WD Blue PC SSD 500GB SATA III 2.5″ WDS500G1B0A
Upgrade or build a computer with the 1TB Blue SATA III 2.5″ Internal SSD from WD to provide your system with fast boot times and quick access to data. The WD Blue SSD delivers 1TB of storage capacity for storing your apps, multimedia content, and files. This internal SATA-based SSD is 7mm high and fits in an available 2.5″ drive bay, making it well suited for compact systems such as notebooks, NUCs, and SFF desktops. For performance, it comes armed with Tiered Caching technology that utilizes SLC and TLC flash technologies to enable up to sequential 540 MB/s read and 500 MB/s write speeds. Aside from performance, WD includes free downloadable WD SSD Dashboard software, so you can monitor the health of this solid-state drive.
Performance for High-End Computing
For high-end computing applications such as gaming, HD media playback, or creative software, WD Blue solid-state drives have 540 MB/s read and 500 MB/s write speeds you need for the performance you want. Tiered caching technology utilizes SLC (single-level cell) and TLC (triple-level cell) flash technology to enable these impressive sequential read and write speeds, allowing for fast system boot up, quick application response, and rapid transfer of data.
With no moving parts, a solid-state drive is designed to help protect against data loss if a drive is accidentally bumped or dropped. With 1.75M hours of MTTF (mean time to failure) and an endurance rating of up to 400 TBW (terabytes written), WD Blue SSDs can help guard data for years to come. WD Blue solid-state drives also use several leading error-correction technologies to help prevent data loss and provide lasting reliability.
WD Blue SSDs are optimized for multitasking and can easily run several resource-heavy applications simultaneously. This feature lets you run a background virus scan, play a 4K video, and check an email message.
This WD Blue SSD features a 2.5″ storage drive form factor and has a height of 7mm to make it compatible with compact notebooks, NUCs, and desktops.
Free WD SSD Dashboard
The downloadable WD SSD Dashboard software program provides a suite of tools so you’re always able to check on the health of your solid-state drive. This free program helps you track things such as disk model, firmware version, S.M.A.R.T. attributes, or simply monitor how much space you have left on your WD Blue SSD.
Brand : Western Digital
Series : Blue
Model : WDS500G1B0A
Device Type : Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Used For : Consumer
Form Factor : 2.5″
Capacity : 500GB
Interface : SATA III
Max Sequential Read : Up to 545 MBps
Max Sequential Write : Up to 525 MBps
4KB Random Read : Up to 100,000 IOPS
4KB Random Write : Up to 80,000 IOPS
MTTF : 1,750,000 hours
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 Lab certification for compatibility across a wide range of laptop and desktop computers.
The free, downloadable WD SSD Dashboard lets you easily monitor the status of your drive.
Power Consumption (Idle) : 6.0-7.7mW
Power Consumption (Active)
Average Active: 70mW
Max Read Operating: 2.85W
Max Write Operating: 4.00W
Operating Temperature : 0°C ~ 70°C
Storage Temperature : -45°C ~ 85°C
Max Shock Resistance : 1,500G @ 0.5 msec half sine
Max Vibration Resistance
Operating: 5.0 gRMS, 10-2000 Hz
Non-operating: 4.9 gRMS, 7-800 Hz
Dimensions & Weight
Height : 7.00mm
Width : 69.85mm
Depth : 100.20mm
Weight : 37.40g