June, 2023

Western Digital Reveals Black SN850P New High-End NVMe SSD for PlayStation 5

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Western Digital Launches SN850P - A New SSD for PlayStation 5

SN850P Improved Speed and Design

Western Digital has recently launched the SN850P, a brand new SSD officially licensed for the PlayStation 5. This latest drive offers faster read and write speeds compared to previous models and features a refreshed heatsink design. The WD Black internal SSD drives, including the SN850P, have gained a reputation as some of the best PS5 SSDs on the market, providing high speeds and reliable build quality. The integrated heatsink design of the SN850 line also ensures a hassle-free installation process.

Great Performance for PC Gaming

The WD Black SN850X is also an excellent choice for PC gaming. Although it doesn't deliver significant performance boosts over the non-X model, it already reaches the speed limits of Gen 4 PCIe drives. In our testing, the SN850X achieved impressive sequential write speeds of 7,300MB/s and reads up to 6,300MB/s, placing it among the top performers in the Gen 4 selection.

WD Black SN850P: A PlayStation Edition

Western Digital has now introduced the WD Black SN850P PCIe 4.0 SSD lineup specifically designed for PlayStation 5. The SN850P is essentially identical to the SN850X, one of the best SSDs for Sony's console, featuring a different heatsink design and an official PlayStation license. Following the release of the WD Black C50 expansion cards for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, Western Digital wanted to provide a comparable option for PlayStation users.

Optimized Design and Specifications

The SN850P, officially licensed for the PlayStation 5, comes with an aesthetically revamped heatsink that proudly displays the PlayStation logo. According to the manufacturer, the SSD features an "optimized" design for the console. The physical dimensions of the SN850P are 3.15 x 0.96 x 0.39 inches (80 x 24.4 x 9.9 mm), making it almost identical in size to the heatsink version of the SN850X, which measures 3.15 x 0.92 x 0.35 inches (80 x 23.4 x 8.9 mm). However, the SN850P is slightly wider and taller than the SN850X.

Impressive Performance and Endurance

The SN850P is an M.2 2280 SSD that utilizes the PCIe 4.0 interface. While the specific internal components are undisclosed, it is likely that the SN850P employs an in-house Western Digital SSD controller, similar to the company's other SSDs. With the SN850X utilizing 112-layer BiCS5 TLC NAND, it is probable that the SN850P also utilizes the same grade of NAND.

The SN850P is available in the same capacities as the SN850X, offering options of 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB. Western Digital estimates that with the 4TB drive, PlayStation 5 owners can store up to 100 games, assuming an average game size of 36GB. However, this may vary depending on the size of the games.

Regarding performance, the SN850P matches the SN850X in every aspect. PlayStation 5 owners can expect impressive sequential read speeds of up to 7,300 MB/s across all capacities. Sequential write performance varies slightly based on capacity, with the 1TB model reaching 6,300 MB/s, while the 2TB and 4TB variants hit 6,600 MB/s. As expected, the SN850P's random performance is on par with the SN850X, delivering 1,100,000 IOPS writes for all capacities. For random read performance, the 1TB version offers 800,000 IOPS reads, while the other capacities provide 1,200,000 IOPS reads.

Endurance and Warranty

In terms of endurance, the SN850P 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB SSDs are certified for 600 TBW, 1,200 TBW, and 2,400 TBW, respectively. These ratings align with those of the SN850X, suggesting that the SN850P likely utilizes the same NAND technology. Western Digital provides a limited five-year warranty for all capacities of the SN850P.

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