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Western Digital SSDs – Stormforce Gaming’s Primary Storage Partner

By DanielN
March 30, 2023

Western Digital SSDs - Stormforce Gaming's Primary Storage Partner

At Stormforce Gaming, we are passionate about technology, and we believe in only using the best hardware in every system that we build. Through partnering with tier 1 market leading component brands like Intel, NVIDIA & Western Digital we are able to deliver the best performance possible across every price point. 

With over 50 years of innovation, Western Digital are one of our primary storage partner brands for their high-quality storage devices, incredible value and reliability. Western Digital is a major global manufacturer of SSDs (Solid State Drives), with wide range of products that are perfect for gaming. Western Digital offers both SATA and NVMe SSDs, with varying storage capacities and performance levels. Their WD Solid-State Drives are a staple component of the Stormforce range and are the default option on our custom PC configurator. In the Stormforce range, we use the WD Blue and Green series, in our entry-level and mid-range systems that offer good level of performance and a more affordable price point. Whereas we use WD’s WD_Black™ SN850X NVMe™ SSD in our more demanding systems that are designed for high-performance gaming and offer excellent read and write speeds. In this blog, we will discuss the details of each Western Digital SSD that we use in Stormforce range and their benefits for gaming.  

WD Green™ SN350 NVMe SSD

For a fast and cost-effective NVMe SSD, that is ideal for daily use, the WD Green SN350 is a standout choice. Up to four times faster1 than SATA drives, this M.2 2280 form factor NVMe SSD has sequential read speeds of up to 3200 MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 3000 MB/s. Whether it’s hardcore gaming, streaming or browsing, the SN350 offers excellent performance for entry-level gamers. Western Digital’s free SSD Dashboard and 3-year limited warranty help keep the SN350 reliable and at peak performance. All in all, the WD Green SN350 NVMe SSD is a great choice for those looking to upgrade from SATA drives and experience fast performance during everyday tasks.

WD Blue™ SN570 NVMe SSD

Offering a solution for more demanding users, there is the WD Blue SN570 SSD. It is available in a range of storage capacities2, ranging from 500GB to 2TB, and utilises the NVMe 1.4 protocol, which offers improved performance over previous generations. It’s also built using 96-layer 3D NAND flash memory, which provides high-density storage and increased durability.

The SN570 SSD delivers impressive performance, with sequential read and write speeds of up to 3,500 MB/s3. This makes it ideal for use in applications that require fast data transfer speeds, such as gaming, video editing, and other demanding tasks.

Overall, the WD Blue SN570 NVMe SSD is a high-performance storage solution that offers impressive speeds and reliability. It is an excellent choice for those who demand the best performance from their computing systems and is particularly well-suited for use for gaming and high-end computers.

WD_Black™ SN850 NVMe SSD

As we mentioned earlier, when it comes to high-performance gaming and content
creation, pick the WD_Black SN850X NVMe SSD. It was released in late 2020 and
is part of Western Digital’s WD_BLACK line of gaming-focused storage
solutions. Crush load times and slash throttling, lagging, and model pop-ins
with a WD_Black SN850X NVMe SSD, the purpose-built gaming drive that lets you
compete at your absolute peak.

The SN850X utilises PCIe Gen4 technology, offering faster read and write speeds
than previous generations. It is available in a range of storage capacities2,
including 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB, and features 3D NAND flash memory technology to
provide high-density storage and increased durability. The SN850X offers
impressive read and write speeds, with sequential read speeds of up to 7,000
MB/s4 and sequential write speeds of up to 5,300 MB/s.

The WD_Black SN850X NVMe SSD is an excellent choice for those who demand the highest levels of performance from their storage solutions. It is particularly
well-suited for use in gaming and content creation applications, where fast
read and write speeds are essential.

Custom Gaming PCs

Design your ultimate Stormforce Gaming PC and equip it with a Western Digital SSD for a super responsive gaming experience. 

Each custom build gaming PC is built and rigorously tested in-house by our passionate and highly experienced system builders. Our base configurations use only the most reliable components and configurations from our extensive testing to ensure reliability and maximum compatibility. Each selection offers you a choice from the best hardware components on the market.

✔GTX & RTX 40 GPUs
✔Built & Tested By Experts
✔7-10 Working Day Lead Time

Summary

Overall, Stormforce uses Western Digital SSDs throughout our gaming PC range for their incredible quality, reliability, and great range of options for both gamers and consumer applications. Whether you’re looking for an affordable and reliable drive for everyday computing, or a high-performance drive for gaming or enterprise applications, Western Digital has a range of options to choose from.