WD’s newest 1TB drive only costs $249

WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD

Western Digital aims to capture the solid-state drive (SSD) market again with the Black SN750, it’s fastest and cheapest NVMe drive yet.

Featuring sequential read speeds up to 3,470MB/s and sequential writes up to 3,000 MB/s, the 1TB WD Black SN750 is now available for only $249 (about £190, AU$350).

Comparatively, the company’s last flagship SSD, the WD Black NVMe SSD, launched last April with 1TB model that costed $399 (£394, AU$619). WD's last-generation drive also ran at relatively close speeds of up to 3,400MB/s sequential reads 2,800MB/s sequential writes. 

Overall, Western Digital has brought in a few small increases in speed, but a ton of additional value, to put its Black SN750 ahead of other drives that have outpaced it, such as the Samsung 970 Pro (reads and writes up to 3,500MB/s and 2,700MB/s, respectively).

WD Black SN750 specs breakdown

What’s more impressive is just how affordable the new WD Black SN750 is. This new drive comes in capacities starting at 256GB for $79 (about £60, AU$110), followed by 512GB for $129 (about £100, AU$179) and 1TB for $249 (about £190, AU$350).

WD also claims to have found a way to double its storage density over its previous generation NVMe SSD, and the company plans to introduce a new 2TB option later this February for $499 (about £390, AU$700). WD also tells us it will introduce drives (500GB and up) bundled with a special heatsink created by EKWB by the end of Q1 2019 (roughly January to March) – sadly, this cooler won’t be sold separately.

Overall, it seems Western Digital is pricing the Black SN750 is be aggressively competitive, especially with a 1TB drive that only asks for $249 (about £190, AU$350). Its main rival, the Samsung 970 Pro, asks for a much higher $399 (£319, AU$569).

  • How does the new WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD perform? Check out our full review
Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee was a former computing reporter at TechRadar. Kevin is now the SEO Updates Editor at IGN based in New York. He handles all of the best of tech buying guides while also dipping his hand in the entertainment and games evergreen content. Kevin has over eight years of experience in the tech and games publications with previous bylines at Polygon, PC World, and more. Outside of work, Kevin is major movie buff of cult and bad films. He also regularly plays flight & space sim and racing games. IRL he's a fan of archery, axe throwing, and board games.