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WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSDs are now available in Malaysia with a sweet introductory offer!
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WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSDs are now available in Malaysia with a sweet introductory offer!

by Vyncent ChanMarch 12, 2020
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The WD Black SN750 NVMe SSDs are some awesome looking drives, and they are speedy ones too. But they are also premium SSDs, so if you are looking for a more affordable drive, you might want to check out the latest member of the WD Blue family: the WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSD.

The SSD is designed to deliver performance, reliability and value to system builders and end users. Western Digital boasts that the WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSD delivers over 4x the read speeds of their own SATA SSDs with read speeds of up to 2400MB/s and write speeds of up to 1950MB/s. With capacities ranging from 250GB to 1TB, there are capacities to suit everyone’s needs. And all of the drives come with 5-year warranties for peace of mind.

The new WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSDs come in the standard M.2 2280 form factor and support the PCIe 3.0 x4 interface. Western Digital also claims an upgraded thermal design that will deliver better sustained performance even under intense use. Here are the full specifications of the drives:

WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSD Specs

250GB 500GB 1TB
Form Factor M.2 2280
Interface PCIe Gen3 x4
Controller WD in-house
NAND Flash Western Digital 96L 3D TLC
Seq. Read 2400MB/s 2400MB/s 2400MB/s
Seq. Write 950MB/s 1750MB/s 1950MB/s
Rand. Read 170k IOPS 300k IOPS 410k IOPS
Rand. Write 135k IOPS 240k IOPS 405K IOPS
Endurance 150 TBW 300 TBW 600 TBW
Promo Price RM199 RM319 RM539

The introductory offer will be available from 13th to 20th March or while stocks last, so if you want to snag one up for yourself, you better be quick and head over to the Lazada to check out the WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSD!

Pokdepinion: Looks like a decent entry-level NVMe SSD for the price! That blue PCB might not sit well on every motherboard though…

About The Author
Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.

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