Western Digital unveils new 1TB gaming SSD

Western Digital has unveiled its latest high-performance SSD, the Black 3D NVMe SSD.

“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,” said the company.

“This M.2 drive features a new NVMe architecture and controller, which optimally integrates with Western Digital 3D NAND.”

The drive is available in three capacities, at the following US prices:

  • 250GB – $119.99
  • 500GB – $229.99
  • 1TB – $449.99

Western Digital said the drive features a sequential read of up to 3,400MB/s for the 1TB and 500GB models, and write performance of up to 2,800MB/s for the 1TB model.

“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 1TB drive offers a 5-year limited warranty with up to 600TBW endurance.

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