By Ian Paul
If your PC is busting at the seams from all the games you’ve been downloading, we’ve got just the deal for you: Best Buy is selling the 1TB WD Blue 3D solid-state drive for $100. That’s $90 off its MSRP and the lowest price we’ve seen for this drive.
This is a 2.5-inch SATA III hard drive appropriate for both desktops and laptops. We reviewed the M.2 version of this drive back in 2017, and it was one of our favorite SSDs for years. While they’re not the same, both versions use WD’s TLC Nand, which solves the write performance issues that dogged earlier TLC Nand SSDs.[ Want more great deals? Check out TechConnect, our home for the best tech deals, all hand-picked by the PCWorld, Macworld and TechHive editors. ]
WD says the maximum data transfer rate for this drive is 600MB/s, and iIn our tests from 2017 on the M.2 version, we found that sequential write speeds were just under 500MB/s and reads were at 525MB/s. This drive is also rated for 400 terabytes worth of writes before it wears out, all impressive numbers. Bottom line, this is an excellent choice as a primary drive for a laptop without an NVMe slot, or as a secondary drive for a desktop.[Today’s deal: 1TB WD Blue 2.5-inch SATA III SSD for $100 at Best Buy]
This story, “Put a terabyte inside your PC for just $100 today” was originally published by
Ian is an independent writer based in Israel who has never met a tech subject he didn’t like. He primarily covers Windows, PC and gaming hardware, video and music streaming services, social networks, and browsers. When he’s not covering the news he’s working on how-to tips for PC users, or tuning his eGPU setup.
Copyright © 2020 IDG Communications, Inc.