WD Black 3D NVMe SSD Released – See Specs, Features and Price

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Western Digital recently released their latest and fastest storage drive based on 3D NAND technology – the WD Black NVMe SSD. The new WD Black NVMe SSD is based on PCIe Gen3 8 Gb/s interface and offers top-tier performance with up 3,400 MB/s sequential read and up to 2,800 MB/s sequential write; and 600TBW and 1.75M hours MTTF. It’s available in 250GB, 500GB and 1TB capacities all in M.2 2280 form factor. Check out more of its features, specifications and prices below.

Western Digital Ups the Game with Powerful New Gaming SSD with NVMe Performance

PC gaming is increasingly immersive, with richer and more intense visual content than ever before, and gamers are faced with making technology choices to maximize their experience. To push leading-edge performance, lower power consumption and extended durability for PC gaming systems, Western Digital Corporation today introduced a high-performance Western Digital Black 3D NVMe SSD featuring the company’s own SSD architecture and controller. The drive accelerates data for PC applications to enable users to quickly, access, engage and capture today’s high-resolution video, audio and gaming content.

With growing demand for rich content, PCs must have the capability to run intensive applications and enable the 4K/Ultra HD graphics and video content experiences. To move this immense amount of data quickly and seamlessly, Western Digital developed a new breed of SSDs to help remove the traditional storage bottleneck. This M.2 drive features a new NVMe architecture and controller, which optimally integrates with Western Digital 3D NAND. Western Digital’s new vertically integrated SSD platform was engineered from the ground up, specifically architected to help maximize performance for NVMe SSDs, with advanced power management, durability and endurance for the growing range of applications benefiting from NVMe technology.

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

Western Digital Black 3D NVMe SSD – Built to Boost Gaming Systems
With exceptional sequential read (up to 3,400 MB/s1 for 1TB and 500GB model) and write performance (up to 2,800 MB/s1 for 1TB model) combined with up to 1TB capacities, 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 (for 1TB model) 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 (for 1TB model).

WD Black 3D NVMe SSD Price and Availability

The Western Digital Black 3D NVMe SSD is available in the U.S. in capacities of 250GB ($119.99 USD), 500GB ($229.99 USD) and 1TB ($449.99 USD). The new drives will be available by late April 2018 in select Western Digital retailers, e-tailers, resellers, system integrators and distributors globally.

WD Black 3D NVMe SSD Specifications

Capacity250GB, 500GB, 1TB
InterfacePCIe Gen3 8 Gb/s, up to 4 lanes
Form FactorM.2 2280
Sequential Read/Write1TB
Up to 3,400 MB/s Read
Up to 2,800 MB/s Write

500GB
Up to 3,400 MB/s Read
Up to 2,500 MB/s Write

250GB
Up to 3,000 MB/s Read
Up to 1,600 MB/s Write
Random Read/Write1TB
Up to 500,000 IOPS Read
Up to 400,000 IOPS Write

500GB
Up to 410,000 IOPS Read
Up to 330,000 IOPS Write

250GB
Up to 220,000 IOPS Read
Up to 170,000 IOPS Write
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