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WD Black SN850 NVMe M.2 SSD 500GB $139.50, 1TB $251.10 + Delivery @ Shopping Express

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  • +2 votes

    Is this PS5 compatible?

    • +3 votes

      99% yes. But I’d still wait until it’s officially announced and tested by others.

      • +7 votes

        PS5's Lead System Architect Mark Cerny tweeted this week that he is using this exact SSD in his PS5, so it's probably the best choice.

        • +1 vote

          To be clear he is using the later version of it that was released with a heatsink and RGB,

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            @B3: Oh the heat sink can fit? Awesome I’ll keep my eye out for it

            • +1 vote

              @JMxoxo: The WD heatsink looks great but quite pricey. EKWB actually have a decent & cheap $15 one that fits too:

              https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-m-2-nvme-heatsink-black

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                @Hybroid: Cheers I didn’t even think, sir some silly reason, of acquiring an alternate heat sink. Cheers though, appreciate it. Can’t wait till it’s properly supported, will keep my eyes on any deals and hope I’m quick enough

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        Was officially announced this week. This SSD will work but needs a heat sink.

      • +2 votes

        Don't know why I got downvoted.

        Firstly, yes it will FIT in PS5's M.2 slot and it is the best bet at this moment. Mark Cerny has got one for testing, WD has tweeted (https://twitter.com/wd_black/status/1420889523098046465), and SpawnPoiint (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzgRJnW-CpA) has tested it with stock heatsink and 3rd party heatsink.

        But the PS5 firmware is still in BETA and I don't think we have official announcements from Sony or WD to claim this is the "recommended" or "compatible" SSD for the upgrade. There could be issues in beta testing or even after release. For example, it might overheat/drop with stock heatsink (my PS5 is horizontally placed inside my TV unit, so the SSD would be at the bottom with less room to expel heat).

        Hence I said 99% yes, leave 1% for any uncertainties.

        Meanwhile, there are other options that meet the Sony's released requirements (https://www.gamespot.com/articles/gigabyte-confirms-aorus-70...). Personally, I'd wait until the firmware is officially launched and someone has run a full comparison test.

    • +2 votes

      Yes but you need to buy a heat sink for it too.

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      this fella tested this exact SSD
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzgRJnW-CpA

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      Yes

    • +2 votes

      You either get the version with heatsink, or BYO one.

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      Right now, only if you can get the beta firmware installed. Not sure whether people in Australia can sign up for beta firmware easily. Otherwise, you do need to wait for the official firmware to enable support m.2 SSD.

      Also, you need to have a heatsink so if you get this one, then you are going down the get a 3rd party heatsink path to save money.

  • +1 vote

    Cheaper here (inc shipping) if you have ebay plus?

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/124834561519

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      What the eBay plus discount? Nothing popping up for me, just showing $259

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        with shipping the Shopping express one comes up as $261 for me… so the ebay one is marginally cheaper

      • +3 votes

        $246.05 shipped with eBay Plus

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          Using what code?

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          Confirmed "Pay only AU $246.05".

          Probably an eBay Plus related thing.

          • +1 vote

            @Beyond: You’re not going to reveal your method either?

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              @czd: Sorry, I just opened the page and it said "show me how you can pay XX" with the associated deal linked.

              I tried to open the terms and conditions of the deal but the requested page wasn't being friendly.

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            @Beyond: Many of us have eBay plus but can not see the discount. Is yours a unique 5% off code. It's certainly not more than 5% discount so I suspect it's this myplus #### etc

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              @maverickjohn: PLUS************

              I checked other listings, sorry it is a unique 5% code. My history use of eBay isn't solid. It didn't help that the my summary link wasn't working.

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            @Beyond: definitely not an eBay plus thing, I tried on my account and my partners account. We both have active eBay plus accounts, no such discount.
            Tried using some codes using Honey, nothing.

            Still searching for the discount code.

            • +1 vote

              @InLaymansTerms: I tried accessing my summary to view more information on it, and it was having problems at the time.

              I opened other listings, and the code was consistently there, which leads me to believe it is the unique 5% code.

              When I initially checked, it was just quickly to confirm/verify what a user was saying to help prevent disputes, but unfortunately, it seems like it just led to me encouraging users to spend more of their personal time, hunting this unique code down.

              My apologies.

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      The 1TB is cheaper even without ebay plus: $261 at SE compared to $259 on ebay

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    This for the PS5, or save for the Steam Deck… Hmmmm

    • +2 votes

      Both

      • +4 votes

        The answer I was looking for, just not from the person I need it from ;)

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    The postage kind of offsets the 10% off the 500GB one though..

  • +1 vote

    Thanks OP, I've been looking for discounted NAS drives. Got WD Red Plus 8TB for $316 delivered, not a crazy good price, but $20 - $30 cheaper than I've seen elsewhere at the moment.

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      The last 9 months hasn't been great on HDD prices, you could shuck a decent 14tb for a little less then.

  • +1 vote

    Thanks OP, been looking for PCIE 4.0 drives. This is well priced.

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    COMPARISION

    Specs: 500GB, 1TB
    Model: Western Digital Black SN850
    Storage Sizes: 500 GB, 1TB
    Sequential Read: 7,000 MB/s
    Sequential Write: 4,100 MB/s, 5,300 MB/s
    4KB Random Read: 800,000 IOPS, 1,000,000 IOPS
    4KB Random Write: 570,000 IOPS, 720,000 IOPS,
    TBW: 300 TBW, 600 TBW