Western Digital has announced the launch of a new SSD hard drive in the WD Black series. More specifically, it is the Western Digital SN770, a PCIE SSD that comes in four variants depending on the capacity it offers and ranging from 250 GB to 2 TB.

A new high performance SSD that is part of the PCI-Express 4.0 product family. This is the second drive in WD’s non-DRAM black series, a drive that offers read speeds of up to 5150MB/s and write speeds of up to 4900MB/s.

Entry into the high end

The WD SN770 is the manufacturer’s affordable model for high-performance drives and falls short of the SN850 in performance. This model continues to bet on a format without DRAM and which comes with storage capacities of 250 GB, 500 GB, 1 TB and 2 TB.

On the numbers side, this model offers sequential speeds of up to 5,150 MB/s in writing and up to 4,850 MB/s in reading (740,000 IOPS in reading and 800,000 IOPS in writing in random performance) and according to the makes it 20% more energy efficient compared to the WD SN750 SE.

In this sense, there are some differences depending on the model chosen and those with 1 and 2 TB of capacity allow a write speed of up to 5,150 MB/s while maintaining random 4K performance.

Price and availability

The WD Black SN770 can now be purchased in stores with prices ranging from 76.99 euros for the 250 GB model to 438.99 euros for the 2 TB model. In the middle zone is the 500 GB for 112.99 euros and the 1 TB for 186.99 euros.

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