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Western Digital Releases SN750 Series NVMe SSDs with Gaming Mode

Is that an EK heatsink?

Western Digital Releases SN750 Series NVMe SSDs with Gaming Mode

Western Digital Releases WD Black SN750 Series NVMe SSDs with Gaming Mode

Western Digital has released a new addition to their high-end SSD lineup, adding to their WD Black series new models which are designed to deliver increased performance, high-end BiCS3 3D TLC NAND and a unique "Gaming Mode". 

Meet the WD Black SN750, M.2 NVMe SSDs which are designed to challenge the likes of Samsung's 970 Evo, while also offering users the ability to look extra stylish with an optional EK heatsink. 

Starting today, the WD Black SN750 will be available with 250GB, 500GB and 1TB capacities, with the 1TB version of the SSD shipping this February. At launch, these SSDs will ship without EK heatsinks, but later versions will be available with a premium heatsink (pictured below). 

Western Digital's SN750 series of SSDs are built using in-house Sandisk 64-layer NAND, a Sandisk 20-82-007011 controller and features an SK Hynix DDR4 memory cache. At its peak, these SSDs can consume 9.24W, but only for a collection of microseconds at a time.    

Performance-wise, Western Digital's 1TB model offers the SN750 lineup's best performance, with other models shipping with performance downsides. This isn't a big deal for the 500GB and 2TB models, but the 250GB version will be notably slower than its peers, though this problem is common to most low capacity NVMe SSDs. 

Western Digital's SN750 series will all ship with a five-year limited warranty, with the US pricing of each model being available to view below. At this time the UK and European pricing of these drives are unknown. 

 
WD Black SN750250GB500GB1TB2TB
Sequential Read
(Q32T1)
3,100 MB/s3,470 MB/s3,470 MB/s3,400 MB/s
Sequential Write
(Q32T1)
1,600 MB/s2,600 MB/s3,000 MB/s2,900 MB/s
Random Read 4K
IOPS 
(Q32T1)
220,000420,000515,000480,000
Random Write 4K
IOPS 
(Q32T8)
180,000380,000560,000550,000
Endurance (TBW)2003006001,200
Peak Power (10µs)9.24W
PS3 (Power State 3)
Idle Power
70mW100mW
PS4 (Power State 4)
Idle Power
2.5mW
Warranty5 Years
MSRP (US)$79.99$129.99$249.99$499.99

Western Digital Releases SN750 Series NVMe SSDs with Gaming Mode  
Gaming Mode

One of the Western Digital WD Balck SN750 is the inclusion of what the company called "Gaming Mode" which eliminates the drive's low power states to decrease drive latency. 

This mode will make SN750 series SSDs more reactive but come at the cost of power and heat production. This will not be a concern for desktop users with adequate system airflow but will be unwelcome in mobile systems, where lower power draw will prolong a system's battery life. Gaming Mode can be enabled or disabled using a toggle within Western Digital's SSD Dashboard, without the need for a system reboot or other major changes. 

Western Digital Releases SN750 Series NVMe SSDs with Gaming Mode  

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18-01-2019, 12:38:46

Dawelio
In a user friendly way of looking at it, the "Gaming Mode" would be much better applied if it got auto-activated whenever a game launches. Rather than the user having to manually activate it each time opening up a new game, which can be easily forgotten and rapidly becoming annoying.Quote

18-01-2019, 12:54:09

66racer
Man I think calling it gaming mode is a mistake. Should be something that average users will understand is just full power mode because it sounds like some workstation users might want it but not use it because "gaming" modeQuote
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