The SSD Review uses benchmark software called PCMark Vantage x64 HDD Suite to create testing scenarios that might be used in the typical user experience. There are eight tests in all and the tests performed to record the speed of data movement in MB/s to which they are then given a numerical score after all of the tests are complete. The simulations are as follows:
- Windows Defender In Use
- Streaming Data from storage in games such as Alan Wake which allows for massive worlds and riveting non-stop action
- Importing digital photos into Windows Photo Gallery
- Starting the Vista Operating System
- Home Video editing with Movie Maker which can be very time consuming
- Media Center which can handle video recording, time shifting and streaming from Windows media center to an extender such as XBox
- Cataloging a music library
- Starting applications
ADATA XPG 1TB SX8200 Pro NVMe M.2 SSD RESULTS
These PCMark Vantage results are amongst the best we have ever received for a single SSD with 7 of 8 tests above the 1GB/s mark and one of those above the 2GB/s mark.
REAL WORLD FILE TRANSFER
For our Real World File Transfer Comparison of the world’s top M.2 NVMe SSDs, we have included the Samsung 970 Pro, SanDisk Extreme Pro & WD Black 1TB NVMe SSDs, Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB and 250GB, Toshiba XG6, Samsung 960 Pro, and a few other SSDs in our testing of the WD Black SN750 NVMe 1TB NVMe SSD. This test is conducted through the transfer of data from one spot on the test drive to another to give us the truest of transfer speed results for that device.
True test transfer speeds of the SN750 are very impressive but not much higher than that of the previous version WD Black.
REVIEW ANALYSIS AND FINAL THOUGHTS
The WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD has been updated with firmware with some minor variances in its 64-Layer 3D TLC NAND flash memory and remains to be a top-tier SSD, even if the components haven’t changed whatsoever. For gamers and enthusiasts alike, it is a proven SSD that they trust and Amazon’s 466 reviews that equate to a 4.5/5 rating is all that really needs to be said of this SSD. If anything, we would like to have seen availability of the 2TB version as well as availability of the SSD with the much touted EKWB heatsink. It might be worthy of stating once more that, in our testing, there were no heat concerns whatsoever and we found no need for an additional heatsink.
Two things that we like to see in top-tier SSDs are evident in the SN750, in that its performance tops out at just below 3.5GB/s and IOPS is above 500K IOPS at low 4k random disk access. Add on the 5-year warranty, availability, great free software and a decent price and you have a winner on the consumer market. The WD Black SN750 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD is just that and deserving of our Gold Seal. Great work WD!