Tuesday, October 5th 2021

Western Digital Announces WD Blue SN570 M.2 NVMe SSD

According to a recent report, it is estimated that more than 50 million people across the globe self-identified as having a career in the cultural and creative industries. With the everchanging definition of "creator" in a technology-driven world, this title now reaches beyond graphic designers and videographers to include content creators, UI/UX designers, artists and illustrators, entrepreneurs and freelancers, engineers, architects, grad students and more.

When crunching large amounts of data on their next passion project, access to fast and reliable storage solutions can greatly improve a creator's workflow, giving them peace of mind and allowing them to stay in the creative moment. With intense workload demands, today's creative professionals need technology that empowers their creativity without stress over losing their brilliant work, project bottlenecks or slow storage speeds.
Western Digital, a global leader in data infrastructure, has launched a new solution for the growing community of creators around the world: the WD Blue SN570 NVMe SSD. The new internal flash drive is a powerful solution for upgrading current PCs or optimizing a custom build.

"Complex workloads require high performance and reliability, and the right type of storage can help streamline workflows and increase productivity," said Eric Spanneut, vice president of Client and Enterprise SSDs for Western Digital's Flash Business unit. "Our new WD Blue SN570 NVMe SSD is built with creators in mind, providing fast speeds, data protection and endurance to support their creative vision."

To keep creators inspired, each new purchase of a WD Blue SN570 NVMe SSD comes with a one-month membership to Adobe Creative Cloud, offering access to some of the world's best creative apps and services such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, Premiere Pro and InDesign.

"Whether at home or on the go, people are creating in ways that demand more and more from their devices," said Marc Leibowitz, Vice President, Global Strategic Partnerships at Adobe. "By teaming up with Western Digital, we are able to equip creatives with the tools they need to do their best work, wherever and whenever inspiration strikes."

Spark Imagination with a Purpose-Built NVMe SSD Drive

The new WD Blue SN570 NVMe SSD is designed for endurance, packing high performance into a small-form factor to keep imaginations flowing -- all while maintaining low power consumption.

Key features of the new WD Blue SN570 NVMe SSD include:
  • NVMe Technology: Create faster while consuming low amounts of power. With read speeds up to 3,500 MB/s (500 GB - 1 TB models), systems can run up to 5X faster than Western Digital's best SATA SSDs.
  • Built-In Support: Work with extra confidence and peace of mind as the downloadable Western Digital SSD Dashboard helps monitor the drive's health, available space, temperature and more.
  • Slim Design: Save on space with a single-sided M.2 2280 PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe SSD-- perfect for building the ideal creation engine, whether it's a desktop or laptop PC.
  • Reliability: Help protect your content with features like end to end data path protection.
Pricing and Availability

The WD Blue SN570 NVMe SSD is now available for purchase from the Western Digital store and select retailers, e-tailers, resellers and system integrators, and comes with a 5-year limited warranty. Capacities range from 250 GB up to 1 TB and start at $49.99 MSRP (USD).

Pricing; As mentioned in the press release, the 250 GB SKU costs US$49.99, whereas 500 GB will set you back US$59.99 and finally 1 TB comes in at US$109.99. All pricing from Western Digital's webstore.
Source: Western Digital
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13 Comments on Western Digital Announces WD Blue SN570 M.2 NVMe SSD

#1
lynx29
ten bucks says the cloud gets a security issue, like everything else on the internet. LOL (adobe creative cloud)
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Chaitanya
No mention of Nand type so I guess they can pull a bait and switch in future.
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TheLostSwede
ChaitanyaThats convinient ommisions and in last couple of months WD has diluted their NVME ssds with multiple Dramless drives priced close together and none offering any capacity advantage.
Yeah, not quite sure what this is, but they are at least faster than the SN550. In fairness to WD, they seem to offer some of the best DRAM-less drives out there though.
There's also the weird SN750 SE, which is a DRAM-less version of the SN750 and I've seen a lot of media mixing up the two and saying that the SN750 is available at a new low price, when in fact, it's the SN750 SE. However, the SN750 SE is PCIe 4.0, whereas the SN750 is PCIe 3.0, adding further to the confusion about where in WD's product stack these two are supposed to be.

Finally, there's this... It comes with the game pre-installed a game code and was costing more than the drive and the game separately at one point. It seems like the drive has gone up in price since then.

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BSim500
Good Lord, it's just a storage drive. It doesn't need meaningless "creator" marketing buzzwords attached unless there's actually something special about it being suited to video editing (high endurance MLC).
ChaitanyaNo mention of Nand type so I guess they can pull a bait and switch in future.
Indeed:-
www.overclock3d.net/news/storage/western_digital_promises_to_do_better_following_sn550_qlc_scandal/1
www.overclock.net/threads/toms-wd-blue-sn550-ssd-performance-reportedly-cut-in-half-when-slc-runs-out.1793128/

At this stage, tech sites who become aware of "bait & switches" need to either go back and re-test the new variants then completely replace the original data and update conclusion, or if they don't have time, at the very least replace the original praising review with a short one-paragraph article linking to newer "bait and switch" articles with size 24 bold red font explaining clearly why the drive is highly UNrecommended. It's the only message the manufacturers will learn from. And don't give any free marketing to any new drive which doesn't state exactly what NAND it uses.
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TheLostSwede
BSim500Good Lord, it's just a storage drive. It doesn't need meaningless "creator" marketing buzzwords attached unless there's actually something special about it being suited to video editing (high endurance MLC).
Sorry, was lazy and just posted the press release, since as it's as you say, it's just a storage drive.
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BSim500
TheLostSwedeSorry, was lazy and just posted the press release, since as it's as you say, it's just a storage drive.
Comment wasn't aimed at you TheLostSwede, more at whoever writes the press releases themselves where every average specced piece of hardware = the 2nd Coming of Jesus... :D
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TheLostSwede
BSim500Comment wasn't aimed at you TheLostSwede, more at whoever writes the press releases themselves where every average specced piece of hardware = the 2nd Coming of Jesus... :D
Yeah, I feel sorry for whoever had to write that drivel...
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illusion archives
Well,WD's product lines are so confusing,which makes it easy to cheat consumers.
According to the Integrators List in pcisig.com,some of SN550 is same to SN570,the others is same to SN350.


SN350 960GB uses TLC NAND,but SN350 1TB uses QLC NAND.The QLC type of SN350 may be called SN540 in OEMs.
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#11
docnorth
At least it comes with 5 year warranty, which is not a given for a budget SSD, and a real-time (?) monitoring tool.
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#12
Solaris17
Dainty Moderator
I love how they mention a bunch of fancy things for it to be a normal NVMe drive.
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Chaitanya
TheLostSwedeYeah, not quite sure what this is, but they are at least faster than the SN550. In fairness to WD, they seem to offer some of the best DRAM-less drives out there though.
There's also the weird SN750 SE, which is a DRAM-less version of the SN750 and I've seen a lot of media mixing up the two and saying that the SN750 is available at a new low price, when in fact, it's the SN750 SE. However, the SN750 SE is PCIe 4.0, whereas the SN750 is PCIe 3.0, adding further to the confusion about where in WD's product stack these two are supposed to be.

Finally, there's this... It comes with the game pre-installed a game code and was costing more than the drive and the game separately at one point. It seems like the drive has gone up in price since then.

As @illusion archives pointed out there is WD Green SN350 with 960GB costing $105 and 1TB costing $100 both with unknown NAND flash. Also not sure why SN750SE was released when SN750 never got discontinued and both drives offer nearly same performance(with generational gap of interface) at identical retail prices.
shop.westerndigital.com/products/internal-drives/wd-green-sn350-nvme-ssd#WDS100T3G0C
shop.westerndigital.com/products/internal-drives/wd-green-sn350-nvme-ssd#WDS100T3G0C
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