Western Digital PS5 SSD Officially Licensed by Sony

Sony and Western Digital have introduced a partnership to formally license The WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe PS5 SSD. This announcement comes practically a yr after PS5 architect Mark Cerny praised the drive and mentioned that it was his selection of storage growth. In a press launch, Western Digital mentioned that it has totally examined the SSD and optimized it for the PS5. The 1TB variant prices $169.99 at retail and the 2TB variant prices $279.99. Both are actually out there to buy and are available in official PS5-themed packaging.

How to buy WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe PS5 SSD

Head over to Western Digital’s on-line retailer or Best Buy if you wish to buy the SSD. According to the corporate, it’ll be out there at different choose retailers and distributors beginning mid August.

“We’re excited for this new journey with Sony Interactive Entertainment and the opportunity to bring the officially licensed drive to PS5 gamers,” mentioned Susan Park, vp of Consumer Solutions Product Management at Western Digital. “Western Digital’s WD_BLACK brand was created to bring high-performance products to gamers everywhere. Combined with this innovative partnership, we aim to deepen our current commitment to developing storage solutions that enhance the gaming experience for all gamers.”

Tech specs are as follows:

  • Storage Capacity: 1000 gigabytes
  • Maximum Read Speed: 7000 megabytes per second
  • Maximum Write Speed: 5300 megabytes per second
  • Form Factor: M.2 2280
  • Interface(s): PCIe Gen 4 x4


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