Remember back in the day when a new Call of Duty title would launch and its release would be earmarked with CoD branding on energy drinks?
We mention this because in 2020, you can now buy an SSD from Western Digital that is festooned with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War branding.
No, we are not joking.
“We are excited that this collaboration with Call of Duty gives us the opportunity to bring these limited edition specially designed drives to their passionate fans,” senior vice president of consumer solutions at Western Digital, Jim Welsh said in a statement.
There will be three drives available in this, we suppose we can call this a range of its own.
Those drives are the:
- WD_BLACK Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Special Edition P10 Game Drive
- WD_BLACK Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Special Edition P50 Game Drive SSD
- WD_BLACK Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Special Edition SN850 NVMe SSD
Now Western Digital doesn’t go into much detail regarding the tech inside these drives. We had to claw through product documentation just to get the shred of info we have below.
The P10 is an HDD with capacities up to 2TB and read/write speeds of up to 140MB/s. The P10 will retail for $109.99 MSRP though we have no word on local pricing or availability.
The P50 contains an NVME SSD thankfully but the price shoots up substantially as 1TB will now retail for $249.99. There is no word on local pricing or availability.
The SN850 is quite simply an NVME M.2 SSD. The SSD is PCIe Gen4 compatible and will offer up “irrational speeds” of up to 7000MB/s. The SN850 will cost $239.99 for a 1TB non-heatsink model, and once again we have no word on local pricing or availability.
While we understand that Call of Duty is a bit of a meme these days, what with Modern Warfare’s remaster toppling the scales at over 250GB, we have to wonder how many folks want what is essentially Call of Duty merch in their PCs or consoles.
If that sounds up your alley, then this product is for you. We have asked Western Digital about availability and pricing for South Africa, but it has not responded by time of publication.
For the rest of us, Western Digital thankfully still sells WD_ Black drives without the CoD branding.