In an event in New Delhi, Western Digital Corporation has showcased its portfolio of Solid-State Drives for consumers in India. Apart from showcasing the Solid-State Drives, the company has launched the WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD in India at a starting price tag of Rs. 6,929 for the 250GB variant while the top-of-the-line 2TB model along with heatsink cost Rs. 51,999. Western Digital range of SSD available for purchase through Amazon.in and over 1,000 channel partners across the country. Originally, the WD Black SN750 NVMe is the successor to last year’s WD BLack SN700 NVMe SSD and it will compete with Samsung 970 EVO.
The SSD range comprises of the WD Black NVMe SSD, WD Blue SSD, and WD Green SATA SSD. The WD Black SSD caters to the high-end performance PC enthusiast, while the WD Blue SSD offers high-end performance for mainstream PCs. For those who do not know, the SSDs provide consumers with super-fast, performance-oriented, reliable storage solutions and deliver focused benefits to audiences across price segments. The company also announced the availability in India of its new high-performance WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD with powerful speed, top-tier performance, and Western Digital’s 3D NAND technology, at the event.
The WD Black SN750 is based on a single-sided M.2 form factor and it is powered by Western Digital’s 64-layer 3D NAND technology. The new WD Black SSD range is claimed to deliver extended capacity and double the storage density over its previous generation. The SSD is rated to deliver up to 515,000 random-read and 560,000 random-write IOPS (on the 1TB storage model), allowing the SSD to manage the requirements of multi-threaded applications and data-intensive environments. Specifically for gamers, Western Digital flaunts that the new SSD enables higher responsiveness when accessing multiple files in various locations to load new levels and while saving in-game progress during gameplay.
The NVMe interface of the WD Black SN750 SSD is claimed to offer speeds more than six times faster than the fastest SATA SSD by Western Digital – at up to 3,470Mbps compared to 545Mbps delivered by the top-notch SATA SSD. Western Digital is offering a heatsink option that is available for all the storage capacities of the WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD, except the base variant of 250GB. The heatsink is designed to complement machines with RGB lighting and other cooling technologies, such as water cooling. It also offers passive cooling to the drive to increase heat dissipation.
Press Release Quote
Speaking on the announcement, Khalid Wani, Director– Channel Sales India, Western Digital, said:
“We have witnessed a gradual shift towards SSDs among consumers with rising demand for high-end computing systems. Our SSD product portfolio is spread across categories, and caters to every consumer segment, whether it is the high-end gamer or even the first time PC buyer. The WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD is built to deliver unrivaled performance with an architecture designed for gaming and other high-performance activities. We hope the gaming community and high-performance PC enthusiasts across the country, take this opportunity to optimize their PCs into performance beasts and enjoy a computing performance which is at par to none.”
Speaking of Western Digital’s focus on expanding the SSD market, Jaganathan Chelliah – Director, India Marketing, Western Digital said:
“There is healthy growth in high-performance PCs fueled by increasing interest in gaming. Western Digital WD Black and WD Blue SSDs based on the latest NVMe technology offer top-level performance to gamers and creative professionals. SSDs give a performance boost even on everyday computing needs. WD Blue SSDs delivers high performance with efficient power consumption. It’s a perfect solution for creative professionals and content creators.