Western Digital’s WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSD Can Deliver up to 4x the Speed of Our SATA SSD for Tech Savvy Professionals

Western Digital’s WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSD Can Deliver up to 4x the Speed of Our SATA SSD for Tech Savvy Professionals

Next-Generation NVMe SSD Helps Achieve Optimal Performance and Accessibility to Content Creators and PC Enthusiasts

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The next-generation WD Blue® SN550 NVMe™ SSD is capable of being up to 4x faster than SATA SSDs, with read speeds up to 2,400 MB/s** for ultra-responsive PC performance
An improved thermal design helps maintain sustained performance during intense use
The new product will be available in the Middle east in January 2020

Dubai, UAE – (Dec. 16, 2019) – Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) is capable of delivering up to four times the speed of SATA SSDs with the new WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSD. The newest member of the award-winning WD Blue portfolio, as well as another performance-focused NVMe SSD, the new drive is purpose-built for content creators and PC users, allowing them to boot faster and work smarter.

Supports the Four Core Storage Demands
Today’s content creators use data storage at ever-increasing rates. Whether it’s working with 4K/8K video, large document files or storage-intensive applications, these digital environments demand reliable performance, durability, speed, and capacity that the NVMe interface can deliver. According to Forward Insights, NVMe is forecast to account for more than 75 percent of the storage shipped in the PC segment by 2021. Leveraging the proven reliability of Western Digital’s NVMe product portfolio, the WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSD is built to address these four core demands, transforming them from pain points to creative productivity.

“The NVMe-first approach introduces higher speeds and better performance which translates to lesser time waiting on data. The WD Blue SN550 is a great option for customers looking for NVMe solutions. Catering to our customers’ varying needs, Western Digital delivers a full portfolio of NVMe and SATA SSDs, as well as high-capacity hard drives, providing the flexibility creators need today,” said Khwaja Saifuddin, Senior Sales Director, Middle East at Western Digital.

Powerful Internal Speeds to Do More, Faster
Whether working, creating, casual gaming or processing large amounts of data, the WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSD can deliver over four times the speed of Western Digital’s fastest SATA drives. With boosted internal speeds, this brings a better overall computing experience for multitaskers and resource-heavy application users who want a fast and responsive system to tackle tough workloads. In addition, an upgraded thermal design enables ultra-responsive PC performance and sustained performance during intense use.

WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSD Specs and Availability
Available in capacities from 250GB to 1TB* in an affordable M.2 2280 form factor
Over 4X read speeds of our SATA SSDs at up to 2,400 MB/s**
5-year limited warranty
Along with the WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSD, Western Digital’s NVMe portfolio also includes its award-winning WD Black® SN750 NVMe SSD, with an optional custom heatsink for the ultimate in high-performance gaming experience.

About Western Digital
Western Digital creates environments for data to thrive. As a leader in data infrastructure, the company is driving the innovation needed to help customers capture, preserve, access and transform an ever-increasing diversity of data. Everywhere data lives, from advanced data centers to mobile sensors to personal devices, our industry-leading solutions deliver the possibilities of data. Western Digital data-centric solutions are comprised of the Western Digital®, G-Technology™, SanDisk® and WD® brands.

*As used for storage capacity, 1GB = 1 billion bytes and 1TB = one trillion bytes. Actual user capacity may be less, depending on operating environment.

**Based on read speed, unless otherwise specified. As used for transfer rate, 1 MB/s = one million bytes per second. Based on internal testing; performance may vary depending on host device, usage conditions, drive capacity, and other factors.

Western Digital, the Western Digital logo, G-Technology, SanDisk, WD, WD Black, and WD Blue are registered trademarks or trademarks of Western Digital Corporation or its affiliates in the U.S. and/or other countries. The NVMe word mark is a trademark of NVM Express, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Product specifications subject to change without notice. Pictures shown may vary from actual products. Not all products are available in all regions of the world.

© 2019 Western Digital Corporation or its affiliates. All rights reserved

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