WD Blue SN550 1TB NVMe SDD Review


Game Load Time Testing

Game Load Time Testing
To test game load times we used the benchmark for the game title Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers that was released in July 2019. We bumped up the resolution from 1080P to 1440P, but other than that we left all the settings at their stock values. Pretty much every SSD on the market today claims to be aimed at gamers, so this test shows you how the drives we tested perform on an actual game title in a series that every gamer has heard of.

Benchmark Results: Game load times are very important to our readers and the WD Blue SN550 1TB drive really shocked us here with game load times ranging between 12.7 seconds to 13.5 seconds. The average game load time ended up being 13.20 seconds and that makes it the second fastest in this benchmark. We never expected a DRAM-less drive to make it into the top three, but Western Digital must have done some magic here!

Let’s wrap up this review!