As the Middle East continues to gain interest in gaming, the availability of products to enhance gaming experiences has soared. As a storage technology leader, Western Digital recently shared how the new wave of gamers has impacted the industry and how the latest WD_BLACK™ product portfolio is offering game-changing innovations. 

Western Digital has introduced six new WD_BLACK products, helping gamers enhance their setups and adapt to the evolving gaming landscape heralded by the next generation of games. SSDs are a key enabler for a seamless gaming experience and one of the leading products of the new WD_BLACK series; the WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe™ SSD, ensures performance with read/write speeds up to 7000/5300MB/s** (1TB model) which makes this drive the ultimate choice in competitive environments.

The WD_BLACK portfolio is a trusted solution for highly competitive gamers, including Klaus Kajetski, founder and CEO of YaLLa Esports, one of the Middle East’s leading esports teams, has been a longstanding partner of WD_BLACK.

WD_BLACK AN1500 NVMe SSD Add-in-Card

The newly released WD_BLACK products include: 

WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD – Designed to feature the unprecedented performance of PCIe Gen4 technology (not intended for NAS or server environments), this future-ready product will deliver fast read/write speeds up to 7000/5300MB/s (1TB model). Arm your system with RGB lighting through an optional heatsink model, and up to 2TB* capacity. In addition to high performance, the WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD also delivers improved low queue-depth performance over its predecessor, allowing both gaming and everyday users to experience smoother loading of applications. The WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD non-heatsink version is available in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities.

WD_BLACK AN1500 NVMe SSD Add-in-Card – Experience lightning fast gameplay with this bootable, plug and play add-in-card that reaches extreme velocity with minimum effort. Includes customizable RGB lighting (Windows® only) and heatsink. 

WD_BLACK D50 Game Dock NVMe SSD – An optimal solution for gamers looking to streamline their setup, the dock offers superfast speeds with NVMe technology, more capacity for games, and multiple ports for accessories – all powered by a single Thunderbolt™ 3 cord. The WD_BLACK D50 Game Dock NVMe SSD is complete with customizable RGB lighting controlled through the WD_BLACK Dashboard (Windows® only). 


Availability and Pricing

The WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD is available in KSA for the prices below :

500 GB – Without Heatsink  for SAR 569
500 GB – With Heatsink for SAR 649
1TB – Without Heatsink for SAR 1049
1TB -  With HeatSink  for SAR1129
2TB – Without Heatsink for SAR 1949
2TB -  With Heatsink for SAR 2029

The WD_BLACK AN1500 NVMe SSD Add-in-Card is available in KSA for the prices below:

1TB for SAR 1209
2 TB for SAR 2219
4 TB for SAR 4049

The WD_BLACK D50 Game Dock NVMe SSD is available in KSA for the prices below:

1 TB for SAR 2029
2 TB for SAR 2649

Khwaja Saifuddin, Western Digital, said;
WD_BLACK drives constantly raise the bar on what gamers can expect from a storage device. WD_BLACK products are purpose-built to provide gamers with the tools and equipment they need to perform their best. This year we’ve brought three new products to the market. A response to the surge in gaming we’ve seen across the Middle East. These products are purpose built for gamers, giving player consoles or PCs a trusted, reliable performance boost and capacity. We’re proud to be a partner of gamers and of our support for this industry.
Klaus Kajetski, YaLLa Esports, said;
We’re welcoming so many more people to the gaming community this year and it’s exciting to see. Whether you are new to gaming or a seasoned pro, there’s going to be an expectation when you experience a gaming environment. As people enter digital arenas, they’re going to notice things like the image quality, loading times and storage. With a product like the WD_BLACK, any issues in these areas can be seriously mitigated. As a competitive gamer, it means I spend less time worrying about my hardware, and more time playing.