WD Blue SN550 M.2 NVMe SSD Review: Best DRAMless SSD Yet

Maybe you want to upgrade the cramped SSD in your ultra-light notebook. Or maybe you just want a reliable and affordable NVMe SSD for your new gaming rig. In either case, WD’s mainstream NVMe SSD that will fit the bill nicely. With performance figures that peak at 2.4 GBps and very low MSRPs, the Blue SN550 offers tremendous value.

Back when we first reviewed the WD Blue SN500, we were disappointed that it wasn’t offered in a 1TB capacity. This may have been to drive up sales on the 1TB and 2TB WD Black SN750. But now the company has released a new Blue SN550 with a 1TB maximum capacity. Aside from a capacity bump, the Blue SN550 packs a few upgrades under the hood, including a faster controller and some of the latest 96-layer TLC NAND flash available.

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