The WD Blue SN550 is one of our most highly recommended SSDs, thanks to its excellent price to performance ratio, and today it's even cheaper than usual. The 1TB model has been reduced from £89 to £80 on Ebay, thanks to today's PICKSAVE10 promotion.
Here's what you need to know about the drive - and a few other highlights that you can find using that same Ebay code.
Thank to its high-speed QLC NAND and NVMe connection, you can expect sequential read speeds of up to 2400MB/s and write speeds of up to 1950MB/s. It also comes with a five year warranty from WD, a powerful statement to the longevity of this particular model (as two or three year warranties are common for budget SSDs from less well-known manufacturers).
You will need a motherboard or laptop with a free NVMe slot to make use of this drive; alternatively you could pick up an inexpensive NVMe to PCIe adapter card (I have this £14 one and it works great). Either way, you'll be left with a high performance drive that leaves SATA SSDs in the dust!
We mentioned some other Ebay deals in our intro, so let's cover those now. The same PICKSAVE10 code can be used on a variety of shops, including Box Deals (PC components), Music Magpie (pre-owned games and tech) and The Game Collection (no guesses for identifying what they sell). You get 10% off on any £20+ purchases from the sellers linked above; see the full legal mumbo jumbo there too. We recommend the games and computers links for PC gaming stuff; here's a short list of deals we spotted.
- Asus ROG Strix XG32VC monitor (32-in 1440p 170Hz, refurb) - £399 (was £433)
- Lenovo Legion 15 (Ryzen 4800H, GTX 1660 Ti, 144Hz) - £750 (was £800)
- Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16GB DDR4-3200 (refurb) - £65 (was £72)
- TeamGroup T-Force Delta 16GB DDR4-3600 - £81 (was £90)
- Razer Wolverine V2 gamepad - £63 (was £70)
- MSI MPG B550 Gaming Plus motherboard - £108 (was £120)
In any case, I hope this was useful! We'll catch you around with more deals as we find 'em.