Western Digital Black 1TB NVMe Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

Western Digital Black 1TB NVMe Review

Introduction

If, like us, you have been in the world of computer hardware for an extremely long time then you'll have two names flash into your mind when people start speaking of storage. Seagate, and Western Digital. Both of these companies provided high quality, reliable, mechanical drives that formed the basis of nearly all of our PC systems for the vast majority of our lives.

Western Digital drives are so famous that if ever we get a system in for review that has a mechanical drive for data storage it is pretty much guaranteed to be one of their models that has been utilised. Massive capacity, reliable performance, affordability; these have been the watchwords of the San Jose company for a long time.

A couple of years ago we saw WDC acquire the flash storage giant SanDisk in a 16 billion dollar deal and with the release of the Western Digital Black 1TB NVMe drive we're seeing the fruits of that partnership. With Samsung very much leading the NAND charge can the might of the California company muscle into the M.2 market with something that grabs everyone's attention? Let's find out.

Technical Specifications

There are three different capacities available with the Black, and the usual slight speed increases as you get ever larger. We have the 1TB model in for review which hits the price/performance sweet spot and frees you from worrying if the next installation will be too much to squeeze on, particularly as games get ever larger.

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Most Recent Comments

11-09-2018, 12:17:46

NeverBackDown
It's a very good drive but in the US it's actually cheaper to get a 970 Evo so I'd probably still stick with SamsungQuote

11-09-2018, 14:39:27

Bartacus
NBD: check out Adata's NVME drives. Best bang for the buck IMO, at least in Canada. Their SX8200 (model # might be wrong) 960GB comes in at about $120 cheaper than a 1TB Samsung, and it's 95% as fast.Quote

11-09-2018, 19:01:32

NeverBackDown
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bartacus View Post
NBD: check out Adata's NVME drives. Best bang for the buck IMO, at least in Canada. Their SX8200 (model # might be wrong) 960GB comes in at about $120 cheaper than a 1TB Samsung, and it's 95% as fast.
Quite a bit cheaper indeed! That's how much they should cost honestly. I bought a 1TB SSD 2 years ago for the prices they are today. Nothing has changed except speed but that's not a massive difference for a storage drive (certainly not for the money in my opinion)Quote

18-09-2018, 10:15:07

puppy
I tried this one and I really like it. I think its cheap for that qualityQuote
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