WD Blue SN550 500GB SSD

WD Blue SN550 500GB NVMe Gen3 x4 PCIe 8Gb/s M.2 2280 3D NAND WDS500G2B0C

WD Blue SN550 500GB NVMe Gen3 x4 PCIe 8Gb/s M.2 2280 3D NAND WDS500G2B0C
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Specifications Overview

Model WDS500G2B0C
Release Date December 2019

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Series Blue SN550 NVMe
Capacity 500 GB
Interface PCIe Gen3 x4
Form Factor M.2-2280
NAND Flash Type 3D NAND
Max Sequential Read Up to 2400 MB/s
Max Sequential Write Up to 1750 MB/s
MTBF 1.7M hours

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If you want ultimate speeds, especially in respect of writing, or hardware encryption then look elsewhere. The WD Blue SN550 is more of a family people-carrier than a head-turning roadster, to use a vehicle analogy.That said, the benchmark numbers still...


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The WD SN550 basically takes all of the incentive away from other DRAMless solution producing a top performing drive at a budget price!


The WD Blue SN550 is positioned as a significant upgrade over their previous SN500 SSD, and the performance is impressive for a DRAM-less drive. It would make an excellent upgrade over a SATA SSD, and the competitive pricing helps it stack up favorably against other low-cost NVMe options as well.

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