With traditional hard drives fast becoming a relic of the past, more and more gamers are looking to SSD as a way of gaining precious seconds on their gaming experience.

The second-generation, high-performance WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD comes with up to 2TB capacity on a single-sided M.2 form factor. It is built on  Western Digital’s own 3D NAND technology, firmware and controller and  features a vertically integrated SSD platform designed to maximize NVMe SSD performance for gaming and hardware enthusiasts looking to build or upgrade their gaming PC or a custom PC.

It claims a sequential read (up to 3,470 MB/s for 500GB and 1TB model) and write performance (up to 3,000MB/s1 for 1TB model). Additionally, the SSD features up to 515,000 random-read and 560,000 random-write IOPs (for 1TB model) for extreme throughput, allowing the SSD to manage multi-threaded applications and data-intensive environments. This enables higher responsiveness when accessing multiple files in various locations to load new levels or games, with less time required to save in-game progress during gameplay.

The packaging containing the SN750 features an overall black colour scheme underscoring a few of the drive’s key features such as capacity, and transfer speed.

The WD Black NVMe SSD circuit board is black and a label covers the NAND chips, which is nice.

There is a new Gaming Mode feature with a WD Black-exclusive SSD Dashboard, enabling users the flexibility to disable low power mode and keep the SSD running at peak levels for longer, sustained execution when they want non-stop, consistent high performance.

Installation into our test setup was about as straightforward as it gets. Simply insert the SSD in an available M.2 slot at an angle. Once it’s in the slot, press and tighten it down to the motherboard.

In terms of performance, it blows the 960 EVO out of the water in terms of raw speed, as it should. Overall, the WD Black looks great and will suit even the most avid of system builders.