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WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD 1TB $208.06 + Delivery ($0 with Prime), 500GB $109.02 (Expired) @ Amazon US via AU

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Ozb's favourite SSD is back in stock and cheaper than the last historical low (by $1.53 I believe).

500gb/1TB: 3430MB/s SEQ-READ | 3000MB/s SEQ-WRITE | 600 TBW Endurance at 2.8A (peak) / 100mW (low-power) / 2.5mW (sleep)

Edit 16/8: Now back in stock and $209.85 (from $210.27).

The 500gb version is also available for backorder. A little bit more expensive than the historical low by $0.47 but could be a great deal for those not needing as much storage.

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  • +11 votes

    Ozb's favourite SSD is back

    Didn't know this is the favourite. Good to know.

    • +4 votes

      its on here at least once a month in either 500GB or 1TB at ever reduced prices. I paid $250 for it soooo.. ummm pays to wait for prices to drop i guess.

  • +5 votes

    Ozb's favourite SSD

    No I'm pretty sure it's the Kingston A2000. This is at a close second.

    • +6 votes

      Really? Surely the 970 EVO plus is a close second.

      • +2 votes

        That thing was overpriced when it was on sale lol. Samsung 860 EVO was a favourite when on cashback because it was actually at a competitive price.

  • +1 vote

    I bought WD Black SN750 1TB last year. Did not do any formal test but the drive is definitely rock solid in performance.

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      4 months on and my WD Black SN750 1TB and 500GB drives are still going strong…

      I've purchased over 30 SSD's for our office over the last 4 years from Sandisk, Samsung and Crucial and not a single one has died soo ummm…. " it is what it is "

      • +3 votes

        I think PCs and computers are super reliable these days.

        Haven't had a dead HDD/SSD in the past 10 years.

        I remember 25 years ago, I'd religiously test my 1GB drive for errors.

        HDD/SSDs are obsolete (due to capacity) before MTBF

        • +4 votes

          remember defragging the hdd? I'm glad i don't have to do that crap anymore.

          • +1 vote

            @slowmo: I do remember that…. while playing Minesweep.

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          The 860MB hard drive that came with my Pentium 133Mhz MMX had so many bad sectors that if would boot fail and i would need to reinstall windows 98 on it at least once a month.

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            @vid_ghost: haha.. I guess I got lucky. I've never had an issue with a HDD outside of warranty.

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    For anyone interested in these drives, I've been told by WD support that there won't be any warranty issues.

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      Well, I hope WD's SSD warranty is better than their HDD warranty. They gave me a refurbished HDD that was noisy. It died about 2 months after the warranty expires (the refurbished HDD continued the original HDD's warranty).

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    How do these compare to Samsung 970s?

    • +1 vote

      They're pretty damn close, the 970 EVO will edge out the WD Black in synthetics, but in real world use you wouldn't be able to tell.

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        cool good to know

  • -2 votes

    I have the SN750 1 TB combined with 10th gen processor, 3600 DDR4 ram, Asus TUF gaming Z490 plus and PC boot Windows 10 Home for only 3 - 5 sec

    • +1 vote

      But does it POST quickly?

      • +2 votes

        Windows 10 boot is not necessary a good test as fast boot is often turned on by default. Even with a standard SATA3 SSD, you can easily get the same performance. I have Samsung 970 Pro and honestly, Windows 10 boot isn't impressive on NVMe SSDs. Even if it is 1 second faster than my SATA3 SSD, it isn't a huge deal to be honest. For example, I found one of the AGESA BIOS code updates from AMD actually helped the BIOS boot and that actually has a more noticeable difference.

        Also, with laptops (and even desktops), you generally put them to sleep and resume when needed. No one goes through reboot cycles all the time.

        To properly benefit from NVMe, you really need heavy workload or in a situation where you have another data source (at least another NVMe SSD that's equally as fast). WD black has impressive sequential performance while it is using the SLC cache. Once that's exhausted, it isn't that impressive (to be fair, still above average, unlike some other NVMe SSDs which are simply down right cheating with shocking sustained write performance). Most people won't run into that situation normally though.

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          I only read your first statement (mobile can't be bothered reading :p) and you are eltotally correct. With fast boot my PC didn't even get to show the circles, it's just show the Windows logo for 0.5 seconds and bam it's in. Lots of stability issues with that though.

  • +2 votes

    What's the local AU warranty support like for WD SSD's? Service centre visit required or mail in? Assuming Amazon US warranty has global coverage?

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    Can you combine two NVMe drives as one drive? Raid 0 set-up?

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      yes, you can

    • +2 votes

      No benefit; you'll be constrained by bus speeds.

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        Assuming they aren't both sharing chipset bandwidth (eg one drive on chipset provided lanes and one drive on CPU provided lanes), RAID0 across two NVMe drives should scale almost linearly.

        • -1 vote

          Then you're stealing lanes from your GPU.

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            @coxymla: Most full size ATX boards I've seen have x16 from the CPU for GPU, x4 from the CPU for NVMe slot 1, and x4 from the chipset for NVMe slot 2. Putting two NVMe drives in any of these boards will not steal any lanes from your GPU.

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              @joshau: First box diagram I found:

              https://www.overclock.net/photopost/data/1681624/5/5c/5cd3aa...

              CPU only gives you 16 lanes so if there's a mobo that connects a NVMe to it then you'll drop your GPU to 8.

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                @coxymla: Not the case for AMD platforms though, which provide 1x16 from CPU, 1x4 from CPU, and up to 2x4 from the PCH. To be honest, I thought Intel had moved to 20 PCIe lanes on their mainstream products a few generations ago, following AMD. Seems like they haven't yet.

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    Any recommendation for 1Tb or higher ssd as a game / secondary storage drive for pc?

    I have pcie gen 3, nvme drive for boot / frequently used apps and games and looking for a sata 2.5” ssd or m.2 sata ssd as secondary

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      We would all love to have that 8TB SSD Richard used in the video:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E07IM_bArGQ

      For games, just get largest SSD with the best $/GB ratio you can afford.

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      I've been using a Crucial MX500.
      Good value and good performance.

      You could probably get away with a cheaper QLC drive… like the Crucial BX500 for example.
      But, the price difference isn't huge.

      • +1 vote

        BX500 isn't a QLC dirve. It is an inferior grade TLC and DRAMless. The DRAMless adds insult to injury. The sad part is that it is a TLC SSD that failed to even beat any decent QLC in sustained performance.

        I would use BX500 as a flash drive alternative or USB 3.0/3.1 gen 1 external SSD where the bandwidth is already limited to start with. Gaming… if you are really on a super tight budget for a gaming SSD, I guess it is kinda okay. Just don't be surprised when it is performing garbage collection, its performance drops to below hard disk level for a few seconds.

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          The 1 & 2TB BX500's are QLC (The 960gb is the older inferior TLC)

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            @Bigshoes: What about Crucial P1 1TB. I bought one, just wondering if it will die soon.

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              @sicaboy: Yep, that's another QLC. Not great endurance either, depending on what you're using it.

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      2TB Crucial MX500 or 2TB 860 EVO. If you need something larger at a reasonable price, then 4TB 860 QVO.

      If you do want to pick up an 860 QVO, do it quickly as the 870 QVO is listed on some online shops and the price is similar per TB to the 860 EVO!

  • +2 votes

    Solid performance, just be aware that this beast consumes a bit more standby power thus a typicl 45w ultrabook's running time will be greatly reduced.

  • +4 votes

    but cash back is axed now, something to consider when comparing previous deals.

  • +1 vote

    How does this compare to the Kingston A2000? 1TB is currently $165 at Centrecom and there's another deal for a 500GB @ $92 shipped.

    • +2 votes

      This WD SSD is a high end SSD and the A2000 is a low end..

      The Kingston KC2000 is their high end drive and costs the same as this one..

    • +2 votes

      Kingston A2000 is a damn fine drive, for the price. It's not in the same class as the SN750, but definitely not a bad drive, and I wouldn't put it in the same tier as other drives at that price point. Unless you really need the peak performance out of your drive 24/7, you'd likely be hard pressed to spot a difference in day to day use.

  •  

    I get so lost in these posts. I just want an honest opinion if this is a good drive for an average/gamer. I don't need three pages of tech specs and confusion. Help!

    • +4 votes

      As a gamer you will see ZERO benefit from this drive over a normal 2.5" SSD maybe 1 second less loading time if that. Same for general windows use.

      The reason people like this nvme drive: >>
      Its small, black and doesn't need its own cables so your PC looks nicer if you use a glass side window.
      For 8k video coding an nvme makes things faster.

      That's about it… really

      The bad things about nvme drives are they are not as easy to clone and backup. :)

      In the future when games take advantage of the super fast SSD's in the PS5 and Xbox series X we may see nvme a must have for PC gaming as well to load things quickly in real time like they will on PS5 and Xbox series X

      But by then things will be cheaper and this SSD even though its one of the fastest today will not be fast enough. a second gen PCI-4 nvme drive will be needed. ( not on the market yet )

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        Why wouldn't be as easy to clone and backup? You can back up as normal to another drive, or stick it into a NVME USB enclosure or adapter and copy it.

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          Some cloning software doesn't like nvme's
          Not sure why… "reasons" file format maybe. anyways it can be done its just simpler to clone a 2.5" SATA drive.

          And if you have 1 nvme slot on your motherboard and want to clone to another nvme drive you will need to buy an expensive nvme enclosure

          also most nvme enclosures do not initiate your nvme drive and the nvme drive will not work inside one until you initiate it on the pc with a motherboard nvme slot

          initiate = giving the nvme drive a MBR or GPT

          I run my nvme's as secondary drives and have windows on a normal 2.5" SATA Crucial MX500

      • +1 vote

        Black SSD matter !

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      It is if you can afford it for the price. Otherwise settle with a 2.5” sata ssd or m.2 sata.

      there is no real benefit for pci gen4 ssd when it come to everyday general use including gaming…

  •  

    I bought the SN550 with the last deal. Maybe should return it and get this one as it's faster!?!?

    The 500GB SN550 was about $5 more expensive than this deal. Only downside is I would have to wait a few weeks for this one whereas the SN550 arrives today.

    Decisions decisions.

    • +1 vote

      in real world use you will never notice the difference… if you NEED a black nvme drive because blue would look strange with a glass PC side panel… send the SN550 back.. but if you couldn't care less about the colour the SN550 will be fine.

      In the benchmarks i've seen the SN550 uses less power, produces less heat and is faster in some workloads so its not a bad thing to stick with it.. There is no nvme drive that excels in everything.

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        Thanks mate. I didn't think it would be a noticeable difference for applications and few games.

        Also, NVMe will be installed behind a heatsink on a B550 Aorus Master board - pretty sure no one will see the colour of the drive.

        Waiting for all parts to arrive before I start the build :)

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          The 500gb SN550 is currently $96.01, you could try to get them to give you a credit for the difference

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            @CompulsiveOzB: Do they do that? Might send them an email and see what they say. $20 better in my pocket.

            • +1 vote

              @Jacob1980: They did it for me for $7, but it may only be a one off. I did it through their live chat.
              Btw it won't be a refund of $20, just store credit to spend on Amazon AU items only.

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                @CompulsiveOzB: Did the same.. they gave me store credit because i had to WAIT a long time for my product to even ship.. 2 weeks +

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    Do they ever discount the version with the heatsink included?

    • +2 votes

      YES, i've seen the 1TB with heatsink as low as $236 and at the moment the 500gb with heat sink is only $124.60 that's the lowest i've ever seen it.

      That being said.. the heat sink isn't really needed but looks cool, " pun intended "

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        Imo, mobo heatsink looks better but yeah, if your mobo doesn't have then a drive with heatsink. WD SN750 w/ heatsink looks great!

  •  

    WD Blue SN550 1TB NVMe also available through Amazon US at $163.54. Still deciding between Kingston A2000, WD Blue SN550 & WD Black SN750 for my laptop..

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      Do you know what type of M.2 slot is in your laptop? A lot of laptops have regular M.2 which is up to 600mb/s, the speeds from these require Ultra M.2 PCIe 3x4

      •  

        I am waiting for my Lenovo E14(AMD) with 24GB Ram, 512 GB SSD to be delivered in a week.
        I don't think it has 2.5" slot for a normal SSD hard drive but will have an extra M.2 slot.

        I am thinking to add additional SSD, but not sure which one to go for…
        Will be using laptop for normal use and learning some programming development using VS, VMware and also thinking to have dual-boot with Linux on another drive

        • +1 vote

          It's most likely that it will be a regular M.2 slot which is the same speed as 2.5' SSD, only a different form factor.

          So I would just be going for the best price/GB of the reputable brands you recognize and have good reviews.

          The fast ones like this are NVME drives in M.2 form factor connection. If it doesn't mention NVMe on the laptops spec sheet, then you'll lose any speeds that are above 600mb/s anyway.

          •  

            @Jimbuscus: This is what I can read in spec details:
            Up to two drives
            • M.2 2242 SSD / PCIe NVMe, PCIe 3.0 x 4
            • M.2 2280 SSD / PCIe NVMe, PCIe 3.0 x 4

            I guess, it's not a normal M.2 slot

            I already ordered with 512GB SSD M.2 2242 PCIe NVMe, so can use another M.2 2280 slot.
            Which one to go for?

      •  

        On the specs page, it points out that it has:
        1x M.2 SSD slot (SATA)
        2x M.2 SSD Combo slot (NVMe PCIe Gen3 / SATA) one of this is the main drive.

  •  

    I have this one and am very happy with it after having slower than advertised speeds with a Pioneer NVMe.
    CrystalDiskMark

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    $308.30 now

    Edit: still good 210 price, o wasn't on amazon seller for some reason

  • +1 vote

    Back to $210.27 again.

  • +1 vote

    The 500GB has dropped to $98.23 on backorder

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    Not sure how Crucial P1 compared to WD SN550?

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    Merged from WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD 1TB $208.60 + Delivery ($0 with Prime) @ Amazon US via AU

    Deal is back on again, but stock arrives on 19th August for a 14-16 Sept delivery time frame.

    Just a few cents off its all time low.

    • +3 votes

      Waiting to hit $199 with cashback and the extra bonus CR/SB offers to hit around $175 delivered mark.

      • +7 votes

        CR and SB don't give cash back for technology purchases anymore since 1/8.

    • +6 votes

      You say "a few cents" like it's nothing!

    •  

      would this work in my biostar b45m2

      • +1 vote

        Yes, b45m2 uses a PCie Gen 3x4 M.2 slot and supports length up to 80mm (the WD is exactly that length)

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          ty :)

    • +1 vote

      i am using macbook pro mid 2015, 256GB.Planning to upgrade. Is this ssd as fast as factory ssd from apple?

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        It is, but you need a converter/adaptor to make it fit into the Mac… Also there may be compatibility issues so look up if anyone has installed this SSD before.

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      is there any performance difference with the heatsink version? Or mainly just aesthetics

      • +2 votes

        No performance diff. Just when the ssd getting heat,the ssd may auto lower the performance until the ssd cooling down

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      The Sabrent 1TB is probably a better deal: https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B07LGF54XR/ref=ox_sc_ac...
      for $211.73 + Delivery (Free for Prime) from Amazon AU.

      • +2 votes

        Both at Gen3 and both max out PCI-3 speeds so i would think WD using the very reliable sandisk SSD tech thats been around for a while would be the better buy

        • +1 vote

          Sabrent drives consumes lower power, so the swap doesn’t impact the battery life as much.

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      Good Drives

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      Dang, have too many ssd's alrdy, this one does look good at this price tho

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        Same bro, I got a couple SATA SSDs and a 1TB HDD, but I just keep looking at these SSD deals cause I can't help myself and have an M.2. sized hole in my motherboard that needs filling. It's rough

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          Thats what she said

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      looks like ill be upgrading my 500gb 960 evo nvme

    • +1 vote

      209 now n in stock

    • +1 vote

      Yep, $209.85 now and in stock. Just ordered. Thanks OP

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      The one with heatsink is better.

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        For $55 more?
        Why is it better?
        I've got a heatsink on my MB

    •  

      After using a Pioneer NVMe and then returning it, I switched to this one for the price difference, I get the full advertised speeds.

      3,400Mb/s Read Sequential
      3,100Mb/s Write Sequential

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      This or WD Blue SN550 1TB NVMe M.2 @ $155?
      Performance wise, which is the winner?

      • +1 vote

        Performance wise, it is the black.

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          Thank you, have not kept up with this stuff.
          In your opinion does the better performance justify the $55?
          Would a gamer notice the difference?

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            @argus: You can see a comparison here

            My opinion would be to get the black, as long as you can afford it. If you do have to cut down on other parts of your system to do so, then it might be better to get the blue.

    • +1 vote

      Thank you