Sequential read speeds up to 2050 MB/s - more than 3 times faster than a SATA SSD.
Optimized thermal and power management to help maintain consistent high performance during intense workloads.
Industry-leading 1.75M hours Mean Time To Failure (MTTF) for lasting reliability.
WD F.I.T. Lab certified to work with a wide range of high-performance PC configurations.
M.2 design ideal for Tower desktop chassis and small form-factor PCs.
Free downloadable WD SSD Dashboard software and free downloadable cloning and backup software.
Learn more about the Western Digital WDS256G1X0C
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
PCI-Express 3.0 x4
Max Sequential Read
Up to 2050 MBps
Max Sequential Write
Up to 700 MBps
4KB Random Read
Up to 170,000 IOPS
4KB Random Write
Up to 130,000 IOPS
Endurance (TBW): 80
Unleashed performance for a new level of computing Featuring sequential read speeds up to 2050 MB/s, WD Black PCIe SSD delivers speeds more than three times faster than a SATA SSD for your high-end computing needs. Boot your system fast, launch games quickly, and multitask with ease with a WD Black PCIe SSD.
Thermal and power management Equipped with comprehensive thermal throttling & power management algorithms, WD Black PCIe SSDs are designed to help prevent overheating, preserve your data, and maintain consistent high performance in a power efficient manner.
Leading-edge reliability With 1.75M hours MTTF (Mean Time To Failure), a WD Black PCIe SSD can help store data for years to come. WD Black PCIe solid state drives also use several leading error-correction technologies to help prevent data loss and provide lasting reliability.
M.2 design ideal for desktops and small form-factor PCs With a thin, single-sided M.2 2280 design, the WD Black PCIe SSD is perfect for Tower desktop chassis as well as small form-factor, highperformance PCs.
Downloadable WD SSD Dashboard and Acronis software Monitor your drive's available capacity, operating temperatures, SMART attributes and more with the WD SSD Dashboard. Acronis True Image WD Edition software, available as a free download, can clone drives and backup your operating system, applications, settings and all of your data.
OS requirement Windows 10 and Windows 8.1
Power Consumption (Idle)
50 mW (Low Power Mode PS3) 5.5 mW (Low Power Mode PS4)