Western Digital currently seems to be updating its product lines step by step. Just last week we reported about the new Western Digital Red SN700 SSDs, which are designed for use in domestic NAS servers. One level below was the SN550 WD Blue SSD (from $45 on Amazon), which will be replaced by the new WD Blue SN570 with immediate effect.
The PCIe NVMe SSD drives from Western Digital, which are located at the lower end of the product range, are primarily designed for creative people and other price-conscious users who do not necessarily need the last bit of performance to save their data.
Purpose-built for endurance, the WD Blue SN570 SSD delivers reliable data protection while keeping your storage health in check with the downloadable Western Digital SSD Dashboard. Whether you’re working on your next passion project or crunching large amounts of data, take advantage of the high performance and capacities of up to 1TB in an affordable M.2 2280 form factor to do more, faster.
According to the manufacturer, these Western Digital Blue SSDs are primarily aimed at content creators and other creative professionals who need an inexpensive storage solution for their media files. With its PCIe 3.0 interface, a sequential transfer rate of up to 3500 megabytes per second when reading and up to 3000 megabytes per second when writing, the WD Blue SN570 SSD is definitely not one of the fastest SSDs on the market. The SN570, which is equipped with TLC flash memory, also has to do without DRAM.
WD Blue SN570 price and availability
The SSD hard drives, which come in the usual M.2 2280 format, should score points with their reasonable prices, which start at $53.99 for the 250GB model, while the WD Blue SN570 with 1TB storage capacity costs $109.99. Street prices will likely be significantly lower after it is released, but it is already available to buy via the Amazon.com online retailer. Western Digital also gives a 5-year manufacturer’s warranty on the WD Blue SN570.