Joined on 08/16/17
Excellent performance for the price!
Pros: - Excellent speed for the price (3500mb read and 3000mb write) - Pushes PCI-E 3.0 to the limit - Great product support - Excellent warranty - Quality product - Fast boot speed and game loads - Fastest read speed for PCI-E 3.0
Cons: - Very little cache - Slower sustained write speed
Overall Review: This basically comes down to which version of PCI-E your motherboard supports. If you can support a PCI-E 4.0 (gen4) then I wouldn't buy this drive. If you are like me however, and your computer only supports PCI-E 3.0 (gen3) then this drive is an excellent choice not only for it's budget price but also for it's performance. I installed Windows 11 in under 20 minutes, and that's from start to finish, where you're logged in and on the desktop. There are probably other PCI-E 3.0 drives available with faster write speeds but this is the fastest read speed out of all PCI-E 3.0 (gen3) nVME SSD drives (confirmed by multiple websites that did testing) Western Digital makes quality products and I am always satisfied with my purchases. This is a budget drive but it's also fine for gaming as well. There's nothing worse than a person who buys a budget drive and then comes and complains how slow it is. If you want more speed, go spend more money, it's as simple as that. You get what you pay for, this is true for most things in life. If your computer supports PCI-E 4.0 (gen4) or higher, go buy a drive that is compatible with that instead of putting a 3.0 drive into a 4.0 motherboard. I replaced the 512gb drive that came with my laptop and there is not really any difference in speed, even though the 512gb drive was Samsung and had a larger cache, I never really noticed a difference between the two. I now have two WD Blue drives in my laptop, the 1TB SN570 is my main drive and I have a 1TB SN550 for a secondary drive. I am happy with my purchase and you will be too.
Great product for the price! Works with PS4!
Pros: I bought this to use as an external hard drive for my playstation 4. Since the Playstation 4 requires USB 3.0 for the external hard drive, I bought this to use with it and it works just fine. It's great for the price and you don't even need tools, the top just slides on and off, which is very convenient if you're swapping.
Cons: Not really any cons. You get what you pay for.
Overall Review: I would recommend this if you are looking for a cheap alternative for an external hard drive for your playstation 4. Keep in mind that you need to own an actual hard drive, this is only the enclosure.