These two M.2 PCIe Gen4 SSDs are now on sale for less than €120

First we have the unit WD Black SN850 with 1 TB of capacity, which offers very high read and write speeds. Then we have the unit Samsung 980 Pro, also with a 1 TB capacity, but which is also fully compatible with the PlayStation 5. Two high-performance units to make your gaming computer fly.

WD Black SN850 1TB, to not wait while loading a game

When they were launched on the market, the M.2 SSD drives based on the PCIe Gen4 interface they were extremely expensive. Little by little the price has been equated to that of units based on PCIe 3.0. This allows us to choose to install this WD drive and thus obtain extra performance.

This unit is based on the PCIe Gen4 interface, as we indicated, which allows great read and write speeds. Specifically, this unit offers us a reading speed up to 7000MB/s and one write speed up to 5300MB/s. We are talking about speeds much higher than those of a SATA SSD and almost double that of M.2 PCIe 3.0 SSDs.

The good thing about this drive is that it is compatible with the PCIe 3.0 interface, so you can use it and you already have it for future updates. However, it is recommended that you purchase a M.2 heatsink, as these units get quite hot. When these drives get hot, performance drops.

It is a storage unit with a very good capacity, especially if we are going to play Triple A titles. On a negative note, the same as any M.2 that, if you do not install a heatsink, loses performance.


Samsung 980 Pro 1TB, perfect for your PS5

You may be looking for a slightly more complete and versatile solution, and this unit meets these conditions. Is samsung storage drive it is similar in features to the previous unit. It differs in that it is fully compatible with the latest Sony console and a heatsink is included to improve cooling.

Said drive from Samsung is based on the PCIe 4.0 interface, which offers very high read and write speeds. This unit offers us a reading speed up to 7000MB/s and one vwriting speed up to 5000MB/s. These are speeds more than ten times faster than those offered by SATA SSD drives.

Seeking to deliver the best possible performance at all times, the 980 Pro It has a sink. This means that at times of load the unit does not lose performance due to a possible increase in temperature.

Samsung’s unit, moreover, is totally compatible with the slot of the Playstation 5. So we can install it on this console to get extra capacity. It will not be necessary to remove the heatsink, since it complies with the specifications given by Sony.

The little extra price is due to the included heatsink and is worth paying for. That it is also compatible with the Sony console is a very interesting little extra.

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