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Deal | Playstation 5 compatible 1 TB Western Digital WD Black SN750 SE NVMe SSD now shipping for $99 USD

Playstation 5 compatible 1 TB Western Digital WD Black SN750 SE NVMe SSD now shipping for $99 USD (Source: Newegg)
Playstation 5 compatible 1 TB Western Digital WD Black SN750 SE NVMe SSD now shipping for $99 USD (Source: Newegg)
The price will drop another $5 USD from November 26 to 27 which is when the Thanksgiving sale will kick off. The SN750 SE series is home to some of the slowest PCIe4 NVMe SSDs that are still compatible with the PS5.

PCIe4 NVMe SSDs were shockingly expensive when they first became available earlier this year. Fast-forward to the tail-end of 2021 and prices have now steadily declined to more affordable levels. The 1 TB Western Digital SN750 SE, for example, can now he found online for under $100 USD just in time for the Holiday shopping season.

Sequential read and write rates for the aforementioned WD drive max out at only 3600 MB/s and 2830 MB/s, respectively, compared to 3430 MB/s and 3000 MB/s on the 1 TB PCIe3 WD SN750. When considering that many PCIe4 drives like the Acer Predator GM7000 can reach speeds of over 7000 MB/s, the SN750 SE is one of the slower drives in its category. Nonetheless, Digital Foundry has already proven that the SN750 SE should be compatible with the Playstation 5 without any major performance losses.

Not included with the SN750 SE is a heat sink. While it's possible to use the drive without one, a heat sink is recommended to extend the life of the drive. It's strange that the the manufacturer includes a heat sink for its PCIe3 SN750 series but none for its PCIe4 SN750 SE series.

Newegg is expected to reduce the price of the 1 TB SN750 SE by $5 USD on November 26 if stock won't be depleted by then.

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Allen Ngo, 2021-11-23 (Update: 2021-11-23)