American maker joins Samsung, Gigabyte, Corsair And others in the proper use of the new information transfer standard which continues to gain momentum
A contemporary Intel mobile generation, a second stationary generation from home AMD, A new generation of gaming consoles and a future promise of Intel For Desktop PC Owners - Support for PCI-Express 4.0 technology is expanding rapidly these days, and it is not surprising that more and more manufacturers of drives storage Are beginning to provide the required attention to the field with new advanced and prestigious products.
Western Digital is now announcing the official adoption of the new generation connectivity standard (for the home market) with its new SN850 model, which enriches the existing offering under the modern WD Black branding with continuous transfer speeds of up to 7,000 MB per second .
The WD Black SN850, which is designed to network the successful and successful SN750 in due course, is based on a self-developed PCI-Express 4.0 controller, along with flash chips in a TLC configuration made by the subsidiary SanDisk - when these two together provide us with a familiar standard 2 mm M.80 drives (with only one side of chipset, for maximum compact dimensions and heat dissipation in the preferred direction) with volumes of between 500GB and 2TB that reach continuous transfer speeds of up to 7,000 Megabytes per second in read and up to 5,300 megabytes per second, along with a maximum random performance of up to 1,000,000IOPS.
The SN850 drives will come with a five-year warranty as part of a handsome writing volume of up to 30 percent of the total drive volume each day, and will be offered both in the standard discounted configuration with a metal sticker for uniform heat dissipation - and in a more extreme configuration with body Cooling Adapted metallic that this time will also include built-in colored RGB illumination. The launch of the basic bodyless version Cooling It is expected to take place before the end of 2020, although very high official recommended prices of $ 150 for an initial 500GB volume, $ 230 for a single terabyte volume and $ 450 for a 2 terabyte volume suggest that for the vast majority of consumers it would be better to wait a little longer For a gradual decline in pricing.
The WD Black SN850 joins The latest 980 PRO models from Samsung Launched a few weeks ago At the top of the food chain of SSDs that support PCI-Express 4.0 - Also with a maximum continuous speed of 7,000 MB in reading (which is probably the highest effective speed available in a standard M.2 interface in the PCIe 4.0 era, similar to how drives reach up to 3,500 MB per second in the interface M.2 under PCIe 3.0), random performance of up to 1,000,000IOPS under optimal conditions and a warranty coverage covering 30 percent drive volume per day for five years, with identical official prices of $ 150 per 500GB and $ 230 for one terabyte .
The relative advantage of סמסונג It is basically the existence of a more modest 250GB model that can be used as a solution for those who want an advanced and fast drive for an operating system and a number of selected applications without investing particularly high sums, while the relatively small advantage of Western Digital It is in the existence of the model that has the heat sink (plus a cost of $ 20 in each of the volumes) that should provide potential for higher performance under a long and continuous effort that will prune warming of the main components.
Is there one clear winner in the modern home market? To answer this we will need to wait for the in-depth reviews for the SN850, and we will make sure to update you on the findings in due course.