Page 10 - Conclusion
The third renewal of the WD Blue NVMe line, the SN570, is clearly a result of everything Western Digital has learned with minor improvements across the board for a wallet-friendly storage option. For one, we still have the solid backing of Western Digital with its long write endurance and five-year warranty period. Its performance was strong for any PCIe 3.0-based NVMe drive, regardless of the price point. Furthermore, we had improvements in smaller packet transfers and increased peak sequential speeds, something the previous SN550 1TB struggled with. The comparisons in synthetic tests to the previous generation were a bit more mixed, with only small improvements across the board in these tests. We also never saw the SN570 reach its quoted maximum read or write. However, it was still impressive to see this budget-option compete with drives like the Crucial P5 500GB and Western Digital Black SN750 NVMe SSD 1TB, especially in more day-to-day tests. While these are older storage solutions, they were marketed as performance options, so it is great to see the WD Blue SN570 match up performance-wise. The one thing I might suggest is to see a larger 2TB option available, especially since users may require more capacity and there clearly is still physical space to add another NAND chip. It will also be nice to see a larger SLC cache for larger writes and DRAM added, but these are features found at higher price points. At the current time of the review, the Western Digital Blue SN570 NVMe SSD 1TB has an MSRP of $110 USD, but can be found for $90 at press time. We have seen more and more drives available in this price region, but the SN570 is still an all-around good affordable option for NVMe storage.
Western Digital provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.
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The latest iteration of the Western Digital Blue SN570 NVMe SSD 1TB is a solid PCIe 3.0 NVMe option made more attractive with its price-to-performance ratio.
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Test System
3. Benchmark: AIDA64 Disk Benchmark
4. Benchmark: ATTO Disk Benchmark
5. Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark 8.0
6. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 5.70
7. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 10
8. Benchmark: PCMark 10
9. Benchmark: 3DMark