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    Western Digital Black 3D NVMe SSDs for PC gamers launched

    M.2 2280 drive with read speeds of up to 3.4GB/s is available in 250GB, 500GB, 1TB capacities.
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    Re: Western Digital Black 3D NVMe SSDs for PC gamers launched

    Oh c'mon. They've just added gaming on there to widen their product range and probably add a little more to the price tag. This won't do anything for your frame rate unless you're coming from an exceptionally slow HDD and playing a game that loads parts of a giant map on the fly and your storage can't keep up. This is an insult to the intelligence of PC gamers. Any decent SSD will load levels faster than a HDD and you don't need one tuned for gaming.

    This is akin to having a "gaming" CD drive back in the day when levels were loaded off the CD. You just need a faster one, not one supposedly better for gaming.

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    Re: Western Digital Black 3D NVMe SSDs for PC gamers launched

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    Oh c'mon. They've just added gaming on there ...
    If they called it "big price tag edition" it wouldn't sell as well, but tbh I can't think of anyone who *needs* that level of performance but at least gamers might *want* it and some have the money.

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    Re: Western Digital Black 3D NVMe SSDs for PC gamers launched

    No RGB LEDs ?¿ What were they thinking!

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    Re: Western Digital Black 3D NVMe SSDs for PC gamers launched

    Samsung is still king. I'll still only buy Samsung NVMe drives due to the _actual_ no-compromise on speed and endurance. I still don't fully trust WD, even though I have a couple of their spinning drives.

    Hard to shed the reputation of having 1 out of every 3-4 drives on the shelf statistically guaranteed to fail (WD; mid-90s to about 2005).

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    Re: Western Digital Black 3D NVMe SSDs for PC gamers launched

    Quote Originally Posted by DaMoot View Post
    Samsung is still king. I'll still only buy Samsung NVMe drives due to the _actual_ no-compromise on speed and endurance. I still don't fully trust WD, even though I have a couple of their spinning drives.

    Hard to shed the reputation of having 1 out of every 3-4 drives on the shelf statistically guaranteed to fail (WD; mid-90s to about 2005).
    How bout the reputation of the 840 evo? That's a lot more recent, and relevant.

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    Re: Western Digital Black 3D NVMe SSDs for PC gamers launched

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    Oh c'mon. They've just added gaming on there to widen their product range and probably add a little more to the price tag. This won't do anything for your frame rate unless you're coming from an exceptionally slow HDD and playing a game that loads parts of a giant map on the fly and your storage can't keep up. This is an insult to the intelligence of PC gamers. Any decent SSD will load levels faster than a HDD and you don't need one tuned for gaming.

    This is akin to having a "gaming" CD drive back in the day when levels were loaded off the CD. You just need a faster one, not one supposedly better for gaming.
    Hear hear!!

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