Between the Western Digital WD Black SN850X and the Kingston, the difference in the going price with a heat sink for 1TB is almost grand. Which is to say that most of us will choose the faster one and move on with our lives. However, the Kingston does have a very good advantage over the WD drive and that’s with TBW rating. It’s an endurance rating which is extremely surprising and works hugely in Kingston’s favour.
The 1TB Kingston Fury Renegade we have for review has a 1.0PBW (Total Petabytes Written) rating whereas the WD SN850X 1TB has a 600 TBW rating (Total Bytes Written). It’s significantly better than the WD in that regard. However, the 600TBW isn’t bad on the WD. In fact, it’s more than what most people will ever need so choosing one over the other boils down to speed and cost, eh?