Western Digital’s WD Black SN850 was one very impressive impressive drive when it came out, and honestly still to this day it is going to be one of the best performing Gen4 drives out there. Well Western Digital has recently introduced the WD Black SN850X, which comes with faster speeds, updated BiCS5 3D TLC NAND, and a new Game Mode 2.0 which is made to speed up game loading times. The advertised speeds of the 2TB version we are taking a look at today are 7300 MB/s read and 6600 MB/s write. The drive is being offered in non-heatsink and pre-installed heatsink versions and this is one of the few high performance Gen4 drives to have a 4TB version available. Let’s get it installed and see what it can do!
The WD Black SN850X comes in the typical WD Black retail packaging we are used to. On the front we have a picture of t he drive and it lists the read speed, which is 7300 MB/s.
Flipping over to the back there is a little more information on the drive and there is a cut out so you can see the drive inside.
The drive comes in a small clamshell package inside the box and you’ll also get a support, warranty, and regulatory guide.