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.
- 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.