Western Digital 500GB WD Blue SN550 NVMe Internal SSD - Gen3 x4 PCIe 8Gb/s, M.2 2280, 3D NAND, Up to 2,400 MB/s - WDS500G2B0C
- Boost your system's performance with next-gen NVMe SSDs
- Over 4 times faster than our SATA SSDs
- Western Digital designed controller and firmware for optimized performance
- Western Digital SSD dashboard constantly monitors the health of your SSD
- NVMe drive not compatible with SATA interface
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3 points • detectiveDollar
Unless you need a SATA drive (m.2 slots populated), the SN550 is better in every way.
2 points • kztlve
Hey man, not trying to bust your balls, but the same SN550 500GB drive is available for 51 dollars and free Prime shipping from Amazon right now. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YFF3JCN/
2 points • legos45
This WD Blue NVMe drive will fit.
2 points • Spaztech117
This is not a "gaming" SSD. This is a prosumer SSD for large read/writes, which a game does not do. You will be paying a premium for something you won't probably be using. You are better off getting a WD Blue SN550, which is far better for gaming application. Also, the price for this particular SSD, for its size and $ per TB is absolutely horrible. This is what you want to be looking at in terms of either a boot drive or a gaming stick.
2 points • King-Loco
Yeah this one it’s a western digital 500gb it’s currently 53$
2 points • exoded
Only the 2.5" will work. The m.2 on your board is pcie interface, both those listed drives have a sata interface (connector and interface are important on m.2)
What you really want is:
1 points • Bird-FN
https://www.amazon.com/Blue-SN550-500GB-NVMe-Internal/dp/B07YFF3JCN/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=500gb+nvme+ssd&qid=1598078334&sr=8-4 Is this good right here?
1 points • Reddidiot20XX
Okay. Is this SSD a good one? https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07YFF3JCN/ref=dp_ob_neva_mobile
Only 5 dollars more, and tomshardware.com says that it’s TLC.
1 points • jeffs42885
WD Blue SN550 500GB NVMe Internal SSD - Gen3 x4 PCIe 8Gb/s, M.2 2280, 3D NAND, Up to 2,400 MB/s - WDS500G2B0C https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YFF3JCN/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_wp1CEbEWHD82H
1 points • whats_up_808
Is this a better option that will fit my needs?
Western Digital 500GB WD Blue SN550 NVMe Internal SSD - Gen3 x4 PCIe 8Gb/s, M.2 2280, 3D NAND, Up to 2,400 MB/s - WDS500G2B0C https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YFF3JCN/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_XiCuFbEBXGF1Y
1 points • hugerubberducky
this is the one I got. Happy with it. You can’t go wrong with the WD brand sn550
1 points • AbabyRhino
So I couldn’t find the exact one for the m2 ssd I’m actually buying from pcpartpicker
Western Digital 500GB WD Blue SN550 NVMe Internal SSD - Gen3 x4 PCIe 8Gb/s, M.2 2280, 3D NAND, Up to 2,400 MB/s - WDS500G2B0C https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YFF3JCN/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_-KMuFb4WB6X9Q
That’s the one I’m actually buying which has the NVME support
EDIT: getting the 1 TB version of that
1 points • angalths
This is pretty much the same drive but is NVMe. Same price.
1 points • BoogKnight
This is not true. You can easily find 8gb/s nvme ssd on Amazon
1 points • Mudd2020
This vs the sn550 on amazon for the same price? WD Blue SN550 500GB NVMe Internal SSD - Gen3 x4 PCIe 8Gb/s, M.2 2280, 3D NAND, Up to 2,400 MB/s - WDS500G2B0C https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YFF3JCN/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_.mz3EbH5FTV4Z
1 points • raadhey
I was planning on getting the M2 WD SN550 for $52. I saw that this doesnt have NAND. Would the SK Hynix be better to go since it has NAND (but not nvme). Will be using it as boot drive. But if its only going to be shaving a few seconds off a boot up then I'd rather save the $7 and change. Or am I being foolish?
1 points • emorgn
If I could suggest something. I would get an nvme drive. The drive in your list is just a SATA and you get much better performance from an nvme. Actually a WD blue nvme is almost the same price on amazon. I pasted the link below as the link button wasn’t working for me on my mobile.
1 points • OliwierPlaying
I would just buy this ssd and save $10 it’s pretty much the same thing :)
Western Digital 500GB WD Blue SN550 NVMe Internal SSD - Gen3 x4 PCIe 8Gb/s, M.2 2280, 3D NAND, Up to 2,400 MB/s - WDS500G2B0C https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YFF3JCN/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fabc_JjzTFbNNCF92R
1 points • athrowawayaccount699
No problem! I don’t know how much that NVMe drive you picked out is, but I have a 500GB NVMe in my system for only 95 dollars canadian (70 usd I think). I forgot about it lol. If you can find a NVMe for around the same price as a standard M.2, obviously go with the NVMe. But if you can’t, just an M.2 should be fine.
Here’s the drive in case you were wondering. It’s also on sale so I would catch that deal if you can!
1 points • SaltyQuest
1 points • hotdogg12
This or the 500GB WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSD for $54?
1 points • EmpireSlayer_69
Well, I have found this deal.
I wanted a good deal for a 1TB one, but couldn't find an affordable one. I will go for this one.
1 points • titlessvictory
Also to double check before I buy thisis the faster NVME model I should be getting, right?
1 points • TheRaveBae
The NVME version is the same price:
1 points • GreenNapster
Deal link: Amazon
1 points • Aureliony
Not sure why you're downvoted. It's $5 cheaper than the mx500: https://www.amazon.com/Blue-SN550-500GB-NVMe-Internal/dp/B07YFF3JCN
1 points • NICK75704
Try this, see if it’s in your price range WD Blue SN550 500GB NVMe Internal SSD - Gen3 x4 PCIe 8Gb/s, M.2 2280, 3D NAND, Up to 2,400 MB/s - WDS500G2B0C https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YFF3JCN/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_N6wjFbWGC7PT8
1 points • kwanye_west
OP you should probably spend a bit more and get a bigger SSD. For example the WD NVMe drive i linked below. you get twice the storage and way faster speeds.
WD Blue SN550 500GB NVMe Internal SSD - Gen3 x4 PCIe 8Gb/s, M.2 2280, 3D NAND, Up to 2,400 MB/s - WDS500G2B0C https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YFF3JCN/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_XNU7EbK0WFGSD
1 points • RandomChileanGuy
Si tienes el dinero, yo te recomendaria que te vayas por un m.2 NVMe. El PC que me armé recientemente le puse este y estoy 100% satisfecho para uso cotidiano como para gaming. Busca algunas benchmark entre un sata m2 y un m.2 NVMe para que tengas una idea.
Aun me acuerdo cuando compre un ssd samsung evo 850 de 250 gb a como 110 lucas hace unos 4 años. Y ahora me compré ese WD SN550 por casi la mitad, con x2 de almacenamiento y como x1,5 de rendimiento extra. Asi que comparando a precios del pasado, este es tremenda ganga.
1 points • Warfare238
I'll just copy paste this from another build I took a look at:
>For me, in Canada, the difference between a 2600 and a 3600 is $50 CAD ($37 USD). As a previous owner of a 2600, I can tell you that you're definitely going to want to buy a 3600 if the prices are similar in your country.
>For gaming, snappiness in desktop, etc. it is probably very well worth your $37 USD, ESPECIALLY if you intend to overclock your CPU, and even more so if you intent to do fancy stuff like infinity fabric overclock, and memory overclocking.
>Zen 2 cores will definitely outperform Zen + in a very significant way relative to cost.
I've had decently good performance with a 2600 on Fortnite and Warzone, but the 3600 can be an almost 20% increase in FPS on some games compared to the 2600 (relative to the game but still meaningful), ESPECIALLY cpu-bound games where the Zen 2 cores can really shine. If the 3600 is \~$35-40 more than the 2600 in your country, I'd suggest scraping a bit more money and buying it instead.
Also, your motherboard supports an M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD, you can get really high sequential reads/writes and generally better performance, and they only cost \~$5-10 more than SATA versions. I suggest you take advantage of your motherboard's M.2 capability and buy one. This WD Blue SSD seems to be on sale and only $10 more than your current SATA SSD.
Your RAM is pretty fast, but the CL19 is a bit too tight of a timing for that RAM. Looks pretty cheap though, so maybe someone else can make sure that's still okay, I don't know too much about the timing/speed ratios.
Everything else looks pretty great, maybe if you have room you could upgrade to a 550w power supply for future use? I'm not sure if its necessary though, someone else might be more helpful for that.
1 points • testical-implants
The build list is good. A few things I’d change
SSD. The SN550 is like $55-$60 for 500G. It’s an M.2 NVME SSD, so I’d go with that for the extra SSD storage. (It’s called Western Digital Blue SN550, if you can’t find it look for it on Amazon) (Western Digital 500GB WD Blue SN550 NVMe Internal SSD - Gen3 x4 PCIe 8Gb/s, M.2 2280, 3D NAND, Up to 2,400 MB/s - WDS500G2B0C https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YFF3JCN/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fab_B--FFbV2SZQVY)
As far as the case, it’s a good choice. If you’re looking for a different case, I can recommend the 275R Airflow. Its extremely clean (especially in white) and has pretty good airflow with 2 stock intake an 1 exhaust. It has space for 3 fans so you can get even more airflow. I’m just recommending it cause it looks and works great for me personally. The white version is $5 cheaper than the Corsair in your build list.
Are you specifically looking for an 80+ Gold? I mean it seems like you’re overpaying a bit for the PSU. Mines a 80+ Bronze 600W that I payed like $75 for.
1 points • ___ez_e___
WD SN550 is good and save a little.
1 points • ratguy
That’s the Black, which is probably a bit better than the Blue I bought.
1 points • justfornow456
I saw a popular post highly praising ssd over hdd. So i upgraded my hard drive to a nvme gen 3, but i really dont notice much of a difference in speed or anything. Are people morons or do I need to upgrade memory too?
Here are my specs
MSI Z370-A Pro
G.Skill Ripjaws V 8GB
Zotac GTX 1060 6GB
1 points • noiceturtle55
Yes, but you'd be better off with an nvme ssd like the Western Digital SN550 since it's about the same price as the sata one in your list and is faster compared to a sata ssd.
1 points • chenzyjerry
This is roughly the same price and while it is only 500GB, it'll load games 3 times faster.
1 points • watermelon_man2
M.2 SSD, the full size long boi.
1 points • KingUzzo
1 points • IPTV2pointoh
The SSD hasn't shipped yet from Amazon and loosing confidence in the seller. I'm thinking of purchasing it from another seller or get a larger capacity SSD as I saw a 500gb for about the same cost: https://www.amazon.com/Blue-SN550-500GB-NVMe-Internal/dp/B07YFF3JCN?source=ps-sl-shoppingads-lpcontext&psc=1 Thoughts?
1 points • i_do_chiafart
If you're going SATA anyway I'd personally just buy an regular ssd and save the money.
Here's a WD Blue PCIe (NVME) M.2. https://www.amazon.com/Blue-SN550-500GB-NVMe-Internal/dp/B07YFF3JCN/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=wd+blue+nvme+500gb&qid=1583627372&s=electronics&sr=1-1
2 points • bugsdabunny
Thanks for the thorough response. Unfortunately I don't have any other CPUs lying around to test on at the moment. My CPU is an Intel i5 8500T which is listed as having AES-NI, and the module is loaded so hopefully its working there, although if the implementation is not up to snuff I'd be out of luck. PCI-3.0 using this drive.
I mentioned Proxmox more for thoroughness, I was running all my tests/benchmarks on the host itself so no performance loss from being containerized or inside a VM. I actually don't even have any VMs yet because I'm just setting up a new server 😅
2 points • lookinglass23
Something like this. Wait till the holidays to order.
2 points • brandnewcardock
You don't need thermal paste or the CPU cooler. The CPU comes with a stock cooler and thermal paste already applied.
Why are you buying two separate sticks of RAM? You could get a pack of 2x8GB with a higher speed (3200) for about the same price I would think. Here's an example.
That SSD seems kind of expensive. Have you looked at WD M.2 SSDs? They'll be faster, easier to install and should be about the same price. Here's an example.
2 points • GeoWadeMo
One you can consider is the WD SN500, which is $70 for 500gb. Tom’s Hardware has a good comparison article, calling it the best seamless SSD yet: https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/wd-blue-sn550-m2-nvme-ssd-review-best-dramless-ssd-yet.
The SN550 will give you speeds 3-5 times faster than a SATA SSD. I think you would be happy with it.
1 points • mintconditioneggs
I'm afraid of wasting my money? Am I about to waste my money on the wrong SSD?
(Copy Pasted from my thread)
Over the last year I successfully built a PC out used parts I bought, found trashed, and traded for. CyberPunk is coming out soon and the system requirements suggests users play on an SSD. In a few months I'll be happily celebrating my birthday for the 5th time in my life, so I decided for the first time I'm going to buy myself a birthday present. Looking at my budget it seems I'll have about 70 dollars saved up by then.
My research has lead me to this Western Digital SN750 on Amazon for 63 USD, they also sell the SN550 for 9 USD Less with about 1000MB less in read/write speed. My motherboard supports PCI Gen 3x4 NVMe drives so this seems like a good fit. I found ones that are 10-15 cheaper but have read/write speeds that are less than half of what this offers.
It will be a long time before I can afford any other upgrades so I'd really like to not screw up this purchase. If I'm making the wrong choice and you know a better one in my budget I'd really love the advice. Thank you for reading this and for any advice you have for me.
1 points • DecepticIOS
- If you are going to low-medium work on the PC, you should consider getting a 3600 rather than a 3700x, might save you a 100 to allocate somewhere else.
- Samsung drives are very reliable but the 20-30$ might not be worth it. You could get a 500gb WD blue m.2 SSD with Dram for a good chunk less. https://www.amazon.com/Blue-SN550-500GB-NVMe-Internal/dp/B07YFF3JCN/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=500gb+nvme+ssd&qid=1597971085&s=electronics&sr=1-4
- Why thermal paste? Are you getting an aftermarket cooler?
- The Meshify C is a great case but if you want another bit of cash to save, you could get an NZXT H510 to keep that white color scheme for 20-30$ less.
You could spend the saved money on a better GPU such as a 2060 super or you could spend it on peripherals.
1 points • homeless_at_home
1 points • RicoViking9000
And also, to your friend, no, SATA SSDs will not fit in all motherboards. M.2 does not mean it automatically has B + M keys. It depends on the laptop
1 points • daddy_fizz
On sale today
WD SN550 500gb $54.99