WD Blue SN500 NVMe SSD

Step Up to NVMe Performance

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OVERVIEW

Drive Performance Beyond SATA


The WD Blue™ SN500 NVMe™ SSD steps up performance three times over our high-end SATA SSDs with a superior NVMe solution for high-performance and mainstream PCs. The WD Blue SN500 NVMe SSD allows resellers, system builders and consumers to take advantage of a reliable NVMe storage solution when creating their next PCs. Available in 250GB and 500GB capacities in an M.2 2280 form factor, the WD Blue SN500 NVMe SSD will give your system the boost you need.1

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Step Up to NVMe Performance

Fast

Delivers sequential read speeds up to 1700MB/s and sequential write speeds up to 1450MB/s (500GB model)2

Low Power

Enables a low power draw while maintaining significantly higher performance over our SATA SSD.

Reliable

Our in-house controller and 3D NAND supports the PCIe® NVMe™ interface and DRAM-less configurations

Highlights

  • Enables very low power draw while maintaining high performance
  • Fueled by the Western Digital® in-house controller and 3D NAND
  • Sequential read speeds up to 1,700MB/s and sequential write speeds up to 1,450MB/s (500GB model)2
  • Downloadable SSD dashboard to help monitor drive health
  • Features a 5-year limited warranty
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Applications and Workload

  • Creative Professionals
  • PC Gaming
  • High Performance PCs and laptops

Specifications

250GB

500GB

Interface4

PCIe Gen3 8Gb/s, up to 2 lanes

Formatted Capacity1

250GB

Performance 5

Sequential Read MB/s up to (Q=32, T=1)6

1,700

Sequential Write MB/s up to (Q=32, T=1)

1,300

Random Read IOPS up to (Q=32, T=8)

210K

Random Write IOPS up to (Q=32, T=8)

170K

Endurance (TBW)7

150

Power 8

Average Active Power (mW)9

75

Low Power (PS3) (mW)

25

Peak Power (10us)

1.8A

Sleep (PS4) (low power)

2.5mW

Reliability

MTTF10

1.75M hours

Environmental

Operating Temperature11

0°C to 70°C

Non-operating Temperature12

-55°C to 85°C

Operating Vibration

5.0 gRMS, 10-2,000 Hz, 3 axes

Non-Operating Vibration

4.9 gRMS, 7-800 Hz, 3 axes

Shock

1,500 G @ 0.5 ms half sine

Certifications

FCC, UL, TUV, KCC, BSMI, VCCI, C-Tick

Limited Warranty13

5-years

Physical Dimensions M.2 2280

Form Factor

M.2 2280

Length

80 ± 0.15mm

Width

22 ± 0.15mm

Height

2.38 ± 0.15mm

Weight

6.5 ± 1g

Ordering Information3

250GB

WDS250G1B0C

500GB

WDS500G1B0C

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Disclosures

1.

As used for storage capacity, one gigabyte (GB) = one billion bytes, and one terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment. As used for transfer rate or interface, megabyte per second (MB/s) = one million bytes per second, and gigabit per second (Gb/s) = one billion bits per second. Performance will vary depending on your hardware and software components and configurations.

 

2.

As used for transfer speed, megabyte per second (MB/s) = one million bytes per second. Performance will vary depending on your hardware and software components and configurations.

 

3.

Not all products may be available in all regions of the world.

 

4.

Backward compatible with PCIe Gen3 x1, PCIe Gen2 x4, PCIe Gen2 x2, and PCIe Gen2 x1.

5.

Test Conditions: Performance is based on the CrystalDiskMark 5.2.2 benchmark using a 1000MB LBA range ASUS Z170A desktop with Intel® i7–6700K 4.0GHz, 8GB 2133MHz DDR4. Windows 10 Pro 64-bit using Microsoft StorNVMe driver, secondary drive. Performance may vary based on host device. 1 MB = 1,000,000 bytes. IOPS = input/output operations per second.

6.

Q=Queue, T=Thread.

7.

TBW (terabytes written) values calculated using JEDEC client workload (JESD219) and vary by product capacity.

8.

 Power measurements at 25°C.

9.

Measured using MobileMarkTM 2014 on HP EliteBook X360 1030 G2 with i7–7600U, 8GB RAM. Windows 10 Pro 64-bit RS3 using Microsoft StorNVMe driver, Primary drive. 

10.

MTTF = Mean Time To Failure based on internal testing using Telcordia stress part testing (Telcordia SR-332, GB, 25°C). MTTF is based on a sample population and is estimated by statistical measurements and acceleration algorithms. MTTF does not predict an individual drive’s reliability and does not constitute a warranty.

11.

Operational temperature as reported by device (composite temperature). 

12.

Non-operational storage temperature does not guarantee data retention. 

13.

5 years or Max Endurance (TBW) limit, which ever comes first. See support.wdc.com for regional specific warranty details.