DIGITAL UPS THE GAME WITH POWERFUL
GAMING SSD WITH NVMe PERFORMANCE
May 16, 2018 – 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 (NASDAQ:
WDC) 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.
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.
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.
Digital Black 3D NVMe SSD – Built to Boost Gaming Systems
With exceptional sequential read (up to 3,400 MB/s for
1TB and 500GB model) and write performance (up to 2,8001MB/s* 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). The Western Digital Black 3D NVMe SSD is available
in Singapore in capacities of 250GB (SGD 179), 500GB (SGD 329) and 1TB (SGD
639). The new drives will be available by end of May 2018 at Harvey Norman,
Challenger and select Western Digital retailers at Sim Lim Square.
Enabling the possibilities of data, Western Digital offers the
industry’s broadest portfolio of products and solutions to help people capture,
preserve, access and transform their content. For more information, visit our
website: Western Digital.
data to thrive. The company is driving the innovation needed to help customers
capture, preserve, access and transform an everincreasing diversity of data.
Everywhere data lives, from advanced data centers to mobile sensors to personal
devices, our industry-leading solutions deliver the possibilities of data.
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subject to change without notice. As used for storage capacity, one gigabyte
(GB) = one billion bytes and one terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total
accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment.
forward-looking statements, including the expected availability, benefits,
features, pricing and performance of the Western Digital Black 3D NVMe SSD.
There are a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause these
forwardlooking statements to be inaccurate including, among others: changes to
specifications from standards organizations, volatility in global economic
conditions; business conditions and growth in the storage ecosystem; impact of
competitive products and pricing; market acceptance and cost of commodity
materials and specialized product components; actions by competitors;
unexpected advances in competing technologies; our development and introduction
of products based on new technologies and expansion into new data storage
markets; risks associated with acquisitions, mergers and joint ventures;
difficulties or delays in manufacturing; and other risks and uncertainties
listed in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission
(the “SEC”), including our most recently filed periodic report to
which your attention is directed. We do not intend to update the information
contained in this release.
One megabyte per second (MB/s) = one million bytes per second. Performance will
vary depending on your hardware and software components and configurations.