and WD_BLACK P40 Game Drive SSD. Designed to enhance the gaming experience, the expanded portfolio gives players more options to upgrade their PC or console storage. “AMD is excited to continue working 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 grows. AMD strives to eliminate latency between the system, memory, and attached devices, such as Western Digital’s SSD gaming solutions, by leveraging the latest PCIe technologies and memory and latency optimizations within AMD CPUs and GPUs. Our combined solutions deliver richer visuals, faster loading times and more consistent gameplay.”
“We are inspired by the unique ways players experience their games and are committed to working with the best technology partners, such as AMD, to develop solutions that help them break through barriers,” said Rob Soderbery, executive vice president and GM, Flash. Business Unit, Western Digital. “Our diverse WD_BLACK portfolio ensures gamers are equipped to conquer today’s games and prepared for what’s next.”
Living at the intersection of technology and entertainment, the WD_BLACK brand offers innovative, custom storage solutions that deliver the ultimate in performance and style. The upcoming WD_BLACK gaming portfolio products include:
WD_BLACK SN850X NVMe SSD – Optimized for hardcore gamers seeking unparalleled performance, this powerful internal PCIe Gen4 SSD delivers breakneck read speeds of up to 7,300MB/s. With minimal latency, predictive load and adaptive thermal management, gamers can expect an incredible gaming experience with fast loading times, rich visual experience and uncompromised thermal performance. The downloadable WD_BLACK Dashboard with its new Game Mode 2.0 (Windows only) unlocks PC performance-enhancing features so gamers can play, stream, record and dominate at their peak. An optional heatsink (1 TB and 2 TB models) is available to maintain peak performance and includes RGB lighting to complement any gaming rig.
- Price/Availability: The WD_BLACK SN850X NVMe SSD comes in 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB capacities starting at $189.99 (US MS price). It will be on sale from July 2022 at select Western Digital retailers, e-tailers, resellers, systems integrators and the Western Digital Store.
WD_BLACK P40 Game Drive SSD – Created for gamers seeking portable storage with both performance and style, the WD_BLACK P40 Game Drive SSD features a USB 3.2 Gen2x2 interface and blazing-fast read speeds of up to 2,000MB/s combined with customizable RGB lighting (Windows only). The downloadable WD_BLACK Dashboard gives full control over the LED light display and syncs with many existing RGB ecosystems for a setup that can be personalized to any gamer’s style. With a sleek, compact and shock-resistant design, it’s the perfect option for gaming on the go.
- Price/Availability: The WD_BLACK P40 Game Drive SSD comes in 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities starting at $119.99 (US suggested retail price). It will be on sale from Summer 2022 at select Western Digital retailers, e-tailers, resellers and the Western Digital Store.
Via Western Digital