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Western Digital - 550 Terabyte SN1 Blue NVME SSD Review


The world of SSD has now become more accessible to users for several years, as the market offer has gradually offered us components with an increasingly lower cost, which nowadays have almost come to equalize the Hard Disk. However, although these cost even less, having an SSD that supports every computer's operating system is essential, just think that too Sony and the division Xbox have chosen this solution for their systems. Fortunately, the well-known company is able to help every kind of need Western Digital comes 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 she threw herself headlong into this world.



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

Speed ​​at a competitive price

While 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 is connectable 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). Her 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 well 96 layers.



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 that of writing that points in the model from 1 Terabyte up to 1950 MB / s. For casual reading, the performance hovers around 410.000 OPS, always for the same model. In the field of consistency, theabsence of DRAM it might annoy some users, but this is well compensated for 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 power 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 being 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 one.


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