Western Digital launches WD Black SN750 NVMe SSDs

With up to 2TB capacity

Western Digital has released a new addition to their high-end SSD lineup which goes by the name WD Black SN750 series. This series features BiCS3 3D TLC NAND memory and "gaming mode".

The new WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD is going to be available with 250GB, 500GB, 1TBB and 2TB capacity and uses 3D TLC NAND memory. Like most NVMe SSDs out today, the WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD makes use of the M.2 2280 form factor and a PCIe Gen 3.0 x4 interface and the NVMe 1.3 protocol. Western Digital's SN750 sports a Sandisk controller and SK Hynix DDR4 memory cache in order to ensure better performance as well as a higher TBW rating.

Talking about performance, sequentially reading these drives should achieve up to 3'400MB/s and 2'900MB/s in the case of sequential writes. According to the manufacturer, the SN750 series has an endurance rating of 1200 TBW (2TB model). At launch, these SSDs will ship without EK heatsinks, but later versions will be available with a premium heatsink.

With the WD Black SN750, Western Digital introduces the "gaming mode". According to the slides, this feature reduces the low power states and improve drive latency. The Gaming Mode can be enabled or disabled using the Western Digital SSD Dashboard, without the need for a system reboot or other major changes. Since the SSD will run without any power states, the heat produced might be higher than usual. We are a bit curious about this feature and we hope to put our hands on one of these SSDs in future.

So far WD has not revealed details on pricing and availability on their WD Black SN750 NVMe SSDs but we are sure we will know more during next weeks.

Source: computerbase

News by Luca Rocchi and Marc Büchel - German Translation by Marc Büchel - Italian Translation by Francesco Daghini

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