WD Black SN750
Courtesy of Western Digital

WD_Black SN750 SSD is the next generation of SSD from one of the leading hard disk manufacturing brands in the world. Western Digital’s SN750 features PCIe technology that lets it push boundaries as to how hard disks can improve the performance of one’s system.

I was privileged enough to attend a preview event hosted by the WD team, a couple of days ago where they showed us the different aspects of their ambitious product.

WD_Black SN750 is designed for gamers

WD_Black SN750 features PCIe technology which makes it vastly different from the regular SATA SSDs. It has been optimized or molded in a way to handle high bandwidth transfer speed.

Now before we get into the technicalities of the product, there are few things that everyone should keep in mind.

WD_Black SN750 is primarily for people who play high-end, visually demanding video games for prolonged hours. The NVMe protocol, which this PCIe based SSD follows leads to unprecedented faster boot time and loading time in these games.

Titles like Red Dead Redemption 2 and Call of Duty Modern Warfare(2019) have already started taking spaces over 100 GB on our hard drives and thanks to a recent survey that indicates that the typical game size will increase up to 108% in the upcoming generation, it’s safe to assume that WD_Black SN750 seems future proof at this moment in time and space.

When compared to the SATA based SSDs, whose throughput is limited to 600MB/s, the WD_Black SN750 one with PCLe SSD supports throughput up to 1GB/s, which is noteworthy.

During the preview event I attended, The WD_Black marketing team presented us with two live demos. In the first one, they showed us the time taken to install Windows 10 on three different systems which contained a WD_Black SN750, a SATA based SSD and a regular HDD, respectively. It took over roughly three minutes to finish install on the WD_Black SN750, which I found impressive.

In the second test, they showed us the time taken by the three different systems to back up games from restored files in Steam and then reinstalling it. The game they tested was none other than PUBG( Player’s Unknown Battle Ground) which took over a mere two minutes to install on a system with WD_Black SN750 and relatively on the other systems.

WD_Black SN750 comes in two different variants. They are:-

1.Heat Sink model

2.Non-heat Sink model

WD_Black SN750 features advanced thermal management within its architecture that helps it elevates its high-speed performance. Now the non-heat sink model is pretty significant on its own but the heat sink variants take a pretty big leap and have been designed for uninterrupted gaming for long hours. It seems as though it will prove beneficial for dedicated streamers.

During the Q/A session, I did ask the folks at WD_Black whether there’s a specific benchmark of hours till which the performance remains unhindered in the heat sink model, to which, unfortunately, they didn’t say much but did promise me a future simulation test regarding the same. If they do, I’ll be sure to update you guys with more details.

When it comes to pricing, however, WD_Black SN750 soars sky-high, just like its speed. (see what I did there?) WD Green, which features the SATA based SSD is much more affordable and pocket-friendly when compared to WD_Black SN750.

As of now, the one with the heat sink costs INR 20,000 for the 1 TB variant whereas the 500 GB costs INR 11,000, whereas the one without the heat sink costs INR 17,000 for the 1 TB variant, whereas the 500 GB and the 250 GB one costs INR 10,000 and INR 6,000.

What do you think about WD_Black SN750? Will you be getting it anytime soon? Tell me in the comments down below.

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