The world of NVMe storage is rapidly growing with the prices rapidly decreasing. This makes choosing NVMe a no-brainer when upgrading or building a new PC. But what are the differences in the types of NVMe SSDs? I recently took a look at the WD Black SN750 which is one of the fast NVMe SSDs out there and today I’m taking a look at it’s little brother, the WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSD to see just how well it performs.

Big thanks to Western Digital for sending this over for review!

What’s in the Box?

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Included in the box of the WD Blue SN550 is the SSD itself packaged nicely inside a plastic clamshell to protect it during shipping, also in the box is some documentation with warranty info etc.

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Design and Features

The WD Blue SN550 is a 2280 style SSD like pretty much every M.2 SSD out there and as the name goes this is a Blue SSD, so going with the name the SSD is predominantly blue down to the PCB. It features gold plated fingers and overall it feels really well made and premium.

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Features

The right storage for your next PC

NVMe goes mainstream with a powerful, cost-effective storage solution that is an easy upgrade or replacement for any existing storage device.

Boost your performance

Improve productivity with breakneck sequential read speeds up to 2,400 MB/s and blistering fast random read speeds up to 410K IOPS (1TB model) for improved OS boot and application load times.

Think small

Build powerful small-form factor PCs with a slim single-sided M.2 2280 PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe SSD.

Do more with less

Scalable NVMe hardware and accelerated architecture enable both high performance and low power consumption that maxes out at only 3.5W.

Do more, faster

Western Digital designed controller and firmware paired with their latest 3D NAND for optimized, consistent performance.

Continuing the legacy

Thousands of hours of hardware, firmware and validation testing combine to advance the award-winning WD Blue heritage of quality and reliability.

Specs

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Closer Look

Software

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The WD Blue SN550 is compatible with WD’s SSD Dashboard. The Dashboard gives you the ability to monitor and analyze your SSD’s health, performance, as well as update the firmware.

Performance

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Conclusion

The WD Blue SN550 is the perfect SSD for someone that is planning to upgrade their current rig or building a new one and wants high speed, reliable storage for a good price and is very much worth your consideration.

The WD Blue SN550 is also nice and slim so would go great in things like laptops and external NVMe adapters!

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Disclosure: The WD Blue SN550 review sample was supplied for reviewing but all opinions are of my own and not paid.

WD Blue SN550 Review
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Summary

The WD Blue SN550 is the perfect SSD for someone that is planning to upgrade their current rig or building a new one and wants high speed, reliable storage for a good price and is very much worth your consideration.