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WD Blue SN550 1TB High-Performance M.2 Pcie NVMe SSD up to 2,400 MB/s for £107.99 delivered @ Amazon
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WD Blue SN550 1TB High-Performance M.2 Pcie NVMe SSD up to 2,400 MB/s for £107.99 delivered @ Amazon

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Posted 21st MayEdited by:"idontflycathay"

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Decent low offer for this NVMe SSD especially compared with other retailers.

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Put NVMe power at the heart of your PC for lightning-fast, ultra- responsive performance. The WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSD can deliver over 4 times the speed of our best SATA SSDs. Whether you're working, creating, casually gaming, or processing large amounts of data, take advantage of this powerful internal drive's high speeds to do more, faster. Available in capacities up to 1TB in an affordable M.2 2280 form factor, there's no time like now to make the change to NVMe.

  • Nvme goes mainstream with a powerful cost-effective storage solution that adds to the reliability of an SSD
  • Get breakneck sequential read speeds up to 2400 MB/s to improve your productivity no matter what you’re doing or creating
  • Build powerful small-form factor PCs with a slim single-sided M 2 2280 PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe SSD
  • Scalable NVMe hardware accelerated architecture for high performance and low power draw
  • Western digital-designed controller and firmware paired with our latest 3D NAND for optimized consistent performance
  • Backwards compatible with PCIe Gen3 x2, PCIe Gen2 x4, PCIe Gen2 x2 and PCIe Gen3 x1

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iz12345678921/05/2020 00:06

Nice Good for my personal media collection over the years. Especially …Nice Good for my personal media collection over the years. Especially during covid 19 crisis I just need someone to stall it on my laptop for me. Is it easy?


It will be hard for you.
sarden8421/05/2020 00:41

Anyone else think this looks ugly for a nvme? lol.. Heat for price!.you …Anyone else think this looks ugly for a nvme? lol.. Heat for price!.you forgot to add: comes with a preinstalled miniture chalk board!.


Are they supposed to be beautiful? It's just some chips on a board, I guess if you're an RGB junkie they might not be overstimulatingly sickly-sweet, but looking at the performance data they seem to do a decent job, thats all that matters to me if I'm being honest, lol
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Good for my personal media collection over the years. Especially during covid 19 crisis

I just need someone to stall it on my laptop for me. Is it easy?
iz12345678921/05/2020 00:06

Nice Good for my personal media collection over the years. Especially …Nice Good for my personal media collection over the years. Especially during covid 19 crisis I just need someone to stall it on my laptop for me. Is it easy?


It will be hard for you.
Is m2 Pcie and nvme the same thing
As right now there's almost no difference between a good quality SATA SSD and m. 2 drive for game loading times. Will this change in the future as the PS5 is expected to have an SSD with 5.5gb read? I am just wondering if loading times will change alot due to console games being developed to use a quicker ssd
Edited by: "Josh_millen" 21st May
deankdhdd21/05/2020 00:19

Is m2 Pcie and nvme the same thing


M.2 is the form factor. NVME is the technology.
You can get Sata m.2 for example.

NVME is much faster
Anyone else think this looks ugly for a nvme? lol.. Heat for price!.

you forgot to add: comes with a preinstalled miniture chalk board!.
Edited by: "sarden84" 21st May
deankdhdd21/05/2020 00:19

Is m2 Pcie and nvme the same thing


M.2 NVMe uses PCI lanes to get it's speed but can also use SATA, NVMe is much faster though but M.2 is a form factor
Edited by: "LukeyWolf" 21st May
sarden8421/05/2020 00:41

Anyone else think this looks ugly for a nvme? lol.. Heat for price!.you …Anyone else think this looks ugly for a nvme? lol.. Heat for price!.you forgot to add: comes with a preinstalled miniture chalk board!.


Yeah it's not the best looking but works well.
Had one in my system for about 4 months and it's great. Just wish I could find a nice heat sink to hide it away.
Dougal_McGuire21/05/2020 01:24

Yeah it's not the best looking but works well. Had one in my system for …Yeah it's not the best looking but works well. Had one in my system for about 4 months and it's great. Just wish I could find a nice heat sink to hide it away.


My mobo vrm is the heatsink, I have to remove my vrm with 2 screws and there is a m.2 slot hidden underneath. Kinda cool
sarden8421/05/2020 00:41

Anyone else think this looks ugly for a nvme? lol.. Heat for price!.you …Anyone else think this looks ugly for a nvme? lol.. Heat for price!.you forgot to add: comes with a preinstalled miniture chalk board!.


Are they supposed to be beautiful? It's just some chips on a board, I guess if you're an RGB junkie they might not be overstimulatingly sickly-sweet, but looking at the performance data they seem to do a decent job, thats all that matters to me if I'm being honest, lol
sarden8421/05/2020 00:41

Anyone else think this looks ugly for a nvme? lol.. Heat for price!.you …Anyone else think this looks ugly for a nvme? lol.. Heat for price!.you forgot to add: comes with a preinstalled miniture chalk board!.


If you've got heatsinks on it which I'd always do, then it could be bright pink for all I care, you ain't gonna see it
spaceinvader21/05/2020 01:53

Are they supposed to be beautiful? It's just some chips on a board, I …Are they supposed to be beautiful? It's just some chips on a board, I guess if you're an RGB junkie they might not be overstimulatingly sickly-sweet, but looking at the performance data they seem to do a decent job, thats all that matters to me if I'm being honest, lol


i know, but still does look ugly lol..
LukeyWolf21/05/2020 00:49

M.2 NVMe uses PCI lanes to get it's speed but can also use SATA, NVMe is …M.2 NVMe uses PCI lanes to get it's speed but can also use SATA, NVMe is much faster though but M.2 is a form factor


Thanks
Solado21/05/2020 00:35

M.2 is the form factor. NVME is the technology.You can get Sata m.2 for …M.2 is the form factor. NVME is the technology.You can get Sata m.2 for example.NVME is much faster


Thanks
deankdhdd21/05/2020 00:19

Is m2 Pcie and nvme the same thing

m.2 is the form factor. mean all of these sized drives are m.2. There are 2 types of m.2 drives, SATA NVME (the very same as the regular SSD' but in the form factor of m.2) and NVME (much faster drives, NVME can be pcie 3.0 or 4.0 / as you might have guessed 4.0 is better) So to summarise in order of best to worst:

m.2 NVME 4.0 / m.2 NVME 3.0 / Sata SSD or m.2 SATA / Regular Hard disk drive
deankdhdd21/05/2020 00:19

Is m2 Pcie and nvme the same thing


M.2 is the form factor of the storage. (i.e the USB memory stick style memory module in the picture)

NVMe stands for Non Volatile Memory Express, that is the host controller interface & storage protocol built in to accelerate data rates between the SSD storage over the PCIE BUS protocol to the host PC
Edited by: "slightlybearded" 21st May
deankdhdd21/05/2020 00:19

Is m2 Pcie and nvme the same thing


Sort of.
M2 is the form factor. NVME is the transfer protocol. M2 drives come in NVME or SATA. All NVME drives use PCIe
deankdhdd21/05/2020 00:19

Is m2 Pcie and nvme the same thing


As well the data speeds can be something from 500mbs in a m.2 Sata SSD
And up to 3500mbs in an nvme.

For gaming, there was a video I saw of GTA v on a m.2 SSD, standard drive and a nvme.

I believe it was ultra 1080p or 1440p (can't remember) and GTA loaded in roughly

Nvme 25.2seconds
M.2 SSD 29.6
Standard HDD 50+ seconds.
My rig is currently running on an older M2 Sata drive, purchased this one as I need more space.

Will there be a significant speed increase if I move the OS over to this new drive? Just trying to understand if the effort is worth while!

My current drive is a Crucial MX300 if that helps.

Thank you
Stefennn21/05/2020 17:29

My rig is currently running on an older M2 Sata drive, purchased this one …My rig is currently running on an older M2 Sata drive, purchased this one as I need more space.Will there be a significant speed increase if I move the OS over to this new drive? Just trying to understand if the effort is worth while!My current drive is a Crucial MX300 if that helps.Thank you


For general booting? You probably won't notice a major difference. If you're copying loads of large files around, that's where NVMe will shine as the sequential performance is a lot better than a traditional SATA SSD.
Joshua_Blake21/05/2020 19:55

For general booting? You probably won't notice a major difference. If …For general booting? You probably won't notice a major difference. If you're copying loads of large files around, that's where NVMe will shine as the sequential performance is a lot better than a traditional SATA SSD.


Okay I doubt it’ll make much of a difference for me then as I certainly don’t do that.

Would there be any big downsides to having the OS on that slower drive, then my games stored on this faster one? Sorry not too familiar with this all, just don’t fancy shelling out £100 and not feeling the benefit
Can we use for laptops?
Stefennn21/05/2020 20:19

Okay I doubt it’ll make much of a difference for me then as I certainly d …Okay I doubt it’ll make much of a difference for me then as I certainly don’t do that.Would there be any big downsides to having the OS on that slower drive, then my games stored on this faster one? Sorry not too familiar with this all, just don’t fancy shelling out £100 and not feeling the benefit


Downsides? Not really. In most cases I'd recommend the OS on the faster drive. Just depends on whether you want the hassle of cloning the drive.
Anyone has a spare Perks at Work code for WD shop?
Edited by: "squarewave" 21st May
Is this good enough for my steam library or better off investing in something else?
Cool. Once i put modern warfare onto this il maybe get another 2 games! 🏻
TVs work with any PC I brought a PC about 3 years ago go i5, radeon 390 don't know what the motherboard is but need a new hard drive
toxicneo00821/05/2020 21:14

Can we use for laptops?


As long as it has an M.2 slot compatible with PCIe drives, yes.

marcusy2021/05/2020 21:41

Is this good enough for my steam library or better off investing in …Is this good enough for my steam library or better off investing in something else?


You wouldn't want to spent any more than this, I'd say. There won't be a significant difference between this drive, a SATA SSD or an Evo Pro for games. You don't need anything top of the line. Having said that, £108 would be a decent enough price for a 1TB SATA drive at the moment so this wouldn't be a bad buy.
Edited by: "daveroy" 21st May
Arriving Saturday... time to start the retirement plan for my 5 year old 1TB HDD...
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toxicneo00821/05/2020 21:14

Can we use for laptops?


You could use them on space shuttles if they have an m.2 nvme pci-e port, a screw that fits, and a modicum of patience
Edited by: "ssouthall6" 21st May
sarden8421/05/2020 02:05

i know, but still does look ugly lol..


Install it and you will not be seeing it any more.
You don't buy a pretty car battery, you buy a cheap powerful one.
Josh_millen21/05/2020 00:21

As right now there's almost no difference between a good quality SATA SSD …As right now there's almost no difference between a good quality SATA SSD and m. 2 drive for game loading times. Will this change in the future as the PS5 is expected to have an SSD with 5.5gb read? I am just wondering if loading times will change alot due to console games being developed to use a quicker ssd


It's all marketing nonsense. Faster SSD is the new teraflop.
I have a laptop with with an Samsung Evo 970 nvme but its only 128gb so looking to upgrade.

Will this be comparable in terms of speed to the evo?

Does this have a cloning tool so I can clone my my existing drive over to this?

Thanks
Josh_millen21/05/2020 00:21

As right now there's almost no difference between a good quality SATA SSD …As right now there's almost no difference between a good quality SATA SSD and m. 2 drive for game loading times. Will this change in the future as the PS5 is expected to have an SSD with 5.5gb read? I am just wondering if loading times will change alot due to console games being developed to use a quicker ssd


The answer is yes
I need one of these badboys for my new system. Have 1tb 960 evo sata. This will be at least 4 times faster right?
squarewave21/05/2020 21:31

Anyone has a spare Perks at Work code for WD shop?


They’re not on there anymore
Edited by: "Cameron583" 22nd May
I’m looking to upgrade my 20015 MacBook Pro laptop would this be suitable
Adam_Day18222/05/2020 08:27

I’m looking to upgrade my 20015 MacBook Pro laptop would this be suitable



No. You need a laptop that can be upgraded for a start. Not to mention that most laptops don't have an m2 slot to start with. Google is a useful tool
ssd.userbenchmark.com/Com…791

I'm still waiting for the right price to upgrade my Samsung Evo 256gb nvme drive I've had for a few years now. This is close but 27% slower than the evo 970. The question is, do I bite now and live with the slightly slower performance but extra space or keep waiting...
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