WD Black SN770 1TB SSD Review

We’ve seen some incredible NVMe SSD drives released recently, from the blazing speed of the Kingston Renegade to the affordable Crucial P5 Plus. The latest drive to hit the market is from the same camp as our favorite PCIe 4.0 SSD, the WD_Black SN850, but as the name suggests, it’s not vying for the top spot. No, the new WD_Black SN770 is designed to offer more of a value proposition than its faster sibling.

The main way it does this is by being a DRAM-less SSD drive. This saves most of the manufacturer’s bill of materials, and thanks to the latest controller advancements, it’s surprising how little performance impact this has. Such drives are slower, don’t get me wrong, but this new SN770 still quotes read and write speeds of 5,150MB/s and 4,900MB/s, respectively. good.