Western Digital is rolling out the newest member of its award-winning WD Blue portfolio, the new WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSD. Capable of delivering up to four times the speed of SATA SSDs, the new drive is purpose-built for content creators and PC users, allowing them to boot faster and work smarter.
Today’s content creators use data storage at ever-increasing rates. Whether it’s working with 4K/8K video, large document files or storage-intensive applications, these digital environments demand reliable performance, durability, speed, and capacity that the NVMe interface can deliver. According to Forward Insights, NVMe is forecast to account for more than 75 percent of the storage shipped in the PC segment by 2021. Leveraging the proven reliability of Western Digital’s NVMe product portfolio, the WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSD is built to address these four core demands, transforming them from pain points to creative productivity.
“Taking an NVMe-first approach can speed up system performance tremendously. This translates to less time waiting on data, so creators can work smarter, not harder, to increase both output and potential income,” said Western Digital Client Business Unit VP and general manager Eric Spanneut. “The WD Blue SN550 is a great option for customers looking for an all-NVMe portfolio. For a system builder, it means Western Digital delivers a full portfolio of NVMe and SATA SSDs, as well as high-capacity hard drives. This gives them immense flexibility to build systems for our customers’ varying needs.”
Whether working, creating, casual gaming or processing large amounts of data, the WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSD can deliver over four times the speed of Western Digital’s fastest SATA drives. With boosted internal speeds, this brings a better overall computing experience for multitaskers and resource-heavy application users who want a fast and responsive system to tackle tough workloads. In addition, an upgraded thermal design enables ultra-responsive PC performance and sustained performance during intense use.
With over 4X read speeds of Western Digital’s SATA SSDs at up to 2,400 MB/s — and coming with a five-year warranty — the new WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSD is available in capacities from 250GB ($54.99) to 1TB ($99.99) in an affordable M.2 2280 form factor. WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSD products are available in the U.S. at select Western Digital retailers, e-tailers, resellers, system integrators, and the WD store. Along with the WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSD, Western Digital’s NVMe portfolio also includes its award-winning WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD, with an optional custom heatsink for the ultimate in high-performance gaming experience.
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