Western Digital Reveals New WD Black SN750 NVMe Drives

All images courtesy of Western Digital.

All images courtesy of Western Digital.

After the success the 2018 line of WD Black NVME drives had with their new in house storage controller, it was only a matter of time before we got to see what 2019 would have in store for product line. And what a reveal it is as Western Digital has finally unveiled the WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD to the world with a new 2TB capacity and a sleek looking heatsink co designed by EKWB!

Specs

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Spec wise the SN750 is an iterative update over last years WD Black NVMe SSD offering slightly higher read (3470 MB/s vs 3400 MB/s 1 TB model) and write speeds (3000 MB/s vs 2800 MB/s 1 TB model). Due to optimizations of the storage controller, Western Digital has also been able to layer 16 512 Gb dies allowing for an enormous 2 TB of storage all on a single sided PCB. As with all SSD’s performance will be determined by the capacity of the drive in use.

But, the real upgrade of the SN750 comes from its optional heatsink models planned to launch next month on 500 GB -2 TB drives.. The heatsink will allow the SN750 to perform at max capacity for a longer period of time compared to both the non heatsink version of the SN750 and its competition. While this heatsink may not be needed by gaming alone, even though that is the intended audience of the drive, the sustained throughput will be greatly beneficial to content creators and video editors looking for the best possible performance.

Software

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A New redesign of the WD SSD Dashboard is also in the works to work hand in hand with the SN750. This redesign comes equipped with a slick new UI and gaming mode feature that are only available to owners of the SN750. Gaming mode, when activated, disables the low power state of the SN750 reducing latency to load or open files allowing for the snappiest response times possible. This feature will really come in handy for users who aren’t as familiar with how to adjust their power states manually.

Pricing/Availability

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The SN750 will be launching this month for 250 GB - 1 TB non-heatsink models with prices well below the starting retail prices of last years WD Black NVMe SSD drives. The 2 TB non-heatsink and 500 GB - 2 TB heatsink models are expected to follow in February. Pricing for the heatsink models has not yet been disclosed but expect it to be a bit more than the standard versions. Full review of the non-heatsink version is coming soon!