Are you sick of looking at that empty M.2 slot in your system? Here's your chance to fill it with Western Digital's latest Blue SN550 M.2 500GB SSD for $64.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab), which is its lowest price yet and 28% off its normal retail price.
The Blue SN550 puts up strong sequential and random performance. The SSD delivers sequential read and write speeds of 2,400 MBps and 1,750 MBps, respectively. Western Digital rates the SSD's random numbers at 300,000 IOPS reads and 240,000 IOPS writes.
WD Blue SN550 500GB: was $89.99, now $64.99 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Blue SN550 holds great value if you're fed up with your system's unresponsiveness and slow application loading times. It boasts read speeds of 2,400 MBps and write speeds of 1,750 MBps. It's currently selling at its lowest price ever.
The Blue SN550 combines an in-house SSD controller, 96-layer 3D TLC (triple level cell) chips and a DRAM-less design into a single package. The SSD (opens in new tab)takes on the M.2 (opens in new tab)2280 form factor and fits inside a PCIe 3.0 (opens in new tab) x4 interface, including those living on a laptop (opens in new tab)motherboard. The Blue SN550 also comes with the Western Digital SSD Dashboard software for monitoring the component's performance and health.
Despite being an entry-level SSD, the Blue SN550 flaunts an endurance rating of 300 TBW (terabytes written) and a limited five-year warranty, which are often only present on more expensive offerings.