Western Digital Releases New WD_BLACK AN1500 PCIe NVMe SSD

Western Digital WD_BLACK AN1500 PCIe NVMe SSD
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Along with the WD_BLACK SN850, Western Digital also introduces a new PCIe 3.0 SSD Add-in Card (AIC), named the AN1500. For those who does now have a Gen 4-capable system, it may be a great option to obtain insanely fast storage.

The WD_BLACK AN1500 is an AIC with two internal NVMe SSDs in RAID 0 mode, using the Marvell 88NR2241 RAID controller. Wired to a PCIe 3.0×8 interface, the drive can reach maximum sequential read/write speeds at 6500 MB/s and 4100 MB/s. Western Digital does not disclose what model of SSDs is put into the AIC.

The exterior enclosure doubles as a passive heatsink to cool the SSDs inside. It also has customizable RGB lighting at the top. The AN1500 is available in three capacities, 1 TB to 4 TB, and are priced at $299.99 USD, $549.99 USD and $999.99 USD (MSRP) respectively. All models are given a 5-year warranty, without detailed endurance rating (TBW).

You can purchase the AN1500 SSD now on major local/online retailers and the Western Digital Store.

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