WD Blue 1TB SSD Drops to $99.99

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Best Buy is currently selling the WD Blue 1TB SATA SSD for $99.99, with a free $25 to spend at Shutterfly thrown in for good measure (or you can get an 8 x 8-inch Photo Book). That’s 53% off the WD Blue 1TB’s original price of $189.99 and cheaper than the $120 we've seen it sold for this year.

The WD Blue 1TB SATA SSD connects over SATA III and is advertised with a 545 Mbps read speed and 525 Mbps write speed. It has a 2.7 x 2.1 x 0.3-inch form factor and is also available in 250GB ($49.99 with $10 off) and 500GB ($64.99 with $35 off) sizes. It also comes with a 3 year manufacturer warranty.

WD Blue 1TB SATA SSD: was $189.99, now $99.99 at Best Buy

WD Blue 1TB SATA SSD: <a href="https://shop-links.co/link?skuId=6025900&publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Fwd-blue-1tb-internal-sata-solid-state-drive%2F6025900.p%3FskuId%3D6025900&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" target="_blank">was $189.99, now $99.99 at Best Buy
The WD Blue 1TB SATA SSD is a 2.7 x 2.1 x 0.3-inch solid state drive that connects over SATA III and comes with a manufacturer-advertised 545 Mbps read speed and 525 Mbps write speed.

At $100, Best Buy’s WD Blue 1TB deal equates to 10 cents per gig. In our WD Blue SATA SSD review we praised the drive's level of performance, particularly for an SSD targeting consumers. Other drives, especially M.2 SSDs, have replaced this as one of the best SSDs you can buy right now. But the WD Blue is still a strong contender -- especially when selling for one-third off  its launch price. 

Michelle Ehrhardt

Michelle Ehrhardt is an editor at Tom's Hardware. She's been following tech since her family got a Gateway running Windows 95, and is now on her third custom-built system. Her work has been published in publications like Paste, The Atlantic, and Kill Screen, just to name a few. She also holds a master's degree in game design from NYU.

  • g-unit1111
    Man that is an awesome deal. I might have to get one for a backup drive. You can never have too much storage.
  • King_V
    I'm considering it to replace my 500GB Samsung 850 EVO + 500GB Crucial MX500 combo (also freeing up those drives to go into other systems). However, I'm trying to figure out the difference between otherwise nearly-identical appearing WD Blue SSD drives. ie: most of the time, I see the 1TB as having model number WDS100T2B0A. But I've seen some WDS100T10A.

    This one from Best Buy is: WDBNCE0010PNC-WRSN, a completely different format.

    They all (apparently) have a 5 year warranty and a 400TBW endurance, but is there anything different in the guts that makes them perform differently? Different controllers? Or just different firmware?

    The 2016 vs the 2017 reviews on Tom's Hardware seemed to indicate different performance, at least in sequential write. Not sure where to go with this.
  • Nexus52085
    I think you mean 47% off the $189.99 price. This is unless you meant to say 53% of the original price.
  • cyrusfox
    $110 now, bummer i was considering.
    Looks like this has dram cache, also rumor is these are repurposed sku's, originally they had 2d 15nm SD nand, now they have 3d nand, which may have better endurance and performance, rumor is also dram cache has been reduced, still need someone to crack one of these open.
    See old reddit thread.
  • DZIrl
    Maybe they are using shingled without telling us :p
  • Giroro
    "At $100, Best Buy’s WD Blue 1TB deal equates to 10 cents per gig. "

    More like 11 cents per gig, when you consider the actual capacity of the drive is significantly lower than 1000GB