Western Digital Unveils Gaming Solutions

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Western Digital, a data infrastructure company has introduced new gaming solutions that will help gamers enhance their setups and adapt to the evolving gaming landscape heralded by the next generation of game. These products included 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.

Announcing the new gaming solutions, the Senior Vice President, Consumer Solutions, Western Digital, Jim Welsh, said game developers move towards creating immersive titles that require higher performance, consumers need to equip themselves with the best tools to stay up-to-speed.

Welsh said: “Innovative, high-performance storage solutions are essential to keep up with this ever-changing landscape. Our latest WD_BLACK products have been purpose-built to allow gamers to meet the increasingly high standards of future games and gaming platforms.
“We’ve optimised these products to not only provide more storage for gamers but to elevate the gaming experience as a whole.”

The latest and upcoming WD_BLACK gaming portfolio includes: 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/s1 (1TB model).

Built with the WD_BLACK G2 controller and optimized for top-tier and high-intensive gaming but 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 technology3. In addition to high performance, the WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD also delivers improved low queue-depth performance over its predecessor, allowing both gaming and everyday users to experience smoother loading of applications.