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What’s the difference between the Acer Predator GM7000 and WD_Black SN850?

The Predator GM7000 is a new gaming solid state drive released by Acer. So, how does it compare to the similar WD_Black SN850 from Western Digital?

You can find out in this comparison between these two gaming SSDs.

Quick Summary

The Acer Predator GM7000 is faster than the WD_Black SN850 at maximum sequential reading.

On the other hand, the WD_Black SN850 is faster than the Predator GM7000 at maximum random reading.

For maximum sequential writing, Predator GM7000 is faster at the 1TB and 2TB capacities while the WD_Black SN850 is faster at the 500GB/512GB capacity.

When it comes to maximum random writing, the Predator GM7000 is faster at the 500GB/512GB and 1TB capacities while the WD_Black SN850 is faster at the 2TB capacity.

You can see how the Acer Predator GM7000 compares to the Acer Predator GM3500 with this guide.

Predator GM7000 vs. WD_Black SN850 Comparison Chart

You can take a look at Seeking Tech’s comparison table for the GM7000 and WD_Black SN850 below.

 Acer Predator GM7000 Solid State DriveWD_Black SN850 Solid State Drive
Capacity Options512 GB

1 TB

2 TB
500 GB

1 TB

2 TB
Form FactorM.2 2280M.2 2280
InterfacePCIe Gen4 x4PCIe Gen4 x4
Maximum Sequential Read Speed512 GB Acer Predator GM7000: Up to 7400 MB per second

1 TB Acer Predator GM7000: Up to 7400 MB per second

2 TB Acer Predator GM7000: Up to 7400 MB per second
500 GB WD_Black SN850: Up to 7000 MB per second

1 TB WD_Black SN850: Up to 7000 MB per second

2 TB WD_Black SN850: Up to 7000 MB per second
Maximum Sequential Write Speed512 GB Acer Predator GM7000: Up to 3400 MB per second

1 TB Acer Predator GM7000: Up to 6400 MB per second

2 TB Acer Predator GM7000: Up to 6700 MB per second
500 GB WD_Black SN850: Up to 4100 MB per second

1 TB WD_Black SN850: Up to 5300 MB per second

2 TB WD_Black SN850: Up to 5100 MB per second
Maximum Random Read Speed512 GB Acer Predator GM7000: Up to 200K IOPS

1 TB Acer Predator GM7000: Up to 400K IOPS

2 TB Acer Predator GM7000: Up to 700K IOPS
500 GB WD_Black SN850: Up to 810K IOPS

1 TB WD_Black SN850: Up to 1000K IOPS

2 TB WD_Black SN850: Up to 1000K IOPS
Maximum Random Write Speed512 GB Acer Predator GM7000: Up to 700K IOPS

1 TB Acer Predator GM7000: Up to 1000K IOPS

2 TB Acer Predator GM7000: Up to 700K IOPS
500 GB WD_Black SN850: Up to 680K IOPS

1 TB WD_Black SN850: Up to 720K IOPS

2 TB WD_Black SN850: Up to 710K IOPS
Endurance512 GB Acer Predator GM7000: 300 TBW

1 TB Acer Predator GM7000: 600 TBW

2 TB Acer Predator GM7000: 1300 TBW
500 GB WD_Black SN850: 300 TBW

1 TB WD_Black SN850: 600 TBW

2 TB WD_Black SN850: 1200 TBW
Operating Temperature0 °C to 70 °C (or 32 °F to 158 °F)0 °C to 70 °C (or 32 °F to 158 °F)
Non-Operating Temperature-40 °C to 85 °C (or -40 °F to 185 °F)-55 °C to 85 °C (or -67 °F to 185 °F)
Warranty5 years5 years
PricingCheck price on Amazon.Check price on Amazon.

Capacity Options

When it comes to capacities, the GM7000 offers a 512 GB option while the WD_Black SN850 offers a 500 GB option. Otherwise, the two products offer the same capacity sizes.

You can find a breakdown of the available options below:

Acer Predator GM7000:

  • 512 GB
  • 1 TB
  • 2 TB

WD_Black SN850:

  • 500 GB
  • 1 TB
  • 2 TB

Form Factor

The Predator GM7000 and WD_Black SN850 are both M.2 2280 SSDs.

Interface

These Acer and Western Digital solid state drives use the PCIe Gen4 x4 interface.

Heat Sink

The Acer Predator GM7000 comes with a heat sink.

There are two different versions of the WD_Black SN850, one that includes a heat sink and one that doesn’t.

Maximum Sequential Read Speed

The Acer Predator GM7000 is 400 MB per second faster, or 5.71% faster, than the WD_Black SN850 at maximum sequential reading speed.

You can find the maximum sequential read speed for each capacity below:

  • 512 GB Acer Predator GM7000: Up to 7400 MB per second
  • 1 TB Acer Predator GM7000: Up to 7400 MB per second
  • 2 TB Acer Predator GM7000: Up to 7400 MB per second
  • 500 GB WD_Black SN850: Up to 7000 MB per second
  • 1 TB WD_Black SN850: Up to 7000 MB per second
  • 2 TB WD_Black SN850: Up to 7000 MB per second

Maximum Sequential Write Speed

When you compare the same or similar capacity options, the 500 GB WD_Black SN850 is 700 MB per second faster, or 20.59% faster, than the 500 GB WD_Black SN850 at maximum sequential writing.

On the other hand, the 1 TB Acer Predator GM7000 is 1100 MB per second faster, or 20.75% faster, than the 1 TB WD_Black SN850.

The 2 TB Acer Predator GM7000 is also 1600 MB per second faster, or 31.37% faster, than the 2 TB Acer Predator GM7000.

You can check out the maximum sequential write speed specifications below:

  • 512 GB Acer Predator GM7000: Up to 3400 MB per second
  • 1 TB Acer Predator GM7000: Up to 6400 MB per second
  • 2 TB Acer Predator GM7000: Up to 6700 MB per second
  • 500 GB WD_Black SN850: Up to 4100 MB per second
  • 1 TB WD_Black SN850: Up to 5300 MB per second
  • 2 TB WD_Black SN850: Up to 5100 MB per second

Maximum Random Read Speed

As for maximum random reading, the 500 GB WD_Black SN850 is 610K IOPS faster, or 305% faster, than the 512 GB Acer Predator GM7000.

The 1 TB WD_Black SN850 is also 600K IOPS faster, or 150% faster, than the 1 TB Acer Predator GM7000.

Lastly, the 2 TB WD_Black SN850 is 300K IOPS faster, or 42.86% faster, than the 2 TB Acer Predator GM7000.

You can take a look at the maximum random read speed specs below:

  • 512 GB Acer Predator GM7000: Up to 200K IOPS
  • 1 TB Acer Predator GM7000: Up to 400K IOPS
  • 2 TB Acer Predator GM7000: Up to 700K IOPS
  • 500 GB WD_Black SN850: Up to 810K IOPS
  • 1 TB WD_Black SN850: Up to 1000K IOPS
  • 2 TB WD_Black SN850: Up to 1000K IOPS

Maximum Random Write Speed

For maximum random writing, the 512 GB Acer Predator GM7000 is 20K IOPS faster, or 2.94% faster, than the 500 GB WD_Black SN850.

The 1 TB Acer Predator GM7000 is also 280K IOPS faster, or 38.89% faster, than the 1 TB WD_Black SN850.

On the other hand, the 2 TB WD_Black SN850 is 10K IOPS faster, or 1.43% faster, than the 2 TB Acer Predator GM7000.

You can find the maximum random write speed specs below:

  • 512 GB Acer Predator GM7000: Up to 700K IOPS
  • 1 TB Acer Predator GM7000: Up to 1000K IOPS
  • 2 TB Acer Predator GM7000: Up to 700K IOPS
  • 500 GB WD_Black SN850: Up to 680K IOPS
  • 1 TB WD_Black SN850: Up to 720K IOPS
  • 2 TB WD_Black SN850: Up to 710K IOPS

Endurance

When you compare the same or similar capacities, the GM7000 and SN850 have the same endurance rating at the 500 GB/512 GB and 1 TB capacity. The 2TB Acer Predator GM7000 does have a better TBW rating than the 2 TB WD_Black SN850, however.

You can find the Terabytes Written for each capacity size below:

  • 512 GB Acer Predator GM7000: 300 TBW
  • 1 TB Acer Predator GM7000: 600 TBW
  • 2 TB Acer Predator GM7000: 1300 TBW
  • 500 GB WD_Black SN850: 300 TBW
  • 1 TB WD_Black SN850: 600 TBW
  • 2 TB WD_Black SN850: 1200 TBW

Operating Temperature

The Predator GM7000 and WD_Black SN850 have the same operating temperature range of 0 °C to 70 °C (or 32 °F to 158 °F).

Non-Operating Temperature

The SN850 can tolerate lower extreme temperatures than the GM7000 when not in operation.

You can find the non-operating temperature ranges below:

  • Acer Predator GM7000: -40 °C to 85 °C (or -40 °F to 185 °F)
  • WD_Black SN850: -55 °C to 85 °C (or -67 °F to 185 °F)

Warranty

A 5-year warranty is included with both the Acer Predator GM7000 Solid State Drive and Western Digital WD_Black SN850 Solid State Drive.

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