The WD Blue SN570 is a blazing fast PCIe NVMe Gen 3 SSD at a great price. It achieves 3500 MBps sequential read and works well on large files and video playback. With 1TB at $180 and 2TB available, it’s a perfect hard drive replacement.
There are tons of SSD brands and speeds. In the end, it comes down to performance, cache size (relates to handling large files), warranty, and whether there is a management application or disk cloning software.
Western Digital (WD) is a respected brand. The WD Blue SN570 NVMe SSD is PCIe NVMe Gen 3 x4 and has a sequential read of over 3,500 MBps. It has a 5-year warranty, a good management app, and Acronis True Image cloning software. It’s NO DRAM, so it’s a bit slower on large files. Well, that ticks all the boxes.
Australian Review: WD Blue SN570 NVMe SSD 1TB As Tested
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|Harris Tech Price||250GB $85 (34 cents per GB) 500GB $110 (22 cents)
1TB $185 (18.5 cents) 2TB TBA
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|Warranty||5 years limited|
|Company||Western Digital (WD) is an American computer hard drive manufacturer and data storage company headquartered in San Jose, California. Designs, manufactures, and sells data technology products, including storage devices, data center systems, and cloud storage services.|
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Tests: WD Blue SN570 NVMe PCIe Gen 3 M2.2280 SSD 1TB
Our test device was a PC with an ASUS motherboard and a PCIe Gen 3 SSD daughter card.
Using Crystal Disk Mark Tests peak performance. Sequential read/write speeds of 3616.65/2979.77 are excellent. More impressive is the handling of large files, which means you can render images to this.
CPDT tests sustained read write. Sequential read/write speeds were 2550/845.79 MBps.
Black Magic Disk Speed Test analyzes video rendering
CyberShack Review: WD Blue SN570 NVMe SSD is a Perfect Upgrade or Replacement
As Gen 3 x4 PCIe, NVMe, it works with all motherboards and processors, unlike the even faster Gen 4 which only works with select AMD motherboards and processors.
It uses 112-layer TLC BiCS5 flash with a PCIe 3.0 controller to handle higher interface speeds. It has no DRAM cache (like most in this price range) and allocates 64 MB of SSD. That means transferring very large files is a bit slower than a much more expensive SSD with DRAM cache.
As we said before, it ticks all the boxes and gets our unqualified buy recommendation. Note that CyberShack doesn’t have many internal SSD reviews, but in a past life I’ve reviewed Samsung, Seagate, WD, PNY, Kingston, SK Hynix, Crucial, and more.
This is on par with other Tier 1 SSDs. It is faster than the Samsung 970 EVO Plus, Samsung 980 (DRAMLESS), and WD-Back SN750. But it will be slower on large file transfers than cache-equipped SSD.
WD Blue SN570 NVMe Solid State Drive
250/500GB $85/100, 1/2TB $185/TBA
- Single sided and no need heat sink
- Excellent Acronis Cloning App and Software
- Competitive price
- 5 year warranty
- Slower than DRAM Cache SSD on larger files