The WD Blue SN550 NVMe M.2 1TB internal solid state drive (opens in new tab) is down to $99.99 at Newegg. That's $25 off its regular price. Considering this SSD has a hard time staying in stock (it's out at Amazon and Best Buy), you should grab it at this price while you can. You'll be hard pressed to find any NVMe M.2 SSD out there that combines this speed and space at this level of value.
WD Blue SN550 NVMe M.2 1TB internal solid state drive (opens in new tab)
Bang for your Buck. Has data transfer speeds up to 2,400 MBps and is 4x faster than WD Blue SATA drivers. Uses WD designed controller and firmware so the performance is optimized. WD's software also monitors your SSD's health. 5-year warranty.
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$219.99 $300.00 Save $80
You're actually going to look for ways to fill up this drive. Uses USB 3.0 interface for speedy data transfer and it's backwards compatible with 2.0. Works on PC and Mac but needs reformat for the latter. Comes with 2-year warranty.
WD My Passport 1TB USB-C portable solid state drive (opens in new tab)
$139.99 $150.00 Save $10
Has a transfer rate of up to 1,050 MB/s thanks to USB-C and USB 3.2 Gen 2 tech. Includes 256-bit AES hardware encryption for data protection. Drop resistant up to 6.5 feet. Has good backup software for protecting your data. Works with Mac and PC.
$259.99 $350.00 Save $90
How much data can you store? This drive has the space for it! Uses USB 3.0 interface for speedy data transfer and it's backwards compatible with 2.0. Works on PC and Mac but needs reformat for the latter. Comes with 2-year warranty.
WD My Passport 500GB external USB-C portable solid state drive (opens in new tab)
$79.99 $120.00 Save $40
Includes blazing-fast NVMe tech for read/write speeds up to 1,050 MB/s and 1,000 MB/s respectively. Has 256-bit AES hardware encryption to keep your data safe. Resists shocks and drops so it can endure some punishment. Has a 5-year warranty.
$59.99 $100.00 Save $40
Connects via USB 3.0 for an easy-to-use interface that has data transfer speeds up to 5 Gbps and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0. Set up automatic backup options or manage your drive with WD's free software. Works with PC and Mac.
The "WD Blue" desgination is Western Digital's more affordable lineup. We've sung the praises of the WD Blue SATA drive in the past, but the WD Blue M.2 drive is very new. It only released in December at an MSRP of $125, which wasn't great considering the faster WD Black SN750 (opens in new tab) generally sells for around $150. Today's drop is super worth it given the SN550 has been praised by several critics for its performance compared to its cost.
The SN550 has data transfer speeds that go up to 2,400 MBps, which is a crazy number. That's four times the speed of the SATA WD Blue (opens in new tab) drives. The SN550 uses a specially designed controller and firmware from WD that optimizes its performance. The dashboard software helps monitor the health of your SSD, too, and can let you know when something goes wonky.
If you've never used an M.2 SSD before, and that's perfectly plausible if you're looking for a budget option like this, then you should know these don't connect like normal drives. The SATA interface is what you use with regular hard drives and it is what SSDs have adopted in the past. M.2 drives, however, use a connect that's found on your motherboard, and if you haven't updated your motherboard in a while it might not even have the connection. It's still fairly simple to install, but you do need to know what you're looking for first.
J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now covers deals for Android Central, iMore, and Windows Central. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.
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