Western Digital has launched a new Black NVMe SSD with up to 3,400MB/s read and 2,800MB/s write speeds. That’s … like, really fast, especially compared to the Samsung 960 Pro running at 3,500MB/s read and 2,100MB/s write speeds.
The storage company says it was able to achieve these speeds thanks to inhouse development of a new 3D NAND memory and controller that handles tiered caching. On top of that, WD claims to be 25% to 50% more energy efficient than its leading competitors.
Western Digital’s new Black NVMe SSDs are available now in a variety of capacities including 250GB for $119 (about £85, AU$155), 500GB for $229 (about £160, AU$300) and 1TB for $449 (about £320, AU$580).