WesternDigital today announced its new family of high-performance SSDs WD Black SN860Xwhich use the PCI-Express 4.0 interface available in three variants of 1, 2 and 4 TB capacityeven if the company limits itself to indicating that it offers data transfer speeds of up to 7300 MB/sso we understand that this speed is the drive’s fastest read speed, although the company didn’t specify a write speed.
At least he revealed a price, and that is that the starting model will be $189.99 when these units go on sale in July, however said unit would be without heatsinksince it is indicated that it is optional, the refrigerated unit will therefore have an additional cost compared to the advertised price.
“AMD is excited about our continued collaboration with Western Digital to deliver exceptional gaming experiences,” said Joe Macri, CTO of Computing and Graphics and Corporate Member, AMD.
“As gaming becomes more immersive, expectations for fast and smooth gameplay are rising. AMD is working to eliminate latency between system, memory and connected devices, such as Western Digital’s SSD gaming solutions , by adopting the latest PCIe technologies and AMD CPU and GPU memory and latency optimizations, our combined solutions enable richer visuals, faster load times, and a more consistent gaming experience.”
“We’re inspired by the unique way gamers experience their games, and we’re committed to working with best-in-class technology partners like AMD to develop solutions that help them break down barriers,” said Rob Soderbery, vice -Executive Chairman and General Manager of AMD Western Digital’s Flash Business Unit.
“Our diverse WD_BLACK portfolio ensures gamers are equipped to conquer today’s games and prepared for what’s to come.”