Deal | 1 TB WD_BLACK AN1500 NVMe SSD add-in card now 33% off on Amazon
Although it can be considered a rather exotic storage solution to use in 2023 and its compatibility is limited to desktop PCs with a free PCIe slot, the WD_BLACK AN1500 NVMe SSD add-in card can be a useful piece of hardware in certain scenarios. Now, those who might be interested in taking it for a spin can benefit from Amazon's ongoing 33% discount that pushes the 1 TB WD_BLACK AN1500 from a US$299.99 list price to US$199.99.
The discounted model is labeled WDS100T1X0L and is able to hit sequential read/write speeds of up to 6,500/4,100 MB/s, thus providing sustained top performance in demanding gaming scenarios. When used in PCIe 2.0 systems, it can still hit read/write speeds of about 3,000/2,000 MB/s, which is noticeably faster than the sub-600 MB/s speeds of SATA III SSDs. A heatsink for improved passive cooling comes preinstalled.
This SSD also features fully customizable RGB lighting which can be controlled via the Dashboard app (sadly, only available for Windows). In addition to offering various colors and over a dozen LED patterns to choose from, the RGB lighting system of the AN1500 also supports integration with Asus Aura Sync, Gigabyte RGB Fusion 2.0, Razer Chroma, or MSI Mystic Light.
The WD_BLACK AN1500 is covered by a 5-year limited warranty. Its Amazon global rating reads 4.6/5 stars after 95 user reviews. The breakdown by feature focuses on storage capacity (1, 2, and 4 TB versions available, score 5.0), gaming performance (4.5), ease of installation (4.3), and value for money (3.9).
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