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Western Digital Blue 1TB SN550 M.2 PCI-E NVMe SSD - $169.99

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Oct 4, 2008
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[Memory Express] Western Digital Blue 1TB SN550 M.2 PCI-E NVMe SSD - $169.99

Some people didn't like the Crucial deal I found before, and somebody mentioned that the WD SN550 is the entry level part to buy.
But nobody mentioned where?
However I found it at memory express.
It's a little bit more $169.99 vs $156.99, has TLC instead of the QLC, has 600 TBW endurance vs 100 TBW, but has zero DRAM vs 1GB DRAM of the Crucial part.

Here's more on the SN550.
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Apr 13, 2010
330 posts
It was $156 on Amazon earlier this week. If you want a good deal, it looks like you'd have to wait for a price like that to come up again.
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Aug 26, 2002
15164 posts
Toronto, ON
I bought this yesterday from Amazon for $155. But shipping is estimated to be end of May/beginning of June even with Prime. So I guess if you need it right away, this deal might be the next best thing. And the sale at Amazon is over as of this morning.
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Nov 15, 2013
5692 posts
Solid entry level drive but it routinely goes on sale for cheaper than this, as noted by it being $14 cheaper earlier this week. In most provinces, this is already bumping up against higher end drives like the Sabrent Rocket 1TB which is $200 no tax (also regular price so please don't just post a deal for it).
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Aug 17, 2012
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Note that if you're planning on getting this to upgrade from an SATA SSD to a high speed NVMe and you don't do video/photo editing or anything involving large files, don't bother. All you're saving is around 2 seconds off Windows 10 boot time and less than a second off game load times compared to a SATA SSD.

By the time programs/games are made to take advantage of fast NVMe drives, we'll likely be on PCI-e 5.0 and beyond with cheaper, faster and more efficient NVMe drives.

Also depending on the motherboard you have, this may disable some SATA ports. Some newer motherboards won't do this because they have dedicated SATA slots for m.2 drives.
Sep 14, 2007
279 posts
I think the record low was 129, but that was before the Canadian dollar tanked.
Jan 10, 2007
221 posts
Does anyone know how this compares to the Samsung EVO 860 line of SSDs?
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Mar 9, 2011
2422 posts
I was able to get the black version of this NVME during boxing day for $169.99. If you are not in a rush to buy one, I would suggest waiting for a sale.


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