India is expected to be among the top gaming markets globally with the world’s youngest population. In order to help gamers enhance their gameplay experience and adapt to the evolving gaming landscape heralded by the next generation of games, Western Digital introduced a series of new products under its WD_BLACK portfolio of storage solutions. These include the WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD, Western Digital’s first NVMe solid-state drive (SSD), and the WD_BLACK AN1500 NVMe SSD Add-in-Card, each offering eye-catching RGB lighting options (Windows only).
Additionally, Western Digital will also be introducing three new Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War-themed SSDs in early January 2021: the WD_BLACK Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Special Edition SN850 NVMe SSSD, P10 Game Drive and P50 Game Drive SSD. These limited editions are designed for Call of Duty (COD) fans, and, as an added bonus, come with a free voucher to redeem COD points.
“As the gaming landscape evolves and more immersive gaming titles emerge, gamers require higher performance to stay up-to-speed. Our latest WD_BLACK SSD portfolio is innovative and offers high-performance storage solutions, specially designed for the gamers to help them stay ahead of the game. We’ve optimized both internal and portable SSDs and these products not only provide more storage for gamers but elevate the gaming experience as a whole,” said Khalid Wani, Director – Sales, India, Western Digital.
As far as the WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD is concerned, it is designed to feature the unprecedented performance of PCIe Gen4 technology, this future-ready product will deliver fast read/write speeds up to 7000/5300MB/s2 (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 will enable gamers to achieve supreme PC performance. It 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. This version will be available in 500GB3, 1TB3, and 2TB3 capacities starting at Rs 14,490.
Beside this, the WD_BLACK AN1500 NVMe SSD Add-in-Card is for gamers looking to achieve next-gen performance in a current-gen setup. Powered by two internal SSDs in RAID 0 and PCIe Gen3 x8 technology, gamers can experience read speeds up to 6500 MB/s2 and write speeds up to 4100MB/s2 (2TB3 and 4TB3 models), giving them 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 1TB3, 2TB3, and 4TB3 capacities starting at Rs 30,990.
The WD_Black P50 Game Drive SSD offers read speeds of up to 2000MB/s2 and up to 2TB3 of storage, so you spend less time waiting to get back in the game and more time actually playing your game collection. Designed from the ground up with gamers in mind, it is designed with a SuperSpeed USB (20Gb/s) interface to be fully compatible with new gaming components released with the same connectivity.
The WD_BLACK P10 Game Drive gives your console or PC the performance-enhancing tools it needs to keep your competitive edge. It’s a top-tier external HDD in capacities up to 5TB3, built specifically for gamers looking to expand the potential of their console or PC by saving their game library in an on-the-go form factor. The WD_BLACK P10 Game Drive for Xbox is built specifically for gamers looking to expand the potential of their Xbox and comes in capacities up to 5TB3 to save up to 125 games. As far as availability is concerned, WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD,WD_BLACK AN1500 NVMe SSD Add-in-Card, WD_BLACK P10, P10 for Xbox and P50 are available with leading IT Retailers and Etail across India.
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