Amazon is now offering the WD_BLACK 500GB SN850 NVMe Internal Gaming SSD Solid-State Drive with Heatsink for $88.31 shipped. This model hit Amazon in spring 2021 at $200 but has more recently been selling in the $110 range across this year and is now seeing a new Amazon all-time low. For comparison sake, this same drive without the built-in heatsink is only $3 less right now. Ready to upgrade your PC gaming rig or a PlayStation 5, the SN850 features a modern M.2 2280 setup with a Gen4 PCIe interface that runs at up to 7,000MB/s – a touch slower than the now $85 heatsink CORSAIR variant. The heat management technology here is designed to minimize “thermal throttling [and] to push the boundaries of performance for top-tier gaming” alongside PS5 compatibility on Sony consoles with software version 21.02-04.00.00 or higher. Get a closer look in our launch coverage and head below for more details.
You can save even more with the previous-generation WD_BLACK 500GB SN750 NVMe Internal Gaming SSD that boasts its own heatsink tech at $83. But it’s hard to recommend that over the much faster Gen4 solution above for $5 more, especially for PS5 owners. Otherwise, dive into the aforementioned 2022 model CORSAIR deals.
If it’s the portable EDC-ready storage you’re after, check out the new Amazon all-time low we spotted yesterday afternoon on the the Kingston 256GB DataTraveler Max USB-C Flash Drive. Rivaling most portable SSDs in terms of speed, this model is now down to $47 shipped in a keychain-sized form-factor alongside the higher capacity models from $80. All of the details you need are waiting right here.
WD_BLACK 500GB SN850 SSD features:
- Next-gen PCIe Gen4 technology optimized for top-tier gaming (not intended for NAS or server environments)
- Irrationally fast read/write speeds up to 7000/5300MB/s (1TB model) and up to 1,000,000 IOPS (1TB and 2TB models)
- Up to 2TB capacity to hold your favorite battle-ready games
- Downloadable WD_BLACK Dashboard software to customize and control your gaming experience (Windows Only)
- Sleek Heatsink model minimizes thermal throttling to push the boundaries of performance for top-tier gaming
- Now Compatible with PlayStation 5 consoles (PS5 system software version 21.02-04.00.00 or higher required.)
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