Next-gen PCIe Gen4 technology optimized for top-tier gaming (not intended for NAS or server environments)
Irrationally fast read/write speeds up to 7000/5300MB/s (1TB model) and up to 1,000,000 IOPS (1TB and 2TB models)
Up to 2TB capacity to hold your favorite battle-ready games
Downloadable WD_BLACK Dashboard software to customize and control your gaming experience
Sleek Heatsink model minimizes thermal throttling to push the boundaries of performance for top-tier gaming
Customizable RGB lighting programmable with the WD_BLACK Dashboard
Now Compatible with PlayStation 5 consoles (PS5 system software version 21.02-04.00.00 or higher required)
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BLACK SN850 NVMe
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
PCI-Express 4.0 x4
Max Sequential Read
Up to 7000 MBps
Max Sequential Write
Up to 4100 MBps
4KB Random Read
Up to 810,000 IOPS
4KB Random Write
Up to 680,000 IOPS
Terabytes Written (TBW)
*SN850 with heatsink is intended for Desktop PCs
EXPERIENCE SUPREME PERFORMANCE Prepare for the next evolution of speed with the WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD, giving you supreme PCIe Gen4 technology for your PC or laptop so you don't lag out on the next generation of games.
LIGHT UP YOUR STATION WITH RGB (heatsink only) Enhance your gaming station with fully customizable RGB lighting controlled through the downloadable WD_BLACK Dashboard (Windows only), designed to match your style.
STORE MORE, PLAY MORE With up to 2TB capacity, the WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD gives you the space to store your favorite games so you still have room for the next big title.
THROTTLE NOTHING BUT YOUR ENEMIES (heatsink only) Supreme performance is best served cold with the WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD, featuring an optional heatsink model so your PC doesn't bottom out when you're at the top of your game (heatsink model only). - SN850 is available with or without heatsink. - SN850 with heatsink is intended for Desktop PCs and PlayStation 5 (PS5 system software version 21.02-04.00.00 or higher required).
OPTIMIZED WITH THE WD_BLACK DASHBOARD Take total control with the downloadable WD_BLACK Dashboard, allowing you to monitor the health of your drive and optimize performance using gaming mode to ensure you're firing on all cylinders during intense gaming sessions.
PERFORMANCE PACKED TIGHT Designed with an M.2 2280 slim, light, and compact form factor to easily slide into your gaming rig.
MADE TO GAME Engineered and built with Western Digital 3D NAND to give you the reliability and endurance needed to sustain pro-level performance.
YOUR CONSOLE JUST GOT BIGGER Now works with PlayStation 5 console (PS5 system software version 21.02-04.00.00 or higher required). Add the WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD with Heatsink to your compatible PS5 console's M.2 slot to store even more of your favorite games with speed that you need to experience the next gen in its full glory.
Power Consumption (Idle)
PS3 (low power): 40mW Sleep (PS4) (low power): 5mW PS3 (low power) LED on: 80mW Sleep (PS4) (low power) LED On: 60mW
0°C ~ +70°C
-55°C ~ +85°C
Dimensions & Weight
Date First Available
October 04, 2021
Customer Reviews of the Western Digital WDS500G1XHE