WD Black 512 GB NVME SSD £165.97 @ Amazon
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WD Black 512 GB NVME SSD £165.97 @ Amazon

£165.97Amazon Deals
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Found 4th Dec
Cheapest 512Gb NVME SSD I can find.
Best price it's ever been too

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Here's my takeaway from the reviews I read on kitguru, tomshardware, anandtech, storagereview and more.

An nvme hobbled by poor performance, hoping to gain market share with 'low' purchase price and the WD brand name.

Performance is lacking and in a few cases is outstripped by standard SATA SSDs.

In terms of power consumption it does well against other nvme drives and this would be a pro for use in a notebook.

All in all an underwhelming drive.


Heat for the price, but I would read a few reviews and see if this is something that suits your needs. If you are buying based on the fact this is a low cost decent capacity nvme from a recognisable brand you may be disappointed when you compare it to the alternatives.
After reading through the reviews my overall impression was that none of the reviewers were impressed with what WD is trying to sell here and for what it offered didn't think it was good value at msrp.

But, maybe at this price it is worth a punt. Just something to keep in mind.
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Good find OP

Anything over 128gb should come with a heat spreader. These things get very warm..

tempt10 m ago

Anything over 128gb should come with a heat spreader. These things get …Anything over 128gb should come with a heat spreader. These things get very warm..



Should a hob come with a heat spreader? No
How do you know that? Because you understand a hob.
Should an nvme ssd have a heat spreader? Yes
How do you know that? You don't and you don't know how it works or it's limitations.

Learn and use it for the future

Pretty poor performance across the board on these drives when compared to the NVMe competition, but the price is pretty good. If you must have NVMe and don't have the extra funds to to go for something like the 960 EVO then it's still a decent option.

Have some heat.

tempt23 m ago

Anything over 128gb should come with a heat spreader. These things get …Anything over 128gb should come with a heat spreader. These things get very warm..


The sticker is a heat spreader. Even then these need to transfer huge amounts of data before they throttle.

Original Poster

Think only the 960 Pro/Evo are significantly better in bench marks. Other NVME SSD's are similar.
Doubt you'll notice a difference in real world usage. I have a 950 Pro and it's similar to a Samsung SATA SSD with game load times.

Here's my takeaway from the reviews I read on kitguru, tomshardware, anandtech, storagereview and more.

An nvme hobbled by poor performance, hoping to gain market share with 'low' purchase price and the WD brand name.

Performance is lacking and in a few cases is outstripped by standard SATA SSDs.

In terms of power consumption it does well against other nvme drives and this would be a pro for use in a notebook.

All in all an underwhelming drive.


Heat for the price, but I would read a few reviews and see if this is something that suits your needs. If you are buying based on the fact this is a low cost decent capacity nvme from a recognisable brand you may be disappointed when you compare it to the alternatives.
After reading through the reviews my overall impression was that none of the reviewers were impressed with what WD is trying to sell here and for what it offered didn't think it was good value at msrp.

But, maybe at this price it is worth a punt. Just something to keep in mind.

Does this support 4k sector size so works in a hackintosh?
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