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WD SN750 vs WD Black vs Samsung 970 EVO PCMark 8 Storage Benchmark Results

“The PCMark 8 Storage benchmark tests the performance of SSDs, HDDs and hybrid drives with traces recorded from Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and a selection of popular games. It can test the system drive or any other recognized storage device, including local external drives. The PCMark 8 Storage benchmark also highlights real-world performance differences between storage devices unlike synthetic storage tests.”

On the previous benchmark tests, we can see that the WD Black SN750 is on top of the charts most of the time, followed by the Samsung 970 EVO and WD Black. However, I was quite surprised to see that the SN750 falls behind its predecessor and the 970 EVO in PCMark 8 Storage benchmark. The difference is very slim though, especially when it comes to their respective storage score.

WD Black SN750 vs WD Black vs Samsung 970 EVO: Pricing and Availability

The WD Black SN750 M.2 NVMe SSD series is now available in a single-sided M.2 2280 form factor; and capacities from 250GB up to 2TB. WD is offering a five-year limited warranty with up to 600 TBW endurance for the 1TB model and up to 1200 TBW for the upcoming 2TB model. For the latest pricing and availability of the SN750, check out the links below.

WD Black SN750 M.2 NVMe SSD latest pricing and availability:
For US: available at Amazon.com here
For UK: available at Amazon UK here

WD Black SN750 vs WD Black vs Samsung 970 EVO Review: Conclusion

The WD Black SN750 is a good M.2 NVMe SSD overall. It did not outperform its predecessor, the WD Black 2018, by a huge margin; and I wasn’t expecting either. Nevertheless, it did outperform its predecessor most of the time by a few MB/s. It also outperformed the Samsung 970 EVO in some areas as well; especially where its predecessor couldn’t outperform the 970 EVO. I think the WD Black SN750 is the company’s answer to the Samsung 970 EVO drive, offering an improved performance from its predecessor.

If you look at the numbers on the benchmark results, you might think that one is “significantly” faster or substantially faster than the other. However, after using these three drives as an OS drive and game drive, it’s very difficult to notice and tell the performance difference at all. The WD Black SN750 loads Windows 10 OS smoothly and fast; same goes when loading applications and games. Desktop operation is buttery smooth as well.

I like the look and aesthetics of the new WD Black SN750, especially the one with an EK heatsink. It just looks sleek and blends well with the motherboard. But whether the heatsink offers an improvement in performance or not, that’s going to be on another review when it becomes available.

Generally speaking, I would recommend the WD Black SN750 overall. But since all of these three drives perform very fast and very close to each other; I recommend that you get the cheaper one (of the same capacity) among the three NVMe SSDs, at the time you are going to buy one. All are very good drives, but between the older WD Black and the newer SN750, obviously my recommendations favors to newer drive.

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Peter Paul
I love computers since I was a kid. I’m always fascinated with new technology, especially in the PC world. Many years ago, I was curious if the reviews I read were true and real. So, why not test them myself and share my first-hand experience? And thus, here we are. Thanks for reading!

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