Designed and marketed towards avid gamers of all types, the WD_Black SN850X at the moment ranks excessive on our checklist of the finest SSDs and on the prime of our checklist of finest PS5 SSDs with the one severe grievance being the considerably excessive worth. However NAND costs are falling, and it is Black Friday / Cyber Monday weekend, with the consequence being some wonderful Cyber Monday SSD offers. The WD Retailer now has the SN850X 2TB for $169 (opens in new tab) with out a heatsink and $179 with a heatsink (opens in new tab), which you want for PS5 use. That is a large 41% low cost type its unique launch worth! The 1TB and 4TB fashions are additionally on sale at a steep low cost.
Whichever mannequin you select, you may nonetheless get the identical nice efficiency. Make sure to choose the mannequin with heatsink (which is $10 greater than the bottom mannequin in each case), for those who plan to make use of the drive in a PS5.
We examined the reviewed the WD_Black SN850X again in August when it first launched and it delivered wonderful outcomes, topping a few of the charts and customarily inserting within the higher echelon of high-end SSDs. Our greatest grievance was with the excessive pricing and we weren’t overly impressed with the non-compulsory Sport Mode 2.0 function, which helps optimize efficiency whereas taking part in. This is a fast take a look at the efficiency of the 2TB mannequin:
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With the present sale, what was as soon as an especially quick however costly SSD now charges as top-of-the-line general values whereas nonetheless sustaining its excessive efficiency. With bloating recreation set up sizes and dropping NAND costs, now could be pretty much as good a time as we’re more likely to get for upgrading your PC storage.
There aren’t that many 4TB M.2 SSDs round to start with, and costs on the quicker PCIe 4.0 variants have historically been within the $600 vary. $379 remains to be costly, now doubt, however for those who’re an RTX 4090 or RTX 4080 and a Core i9-13900K or Ryzen 9 7950X processor, why not go all the best way with a capacious boot drive? However the 2TB drive stays the very best deal general, priced at $0.0845 per GB — an attention-grabbing change of tempo, because the 1TB drive finally ends up with the very best per GB price of $0.099.