The RGB-enabled all-in-one Western Digital Black D50 Game dock station promises read rates of up to 3000MB/s and write rates of up to 2600MB/s, all via Thunderbolt 3.
Users love having Thunderbolt 3 on their PCs, but we’re willing to bet that most aren’t using the port to its full potential. After all, not everyone wants to chain multiple 4K displays together or connect eGPUs.
The WD D50 docking station is a new option for users who want to get the most out of their Thunderbolt 3 ports. Unlike most other docking stations, the D50 houses an optional M.2 NVMe SSD in addition to the Additional USB-A, RJ-45, DisplayPort, 3.5mm audio, and additional USB-C ports. One of the USB-C ports supports an 87W pass-through to charge the laptop if needed, which should prove useful for laptops powered by USB-C.
For example, the Dell XPS 13 can connect to the D50 and simultaneously charge through a single port on the chassis. The WD black SSD docking station itself relies on an external 180W AC adapter for power. The SSD M2 NVMe box has a compact and sleek design with customizable RGB lighting with 13 LED pattern effects programmable with our WD_BLACK Dashboard, or seamlessly integrate with most motherboards from major brands (Windows only).
Western Digital Black D50 Game price and availability
The D50’s 1TB and 2TB SSD M2 NVMe inventory management units are now available to pre-order on Amazon and Newegg stores ship for $499.99 and $679.99 respectively, with a 5-year limited warranty as standard.
Recently, Western Digital has introduced three new products for gaming enthusiasts that are part of the next generation of Western Digital Black gaming storage. It is the first WD_Black SN850 M.2 Gen 4 PCIe NVMe SSD, WD_BLACK AN1500 PCIe NVMe SSD Add-in-Card, and WD_BLACK D50 Game Dock PCIe NVMe SSD Station.