WD set itself a pretty high bar with its original entry level NVMe SSD, as we considered the 500GB WD Blue SN500 the first horseman to SATA’s eventual apocalypse. But with the SATA connection already yesterday’s news and affordable NVMe drives slowly but surely becoming more commonplace, what exactly is the 1TB WD Blue SN550, aside from a slight change in product name that you’d easily miss at first glance?
The Blue SN550 is WD’s 2020 refresh to the acclaimed line, and while its predecessor is a tough act to follow, its updated controller and NAND flash package deliver better speeds and lower temperatures at its lowest price point yet – ideal for the best cheap gaming PCs out there.
But even with all the improvements under the hood, the greatest change is that it finally comes with a range of capacities to choose from, mirroring its performance-focused WD Black SN750 with the same 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, and even 2TB options. It’s the 1TB version we’re looking at today.