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WD Blue SN500

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Average Expert Score (13 Reviews)
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Jul 22, 2019 · WD’s Blue SN500 comes in two capacities of 250GB and 500GB priced at $54.99 and $77.99, respectively. The 500GB SSD delivers up to 1.7/1.45 GB/s read/write as well as up to 275,000/300,000...
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WD Blue SN500 (13 Reviews)

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Jul 22, 2019 · WD’s Blue SN500 comes in two capacities of 250GB and 500GB priced at $54.99 and $77.99, respectively. The 500GB SSD delivers up to 1.7/1.45 GB/s read/write as well as up to 275,000/300,000...

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Competitive 4K write results. Management software gets top marks. Decent TBW rating. Performs at manufacturer spec. Five-year warranty.

With their acquisition of SanDisk in 2016, WD became one of the largest manufacturers for flash storage, too. Today, we are reviewing the company's 2019 entry-level NVMe M.2 solid-state drive simply called WD Blue NVMe. The model number is SN500, which should make it easier to find the drive online.

As with all NVMe drive for mainstream machines, the Blue SN500 uses the M.2 connector and is 22 millimeters wide. Also like the majority, it’s 80 millimeters long. You get the occasional shorty, such as Toshiba’s RC100, but 80mm is the norm. It’s PCIe 3.0 x2, which limits maximum throughput to 2GBps. We didn’t see quite that, but remembering that SATA is only about 550MBps, that’s still quite fast compared to what many are used to. The SN500 uses 64-layer TLC NAND, with some of that utilized as SLC cache. Roughly one percent (see the performance section.) There’s no DRAM cache, but the drive performs well without it. Note that there are a whole lot of legacy systems out there that don’t support booting from NVMe. You can employ NVMe SSDs using a $25 adapter card as super-fast secondary storage in nearly any system, which can be of benefit if you’re working with heavy-duty video or audio applications. But without the ability to boot from NVMe, you won’t get the overall system snappin...

Mar 28, 2019 · The WD Blue SN500 NVMe is a typical M.2 solid-state drive. Dong Ngo | Dong Knows Tech The WD Blue SN500 NVMe solid-state drive (SSD) — announced on March 14 — is not to be confused with the existing WD Blue. The new internal drive, among other things, is much faster.

WD Blue SN500 NVME SSD (250GB) Review A week or so Western Digital announced their new WD Blue SN500 series NVMe SSDs. A value NVMe proposition that is capable of rattling some cages.

Apr 09, 2019 · The WD Blue SN500 is rated up to 1,700MB/s, nearly half of the 3,500MB/s the Samsung 970 Evo Plus is capable of. The SN500’s write speed is similarly nothing to write home either, coming in at 1 ...

May 24, 2019 · WD Black SN750 vs WD Blue SN500. The new Western Digital SN750 NVMe Drive add even more performance to an already very high quality WD Black from 2018, while the new WD Blue SN500 NVMe drives find themselves snug, in between their faster siblings and SATA SSD.

May 08, 2019 · Offering amazing value to the storage market, with the WD Blue SN500 in play it’s hard to understand why anyone would go with a SATA option if they have the choice.

Apr 09, 2019 · WD hit a strong balance between performance and cost with the Blue SN500 NVMe Series. The 250GB model starts the series out at just $54.99. The larger 500GB model reaches just $77.99.

Jun 20, 2019 · The Blue SN500 is also somewhat more durable, its 500GB model being rated for 300TBW - twice that of the 500GB P1's 150TBW - so it might be better suited to workstations. WD Blue SN500 review: Verdict

The WD Blue SN500 NVMe SSD allows resellers, system builders and consumers to take advantage of a reliable NVMe storage solution when creating their next PCs. Available in 250GB and 500GB capacities in an M. 2 2280 form factor, The WD Blue SN500 NVMe SSD will give your systems The boost you need.Interface:PCIe Gen3 8 Gb/s

Apr 09, 2019 · WD hit a strong balance between performance and cost with the Blue SN500 NVMe Series. The 250GB model starts the series out at just $54.99. The larger 500GB model reaches just $77.99. Both capacities carry an impressive 5-year warranty that we usually find reserved for premium models. The Blue SN500 endurance is the weakest part of the warranty.
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