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WD Blue 3D NAND 500GB Internal SSD - SATA III 6Gb/s M.2 2280 Solid State Drive - WDS500G2B0B

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  • 3D NAND SATA SSD for capacities up to 2TB with enhanced reliability.
  • An active power draw up to 25% lower than previous generations of WD Blue SSD.
  • Sequential read speeds up to 560 MB/s and sequential write speeds up to 530 MB/s.
  • An industry-leading 1.75M hours mean time to failure (MTTF) and up to 500 terabytes written (TBW) for enhanced reliability.
  • WD F.I.T. Lab certification for compatibility with a wide range of computers.
  • Free downloadable software to monitor the status of your drive and clone a drive, or backup your data.

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Learn more about the Western Digital WDS500G2B0B

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years
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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
One of the faster SATA SSDs

Pros: Performance, price, availability, and support.

Cons: NOT an NVME drive

Other Thoughts: Please be aware that although it has the m.2 form factor, all it really is a SATA drive, so just expect SATA performance, and you will be satisfied. If your motherboard only has one m.2 slot, don't waste it on SATA speeds when much better performance can be had for just a wee but more money.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
2/ 5
So far defective...

Pros: Small form factor
Fantastic for the price

Cons: Defective copy

Other Thoughts: I am kinda disappointed that my product didn't even work out of the box. I have another WD 1TB m.2 and it is fantastic and my system detects that. I would give it a 5 stars, but I would have to wait until I got another one.

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Manufacturer Response:
Hello Anonymous,

We are sorry to hear about your experience with WD WD Blue 3D NAND - SATA III Internal Solid State Drive.

We would like to have the opportunity to address your concerns directly as we think there were greater underlying causes that needed to be investigated with care resulting in a positive outcome.

It's recommended contacting our support team to resolve the issue. You can contact us by phone or email as mentioned below and provide your details.

Need Help? Please contact us at:
Phone: https://support.wdc.com/contact_phone.aspx?h=4
Email: https://westerndigital.secure.force.com/ind/?lang=en
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
This lil thing is smooooooth

Pros: energy efficient

Cons: n/a

Other Thoughts: fast

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Not bad for a desktop rated SSD

Pros: Over-provisioning at 30% yields a 2.8x increase in IOPS. Here's the breakdown:
OP Ratio(%) 0 10 20 30 40 50 60
(IOPS) 7963 14395 16176 22599 25648 29624 34205

Cons: None so far. I bought two for a RAID1 cache boost for my home lab NAS so these are going to see a high degree of activity. I'll update this review if one (or both) fail before the 5yr warranty is up.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Wrong one for me

Pros: Don't know

Cons: Can't tell

Other Thoughts: I've built my very first gaming pc and I did buy every part correctly except this one :/ I should've bought PCIe type instead of this and I can not return it because I threw its package away. :(

I'll give 5 stars anyway.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
No Problems

Pros: Easy to install WD software made it easy to clone my os from my old drive. It was a breeze :)

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: Before I bought this drive I read all the reviews and I used the QVL from the motherboard website which made it easy

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
2/ 5
DO NOT USE WITH HEATSINK

Pros: Inexpensive, fast

Cons: Cannot be used with a heatsink,
Poor customer support

Other Thoughts: I purchased 2 of these units for use in a QNAP NAS which recommends the use of a heat sink attached to the M.2 SSD boards. Since the heatsink is designed to use a 2 sided thermal blanket that has adhesive on both side I was concerned that the label would create heat transfer issues. I contacted WD tech support and was referred 3 times (escalated each time) because no one could give me an answer. Finally well over a week later I received this statement in my email and I quote: "You can use the heatsink anywhere nearby the SSD but not on the SSD as it may temper the label on the drive which will void the warranty of the drive." As a point of information the label itself is designed that any attempts to remove it would destroy it. So if your thinking of simply pealing it off and putting it back on if you had a warranty issue you can forget it. Also, they did not offer to assist me with possibly swapping out my new Blue's for the new offering, it was more like sorry, you stuck with it.
For the life of me I cannot figure out why you could not just scan the label for warranty purposes and peal it off to attach the heatsink. The only reason I could come up with is this is a rebranded part an WD would not be able to determine it was actually their part. WD provided a link to another product coming out soon that would allow the use of a heatsink. Unfortunately when I attempted to use the link they sent me i got "Page not Found" Oh well, looks like WD is not what they use to be. I will end up using the WD units purchased in another application and I wont buy from them again.

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Manufacturer Response:
Greetings Daniel M,

We are sorry to hear about performance issues our WD Blue 3D NAND SSD drive, but we appreciate your time providing this review and bringing this matter to our attention.

Please let us confirm that there can be multiple factors that may work with or against the drive and we would like to have the opportunity to address your concerns directly as we think there were greater underlying causes that needed to be investigated with care resulting to a positive outcome.

In the meantime, we placed some useful links regarding the specific device.

''General Information and features for WD Blue Solid State Drives (SSD)'':
https://support.wdc.com/knowledgebase/answer.aspx?ID=17071

http://products.wdc.com/library/SpecSheet/ENG/2879-800092.pdf

When contacting WD support via e-mail or via phone, please do not forget to mention the following case number: 020419-13593286
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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5

Pros: Great, fast drive
Like the M.2 form factor
Does what it supposed to and according to its specs.

Cons: None.

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