Western Digital announces budget consumer WD Black PCIe SSDs

Posted 05 January 2017 17:37 CET by Jan Willem Aldershoff

Western Digital today announced the WD Black PCIe SSDs that areĀ aimed at consumers and will be competitive priced. The M.2 2280 PCIe drives use the NVMe interface and are available in capacities of 256GB or 512GB.

Both drives have a specified maximum sequential read speed of up to 2050 MB/s. The maximum write speed of the 512GB drive is 800 MB/s and that of the 256GB drive is 700 MB/s. Random reads are specified at 170,000 IOPS for both drives. The 256GB performs random reads at a maximum of 130,000 IOPS and the 512GB model at 134,000 IOPS.

The SSDs are covered by a 5 year warranty and a Terabytes Written (TBW) specification of 80 for the 256GB drive and 160 TBW for the 512GB drive.

WD Black PCIe SSDs feature thermal and power management algorithms that are, according to Western Digital, beyond the NVMe specification. This should make sure the drives have consistent performance as well as low power consumption.

The SSDs have an anticipated ship date of February the 14th this year and beat most PCIe SSDs in price. Currently only the Intel 600p are better value for money.



coolcolors
MyCE Resident
Posted on: 05 Jan 17 22:54
Quote:
Originally Posted by DoMiN8ToR
We've just posted the following news: Western Digital announces budget consumer WD Black PCIe SSDs[newsimage]http://www.myce.com/wp-content/image...1000-95x75.jpg[/newsimage]

Read the full article here: http://www.myce.com/news/western-dig...ie-ssds-81184/

Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
I game if the price is right for laptop that makes it better for everyone.
0 Agree

Reactions closed

Sorry, you can't comment on this item anymore. It's either too old or comments are disabled for this post.

Myce.com settings

Several settings at Myce.com can be changed, they are stored in cookies, which means they will be reset if you clear Myce.com cookies

Background

Change the background to a plain color or trianglified image (similar to the default image)

No tracking features

At Myce most social media feature are done server side and impose no privacy risk to the visitor when not used. Several features use Javascript with you can turn off here

Layout

Switch to the List layout for an index with chronologycally listed news items or Grid layout for a block based layout. To see the change you need to reload the page

×