Storage for gamers – WD Black
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Storage for gamers – WD Black

Yannick Cejka
Zurich, on 23.04.2021
Western Digital’s Black series stands for reliability and high performance and is designed with gamers in mind. Keep reading to find out what this power-packed lineup has to offer and which product is the best match for you and your device.

With the WD_Black series, Western Digital offers a storage lineup that stands for reliability and top performance. The SSDs and hard drives are available in all common form factors for PCs, notebooks and game consoles. What’s more, WD-Black products come with a five-year warranty.

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M.2-2280 NVMe Storage

Thanks to NVMe, the 80 mm long, small-sized M.2 SSDs boost your system’s read and write speeds. There are two models to choose from: SN750 and the new SN850. While the SN750 still uses the PCI-E 3.0 protocol, the SN850 is state-of-the-art with PCI-E 4.0 and up to 5300 MB/s write rates. Our very own Kevin already tested it extensively. Read more about it here

*WD SN850:** one SSD to rule them all
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WD SN850: one SSD to rule them all

SN850 and SN750 are each available with or without a heat sink.

Black SN850 (500GB, M.2 2280)
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For all you Call of Duty fanboys and girls, the SN850 is also available in nuclear Cold War style with 2400 Call of Duty points.

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If you own a PC that doesn't have an installed X570 or Z590 motherboard, we recommend switching to a SN750 like notebook users, as the SN850 wouldn't work for you yet.

Black SN750 Gaming (500GB, M.2 2280)
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PCI plug-in cards for your PC

The built-in RGB strip in the AN1500 NVMe SSDs adds a little something extra. It’s available in storage versions ranging from 1 TB up to 4 TB. The SSD delivers write speeds of up to 4100 MB per second. Please note that you need a free PCI-E 3.0 x8 to install one of these models.

Black AN1500 (4000GB, PCI express)
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WD Black AN1500 (1000GB, M.2 2280)

Storage expansion for your notebook

The D50 Game Dock is a docking station designed for gaming notebooks. It connects all peripherals with a single Thunderbolt 3 cable. It’s available as a pure docking station or with integrated SSD storage. For more information, click here:

The new gaming docking station with Thunderbolt 3: *WD BLACK D50 Game Dock**
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The new gaming docking station with Thunderbolt 3: WD BLACK D50 Game Dock

Additional storage for your game console

Struggling with insufficient storage on your game console? WD has a remedy for that: external hard drives for game collectors and external SSDs for impatient people like me.

P50 Game Drive SSD

WD calls it «the battle-tested compact SSD», as it offers a rugged metal chassis for portable use without compromising on speed (USB 3.2 gen 2×2). The NVMe SSD delivers write speeds of up to 2000 MB per second despite its portable design. It’s available in four different storage sizes from 500 GB to 4 TB. If you calculate about 40 GB per game, almost 50 games can be installed on the 2 TB version. This portable companion is compatible with all game consoles as well as notebooks and PCs, of course.

Black P50 Game Drive SSD (4000GB)
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P10 Game Drive HDD

If you don’t need the speed of an SSD and would rather have your entire game library on you, the P10 Game Drive is just what you need. It offers up to 8 TB of storage, is cheaper, and still has two USB ports to charge your controllers.

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Yannick Cejka
Yannick Cejka
Junior Category Business Manager, Zurich
I've always loved building computers. In the past, as big as possible and covered in LEDs – today, small and quiet. SFF for the win.

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