WD Black SN750 1TB Solid State Drive Review

Final Thoughts
Not much has changed from last years WD Black NVMe drive when looking at the SN750. WD has kept the same controller and NAND, the only real improvements were made via the firmware and better branding. The firmware updates did help the SN750 beat out last years WD Black NVMe drive in most of our tests and trade blows with the new ADATA SX8200 Pro, which features the Silicon Motion SM2262EN controller. It is a little disappointing that a year later we are not getting a new controller or 96-layer 3D NAND, but you also have to realize that WD’s in-house NVMe controller architecture is very new.

So what WD did was made some improvements on the firmware side and really target this drive towards desktop PC gamers. The version of the drive with the EK-made heatsink should really appeal to gamers as most will install this drive right under their graphics card. This heatsink will not only look great, but will keep temperatures in check in a space that does not get all that much airflow. That version of the drive does however carry with it a $30 premium.

Being that it is a year later WD is offering this drive for much cheaper than what the WD Black NVMe launched at. The 1TB model we reviewed today is $249.95 at our favorite online retailer (compared to the $449 the WD Black NVMe launched at). WD will also be offering this drive in a 2TB model, something that was missing from the previous version. Overall ThinkComputers gives the WD Black SN750 1TB Solid State Drive a 9 out of 10 score.

– Improvements over the previous generation
– Competes with SM2262EN-based drives
– Launching at a lower price point
– Does not need a heatsink
– 5 year warranty

– No real hardware changes
– Version with the heatsink not available yet

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