The new Western Digital Black SN750 NVMe SSD is specially designed for demanding gamers. As part of the Black series, the SSD is supposed to convince with high performance and its so-called gaming mode, in which the already low latency has been further reduced. The SSD is supplemented by a heat sink from EKWB.
The SSD is offered exclusively in the M.2 form factor with PCIe Gen 3.0 x4 connection in the capacities 256 GByte, 512 GByte as well as 1 TB and 2 TB. For all models Western Digital relies on 3D-NAND type TLC. The heat sink is installed in all models except the 250 GByte version of the SSD. Due to the optional heat sink, the thermal throttling should only start after 180 seconds; without the heat sink, the SSDs are throttled already after 120 seconds due to the waste heat.
According to Western Digital, the reduction of latency in gaming mode is to be achieved by deactivating the Low Power States. In addition, Western Digital has optically changed the dashboard. The new black design is only available for owners of a Black Series SSD.
It is not yet known when and at what prices the SSDs will come onto the market in Germany. In the USA the 256 GByte version will cost 79.99 dollars, 512 GByte are available for 129.99 dollars, 1 TB for 249.99 dollars and 2 TB for 499.99 euros. The limited manufacturer warranty is five years.