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WD SN770M SSD: A Great Upgrade for PC Handhelds

The new WD SN770M SSD is an excellent option for gamers looking to enhance their storage capacity on devices like the Steam Deck and other PC handhelds. Available in three sizes – 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB – this SSD offers a range of options to suit different needs.

While the prices may not appear too exciting initially, they are competitive when compared to similar handheld-friendly NVMe SSDs, particularly those from Sabrent. The standout model is the 2TB variant, which not only comes at a lower price than its Sabrent counterpart but also utilizes faster TLC 3D NAND instead of slower QLC 3D NAND.

Performance-wise, the 1TB and 2TB WD SN770M drives offer sequential read speeds of up to 5,150 MB/s, slightly surpassing those of the Sabrent drives. These compact SSDs, identified as SN770 drives, likely lack onboard DRAM. While this may not be a significant concern for gaming handhelds, it is worth noting.

The WD SN770M SSDs are currently available on the WD website, with the exception of the 2TB model, which is exclusively available at Best Buy in the US. However, customers in the UK can purchase the 2TB drive directly from WD's UK site.

These compact SSDs are compatible with PC handhelds that accommodate the 2230 form factor, including the Steam Deck and ROG Ally. To assist users in the installation process, a step-by-step video guide has been provided by PC Gamer on TikTok.

In conclusion, the WD SN770M SSD is a promising choice for those seeking to elevate their gaming experience on PC handhelds. With its competitive pricing, faster NAND, and compatibility with popular devices, this SSD offers a compelling solution for storage expansion.

Sources:
– PC Gamer (source article)
– WD website