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Review: WD Black NVME SSD (1TB)

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Earlier last year Western Digital launched their WD Black series NVMe SSDs. We finally have a chance to test one thoroughly. The SSD has SanDisk written all over it, literally, and that is a good thin...

    Review: WD Black NVME SSD (1TB)
     
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    So much interesting information in one review. Thank you, I've enjoyed reading it.

    I'm thinking about buying nvme disk next year... :)
     
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    alanm Ancient Guru

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    Very good review. For a GPU-centric site, SSD reviews here are very detailed and top notch. Thanks.
     
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    Too expensive for me now, but I hope in some time there will be at 50%

    About the review, ¿why manufacturers do not put directly a heat-sink?
     

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    Reddoguk Ancient Guru

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    costs 239 EUR which is 24 cents per TB. If only that was true. HH :)
     
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    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Hmmm?

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  7. Cry

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    I got one on these in the black Friday deals, think I paid around £160? A friend got a 512GB one for about £85.

    Replaced my 2x 480GB SSDs
     
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    .24 per GB just a typo m8. you put TB. Maybe in 20 years from now will we get 24cents per TB.
     
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    I was close to pulling the trigger on an NVMe SSD during this years Black Friday deals, where the 970 Evo 500GB was the best deal, but after looking at the real world differences to desktop & application response there is virtually no practical difference between a good SATA3 SSD and an NVMe SSD (e.g. windows boot time, application load times, game load times). I think there are some benefits of NVMe SSD but they are quite specific use cases - moving large files around, working with large databases, and I think I heard that major windows updates and application installations may take less time, but at the moment I can't justify the extra price of NVMe SSD.

    The NVMe SSD in this Guru3d review does look like a very good example of one though.
     
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    TBH I've noticed zero difference in real world performance coming from my 2x 480 SATA SSDs (raid 0) to this 1TB NVMe SSD. In benchmarks it shows but I've never seen it upon loading Windows or my games.
     
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    Yeah the main bottleneck on traditional HDD's is not really the read speeds 100-200 mb are ok, the speedy boot comes from the ssd ability to seek files or their fragments 30+ times faster.
     
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    Ah ! hah, yep I wish.
     
  13. Ricepudding

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    Yeah they still aren't fully used i will give you that, but. that being said the speed and response times are better, although the jump is a lot smaller. isn't like going from HDD to SSD where the jump is honestly massive. This is a smaller jump, though i don't think we will see the jump due to load times of things not fully using it. That being said game load times are faster, anytime im in a game with other people i am always the first one to load without fail. Though like i said were talking about small numbers that wont make too much difference in the real world...

    Big issue with game load times specially in multiplayer is you still have to wait for the slowest person to load :p

    I think as files get bigger and bigger the difference between SSD and Nvme will become bigger. I think this is also one of the big reasons HDD's started to feel so slow to SSDs because files got so big the read speeds became far more needed and i'm sure in time this will be the same for NVMe.
     
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