Western Digital releases new budget WD Blue SN570 M.2 NVMe SSDs with up to 1TB of capacity and prices starting at a cheap US$49
The American storage manufacturer Western Digital is apparently in the process of updating its product lines step by step. Just last week we reported on the newly released WD Red SN700 SSDs which are intended for usage in non-professional NAS servers. The even more affordable WD Blue series of budget SSDs will now also receive an upgrade with the new WD Blue SN570, which replaces the WD Blue SN550.
According to Western Digital's official product page, the WD Blue SN570 is made for content creators and other creative users who are looking for a cheap storage solution for their data. With its PCIe 3.0 interface, sequential reading speeds of up to 3500MB/s and writing speeds of up to 3000MB/s, the WD Blue SN570 is certainly not the fastest SSD on the market. The SSD is equipped with TLC memory and does not feature DRAM, which most casual users probably will not notice.
The WD Blue SN570 SSD comes in the usual M.2 2280 format and should mainly impress with its cheap prices which start at US$49 for the 250GB model and reach up to US$109 for the 1TB version. The 500GB variant usually costs US$59, but Amazon has already discounted that unit so you can currently order the 500GB WD Blue SN570 for US$57. These drives also come with a 5 year limited manufacturer warranty.