PC enthusiasts may be interested in Western Digital's new Blue SN550 NVMe SSD, the newest member of the company's WD Blue portfolio.
For content creators and PC users looking for an all-NVMe solution, the WD Blue SN550 is a powerful option. This drive leverages technology from Western Digital’s NVMe product portfolio in a slim M.2 2280 form factor with boosted internal speeds.
With sequential read speeds of up to 2,400 MB/s, the WD Blue SN550 brings ultra-responsive PC performance to life. This rate is up to four times the speed of SATA SSDs. In addition to fast read speeds, the sequential write performance isn’t far off at up to 1,950 MB/s. The SSF utilizes WD's in-house designed controller and firmware, along with the company's latest 3D NAND.
When sustained performance is required, the NVMe SSD’s new approach for heat management uses a low power draw. This thermal design helps prevent excessive heat from building up and causing the drive to overheat. Western Digital’s family of NVMe products also includes its WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD, with an optional custom heatsink for high-performance gaming.
The WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSD comes with a 5-year limited warranty and it is currently available for sale on the Western Digital Store. Capacities range from 250GB to 1TB.