After we told you about The promising and sophisticated SN850 drives that take full advantage of the new PCI-Express 4.0 standard, It's better to take the time to introduce you to a pair of other advanced products under the WD Black brand of Western Digital, Which also include a colorful illumination built into them and a focus on the avid gamers who are willing to invest generous sums to upgrade their personal home experience.
The WD Black AN1500 drive is designed to deliver similar performance to PCIe 4.0 drives in systems that only support the PCIe 3.0 standard, by combining hardware of a pair of SN730 drives (OEM version that is almost identical to WD Black SN750 drives) in a RAID 0 array on an HHHL card at the interface The PCI-Express 3.0 × 8 mechanical and electrical interface provides continuous read speeds of up to 6,500 MB per second, continuous write speeds of up to 4,100 MB per second and random performance of up to 780,000IOPS in read and another 710,000IOPS in writing, combined with body Cooling And rear heat dissipation plate for optimum performance under any load as well as illumination RGB Built-in along the edge that will decorate the case in which the product will be integrated.
The AN1500 will be offered with a five-year warranty in volumes between one terabyte and 4 terabytes, and at prices that quite naturally dwarf even those of the most advanced PCIe 4.0 drives (yes, The SM850 in question is also made by the same company) - $ 300 for the basic model in one terabyte volume, $ 550 for the 2 terabyte model and $ 1,000 for the 4 terabyte model.
The WD Black D50 Game Dock is a new and even more special product - this is a stand Thunderbolt 3 desktop that offers consumers easy access to a variety of additional connection interfaces (such as those that may be missing in the case of a laptop, or too far away if the use is alongside a desktop computer), with or without the addition of volume storage Quick in standard NVMe.
The designed station, with external RGB illumination of course, offers a headphone and integrated microphone connection, three USB Type-A connections of up to 10 GB per second, three USB Type-C connections one of which can provide up to 87 watts under a USB-PC standard For loading of other products, input DisplayPort One full size and one Gigabit Ethernet connection.
The price of this niche product will be even more expensive than the AN1500 drive from previous paragraphs: $ 320 as a base for a station that does not include built-in storage, $ 500 for a station with terabyte storage in software and $ 680 for the most advanced version with 2 terabytes of fast storage inside . Really not for everyone - this is probably the perfect description for this piece that joins the drivesSSD The internal and external drives and the external hard drives that make up the brand's latest offering.