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    WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSD

    Boost Your PC with All-Purpose Productivity

    WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSD can deliver over 4 times the speed of our best SATA SSDs. Whether you’re working, creating, or processing large amounts of data, take advantage of this powerful internal drive’s high speeds to do more, faster. There’s no time like now to make the change to NVMe.

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    NVMe goes mainstream with a powerful, cost-effective storage solution that adds to the reliability of an SSD.

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    Get breakneck sequential read speeds up to 2,600 MB/s** to improve your productivity no matter what you’re doing or creating.

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    Compatible Devices Desktop PC, Laptop, Desktop This drive is compatible with desktops & laptops that accept PCIe NVMe Gen 3 drives Desktop Desktop Desktop
    Data Transfer Rate 8 Gb per second 1350.00 Mb per second 2300 MB per second 2 Gb per second 350 Mb per second 3430 Mb per second
    Device Type Solid State Drive, Internal Drive Internal Solid State Drive
    Digital Storage Capacity 250 GB 256.00 GB 500.0 GB 250 GB 240 GB 500 GB
    Hardware Interface PCIE x 4 Solid State Drive, PCI Express x4 PCI Express 3.0 PCI Express x4 SATA 6.0 Gb/s PCI
    Hardware Platform PC, Mac, Linux laptop PC, Mac, Linux PC, laptop PC PC
    Item Dimensions 3.15 x 0.87 x 0.09 inches 3.15 x 0 x 0.12 inches 3.14 x 0.08 x 0.86 inches 3.1 x 0.1 x 0.9 inches 0.05 x 0.87 x 3.15 inches 3.15 x 0.95 x 0.32 inches
    Item Weight 0.20 ounces 1.16 ounces 0.60 ounces 0.16 ounces 0.16 ounces 0.27 ounces

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    Capacity:250GB

    Put NVMe power at the heart of your PC for lightning-fast, ultra-responsive performance. The WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSD can deliver over 4 times the speed of our best SATA SSDs. Whether you're working, creating, casual gaming or processing large amounts of data, take advantage of this powerful internal drive's high speeds to do more, Faster. Available in capacities up to 1TB* in an affordable M.2 2280 form factor, there's no time Like now to make the change to NVMe. | *1gb = 1 billion bytes and 1TB = one trillion bytes. Actual user capacity may be less, depending on operating environment.

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    Reviewed in the United States on January 4, 2020
    Capacity: 500GBVine Customer Review of Free Product( What's this? )
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Speedy drive for everyday, mainstream computing at an EXCELLENT price
    By Outdoor Enthusiast | Geek | Photographer on January 4, 2020
    I have owned, customized, and built a lot of computers over the past 30 years. Hard drives have come a long way in regards to speed and reliability. Western Digital (WD), once headquartered in Irvine, CA, and now in San Jose, has been one of the leading manufacturers.

    WD introduced a COLOR CODING system to help consumers determine which drives to buy.
    - GREEN is the lowest cost drive, and you get what you pay for: slowest performance and not the best reliability
    - BLUE is best used for everyday, mainstream consumer use.
    - BLACK takes BLUE a notch further by providing the best performance suitable for gaming, photographers, and videographers.
    - RED is designed for NAS (Network Attached Storage) where the drive is expected to constantly be on and could be accessed by multiple business users at the same time. As such, they are very reliable and affordable from a per-GB perspective.
    - PURPLE was made for digital video recording, such as surveillance, as those drives are constantly being written to

    My CyberPower-made desktop gaming PC, in fact, is running two Western Digital drives: a 256GB Black NVMe M.2 and a 1TB Blue SATA 2.5" SSD. What does NVMe, SSD, SATA, and all this jargon mean?

    WHAT DO THEY MEAN? SATA, SSD, NVMe, M.2, etc...
    Hard disk drives (HDD) are mechanical devices whose performance was primarily based on the RPM (revolutions per minute) rating. They were generally 5400 or 7200 RPM (and beyond) -- the higher the number, the faster it would usually perform. As with anything mechanical, they break down over time as the components age.

    Flash-memory based Solid State Drives (SSD) were introduced in the 1990s and were VERY expensive. SSD promised resistance to physical shock, faster performance, lower heat output, and more silent operation. Even to this day, SSD still cost more than similarly-sized HDDs.

    SSD and HDD connect to your computer via multiple interfaces. Relative to this WD drive, we are only concerned with the SATA and PCIe ones.

    SATA can connect two drive types:
    1. The physically-larger 2.5" SATA SSD (nowadays used in most laptops and desktop PCs)
    2. SATA M.2 SSD (typically used in Mini PCs and laptops)

    M.2 SSD can also be connected to the newer, significantly faster PCIe interface: those drives are known as NVMe M.2 SSD.

    This WD drive is an NVMe M.2 SSD. Now note the "2280" number.

    WHAT ARE THESE NUMBERS: 2230, 2242, 2260, 2280?
    - The first two digits correspond to the width of the drive.
    - The last two are the length.

    In the case of this WD, it is 22mm wide and 80mm long. This is important to know, especially with Mini PCs where space is scarce. If you purchase a 2280 drive and the computer only has room for 2230, you would not be able to use the former.

    Let's look at the PROS and CONS of this WD Blue SN550 drive.

    PROS
    - Excellent price
    - Great performance at up to 2400 MB/s read (the PCIe interface is capable of up to 8 Gb/s)
    - VERY Easy to install. Plug in to the appropriate PCIe slot and secure with a single screw
    - Five year warranty

    CONS
    - Not as fast as my existing 256GB WD Black NVMe M.2 drive or Samsung's Evo SSD line
    - Costs more than similar-capacity SATA HDDs (Hard disk drives)
    - Performance started dipping around the 15-20GB transfer mark

    TIPS
    - Because this WD NVMe drive is VERY high-performance (and more expensive than SATA HDD), I suggest using it to install Windows on so it boots and works fastest. Store your other data (such as applications) on the slower SATA M.2, and rarely-used things on larger-capacity, less expensive, but slower SATA HDDs.
    - Before handling the WD NVMe, be sure you touch a grounded, metal object to remove static from your body. Of course, make sure the computer is powered off completely before installation.

    NVMe is one of the highest-performance interfaces you can connect a storage device to. Cost has steadily been coming down, and it is not difficult to recommend this WD Blue SN550 drive to the average consumer for its excellent price and great performance. It is one of the top options for budget NVMe drives.
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    Reviewed in the United States on February 14, 2020
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Great value for NVME performance, marginally better than SATA SSD
    By ChrisWNY on February 14, 2020
    Disk drives are no doubt a bottleneck for data transfer, so it's always best to go the route that reduces potential bottlenecks whenever possible. I've posted a screenshot of a benchmark showing results for this NVME SSD, on an ASUS ROG Strix X570-e motherboard w/Ryzen 7 3700X CPU. The WD Blue SN550 does hit its performance specs for sequential read operations. Real-world performance however is only marginally better on a NVME compared to a standard SATA SSD drive. It's definitely not the pronounced difference you'd see between a mechanical HDD and a SSD, especially considering the RAM caching and other technology that has been incorporated into newer SATA SSD drives that boost their performance. The benchmark screenshot shows ridiculous high read/write MB/sec rates for sequential read/write. However, check those bottom numbers for random read/write (which is closer to real-world, rather than testing a bunch of standard disk I/O operations). Those numbers aren't too much higher than what you'd see when a SATA SSD is benchmarked.

    If you're expecting your Windows 10 (or Mac OS) boot times to be noticeably faster on NVME compared to booting on a standard SATA SSD, you'll be somewhat disappointed. While you may shave a few seconds off OS and loading of some apps, the overall performance improvement is only marginally better for NVME (vs SSD). If you're building a new PC however and want the best possible performance out of your OS boot drive, NVME is a good choice and it's not much more expensive than a SATA SSD. If you're considering NVME as an upgrade from SATA SSD, the performance gain is not quite substantial enough to make upgrading to NVME worth your time and effort.

    Overall the WD Blue SN550 is priced very well and it does perform to specs. If you're looking for a speedy boot drive, especially on a newer motherboard that has built-in M.2 NVME slots, this product is a good choice. If you're looking for large amounts of storage for media or for backup, a SATA SSD or mechanical HDD remains the better value.
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    The Honest Guy
    5.0 out of 5 stars So fast and very affordable SSD for laptops and SSD
    Reviewed in India on June 12, 2020
    Capacity: 250GBVerified Purchase
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    5.0 out of 5 stars So fast and very affordable SSD for laptops and SSD
    Reviewed in India on June 12, 2020
    I bought this for my Dell Optiplex Desktop and i must say this is one of the best and cheapest upgrades that can be done on a laptop or desktop. I know a lot of people will have questions about SSD's. So i will try to explain things a bit.

    There are basically 3 types of SSD
    - 2.5 inch SATA (SATA Interface)
    - M2 - MSATA
    - M2 - NVME

    But what's the difference ?
    Now you might have noticed i have written M2 type two times. That's the catch. They look similar but perform entirely differently. MSATA sticks uses the same communication channels as the 2.5 inch SATA drive. The maximum speeds that can be attained on MSATA is around 550 MBPS.

    But in NVME you can get close to 2000MBPS or even as high as 3000 MBPS. Many people are unaware of this factor and end up buying M2 MSATA or 2.5" Sata SSDs. You should always go for a NVME based one, if your Motherboard supports it. NVME works on actual PCIE bus and not SATA lines. WD Blue series also comes in 3 variants mentioned above. The MSATA and NVME sticks looks very similar, except that MSATA has 2 cuts (M key) and NVME has only 1(b key). So before you buy just check your M2 slot how it looks. If it has only 1 cut, it must support NVME, go for the NVME variant.

    Performance and disk size
    I bought the 250 GB variant and what i get is 1800 MBPS Read and 900 MBPS Write for Sequential read. There is a catch there also. If you buy the higher GB variants, you can get double this write speed. That means 1500 MBPS on 512 GB and 1600 MBPS on 1 TB version. Read speeds are more or less same.

    How SSDs make the system fast?
    Many people follow the logic that upgrading RAM is the best way to upgrade your system. But No. If you replace your hard disk, it can actually act as RAM (Page file or SWAP) as well as your internal memory. A lot of new laptops with SSD come nowadays with just 4GB RAM. Still they are fast. Now, how it works ? SSD comes with a considerable amount of transfer speed, especially for small files. Hard disks are really really slow when it comes to small tiny files, average 4K read speeds of hard disks are 3 or 4 MBPS, whole for SSD its 200 to 300 MBPS.Which is like a 100 times faster. Most of the system operations read/write small files, which makes harddisks sluggish. Forget about the 1800 MBPS Sequential speed for large files. That's yet another factor.

    Which size to choose ?
    I would higjhly recommend you to go for 512 or 1 TB as it has double Write speeds of 250 GB version.

    How to install ?
    It's very easy. But be careful, use a rubber gloves to prevent ESD. Slide in the Stick to the slot. It will rest at a 30 degree angle to the board. Now you need to insert the screws to fix it in right position.

    Before you buy
    .. Make sure that your board supports NVME. Check the user manual. Also check the slot and see it has only 1 cut. Not two

    How much is the real world results ?
    I use this on my office desktop. My Linux OS which used to take 1 minute to boot now takes 10 seconds. And earlier it took 6 minutes for my Android studio projects to be build and now its reduced to 1 minute, which is like 5-6 times faster. This much boost is obtained because my Desktop is i7 and can process too much data. So if you have a good processor you also can obtain similar results.

    I know my review was bit lengthy, but i hope you found it helpful!!
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    L. Coleman
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great for gaming rigs
    Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 26, 2020
    Capacity: 1TBVerified Purchase
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    Divyaraj Jhala
    5.0 out of 5 stars Just get this.
    Reviewed in India on July 4, 2020
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    5.0 out of 5 stars PERFECT if you are looking to UPGRADE your laptop/PC to an SSD
    Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 10, 2020
    Capacity: 250GBVerified Purchase
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    5.0 out of 5 stars PERFECT if you are looking to UPGRADE your laptop/PC to an SSD
    Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 10, 2020
    I really like WD's products and have found them to be very reliable so I bought one of their SN550 Blue M.2 PCIe NVMe SSDs which I knew would give a hugely significant performance boost (see images for comparison: before and after) as before I had a 1TB WD HDD which came with my Dell Inspiron 5570. The storage capacity (250GB) of this new SSD is perfect for my needs as I don't store any of my personal data on it (it is purely for the operating system and programs alone). I use the original 1TB WD HDD that came with my laptop for all of my personal data as it has a 2.5" HDD bay and also an M.2 slot so I can have dual drives. You can opt for a bigger version of this model such as 500GB or 1TB if you require more space.

    This was incredibly easy to install, all I had to do was remove the back cover of my laptop, then locate the M.2 drive bay slot, insert the drive into the slot the correct way around and then screw the screw into the other end to secure it (my laptop came with this screw already inside, depending on your make and model, you may need to purchase a screw as well).

    You can then either clone your disk (copy everything that was on the pervious disk you used) using software such as Macrium Reflect (free for home use) or Acronis True Image (30-day free trial) or if you're like me and want a complete fresh start you can install Windows 10 with a bootable USB drive which you can create using Microsoft's Media Creation Tool on their website. Once you've installed Windows 10, it should automatically activate as your product key stays with the computer even if just some of the components are replaced such as the RAM and SSD.

    Overall, I would highly recommend this SN550 Blue M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD from WD as it offers great performance for a reasonable price. Upgrading your memory and SSD are the two most significant upgrades you can make to your laptop/PC to improve performance and efficiency.
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    TJ
    5.0 out of 5 stars More than good enough for games or mass storage
    Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 5, 2020
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    5.0 out of 5 stars More than good enough for games or mass storage
    Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 5, 2020
    I bought the WD 1TB SN550 to store games and to complement my smaller 970 Evo Plus NVME (used for Windows). The attached benchmark shows the 970 Evo on the left and the WD Blue on the right. As you can see, the WD Blue is significantly slower at sequential reading/writing (so is not the best for heavy duty workflows) but is right up there for random reading and writing, which is what matters when gaming and for other general usage.

    NVME drives are already overkill for most uses. There is no need to go even further by buying a more expensive and faster drive (like the 970) than this one unless you have a specific need for it. If you don't know whether you have such a need, you almost certainly don't and this will do everything you could want at top speed.
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