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WD Black P50 Game Drive SSD 1TB Review

Rating: 7.0.

WD's Black P50 Game Drive SSD combines an NVMe PCIe Gen 3 SSD with a USB 3.2 x2 (20Gb/s) interface, all housed inside a durable and shock-resistant enclosure. Priced around £220 for the 1TB model, what sort of performance is on offer for your money?

The WD Black P50 Game Drive line-up comprises four capacities; the entry level 500GB drive, 1TB (the drive we are looking at here), 2TB and a flagship 4TB model. Internally the drive uses a WD Black SN750 M.2 NVMe drive along with an ASMedia bridging controller. WD quote Sequential performance across the drive range as up to 2,000MB/s for both read and writes.

WD don't state and endurance rating for the P50 but the 1TB Black 750 drive inside it has a 600TBW rating and WD back the P50 with a five year warranty.

Physical Specifications:

  • Usable Capacities: 1TB.
  • NAND Components: SanDisk 64-layer 3D TLC.
  • Interface: USB Gen 3.2 x2.
  • Form Factor: External.
  • NAND Controller: WD.
  • Dimensions: 118 x 65 x 14mm.
  • Drive Weight: 115g.

Firmware Version: 1003.

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