Western Digital now adds WD Blue NVMe SSDs

Faster than the previous version

Almost two months ago, Western Digital released the high-performance WD Black SN750. This morning the company has added the WD Blue SN500 NVMe SSD. Compared to its sibling, the new model is more budget-oriented but can still offer transfer speeds higher then every SATA SSD drive.

The WD Blue series drives were based on SATA interface available in M.2 and 2.5-inch flavors. Now the company has added two models with 250GB and 500GB capacities based on NVMe interface. Priced at $54.99 and $77.99, respectively, Western Digital promises sequential read speeds of up to 1'700MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 1'450MB/s.

Compared to the top-end WD Black, which is almost twice faster, these numbers aren't exactly impressive until you consider the prices. The WD Black SN750 500GB costs $129.99, which is 40% more than the WD Blue SN500. We are always happy when we see cheaper storage options. It looks like that NVMe SSDs are rather accessible for everyone.

Source: Amazon

News by Luca Rocchi and Marc Büchel - German Translation by Marc Büchel - Italian Translation by Francesco Daghini

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