WD Blue 500GB Internal SSD Review & Specifications

WD Blue 500GB Internal SSD Solid State Drive - SATA 6Gb/s 2.5 Inch WDS500G1B0A

- Western Digital

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Sequential read speeds of up to 545MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 525MB/s.
An industry-leading 1.75M hours Mean Time To Failure (MTTF) and several error-correction technologies for lasting reliability.
Optimized for multitasking to simultaneously run resource-heavy applications without system slow-down.
Available in 2.5"/7mm and M.2 2280 models to accommodate most PCs.
WD FIT LabTM certification for compatibility across a wide range of laptop and desktop computers.

Specs Overview

Model WDS500G1B0A
Release Date January 2018
Capacity 500GB
Interface SATA 6 Gb/s
Form Factor 2.5"
SSD Controller Marvell 88SS1074
NAND Flash Type SanDisk 15nm TLC

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WD Blue 500GB Internal SSD Performance comparison with similar Solid State Drives

Transfer speeds up to 545MB/s and capacities up to 1TB with models for old and new desktop and laptop PCs. Check your PC's specifications to determine the right upgrade.

WD Blue SSD | Technical Specifications



1TB, 500GB, 250GB



SATA 6Gb/s


Form Factor

2.5 Inch 7mm

M.2 2280

Endurance (TBW)

250GB   100

500GB  200

1TB        400

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