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Western Digital SSDs are back in black


NewsHubSolid-state drives employing the cutting-edge NVMe protocol don’t come cheap. People who can make use of the performance increase over traditional SATA SSDs are starting to get more budget-friendly options, however. Western Digital is putting its WD Black PCIe SSD out into the market, and its aggressive pricing might make more than a few shoppers look twice.
The Black PCIe is an M.2 NVMe drive available in 256GB and 512GB capacities. Like similar SSDs, it’s a single-sided M.2 2280 gumstick that’s equally at home in thin laptops and full-sized desktops.
The 512GB WD Black is capable of sequential read speeds up to 2,050 MB/s and sequential writes up to 800 MB/s.

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