When Katharine reviewed the superb WD Blue SN550 SSD final month, she described it as “disgustingly good worth.” Well, Amazon appears intent on making her sick, as a result of it’s now much more disgusting with sizeable reductions on the 500GB and 1TB flavours.
Normally the 1TB model of our greatest SSD for gaming sells for £125, however Amazon has slashed the value to £108. The 500GB model, in the meantime, often sells for £75 however is out there for £67 when you can’t stretch to a terabyte. The 250GB one stays stubbornly at £50, making it a nasty purchase proper now in comparison with its discounted siblings.
To be clear, it’s not simply its very aggressive pricing that makes the WD Blue SN550 value placing in your PC. Performance smart, it’s just a little beast as nicely, pushing 44.6MB/s learn and 157.3MB/s write speeds in our 1GB random 4K check. These are unimaginable scores, simply beating the equally priced SATA-based Crucial MX500 and truly giving WD’s high-end Black SN750 NVMe SSD a run for its cash as nicely.
While you may get sooner NVMe drives, you’ll pay an enormous premium for them and the positive aspects aren’t sufficiently big to justify the value in our opinion. As Katharine concluded: “anybody with the precise motherboard trying to improve their PC’s storage ought to completely have the WD Blue SN550 on the prime of their part listing. There’s merely nothing higher at this finish of the NVMe spectrum.”
And at £108, you’ll be able to really feel much more smug in regards to the worth you’re paying. Enjoy that feeling – assuming you’ve got a NVMe suitable motherboard. Anything purchased within the final couple of years ought to have not less than one, however do examine earlier than you checkout.