As the Middle East continues to gain interest in gaming, the availability of products to enhance gaming experiences has soared. As a storage technology leader, Western Digital recently shared how the new wave of gamers has impacted the industry and how the latest WD_BLACK™ product portfolio is offering game-changing innovations.
Western Digital has introduced three new WD_BLACK products, helping gamers enhance their setups and adapt to the evolving gaming landscape heralded by the next generation of games.
“WD_BLACK drives constantly raise the bar on what gamers can expect from a storage device. WD_BLACK products are purpose-built to provide gamers with the tools and equipment they need to perform their best. This year we’ve brought three new products to the market. A response to the surge in gaming we’ve seen across the Middle East. These products are purpose built for gamers, giving player consoles or PCs a trusted, reliable performance boost and capacity. We’re proud to be a partner of gamers and of our support for this industry,” said Khwaja Saifuddin, Western Digital.
The WD_BLACK portfolio is a trusted solution for highly competitive gamers, including Klaus Kajetski, founder and CEO of YaLLa Esports, one of the Middle East’s leading esports teams, has been a longstanding partner of WD_BLACK.
“We’re welcoming so many more people to the gaming community this year and it’s exciting to see. Whether you are new to gaming or a seasoned pro, there’s going to be an expectation when you experience a gaming environment. As people enter digital arenas, they’re going to notice things like the image quality, loading times and storage. With a product like the WD_BLACK, any issues in these areas can be seriously mitigated. As a competitive gamer, it means I spend less time worrying about my hardware, and more time playing” said Klaus Kajetski, YaLLa Esports.
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 reduces game load times and transfers files faster than its predecessor while using brand new cache technology.
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.
And, for the ultimate in aesthetics and customization, there will be an optional RGB-enabled heatsink model that cuts down on thermal throttling. The WD_BLACK SN850 NVMeSSD non-heatsink version will be available in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities.
|500 GB – Without Heatsink
|500 GB – With Heatsink
|1TB – Without Heatsink
|1TB – With Heatsink
|2TB – Without Heatsink
|2TB – With Heatsink
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/s1 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.
Customizable RGB lighting (Windows only) complements your current rig while an integrated heatsink combats thermal throttling to help maintain peak performance. The WD_BLACK AN1500 NVMe SSD Add-in-Card is available in 1TB, 2TB and 4TB capacities.
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.
The WD_BLACK D50 Game Dock NVMe SSD is complete with customizable RGB lighting controlled through the WD_BLACK Dashboard (Windows only).