WD Black 500GB WDS500G2X0C

WD Black 500GB NVMe PCIe Gen3 8 Gb/s M.2 2280 - WDS500G2X0C

WD Black 500GB NVMe PCIe Gen3 8 Gb/s M.2 2280 - WDS500G2X0C

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  • Sequential read speeds up to 3,400MB/s (for 1000GB model), up to 60% faster than the previous generation of WD Black SSD**
  • Built on the Western Digital NVMe SSD storage architecture for low latency, power efficiency, and compatibility
  • Low power efficiency down to 2.5mW, half the mW of the previous WD Black SSD
  • WD F.I.T. Lab certified to work with a wide range of high-performance PC configurations
  • Free downloadable WD SSD Dashboard software and free downloadable cloning and backup software
  • 5-year limited warranty

Specifications Overview

Model WDS500G2X0C
Release Date May 2018

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Series Black NVMe
Capacity 500 GB
Interface PCIe Gen3 x4
NVME
Form Factor M.2-2280
Max Sequential Read Up to 3400 MB/s
Max Sequential Write Up to 2500 MB/s

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Expert reviews

100

The WD Black NVMe SSD is the first real threat to Samsung’s solid-state storage supremacy as the fastest writing drive we’ve ever tested.

90

The Western Digital Black 3D NVMe SSD is as fast as Samsung's 960 Pro, but it costs a lot less. In fact, it's only slightly more expensive than entry-level drives. It's the drive that smart buyers should go for.

95

WD/SanDisk makes this even more attractive with a 5-year limited warranty and, to top it all off, they made sure they undercut the Samsung 960 Pro NVMe SSD, the only SSD that provides any real competition for the speed and quality that these SSDs exhibit. They never undercut that price by a few bucks , but rather, we are seeing MSRP for the 500...

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