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This 1TB WD Blue SSD is only $79 and it's not even Black Friday

The WD Blue SN550 NVMe M.2 SSD on a blue background
(Image credit: Western Digital)

This 1TB Western Digital SN550 NVMe SSD is down to the lowest price we've ever seen it, even though it's now weeks past Black Friday. Using the code SSAZZ823 at the checkout, you can get this  PCIe-based drive for a tantalising $78.99 at Newegg right now.

That's a solid saving of $51, and it comes in at around $0.08 per gigabyte. Not bad for those looking for a budget NVMe drive to break away from the bane of a standard SATA SSD, or even *shudders* booting from a hard drive.

With this drive you're looking at sequential read speeds of up to 2,400 MB/s, and sequential write speeds of up to 1,950 MB/s. And while that can't quite match the likes of premium NVMe drives like the WD Black SN750, or the Samsung 970 EVO Plus (which sits in our best NVMe SSD list), it's still significantly faster than a SATA SSD or an HDD.

$129.99

Western Digital SN550 | 1TB | 2,400MB/s read, 1,950MB/s write | $129.99 $78.99 at Newegg (save $51)
An excellent budget NVMe SSD, offering fast read and write speeds at just under $0.08 per GB. Just use the code SSAZZ823 at the checkout for the extra $5 discount that put the total saving up to $51.

The main drawbacks for this drive are that the small SLC cache can cause extended file operations to slow down, but other than that we can only fault it for the gaudy coder blue it comes in. Unless covered up, this thing's gonna stick out like a sore thumb, and ruin any PC's aesthetic.

Katie Wickens

Screw sports, Katie would rather watch Intel, AMD and Nvidia go at it. She can often be found admiring AI advancements, sighing over semiconductors, or gawping at the latest GPU upgrades. She's been obsessed with computers and graphics since she was small, and took Game Art and Design up to Masters level at uni. Her thirst for absurd Raspberry Pi projects will never be sated, and she will stop at nothing to spread internet safety awareness—down with the hackers.