Here is our review of the 1 Terabyte SN550 Blue NVME SSD from Western Digital, a company specializing in

The world of SSDs has now become more accessible for users for several years, as the market offer has gradually offered us components with an ever lower cost, which nowadays have almost come to equal the Hard Disks . However, despite these cost even less, having an SSD that supports the operating system of each computer is essential , just think that Sony and the Xbox division have also chosen this solution for their systems. Fortunately, the well-known Western Digital company can help every kind of needcomes forward, offering an almost infinite range of products. We are talking about the most famous and important company in the sector, which after the acquisition of SanDisk has thrown itself headlong into this world.

By embracing the line of high-performance ” Blue ” products, we had the opportunity to try the WD Blue SN550 SSD in its 1 Terabyte version , which stands out from the lower cuts also thanks to much higher performance, obviously related to cost, such as you can see at the following link . So let’s see how the product is proposed, discovering its strengths and disadvantages necessary to maintain such a low cost for the end user.

Speed ​​at a competitive price

Although it is not a top of the range, the WD Blue SN550 SSD manages to position itself and dominate the mid-range of products of this type without problem. The Western Digital SSD can be connected thanks to the Pcie 3.0 x4 / NVMe 1.4 , and is suitable for almost any motherboard (whether or not you use a suitable adapter). Its dimensions are in fact well contained , and the lack of a heatsink can be for many a strength rather than a disadvantage, thanks also to the fact that the product does not tend to overheat in the slightest during hours of use. The memory is instead branded SanDisk, with a total of 96 layers .Western Digital

Going to the point, we can confirm that the sequential read speed up to 2,400 MB / s is fully respected by the benchmarks, as well as the write speed that aims in the 1 Terabyte model up to 1950 MB / s . For the casual reading the performances are around 410.000 OPS , always for the same model. In the field of consistency, the absence of DRAM might annoy some users, but this is well compensated by the SRAM and the product is in any case adequate and fast.


It is possible to use the 1 terabyte model for the installation of an operating system, allowing the PC to start up almost instantly, and obtaining excellent performance for all possible operations, even if higher priced products can offer greater possibilities in this. scope. Even in the gaming field, Western Digital’s article is more than appropriate , with loading times that are significantly reduced. Although it is not a top-of-the-range product, seeing slowdowns is practically impossible for daily use. It would have been interesting to discover the possibilities offered by greater memory cuts, which unfortunately are not available, as the largest model is the 1 terabyte

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