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Western Digital Unveils Its First PS5 Compatible SSD

Tech giant Western Digital has announced its first PS5 compatible SSD, which forms part of the company’s next-generation line of SSDs that includes console-friendly SN850 NVMe.

PS5 Compatible WD_Black SSD Revealed

The aforementioned SN850 is a pretty powerful device, capable of read/write speeds of 7,000/5,300 MB/s, which is beyond the requirements outlined by Sony for its next-generation console.

Given that the WD Black range is catered towards gamers — with features that include RGB lighting on its heatsink — it’s no surprise that the SN850 is PS5-ready. The device is also compatible with Xbox consoles and PC as you’d expect.

The SN850 will start at a price point of $150 and will be available in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB models. and will begin rolling out at the end of the month. The RGB-equipped heatsink model will be released in Q1 2021.

Sony will launch the PS5 in the US and Japan on November 12 and in the UK and Europe on November 19.

[Source – ResetEra]