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Posts tagged “Western Digital”

The WD Black SN850 SSD brings the PCIe 4.0 fight to Samsung’s 980 Pro

Western Digital have announced their first PCIe 4.0 SSD, the Black SN850. With sequential read and write speeds reaching a maximum of 7000MB/s and 5300MB/s respectively, the Black SN850 is set to be even faster than the recently released Samsung 980 Pro, which topped out at 7000MB/s read and 5000MB/s write. More importantly, it's going to be cheaper, too, with the entry-level 500GB non-heatsink model…

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Feature: The best budget NVMe SSD just got even better

WD’s Blue SN550 SSD is disgustingly good value

When the WD Blue SN500 came out last year, it went straight into my best gaming SSD list thanks to its low price and great read and write speeds. It was the perfect SSD for those on a budget, but the one thing it lacked was a cheap 1TB model. Thankfully, WD have rectified this for the latest version of its budget-friendly gaming SSD, the…

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Feature: Watch your bank account go from black to red

WD Black P50 review: a tough SSD that’s a real bruiser on price

There have been more and more portable SSDs supporting the new USB 3.2 Gen 2 standard cropping up over the last couple of months. First, we had the Samsung T7 Touch, the latest, touch sensor-secured successor to the Samsung T5. Then there was Crucial's X8, which was a smidge faster than the T7 Touch and cheaper to boot. Now, WD's Black P50 has finally landed…

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WD’s Black SN750 SSD is almost back down to its Black Friday price this week

SSD deals hunters have been spoiled for choice in recent weeks, with savings to be had on everything from 1TB SSDs to half-price NVMe drives. Today is no different, as Amazon UK have got the excellent 500GB WD Black SN750 (the non-heatsink version this time) for £77 right now, which is only around £7 more expensive than it was over Black Friday. The 1TB model…

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WD’s Black SN750 SSD is almost half price right now

There's simply no stopping the SSD deals train this week, as today there are more great savings to be had on a bunch of really rather good WD Black and Blue SSDs and HDDs over on Amazon US at the moment, including almost 50% off the heatsink version of their excellent WD Black SN750 drive. Normally $150 for the 500GB model, you can now bag…

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Feature: Slow and steady wins the race

WD Black P10 review: Can this portable HDD compete with a portable SSD?

We all know the drill by now. Hard disk drives (or HDDs) are slow but cheap. SSDs are fast but expensive. We can often justify the latter if we're getting a small, internal drive for installing things like Windows or a couple of games on, but once you're into the realms of 2TB and above in SSD land, you're going to need to start handing…

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Our best budget NVMe SSD is getting a new, faster 1TB model

Thanks to its low price and nippy read and write speeds, the WD Blue SN500 has been one of the best solid states to come out this year. The one thing it's missing, however, is an equally good value 1TB model. Thankfully, WD have heeded those cries for a budget-friendly 1TB SSD and are about to introduce their new Blue SN550 SSD, which not only…

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Feature: Everything and kitchen (heat)sink

WD Black SN750 Heatsink review: Do you need a heatsink on your next gaming SSD?

When WD first announced they were redesigning their top-tier Black NVMe SSD to look more gamer-friendly earlier in the year, I must admit that I rolled my eyes a bit. After all, what could you possibly do to an SSD the size of a chewing gum stick that would make it look tangibly different to any other chewing gum stick-sized SSD? Well, in the case…

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Get a 5TB external HDD and two months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for under £100

As much as your deals herald loves a good Black Friday SSD deal, those of you who are after buckets of storage for as little money as possible may want to check out these Black Friday deals on the recently-released WD Black GameDrive external HDDs, where the 5TB P10 GameDrive is currently going for just under £100 and comes with two free months of Xbox…

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Samsung SSD prices just keep on falling in Amazon’s Black Friday SSD deals

Happy Black Friday week fellow deals hunters, and boy do I have some fresh SSD deals for you this morning. Hot off the back of Amazon's pre-Black Friday sale at the beginning of last week, the Samsung 970 Evo Plus and the portable Samsung T5 SSD are now even cheaper than they were a couple of days ago. Plus, there are some very nice deals…

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WD Black adds five new external storage drives, including 2TB SuperSpeed SSD

WD's Black range of gaming SSDs just got a little bit bigger today, as they've announced five new external storage devices that will sit alongside their flagship Black SN750 NVMe SSD. Four of them are traditional hard drive disks, or HDDs (more on those in a sec), but the one I'm most interested in is the WD Black P50, an external SSD that has, and…

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Feature: Bolt from the blue

WD Blue SN500 review: Incredible value for money

SSD prices may have been falling over recent months, but adding a super fast NVMe SSD to your PC is still one heck of an expensive upgrade, especially if you're after something like our SSD champion, the Samsung 970 Evo. A 250GB stick of Evo goodness will set you back around £80 / $85 these days, with prices pretty much doubling if you want to…

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Feature: Paint it black

WD Black SN750 review: So close to the Samsung 970 Evo, yet so far

For reasons I cannot fathom and that are probably lost to the bowels of their marketing department, Western Digital have decided their high-performance Black line of NVMe SSDs were in need of a face lift for 2019, because apparently gum stick-sized storage drives don't look 'gamer-y' enough already. The result of their somewhat baffling nip and tuck is the Black SN750, which I think you'll…

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Feature: Solid state of play

WD Black 3D NVMe SSD review: Bringing the fight to the Samsung 970 Evo (sort of)

When Western Digital announced their brand-new Black 3D NVMe SSD at the beginning of April, it looked like it might finally bring some much needed competition to the all-powerful Samsung 960 Evo and potentially cause a late-game upset in our SSD best of.With superior claimed sequential write speeds, equal sequential read speeds, a more generous endurance rating on the 250GB model and so-close-you-can-feel-them-breathing-down-your-neck pricing, the…

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Feature: Pass the time

WD My Passport SSD review: Good external storage that doesn’t cost the earth

Having a fast SSD inside your PC is all well and good, but they're pretty useless if you want to transport large files to a different machine for a bit or back stuff up for safe keeping. In times like this, you need an external SSD, and today I'm taking a look at the WD My Passport SSD.Portable storage devices have, of course, been around for…

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Feature: A bolt from the blue?

WD Blue 3D NAND review: Better SSD for big workloads

When Western Digital first released its Blue line of SSDs, it's probably fair to say that they didn't really make much of an impact. Not in the face of the mighty Samsung 850 Evo, at least, which still tops several best of lists (including our own) even today. Now, thankfully, WD's finally jumped on the 3D NAND bandwagon, making its latest Blue 3D NAND SSDs…

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