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Upto 18% off WD Blue HDDs + SN550 NVMe SSD Bundles - EG: 2TB WD Blue + 250GB WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSD - £79.99 Delivered @ Western Digital
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Upto 18% off WD Blue HDDs + SN550 NVMe SSD Bundles - EG: 2TB WD Blue + 250GB WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSD - £79.99 Delivered @ Western Digital

£79.99£104.0523%Western Digital Shop Deals
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Posted 11th Mar

This deal is expired. Here are some options that might interest you:

The best offers here in my opinion are the top two bundles. £79.99 seems very fair right now with a 2TB HDD to go with it. This offer only works on 3 specific bundles, which I've priced and listed below.

How to get this offer
  • 1. Click 'Get Deal'
  • 2. Scroll down and click on image of each drive to select the models you want
  • 3. Once you've added one of each from the below bundles to your basket, click the little basket in the top right, then 'View Cart'
  • 4. Add code WDBLUESAVINGS
  • 5. Click 'Checkout now' and follow the payment steps
  • 6. Press nose against the window and wait for the delivery man



Bundles available:

£79.99 - 2TB WD Blue 3.5" PC Hard Drive + 250GB WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSD
WD20EZAZ Only (Choose the 256MB Cache model of the HDD)

£124.99 - 3TB WD Blue 3.5" PC Hard Drive (64MB Cache) + 500GB WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSD

£174.99 - 4TB WD Blue 3.5" PC Hard Drive (64MB Cache) + 1TB WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSD



A quick look at the drives:

The WD Blue PC Desktop HDDs are all 5400rpm models, with the 2TB one having a 256 MB Cache, while the 3 & 4TB models have a 64 MB cache.

The Read / Write Speed specs on the SSDs:

250GB WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSD
  • Sequential Read Performance - 2400MB/s
  • Sequential Write Performance - 950MB/s

500GB WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSD
  • Sequential Read Performance - 2400MB/s
  • Sequential Write Performance - 1750MB/s

1TB WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSD
  • Sequential Read Performance - 2400MB/s
  • Sequential Write Performance - 1950MB/s


In case you missed it - Make sure you choose the 256 MB option for the 2TB HDD, as it will default to the 64MB Model

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Hi,no good for gaming to slow,shame
Rolefitleader11/03/2020 11:17

Hi,no good for gaming to slow,shame


Are you referring to the SSD or the HDD. The SSD is plenty fast enough for gaming
Rolefitleader11/03/2020 11:17

Hi,no good for gaming to slow,shame


Combine the two drives as a Tiered drive. Then you have one big drive with the speed benefits of the NVME SSD for your most used games and the storage capacity of the HDD for your games library.
For my Steam library/ GOG/ Battle.net etc, I created a Windows Storage Space using the Powershell to create the a Tiered Space (as Microsoft calls it)
Firejack11/03/2020 11:51

Combine the two drives as a Tiered drive. Then you have one big drive with …Combine the two drives as a Tiered drive. Then you have one big drive with the speed benefits of the NVME SSD for your most used games and the storage capacity of the HDD for your games library.For my Steam library/ GOG/ Battle.net etc, I created a Windows Storage Space using the Powershell to create the a Tiered Space (as Microsoft calls it)


Is that the Microsoft equivalent of a Fusion Drive? Can’t say I’ve used it as I only have external hard disks now.
When 3000+MB/s for < £100?
*1TB
Edited by: "bingowings85" 11th Mar
Cheaper than buying the parts on Amazon but unlikely parts most people are looking for in the first place.
If you want to use it for a game library 2TB is probably not enough with a lot of modern games exceeding 100GB so you'll need to delete games as you go along. I think you'd be better spending the money on a bigger NVME storing fewer games or an NVME and a 1TB SSD which will give a better experience to a 2TB spinning rust.
plewis0011/03/2020 12:12

Is that the Microsoft equivalent of a Fusion Drive? Can’t say I’ve used it …Is that the Microsoft equivalent of a Fusion Drive? Can’t say I’ve used it as I only have external hard disks now.



Yes. They are all based on the same idea of Tiered Storage that has been used in business at the enterprise level for 10+ years now. Its become more and more common with SSD's and you see lots of consumer products like AMD StoreMI or PrimoCache offering Tiered Storage solutions.
mattclarkie11/03/2020 12:41

Cheaper than buying the parts on Amazon but unlikely parts most people are …Cheaper than buying the parts on Amazon but unlikely parts most people are looking for in the first place.If you want to use it for a game library 2TB is probably not enough with a lot of modern games exceeding 100GB so you'll need to delete games as you go along. I think you'd be better spending the money on a bigger NVME storing fewer games or an NVME and a 1TB SSD which will give a better experience to a 2TB spinning rust.


I gave up having every Steam game installed on my PC years ago. If I want to play an old one I just DL it again. The mix of a fast SSD for the OS and a HDD for games is, for now, still a good option!
Rolefitleader11/03/2020 11:17

Hi,no good for gaming to slow,shame



I'm not sure what games you are playing, I guess they must be ones what don't exist yet.
Rolefitleader11/03/2020 11:17

Hi,no good for gaming to slow,shame


I forgot how storage speed affects your framerate.
Shame no 2tb nvme and 8tb-10tb hdd
reubenno11/03/2020 13:42

I forgot how storage speed affects your framerate.


Well, in fairness, if you don’t have enough RAM or VRAM then it will!
plewis0011/03/2020 14:28

Well, in fairness, if you don’t have enough RAM or VRAM then it will!


True, but that definitely wasn't what they were referring to.
plewis0011/03/2020 14:28

Well, in fairness, if you don’t have enough RAM or VRAM then it will!


Which, in fairness, has nothing to do with storage
reubenno11/03/2020 14:47

True, but that definitely wasn't what they were referring to.


I know


pimpMe11/03/2020 15:11

Which, in fairness, has nothing to do with storage


Well, if you can’t load textures and other data into RAM before you need it, where is the machine going to load/stream them from? Storage. And what is slow storage going to do? Cause stuttering and FPS drops.
plewis0011/03/2020 15:16

I know Well, if you can’t load textures and other data into RAM before …I know Well, if you can’t load textures and other data into RAM before you need it, where is the machine going to load/stream them from? Storage. And what is slow storage going to do? Cause stuttering and FPS drops.


The chances of that happening are extremely minimal. I'm running most of my games off of 7200rpm HDDs, 4k textures for some and I've never had an issue with streaming textures.
reubenno11/03/2020 15:18

The chances of that happening are extremely minimal. I'm running most of …The chances of that happening are extremely minimal. I'm running most of my games off of 7200rpm HDDs, 4k textures for some and I've never had an issue with streaming textures.


In case it wasn’t clear, it was tongue-in-cheek and if you haven’t experienced it then I assume you have the right hardware to run games at 4K, eg lots of RAM and VRAM. Hard disks combined with AAA games and GPUs with 2-3GB VRAM and maybe 8GB of system RAM can be at their limits already.
reubenno11/03/2020 15:18

The chances of that happening are extremely minimal. I'm running most of …The chances of that happening are extremely minimal. I'm running most of my games off of 7200rpm HDDs, 4k textures for some and I've never had an issue with streaming textures.


Same here, no problem running games from hard drives. Loading times are slightly longer but even on low performance systems any fps problems are related to the main hardware, not the storage speed.
plewis0011/03/2020 15:19

In case it wasn’t clear, it was tongue-in-cheek and if you haven’t exp …In case it wasn’t clear, it was tongue-in-cheek and if you haven’t experienced it then I assume you have the right hardware to run games at 4K, eg lots of RAM and VRAM. Hard disks combined with AAA games and GPUs with 2-3GB VRAM and maybe 8GB of system RAM can be at their limits already.


If you're out of ram and VRAM then it doesn't matter how fast your storage is because your performance is going to be crippled anyway since even fast storage can't make up for the very low latency ram/vram.
Edited by: "Johnmcl7" 11th Mar
Johnmcl711/03/2020 17:35

Same here, no problem running games from hard drives. Loading times are …Same here, no problem running games from hard drives. Loading times are slightly longer but even on low performance systems any fps problems are related to the main hardware, not the storage speed. If you're out of ram and VRAM then it doesn't matter how fast your storage is because your performance is going to be crippled anyway since even fast storage can't make up for the very low latency ram/vram.


Yes it does - it’s going to stutter a lot less loading off an SSD with microsecond access time than a hard disk with milliseconds. Loading times are quite a bit longer on hard disk, not ‘slightly longer’. But it’s up to you, I don’t have any fixed rotating disks any more (just externals for storage) with SSDs priced as they are and I wouldn’t want to install a modern game on a hard disk either (unless it was designed for it, like a console).
plewis0011/03/2020 19:44

Yes it does - it’s going to stutter a lot less loading off an SSD with m …Yes it does - it’s going to stutter a lot less loading off an SSD with microsecond access time than a hard disk with milliseconds. Loading times are quite a bit longer on hard disk, not ‘slightly longer’. But it’s up to you, I don’t have any fixed rotating disks any more (just externals for storage) with SSDs priced as they are and I wouldn’t want to install a modern game on a hard disk either (unless it was designed for it, like a console).


There's nothing you can do to persuade him otherwise, what is acceptable for some is completely unacceptable for others.
reubenno11/03/2020 15:18

The chances of that happening are extremely minimal. I'm running most of …The chances of that happening are extremely minimal. I'm running most of my games off of 7200rpm HDDs, 4k textures for some and I've never had an issue with streaming textures.


WD Blues are 5400rpm drives and in some cases slower disks. Your experience with 7200rpm drives (that's what WD Blacks were for before SSDs) is irreverent here.
Glix12/03/2020 10:14

There's nothing you can do to persuade him otherwise, what is acceptable …There's nothing you can do to persuade him otherwise, what is acceptable for some is completely unacceptable for others.


I’m not trying to persuade anyone really - just that there are very few people on here who would try and argue against SSDs being the single most important component in a PC for snappiness. Any gamer running at the high-end (I would imagine) is also running SSDs.
plewis0012/03/2020 11:10

I’m not trying to persuade anyone really - just that there are very few p …I’m not trying to persuade anyone really - just that there are very few people on here who would try and argue against SSDs being the single most important component in a PC for snappiness. Any gamer running at the high-end (I would imagine) is also running SSDs.


I don't disagree with the fact, ssd's make gaming much more enjoyable. I have 2, a 500gb 850 for OS and a 2tb mx500 for gaming. Tempted by this offer for the Nvme alone since I've filled both and too lazy to sort through it all.
Cold mate. Like the incoming lockdown and looters
What are people’s choice HDD for the games library I was looking at a WD black 4 or 6 TB drive or an ironwolf
abaxas11/03/2020 13:26

I'm not sure what games you are playing, I guess they must be ones what …I'm not sure what games you are playing, I guess they must be ones what don't exist yet.


5400 rpm really is to slow for games. 7200 is much preferable... atleast 32mb cache. Everything above 32mb is useless really.
plewis0011/03/2020 19:44

Yes it does - it’s going to stutter a lot less loading off an SSD with m …Yes it does - it’s going to stutter a lot less loading off an SSD with microsecond access time than a hard disk with milliseconds. Loading times are quite a bit longer on hard disk, not ‘slightly longer’. But it’s up to you, I don’t have any fixed rotating disks any more (just externals for storage) with SSDs priced as they are and I wouldn’t want to install a modern game on a hard disk either (unless it was designed for it, like a console).


Game designed for ssd or hdd? nonsense. The only thig that is different is loading times, 10 sec to load a game or 22, not a big difference.
get 7200rpm with 32mb of cache and save some money. 1gb on ssd is 7 times more expensive than on hdd.
Anatolijs29/03/2020 23:56

Game designed for ssd or hdd? nonsense. The only thig that is different is …Game designed for ssd or hdd? nonsense. The only thig that is different is loading times, 10 sec to load a game or 22, not a big difference. get 7200rpm with 32mb of cache and save some money. 1gb on ssd is 7 times more expensive than on hdd.


Learn about how modern games work before claiming nonsense... they are huge, sometimes 100GB now and therefore stream data in and need low latency access, a 32MB cache doesn’t solve this in some instance... also 1TB SSD is 3 times the price of a hard disk not 7. It’s not just loading times as we discussed above but as you didn’t bother to read any of that...
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