Western Digital has launched its second-generation high-end WD Black SN750 SSD. This drive flaunts a capacity of 2TB on a single-sided M2 form factor and an affordable price for your budget-friendly PC. The WD Black SN750 also features a complete in-house design. And is built on Western Digital’s 6-bit TLC 3D NAND technology, firmware, and controller.
According to Western Digital, the WD Black SN750 SSD is enhanced to help gamers and hardware enthusiasts snag a tangible, next-level competitive boost during intense gameplay.
The WD Black SN750 is available in four storage capacities: 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB. In terms of speed, the 1TB model which uses 256GB NAND dies versus 512GB for the 2TB SKU is regarded as the fastest SKU across the board. For performance, however, the 2TB model is what you should be looking to buy.
Western Digital says it came up with the SN750 to address gamers’ challenges such as higher performance and large file sizes. It’s well known that some games come with file sizes that exceed 100GB. With top-level transfer speeds, users will get near-instant access to files and games. This would ultimately improve system responsiveness and gaming experience.
The WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD will come with an option for EKWB-designed heatsink for 500GB to 1TB capacities. This is thanks to their collaboration with EKWB, an industry leader in PC cooling technology.
The Black SN750 comes with a new Gaming Mode on the SSD dashboard. This allows gamers to disable features such as low power mode. This would, in turn, ensure your drives are constantly running at high performance for longer periods. Gamers who crave extended non-stop high performance will not take this for granted.
From what we know, the second-generation WD Black SN750 will also feature a vertically integrated SSD platform designed to maximize the performance of the NVMe SSD. Gamers who want to customize or build their gaming PC will find this feature quite helpful.
Availability and Pricing
According to Western Digital, the new SSDs will first be showcased at PAX South in San Antonio. Given that the WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD comes in various capacities (between 250GB and 2TB2) the pricing in the United States will range between $79.99 and $499.99 depending on model and capacity.
For the 2TB model, Western Digital says it will start shipping the WD Black SN750 NVMe alongside the additional SKUs which feature an EKWB-designed heatsink in February 2019.