Western Digital 1TB WD Blue SN550 NVMe Internal SSD - Gen3 x4 PCIe 8Gb/s, M.2 2280, 3D NAND, Up to 2,400 MB/s - WDS100T2B0C
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7 points • MetaJesus
[SSD] WD Blue SN550 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD - $110 ($130 - $20)
7 points • YikeSpike
The good ol' Reddit hug of death happened again and they're out of stock. Probably other customers too, but we sure contributed. Same sale price on Amazon here, albeit there is a restock wait for the 10th: https://www.amazon.com/Blue-SN550-1TB-NVMe-Internal/dp/B07YFFX5MD/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=wd+blue+1tb&qid=1596596367&sr=8-3 Unfortunately you won't get the additional 10% off, but if you really want the SSD now better to get some savings than wait for a restock and get no savings.
3 points • legos45
I think that the WD Blue SN550 is a reasonable option. You get a full 1 TB of storage.
2 points • RedForkKnife
I want to upgrade an ssd
I have a huawei matebook d 256 gb and I want to upgrade to 1tb. I see guides for 500 gb using the samsung evo ssd. I found another m.2 ssd for the same price from wd at 1tb. Will it work with the motherboard or does it have to be the same brand? here's the link to the ssd
2 points • metalspring6
It depends on your budget. If you can afford a 2tb+ ssd then go for it. If not then it's better to get a 2TB 7500rpm hard drive for other storage and a 250GB or 500GB ssd for the OS for better start up time and more responsive system.
The ssd you have listed is an m.2 nvme ssd which is much faster than even a regular 2.5' ssd and requires a special slot on the motherboard (most newer ones have at least 1 though).
Also you don't really need to bother with a super premium brand like Samsung, you can get an m.2 nvme ssd from other good brands like western digital, crucial, or sabrent for almost significantly less and have similar actual performance in nearly all cases. For example- https://www.amazon.com/Blue-SN550-1TB-NVMe-Internal/dp/B07YFFX5MD/
2 points • driptoohard34
this ssd or this?
2 points • sackings22
Under the buy now button it'll have the return date. Example
4 points • Shurokun
So I just bought this:
And I have a MSI B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC. I plan to use this for the top M.2 slot but I thought about getting one for the second. Would this be fine or would the two ssds overlap?
1 points • M_MarinaraAddict
i recommend the Noctua NH-D15 instead of the BeQuiet. way better performance. you will need lower profile ram to fit the second fan on it though. Corsair Vengeance LPX is the best for that. you can also save money on the NVMe drive if you go with this WD Blue one. https://www.amazon.com/Blue-SN550-1TB-NVMe-Internal/dp/B07YFFX5MD
1 points • Nr0n
This totally. If i remember correctly, the WD Blue 1tb NMVE dropped to a low price over cyber monday and sold out quick. Now it's at the same price that it dropped to. If you wait to black friday, it will likely sell out. This is just one example.
1 points • Sir-DinkleBean
It's $106 now but they bought it like 2 weeks ago. Still one hell of a price.
3 points • tekkitd000d
Recently built a PC, and decided to upgrade the storage with an m.2 SSD. Will I need a 2nd copy of windows for it?
This is the m.2 in question: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07YFFX5MD/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I think I'll need to install windows on it, but will I need a 2nd key? I used a key on my first SSD in my computer
1 points • SnooMemesjellies3267
This is a drive that's the equivalent of the XBox SSD: https://www.amazon.com/Blue-SN550-1TB-NVMe-Internal/dp/B07YFFX5MD/ref=sr_1_4?crid=3ELS8456XFK3F&dchild=1&keywords=1tb+m.2+ssd&qid=1599622260&sprefix=1tb+m.2+%2Caps%2C152&sr=8-4
The drives you're talking about are 3.5 GB/s. Even the 5GB/s SSDs are cheaper than what MS has their 2.4 GB/s drive set at if this rumor is true.
1 points • IWillMakeThisWorse
1 points • RemLezar1
I would say that this is a fairly decent build. one thing I would suggest is that you change that 2.5" ssd to a "nvme ssd." They are just as expensive as 2.5" ssds, but they are faster (going off specs like 4x faster), so why not.
On top of that, as it stands, you're spending $165 for a total 2 tb of storage. However, if you got two 1tb nvme drives like this one (your motherboard has two m.2 nvme drive slots), then for about $25-35 more, you could have a total of 2tb of super fast nvme storage which is an order of magnitude faster than both of the drives you have selected. At a bare minimum, I would strongly suggest you not buy a mechanical hard drive because they are extremely slow especially in the year 2020.
One last thing I would mention is that right now is kind of a awkward time it but a graphics card. The next gen of cards will be available in a couple months and they will way more performent at the same msrp.
1 points • SuperHossMan51
It seems to have risen in price a bit, I’d get this now: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YFFX5MD?tag=pcpapi-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1
1 points • plasticstrawberries
1 points • Alexlam24
> 8200pro 1tb $95 https://www.amazon.com/Blue-SN550-1TB-NVMe-Internal/dp/B07YFFX5MD/ref=pd_lpo_147_t_2/138-7233149-8917014?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B07YFFX5MD&pd_rd_r=19315a96-7d72-46fa-8f3f-ac49e4731e25&pd_rd_w=uHULk&pd_rd_wg=TX7wx&pf_rd_p=7b36d496-f366-4631-94d3-61b87b52511b&pf_rd_r=YZQ0898GZAJZXR4JAYN8&psc=1&refRID=YZQ0898GZAJZXR4JAYN8
1 points • DokiMin
The sn550 is what I personally use and it is really good
1 points • Redleaderx13
1 points • Minnesnota
1 points • JaggySnek
I think so but if you don't already have an M.2 drive then you could get one of these for a third of the price: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07YFFX5MD/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1
1 points • Silver_Foxxx
The Samsung 970 Pro will work in your laptop, but there are other M.2 NVMe SSDs out there that are almost as fast and cost less and will have more storage.
1 points • simplex3D
Sorry for the stupid question.. What makes this Sabrent one better than this WD Blue one? link
1 points • QuitKillingMe69
Would this be good https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07YFFX5MD/ref=ya_aw_od_pi?ie=UTF8&psc=1&th=1
1 points • receptionitis1
I have this one, and it is single sided and NVME, I plan to use this in mine when I get it.
1 points • Luis0224
Theres a ton of options on amazon. Im actually low key upset because the same model i bought is on sale for $105 on amazon right now smh
But yeah, ram and storage prices have plummeted in the last year or so. There is literally no excuse not to have at least a 2.5inch ssd in your PC.
Edit - the 500 gb M.2 NVME is like $50
1 points • SoccerBallPenguin
Nvme WD blue SSD for the same price
1 points • GeoWadeMo
I assume that you’ve already checked that your GPU will fit in that case length-wise. Other than that, I believe you could do better than the Intel 660p NVMe SSD. The WD SN550 is comparable in price, has better speeds, and more write endurance.
1 points • dwrooll
I’d grab one of these WD Blue SN550 1TB NVMe Internal SSD - Gen3 x4 PCIe 8Gb/s, M.2 2280, 3D NAND, Up to 2,400 MB/s - WDS100T2B0C https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YFFX5MD/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_lGS9Eb59JN55M
1 points • dark04templar
1 points • BADMAN-TING
Nah, you don't really need a Samsung SSD for games. You can get better value elsewhere.
1 points • sharksandwich81
Oh sorry I mistyped it, it’s the SN550. Here it is
Western Digital 1TB WD Blue SN550 NVMe Internal SSD - Gen3 x4 PCIe 8Gb/s, M.2 2280, 3D NAND, Up to 2,400 MB/s - WDS100T2B0C https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YFFX5MD/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_chl6FbCHCB558
1 points • chinasaurous
Is this the same thing as the one on Amazon? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YFFX5MD?tag=pcpapi-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1
1 points • GreenNapster
Deal link: Amazon
^^Note: ^^The ^^deal ^^may ^^have ^^expired ^^by ^^the ^^time ^^you ^^see ^^this ^^post.
1 points • TallGuyRAN
How does it compare to this one https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YFFX5MD/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabt1_-KEXFb1YTYQ7P?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 Is one better than the other?
1 points • OzziesFlyingHelmet
Looks good - if you want to save some money, drop the Evo Plus and swap it for a WD SN550. That's an easy $50 savings with no real noticeable performance drop for your system:
Good luck finding a 3070 FE at MSRP.
1 points • Melvinhans
For 500gb 970 But if you can spend a little more this isn’t bad for 1tb
1 points • MGPythagoras
Which one is this?
Western Digital 1TB WD Blue SN550 NVMe Internal SSD - Gen3 x4 PCIe 8Gb/s, M.2 2280, 3D NAND, Up to 2,400 MB/s - WDS100T2B0C https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YFFX5MD/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_CpSsFbND0N8CX
1 points • botarded
I looked at the picture of your MoBo and the m.2 slot has one notch where the ssd goes. The one you chose had two wholes for the notch and is not compatible. This one https://www.amazon.com/Blue-SN550-1TB-NVMe-Internal/dp/B07YFFX5MD/ref=mp_s_a_1_2_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=nvme+ssd&qid=1592628363&sprefix=nvme+&sr=8-2-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExWDc0WlZRTkFRNzIyJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwODM3OTA3MjFDVE40SFhTVUY2ViZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMDc3NjcxMlRVRjRXMkJLWk9DRCZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX3Bob25lX3NlYXJjaF9hdGYmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl Should be compatible. This happened to me when I built my PC and hat to return it to amazon
1 points • hyurirage
Can't go wrong with WD. There are cheaper but I have no experience with them. Mine are always Seagate, Hitachi, WD and Samsung for storage.
1 points • TaedusPrime
Probably one of the best all around nvme drives.
1 points • saturatethethermal
Ah, now I see another thing on the board called 2280. Didn't see that thanks. So, I'll be fine getting this drive then?
That will work fine with my Mobo?
1 points • Doomsday_Orange
WD Blue SN550 1TB. Also I found the issue, the 100% spikes on my C drive is because Onedrive is coded by literal monkeys. Should have been the first thing I tried before posting a reply,
1 points • Objective-Cut592
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YFFX5MD/ref=cm_sw_r_wa_awdb_imm_t1_sppWFbK31CZAT , what about this one ?
1 points • feed_me_muffins
>Would you change something
I wouldn't spend $125 on that SSD for only 500GB. Not when you can get 1TB for $120. The samsung is a better drive, but for gaming you're not going to notice a significant difference between the two.
1 points • BeaucoupGaiPan
Western Digital 1TB WD Blue SN550 NVMe Internal SSD - Gen3 x4 PCIe 8Gb/s, M.2 2280, 3D NAND, Up to 2,400 MB/s - WDS100T2B0C https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YFFX5MD/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fabt1_b6uRFbVCDJGTF
1 points • Lordship_Mern
I'd probably go for the 10 series Intel, but I have the 9600k and it's a great chip for gaming.
If you are going to spend $150 on a ssd it should be nvme M2, not sata.
You can do better for RAM. You should be able to find faster stuff cheaper, but you also have to consider the ram height which is why you need to do some research. I personally went for the higher noctua cooler that takes bigger ram and got some cl14 ddr4. I'd research this for you another time but don't have time right now.
1 points • AwaitingCombat
unless you are limited to SATA M.2, buy the 1tb SN550 NVMe which is the same price
it is better in every way.
1 points • _Snakespeer_
So would this SSDbe ok to use?