Between those who wish to upgrade their machines, those who are making a concrete config and owners of PS5 who see slowly but surely their storage space melt like snow in the sun, the SSD market is doing wonderfully. And luckily, this one is not plagued by the shortage of components or by the Covid, suddenly the choices are numerous and the offers always more interesting.
Little by little, the so-called “M.2 NVMe” models are starting to supplant the SATA models which have made us happy for almost two decades and would almost pass the old HDDs for old CRT TVs. It must be said that with their format so practical and their performances so crazy, they have everything to please.
Currently, two generations of NVMe SSDs coexist, the Gen 3 and the Gen 4. If the latter are much faster and are essential for the PS5 for example, for a PC you have to pay attention to the characteristics of your motherboard because only the newer ones accept Gen 4 SSDs. No problem for Gen 3 SSDs like this SN550 Blue from Western Digital, world leader in data storage (HDD, SSD Sata and NVMe SSD combined).
Be careful to also check that you have a space available and that it is easily accessible. Sometimes, some M.2 ports on motherboards are blocked by the prominent size of increasingly large new video cards.
The Western Digital SN550 NVMe SSD at a glance:
Today, there are three types of hard drives to install Windows and store your games, photos or videos:
Originally released at more than 150 euros, the NVMe M.2 WD Blue SN550 1TB SSD is currently trading at only 83.99 € at Amazon.