WD Black SN850 (1TB) SSD Now at All-Time Low $109


In honor of Labor Day in the United States, Amazon has struck a deal on an SSD that runs faster than most. Normally $129, the WD Black SN850 (1TB) is now available for $109, which is a historically low price as of mid-July. This version of the popular NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD comes with an integrated heatsink, making it ideal as an upgrade for a PS5.

The WD Black SN850 offers sequential read and write speeds of 7000/5300 Mbps respectively. When we did our review of the WD Black SN850 (opens in a new tab) the reader latched onto the popular Samsung 980 PRO, beating it on some benchmarks and just behind on others.

On DiskBench, a synthetic storage test that involves copying 100 GB of data, the WD Black SN850 moved our set of 22,579 files at a speed of 1,522 MBps. It was slightly ahead of Samsung’s drive and well ahead of the PCIe 3.0 drives we compared it to.

WD Black SN850 test results

(Image credit: Tom’s Hardware)

Another big plus of the WD Black SN850 is that this model comes with a heatsink which makes it ideal for use in Sony’s PlayStation 5 game console. The PS5 has a very closed internal storage expansion slot and there is a risk of thermal throttling due to overheating because of this. The heatsink included with the SN850 solves this problem.


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