The WD Blue SN550 NVMe M.2 1TB internal solid state drive 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.

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WD Blue SN550 NVMe M.2 1TB internal solid state drive

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.

$99.99 $125.00 $25 off

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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 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.

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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 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.

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