WD_BLACK 2TB SN750 NVMe Internal Gaming SSD Solid State Drive with Heatsink – Gen3 PCIe, M.2 2280, 3D NAND, Up to 3,400 MB/s –

(10 customer reviews)


Digital Storage Capacity 2 GB
Hard Disk Interface NVMe
Connectivity Technology SATA
Hard Disk Form Factor 2.5 Inches
Hard Disk Description Solid State Hard Drive
Compatible Devices Desktop
Hard Disk Size 2 TB
Specific Uses For Product Gaming
Included Components SSD

  • Sleek heatsink design to customize and intensify your gaming rig while helping to maintain peak performance
  • An exclusive WD BLACK SSD dashboard with gaming mode improves game performance
  • Heatsink model available in capacities up to 500GB to 2TB
  • Ideal for enthusiasts building custom desktops or gaming rigs
  • NVMe drive not compatible with SATA interface
  • This product is not compatible with the Sony PS5



The WD BLACK SN750 NVMe SSD with heatsink delivers top-tier performance for gaming and hardware enthusiasts who are looking to build or upgrade their PC. The WD BLACK SN750 NVMe SSD rivals some of the best performing drives on the market to help give gamers that competitive edge. An exclusive WD BLACK SSD dashboard with gaming mode improves game performance Available for download at Western Digital website.

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Additional information

Weight 1.17 kg
Dimensions 3.1 × 0.9 × 0.3 cm
Hard Drive

2 TB Solid State Hard Drive




WD BLACK SN750 with Heatsink

Item model number


Hardware Platform

PC Linux Mac

Item Weight

1.17 ounces

Product Dimensions

3.1 x 0.9 x 0.3 inches

Item Dimensions LxWxH

3.1 x 0.9 x 0.3 inches

Flash Memory Size


Hard Drive Interface




Date First Available

January 18 2019




WD_BLACK, Western Digital

10 reviews for WD_BLACK 2TB SN750 NVMe Internal Gaming SSD Solid State Drive with Heatsink – Gen3 PCIe, M.2 2280, 3D NAND, Up to 3,400 MB/s –

  1. mason

    Review and guide.Review of WD Black SSD.I purchased this as a replacement for my MX500, it cost 70 dollars and then was reduced to 62 and is 70 dollars now. At 70 dollars it is an okay deal, at 62 it is a much better deal. When I first upgraded my computer and I did not know much about ssd and purchased a mx500 m.2 but it was the same price as the sata and I figured that a faster nvme ssd was not worth the difference as a sata ssd is still much faster than a hard drive. However prices came down and you can get a sata and nvme with the nvme being 2-3 as fast for around the same price. See Crucial P1/P2 and western digital blue ssd so it makes sense to get a nvme instead if you can. I wanted one of the ‘fastest’ ssd so I got the black one considering it was only about 15 dollars more than the tier of ssd below it.Installation:Many reviewers say it is easy to install a m.2. It is not as easy as it sounds, technically plugging it in is not that difficult it is similar to a ram stick. But you have to make sure that your motherboard can fit the size of the m.2. My motherboard could fit a 42,60,80,110 mm m.2 with studs only for 80 and 110. This is an 80 mm BUT it required a special m.2 slot to install that had higher pcie speeds and that slot did not have the correct stud and there was no way to screw it in without purchasing a special stud to place in a hole on the motherboard.Also you have to make sure your PCIe slots on your motherboard is fast enough, you will need a PCIe x3 or PCIe 4. If your PCIe is slower than you won’t get the full speed of the ssd. Also on most motherboards installing a faster m.2 slot means shutting down the other sata lanes so you will be able to plug in less peripherals, on mine I can only install 2 other with this ssd installed.Also if you want to install windows 7 which I will get into later on this review, there is a special method. So in reality installing a m.2 ssd can be far more complicated than a sata, where you just plug it in like a hard drive. Also western digital does not provide instructions on installation and actually tells you to have a professional install it. Although you can easily find videos or guides how to install a m.2 ssd online and even youtube video for this drive.Installing on Windows 7: So you still use windows 7? You install the drive and find out windows 7 doesn’t see it! Well you can actually still use it. Western digital does not make ssd drivers for windows 7 but there are generic drivers. I do not know how to get the drive to read if you already have windows 7 installed but if you want to install windows 7 you can use special software that pre-installs nvme drivers on a usb disk with your windows ISO. My motherboard is gigabyte but their software didn’t work. The one that works with this drive and uses a generic nvme driver is called MSI smart tool. You can install it from their website and you don’t need a MSI motherboard to use it.Drive Performance:This drive is rated as up to 3,400 read and 2,600 write and you see in my screenshot this is the case for crystal disk mark and sequential write/read(the most simple test). But on AA SSD it reads around 3,000 and and writes around 2,500 so it is not quite as fast as advertised. I can’t say what WD did but I wouldn’t doubt they gauged those performance marks on the most popular ssd benchmark.Windows 10 boots up slightly faster, about 2 seconds faster for 9.5 seconds. Windows 10 did install very fast, it took 3 minutes. Overall it is faster and games boot moderately faster over a MX500. My comparison is the mx-500 and this drive is supposed to be around 7 times faster. In reality it is nowhere near 7 times faster. It is a disappointment considering the wd black is considered one of the best and fastest ssds. To be fair normal sata ssd like mx500 is already way faster than a hard drive and there is real world practicality to ssd that you have to consider. You are unlikely to see a huge performance increase in my opinion compared to a normal sata ssd but considreing nvme price of a m.2 like P1 or blue is similar to the sata is still rational to get one of those versus a sata and the performance rating will be 3 times faster.Heatsink: You can get an optional heatsink with this although the motherboard will sometimes come with one. I did not get the heatsink as the reviews indicated it was not necessary. Theoretically because a m.2 can get so hot and can be thermally limited(it automatically slows down when getting hot) it could make sense to get a heatsink and I suppose if you are constantly taxing this drive you should get one. But techpowerup shows this drive is actually among the best for thermal limiting and using in my computer the temperature is around 45 Celsius. Also there is a 10 degree drop in temperature if you put it beneath the video card instead of below it. It makes sense because the hot air from gpu fans is not blowing on it.Software: You can download software from wd called ‘dashboard’. It is kind of cheap/gimmicky looking and there are actually two different versions of it oddly. People complain about ads but you can disable them by blocking access to the internet with your firewall.WD reliability: This has a 5 year warranty(although with arbitration clause) and historically I have used WD hard drives and they have been really reliable. But SSD are entirely different and until recently western digital was not very good at making SSD, they were slow and inefficient. Cruicial is among the most reputable in ssd and innovated alot of technology for ssd. But you do get a 5 year warranty so that’s good but if you are highly concerned about your data you might want to look more deeply into this.Overall: I give this ssd 3/5 stars. I got this as a gift but if I had paid the whole 70 dollars I would be pretty upset. It is not as high performance as it is marketed and I did not see a huge difference over the sata ssd. It makes sense if your going to get a NVME to go with the tier below this and save money.Guide for SSD.I did alot of research on how to buy a SSD drive and thought that this might be helpful. They are much more complicated than a hard drive. There are three types of form factor for SSD. The SATA, add in card and M.2. SATA is the most user friendly and can be used on most computers but max transfer rate is 600 mb/s. M.2 has a max transfer rate 31,500 mb/s depending on your pcie. Then you have the add in cards that plug in your pci express slot , where you plug in your graphics cards. These cards are the fastest like Intel Optane but are very expensive and are for servers.SSD drives have a ‘controller’ and that directs your reads and write, it is like a processor but you don’t usually need to know much about this and should be able to rely on benchmarks to understand performance.(I recommend techpowerup or anandtech for reviews)Then there is the type of storage flash, there is SLC, MLC,QLC and TLC. The SN750 has TLC.Then there is how the memory chips are arranged and this is why you will see drives advertised as “3D”. I thought it is a gimmick at first. 3D ssd have the chips stacked on top of one another.Then you want to consider endurance and this is how long a drive is estimated to last. For this drive it is 1.75 million hours according to western digital ,this may be conservative or overstated. You have to consider the reliability of the brand. The main flaw over SSD over hard drive aside from price is they don’t last as long. SSD slowly die. This leads to my final point of guide.Software for your ssd:You want to over provision your drive so that it last longer, this sets aside space for your SSD that your computer never stores data on. Crucial allows you to set this, WD is pre-set and I am not sure if you can manually set a larger space although WD software doesn’t allow you to do this. You also want to make sure you have trim turned on in windows 7 and 10(although it is almost always on) and you want to make sure defrag is turned off as the SSD does not need this and you are actually overusing your ssd. The best thing you can do is install SSD fresh if you are not savvy with this stuff and it will do a check list for you. This software is free

  2. Sigil

    Still competitive!Gen 4 NVMe’s are all over the place and we are already receiving news on gen 5 drives coming out soon. That being said, an 750 is still a very competitive NVMe drive that will do what it’s supposed to without a hassle. Given that gen 4 prices are still relatively high especially on higher storage capacity, an 750 is an ideal NVMe to purchase on a lower budget.WD software for these drives are consistently updated, and provides excellent information and optimization options. I found that with proper Colling fans in your case, these drives stay relatively cool and won’t require any heatsinks if you can use your Mobo’s default heatsinks.Albeit better options are now available, those who are limited in their budget should consider sn 750 as the best option currently available.Excellent storage option and uncontested in it’s tier!

  3. Ed C

    GREAT NVMe, works to boot from in ASUS Z97-AR! 3300mbps read!I got this NVMe because my normal SATA SSD was getting pretty full, and because of how far SSD’s have come since I purchased my SATA Samsung Evo 850 SSD. Ive seen some incorrect questions and replies regarding the ability to use an NVMe SSD in some Z97 boards and im here to tell you that you certainly can if your board has a built in M.2 slot(M-Key) and your BIOS was updated to allow you to do so. As I said, I have an ASUS Z97-AR, which is the same as the Z97-A but all black, and all it required for me to be able to boot from the NVMe was for me to change some settings in the BIOS, now the default boot is the NVMe and the backup is my old SATA drive. A few years back ASUS pushed a BIOS update for (supposedly) all Z97 and Z99 boards to accept NVMe SSD’s. That being said, my boards M.2 slot is only PCIe 2.0 x2, so I do not get the full speed of the NVMe using the default slot, I get about 850mb/s read and 820mb/s write. This is still an improvement over the 550/500 using SATA. And if your motherboard has a built in M.2 slot, YOU CAN get an addon board to use the NVMe in a PCIe 3.0 x16 slot which would allow you to boot and operate at full speed. However, if you do this, it MAY(i havent tested it with a newer GPU) effect the performance of your GPU, making your GPU run at x8 not x16 depending on which slot you use. For me, if I use PCIe 3.0 x16 slot #2, it will make my GPU x8, if I use PCIe 2.0 x16, the GPU will stay running at x16, but the NVMe will run at PCIe 2.0 x8, which would still be an improvement over the current performance. So there is a lot to consider if youre adding this to an older motherboard.All that being said, the drive itself is great, I couldnt be happier with it. Installation is easy, its fast even not being at full speed everything is almost instantaneous, and the Heatsink does a good job keeping it cool. When I was originally looking at NVMe drives, I was going to go for a 250gb and a cheaper 3.0 Gen 4 card because of my motherboard however the cards averaged around $50-$60 which led me to look at 500gb cards for slightly more, around $70-$80…and when this drive (The WD SN750 500gb w/ Heatsink) was on sale for $89 I jumped on it as an investment for the future, when I do another build.All in all, I would strongly suggest this NVMe, the performance is on par with all the high end PCIe 3.0 Gen 4 drives, and the cooling is better in most cases.*UPDATE*For those of you who have read this far, I bought an addon PCIe 3.0 board to be able to run this NVMe at full speed. I put it in my 2nd PCIe x16 slot (3.0) and am getting fantastic results, with almost no impact to my GPU. I am also still able to boot from this drive as I said originally due to the fact my motherboard natively supports M.2. I will likely be upgrading my GPU next, to a RTX 2060S, as the last piece until I do a new build(which I will be bringing the GPU and NVMe to the new build, thus the pricey investments in worthwhile hardware for such an old build currently). I will keep this review updated going forward.Photos attached are:-Samsung Evo 850 SATA SSD: 550mbps-WD SN750 in motherboard M.2 slot @ PCIe 2.0 x2 speed: 830mbps-WD SN750 on addon board in PCIe 3.0 x16 slot @ PCIe 3.0 x4 speed: 3290mbps

  4. Jose

    Una gran diferenciaPasar de un HDD a SSD es sin duda una de las mejores inversiones que alguien puede hacer, mi PC pasó de encender en ~60 seg a

  5. Brianna

    Been going strong for almost 5 years now!I’ve had this in my pc for well over 4 years now with no problems. Still fast.

  6. MANUEL U.

    Velocidad de lectura inigualableMuy buen SSD: buen rendimiento y durabilidad.

  7. rockout80

    Fast and Enough SpaceWanted to upgrade my Dell XPS to have more space and to play a few games while I was away from home. Definitely made a huge difference in speed and stability.

  8. Rachel Nichola

    My son loved it!!I brought this for my 15-year-old son that was building a gaming computer. He LOVES it! It was easy to install. It works perfectly. I would purchase this again!

  9. Macaulay Smith

    incredibly fastgreat fast nvme for cheap

  10. Amazon Customer

    Great boot driveI got this on sale for 40 bucks to use as a boot drive, and for the price it cant be beat. Boots up near instantly and easy install.

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