The WD_BLACK SN850X NVMe SSD takes Western Digital's performance to new heights
Western Digital has been working with AMD to create a faster SSD
Published: 9th May 2022 | Source: Western Digital |
Western Digital reveals their fastest consumer grade SSD, the WD_BLACK SN850X
Western Digital has revealed their newest PCIe 4.0 SSD, the WD_BLACK SN850X, an upgrade version of the company's SN850 SSD that can deliver faster read/write speeds and reduced storage latencies.
The SN850X is designed to do two things, load data faster and respond to your system in less time. Both of these improvements help to boost the performance of Western Digital's latest gaming SSD, as do the company's "predictive loading" features.
WD_BLACK SN850X NVMe SSD – Optimized for hardcore gamers looking for unparalleled performance, this powerful internal PCIe Gen4 SSD delivers breakneck read speeds of up to 7,300 MB/s. With minimized latency, predictive loading and adaptive thermals management, gamers can expect an incredible gaming experience with fast load-times, rich visual experience, and uncompromising thermal performance. The downloadable WD_BLACK Dashboard with its new Game Mode 2.0 (Windows® only) unlocks PC performance-boosting features so gamers can play, stream, record, and dominate at the top of their game. An optional heatsink (1TB and 2TB models) is available to help maintain peak performance and includes RGB lighting to complement any gaming rig.
Pricing/Availability: The WD_BLACK SN850X NVMe SSD will come in 1TB, 2TB and 4TB3 capacities starting at $189.99 (U.S. MSRP). It will be available for purchase at select Western Digital retailers, e-tailers, resellers, system integrators and the Western Digital Store starting July 2022.
Game Mode 2.0?
Using Western Digital's WD_BLACK dashboard on Windows allows PC gamers to access Western Digital's "Game Mode 2.0" feature, which can enable boosted SSD performance to help PC gamers to play, stream, and record simultaneously.
Western Digital's working with AMD?
As part of their press release, Western Digital has confirmed that they have been working with AMD to create their new SN850X SSD, with AMD's Joe Macri, Compute and Graphics CTO, stating that "AMD is delighted with its continued collaboration with Western Digital to deliver exceptional gaming experiences".
AMD is working with Western Digital to help decrease the latency between their processors, system memory, and connected storage devices. Below is what AMD had to say about their collaboration with Western Digital.
As games become more immersive, the expectation for fast, seamless gameplay increases. AMD strives to remove latency between the system, memory and connected devices like Western Digital's SSD gaming solutions with the adoption of the latest PCIe technologies and memory and latency optimizations within AMD CPUs and GPUs. Our combined solutions enable richer visuals, faster load times and more consistent gameplay.
Western Digital's new SN850X SSD will be available in 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB capacities, with the SSD's 1TB and 2TB models being available with or without a pre-installed SSD heatsink. Pricing will start at $189.99 in the US. At this time, UK pricing has not been confirmed.