Western Digital updates SN500 series with WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSD


Western Digital, or WD, has been making hard drives for a very long time. As such, they offer a wide range of drives suitable for multiple purposes. NVMe SSD drives are currently some of the fastest hard drives available and the WD Blue SN550 offers speeds of up to 4x faster than SATA SSDs. As a result, the SN550 NVMe SSD is great for content creators, gamers, and PC enthusiasts.

“Taking an NVMe-first approach can speed up system performance tremendously. This translates to less time waiting on data, so creators can work smarter, not harder, to increase both output and potential income.

“The WD Blue SN550 is a great option for customers looking for an all-NVMe portfolio. For a system builder, it means Western Digital delivers a full portfolio of NVMe and SATA SSDs, as well as high-capacity hard drives. This gives them immense flexibility to build systems for our customers’ varying needs.”

Eric Spanneut, vice president and general manager, Client Business Unit, Western Digital.
WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSD product shot
The WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSD.

Specifications of the WD Blue SN550 include:

  • Available in capacities from 250GB to 1TB in an affordable M.2 2280 form factor
  • Over 4x read speeds of our SATA SSDs at up to 2,400 MB/s
  • 5-year limited warranty

The updated WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSD products are available in the U.S. at select Western Digital retailers. MSRP starts at US$54.99 for 250GB with the 500GB version costing $64.99 and the 1TB version for $99.99.

In addition, the company’s NVMe portfolio also includes drives like their WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD, which we previously reviewed here at Techaeris, with an optional custom heatsink for the ultimate in high-performance gaming experience.

What do you think about the WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSD? Are you going to be picking one up? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter, Facebook, or MeWe.

Last Updated on February 3, 2021.


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