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WD 1TB Black NVMe M.2 SSD
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WD 1TB Black NVMe M.2 SSD

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Posted 9th Dec 2019

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Introducing the WD Black™ NVMe™ SSD: the driving force behind everything you do. Featuring the innovative Western Digital NVMe SSD storage architecture, it's where blazing speed, top-tier performance, and Western Digital 3D NAND technology combine. With up to 600TBW and 1.75M hours MTTF, the WD Black NVMe SSD is the virtually invincible SSD you can rely on.
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Can't compare this to the Sabrent deal. The Sabrent uses a cheaper chipset that isn't as fast for loading games and doesn't cope as well with sustained data transfer as the WD black.

There's more to it than what's written in the specs.

Edit: didn't notice this was the older version ignor me.
Edited by: "Adam_Shippam" 10th Dec 2019
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The specs on this drive seem to be similar or worse than a number of drives around the £100 mark (Corsair/Sabrent/Adata etc).
Last week 1TB Sabrent SSD deal from Amazon was amazing
rcom09/12/2019 08:21

The specs on this drive seem to be similar or worse than a number of …The specs on this drive seem to be similar or worse than a number of drives around the £100 mark (Corsair/Sabrent/Adata etc).


This is the main thing.

Some people may be happy to spend the extra £50 on brand name...

...not me personally, as all of those drives listed have 5 year warranty.
Can't compare this to the Sabrent deal. The Sabrent uses a cheaper chipset that isn't as fast for loading games and doesn't cope as well with sustained data transfer as the WD black.

There's more to it than what's written in the specs.

Edit: didn't notice this was the older version ignor me.
Edited by: "Adam_Shippam" 10th Dec 2019
Adam_Shippam09/12/2019 10:12

Can't compare this to the Sabrent deal. The Sabrent uses a cheaper chipset …Can't compare this to the Sabrent deal. The Sabrent uses a cheaper chipset that isn't as fast for loading games and doesn't cope as well with sustained data transfer as the WD black.There's more to it than what's written in the specs.


Sure, the Black might be a bit faster under certain benchmarks or conditions, but even reviews say the differences are almost imperceptible between the WD Black and something like the Corsair MP510. The difference in price though is tangible.
rcom09/12/2019 13:19

Sure, the Black might be a bit faster under certain benchmarks or …Sure, the Black might be a bit faster under certain benchmarks or conditions, but even reviews say the differences are almost imperceptible between the WD Black and something like the Corsair MP510. The difference in price though is tangible.


Depends what you're after I guess. If you're after the fastest for gaming you'll pay the extra for the WD Black (the type of person that buys a i9 and 2080 Ti). Though yes for most people the Corsair/sabrent would be the better choice. I personally have a silicon power nvme.

For the WD black though this is a good price and if your after shaving a couple of seconds off game load times its worth the premium you pay for it. Which is what I meant by you can't compare to this to the others, they are for different markets.
Adam_Shippam09/12/2019 13:29

Depends what you're after I guess. If you're after the fastest for gaming …Depends what you're after I guess. If you're after the fastest for gaming you'll pay the extra for the WD Black (the type of person that buys a i9 and 2080 Ti). Though yes for most people the Corsair/sabrent would be the better choice. I personally have a silicon power nvme.For the WD black though this is a good price and if your after shaving a couple of seconds off game load times its worth the premium you pay for it. Which is what I meant by you can't compare to this to the others, they are for different markets.


I guess it will also depend on the game, it's unlikely they will all load noticeably faster, some will, some probably won't make any difference.

But yes, at the end of the day this is a slightly higher performing drive under certain conditions. If those conditions are what you are specifically looking for, the extra 20% over the other drives might be worth it.

I'm not quite a i9/2080Ti person, but I am a 3950x/2080 Super kind of person, and a couple of MP510's will likely be going in that build (unless an amazing deal for something else pops up).
Adam_Shippam09/12/2019 10:12

Can't compare this to the Sabrent deal. The Sabrent uses a cheaper chipset …Can't compare this to the Sabrent deal. The Sabrent uses a cheaper chipset that isn't as fast for loading games and doesn't cope as well with sustained data transfer as the WD black.There's more to it than what's written in the specs.


Where did you get this information from? Because actually it's not true.

The Sabrent / ADATA / Corsair drives actually use a newer interface than this controller from WD. This also uses 64L NAND versus 96L NAND.

NOTE: This is the older SN700, not the newer SN750 which WD make.
iamwhoiam10/12/2019 14:48

Where did you get this information from? Because actually it's not …Where did you get this information from? Because actually it's not true.The Sabrent / ADATA / Corsair drives actually use a newer interface than this controller from WD. This also uses 64L NAND versus 96L NAND.NOTE: This is the older SN700, not the newer SN750 which WD make.


I didn't notice it was the older version, whoops.
Adam_Shippam10/12/2019 15:01

I didn't notice it was the older version, whoops.


Indeedy

Sadly people will now read that and buy unknowingly.

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iamwhoiam10/12/2019 15:04

Indeedy Sadly people will now read that and buy unknowingly.[Image]


The sn700 does have 3400 write speed so I don't know why the specs on ebuyer don't say that.

The WD black still will have better sustained write speed than the others as this is down to hardware and the 750 beats the adata, crucial and silicon power (similar to sabrent) in this, but this isn't something you'd usually encounter.

39314287-1BQal.jpgThe two lines above the black are the Samsung.

The new version has the same hardware as the sn700 just different firmware from what I have found.
Here are the specs for this drive.

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Up to 3,400/2,800 sequential speeds, 500,000/400,000 IOPS
Adam_Shippam10/12/2019 15:21

The sn700 does have 3400 write speed so I don't know why the specs on …The sn700 does have 3400 write speed so I don't know why the specs on ebuyer don't say that.The WD black still will have better sustained write speed than the others as this is down to hardware and the 750 beats the adata, crucial and silicon power (similar to sabrent) in this, but this isn't something you'd usually encounter.[Image] The two lines above the black are the Samsung.The new version has the same hardware as the sn700 just different firmware from what I have found.



Yeah I noticed those speeds didn’t match WD’s at 1TB. Perhaps they’re for the lower capacity drives?

The Anandtech article on the 750 suggests although it is a similar PCB it is a different controller.

I still wouldn’t pay the extra £50 for sustained (even 750). The files for that would be absolutely massive which I wouldn’t hold on an OS drive. It isn’t applicable to 99.999999999% of my workflow (and I’m a content creator!). My sustained transfers for large files are served by mirrored raidZ2 pools of mechanical drives. I could use this as a scratch disk... but then I’d go PCIE 4.0 NVME.
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