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WD Wds500g2x0c 500gb Nvme M.2-2280 SSD

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  • Sequential read speeds up to 3,400MB/s (for 1000GB model), up to 60% faster than the previous generation of WD Black SSD**
  • Built on the Western Digital NVMe SSD storage architecture for low latency, power efficiency, and compatibility
  • Low power efficiency down to 2.5mW, half the mW of the previous WD Black SSD
  • WD F.I.T. Lab certified to work with a wide range of high-performance PC configurations
  • Free downloadable WD SSD Dashboard software and free downloadable cloning and backup software
  • 5-year limited warranty
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  • Sequential read speeds up to 3,400MB/s (for 1000GB model), up to 60% faster than the previous generation of WD Black SSD**
  • Built on the Western Digital NVMe SSD storage architecture for low latency, power efficiency, and compatibility
  • Low power efficiency down to 2.5mW, half the mW of the previous WD Black SSD
  • WD F.I.T. Lab certified to work with a wide range of high-performance PC configurations
  • Free downloadable WD SSD Dashboard software and free downloadable cloning and backup software
  • 5-year limited warranty
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Description

WD WDS500G2X0C Black 500GB High-Performance NVMe PCIe Gen3 8 Gb/s M.2 2280 SSD. SPEED PREVAILS! Introducing the WD Black NVMe SSD: the driving force behind everything you do. Featuring the innovative Western Digital NVMe SSD storage architecture, it’s where blazing speed, top-tier performance, and Western Digital 3D NAND technology combine. With up to 600TBW and 1.75M hours MTTF, the WD Black NVMe SSD is the virtually invincible SSD you can rely on. Eliminate boundaries with Western Digital's new vertically integrated SSD platform. This innovative storage architecture features Western Digital 3D NAND, and is optimized resulting in low latency, power efficiency, and compatibility with the growing range of applications benefitting from NVMe.

  • Sequential read speeds up to 3,400 MB/s (for 1000GB model), up to 60% faster than the previous generation of WD Black SSD
  • Built on the Western Digital NVMe SSD storage architecture for low latency, power efficiency, and compatibility
  • Low power efficiency down to 2.5 mW, half the mW of the previous WD Black SSD
  • WD F.I.T. Lab certified to work with a wide range of high-performance PC configurations
  • Free downloadable WD SSD Dashboard software and free downloadable cloning and backup software

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • WD Black 500GB High-Performance NVMe PCI


Brand: Western Digital

MPN: WDS500G2X0C

UPC: 718037859040

Compatibility: NVMe 2280

Packaging: Retail

Condition: New



Product Details

Manufacturer
Western Digital
Classification
Black NVMe
MPN
WDS500G2X0C
Device Type
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Used For
Consumer
Form Factor
M.2 2280
Size
500GB
Memory Components
3D NAND
Interface
PCI-Express 3.0 x4
Max Sequential Read
Up to 3400 MBps
Max Sequential Write
Up to 2500 MBps
4KB Random Read
Up to 410,000 IOPS
4KB Random Write
Up to 330,000 IOPS
MTTF
1,752,000 hours (Telcordia SR-332, GB, 25 ℃)
Power Consumption (Idle)
2.5 mW
Power Consumption (Active)
Average Active Power (mW): 110Low Power (PS3): 70 mW
Operating Temperature
0°C ~ +70°C
Storage Temperature
-55℃ ~ +85℃
Max Shock Resistance
1,500G @ 0.5 ms half sine
Max Vibration Resistance
Operating: 5 gRMS, 10 - 2000 Hz, 3 axes Non-operating: 4.9 gRMS, 7 - 800 Hz, 3 axes
Height
2.38mm
Width
22.00mm
Depth
80.00mm
Weight
7.50g

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Customer Reviews

Review Summary
5.0
Reviews
5
73.68% (28)
4
13.16% (5)
3
7.89% (3)
2
2.63% (1)
1
2.63% (1)
By Sytske Elands
Great nvme 2.0 ssd
I had already filled both nvme 2.0 slots with samsung nvme ssd's as well excellent and fast), so i bought a pci-e expansion card. I put the expansion card in the slot that is used for a second graphics card, so it has the bandwidth and it's full speed ahead. Very easy to install. Made this my boot drive and it is fast. I could have purchased fewer and larger of these drives, but i like having important files backed up to different drives. Acronis says to remove your previous boot drive then restart the computer to make this new wd your boot drive. That would be fine, but takes longer than my method. I found that once your done using acronis to image the old drive onto the wd nvme, you can just go into the bios/eufi and change the boot order to the new wd. Then go to disk management and delete the partitions on the old boot drive. Make a new partition on it, then format it. Hope this helps someone. As well, don't forget to purchase a heat sink, the wd comes with nothing to keep it cool.
By Constance Kennedy
If you want great, leading-edge performance for a bit less than the ...
This is the new fast wd black pci-e nvme drive from western digital. Trades blows with the 960 pro and evo. One of the fastest consumer ssds you can buy today. If you want great, leading-edge performance for a bit less than the cost of the samsung 960s, this is your drive. Not to be confused with the previous, slower version of this drive. You can tell the difference by noting that this has 3d nand, not two, and its markings state "western digital wd black" on the label. Don't confuse the cheaper wd black 500gb with this. You are talking a major difference in performance. This is the first pci-e nvme to come out to really trade blows with the fastest samsung parts in some time.Performance is fantastic and the benchmarks i get match what reviewers got. This was a worth upgrade for an intel 600p that would really choke up with large, sustained writes. Buying this drive is a promise that you will have top tier performance.Only con is the drive is really brand new to the market, so we can't really comment on long-term durability or anything, but i imagine it will be fine. We might see a firmware update down the road since this is so new.
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Amazing!!!!
This nvme ssd is absolutely insane. I use passmark performancetest 9 storage test to test my ssds. I have the samsung 960 pro 512gb to compare. Man!!! This wd black 500gb nvme ssd beats the samsung by 2000 points!!! To me that was a big shock!!! I didn't expect that. My 960 pro scores around 23000 and this one scores around 26000. Incredible.
By Sonia Navarro
Incredibly fast m.2 ssd
Built a new desktop about a year ago and put a crucial mx300 525gb 3d nand sata m.2 (2280) internal ssd - ct525mx300ssd4crucial mx300 525gb 3d nand sata m.2 (2280) internal ssd - ct525mx300ssd4 in it. Perfectly fine for my needs. In comparison the wd black screams at 5-7x the speed of the mx300. Have both the 250 and 500gb m.2 sticks and they are awesome. You pay a premium for the speed, but if blazing data transfer or read/write speeds is what you're after these ssds don't disappoint.
By Archie Singh
Three types of installation. Screaming fast in the right application
This review is in three parts regarding the installation and conditions for this wd black nvme card:1) installed in the m.2 slot of my asus desktop computer running windows 72) installed in a pci adapter card in my asus desktop computer running windows 73) installed in my samsung pro 9 windows 10 laptopwhy? Well first i really want this super fast ssd to be my c drive in my desktop. But i read where the m.2 slot isn't the way to squeeze out the most speed of this card because that slot runs sata. Hence i will switch to the pci-e adapter when it arrives in three days. However installing this nvme in a windows 7 system won't work without hot patching the operating system with the required drivers.It took me several hours to try all sorts of uefi/bios changes before i spent a few more hours discovering the process to hot patch the os. Finally the nvme drive could be seen by windows 7. It runs faster than the samsung ssd 850 evo i have been using as my c drive. I've attached speed test results in the photos. The faster one (showing read speed of 828.2 mb/s) is the nvme. The slower one (showing 549.8 mb/s) is the 850 evo which i thought was very fast before this. However the sort of 50% improvement is far from what this board can do. It is limited by the sata buss speed.My desktop has an asus z97-k motherboard, and intel z97 express chipset with 16gb of ram.2) installed in my asus desktop using a pci adapter. I purchased this startech.Com pex4m2e1 m.2 adapter - x4 pci-e 3.0 nvme - low profile and full profile - ssd pci-e m.2 adapter - m2 ssd - pci express ssd for this test.After setting a few parameters in the uefi/bios i ran the speed test and this card performed quite well as a daughter-board on the pci adapter. I've attached the results which can be identified by the sequential read speed of 1705 mb/s. This is quite good but as you'll see below the laptop performs much better with this wd black.3) installation in my samsung laptopmy windows 10 samsung pro 9 (2017 version) already had a 256gb nvme drive. In fact there is no place in the laptop for a regular ssd. So my job was to clone the software from that 256gb drive to an external drive, swap the old nvme drive with this wd black drive, then clone the external drive contents onto it.This was a bit of a challenge but it is up and running. The issue i ran into was cloning from one m.2 card to this new m.2 card wasn't as straight forward for lack of equipment on my part. When i've cloned in the past i was able to make use of a usb hard drive/ssd adapter. But i don't have an nvme external adapter. If i did i could have cloned from the old nvme to this wd black. So i had to keep switching the laptop from the old nvme card to this one as i attempted to clone the installation.In the end the cloning process didn't achieve a bootable image on the wd black so i had to install a fresh windows 10 os from this nvme wd black drive recovery partition. I didn't lose any data but had to do a lot of setup with the new windows 10 load.I ran crystaldiskmark64 on the old nvme board which is a samsung model mz-nln256a. The attached photo shows sequential read speed on that drive as 545.7 mb/s.I then ran crystaldiskmark64 on this wd black drive. The results are astounding. Sequential reads of 3449 and write of 2006 mb/s. I've never seen numbers like this before. Since this is the only drive in the laptop both programs and data are stored on it so both are screaming fast now.In the end i've decided to leave this wd black installed in my laptop. It will definite be quite a bit faster and it is a normal part of that laptop design. I'm not leaving it in my windows 7 desktop because it requires more knowledge and experience than the average computer tinkerer would have. If something went wrong and windows 7 was reloaded the hot patch would be lost and this board would no longer work. Besides my desktop is already pretty fast and i don't long for more speed.My conclusion? The wd black 500gb nvme card is indeed wicked fast in the right application.
By Roy Hoffman
Super fast storage!
Whoa nellie! These are super fast ssds using the latest, blazing tech for super bandwidth - pci-e nvme. With sequential read and write speeds up to 3,400/2,800 mb/s, these will please gamers, photographers, video editors, music producers ... Most anyone who needs super fast storage, or who just wants it! You'll need a pci-e slot, of course. There are some external adapters, which run about $300 at time of writing, which use thunderbolt 3. But most users will be sticking these into their rigs and enjoying the next era of fast storage.
By Anna Nichols
Super fast
Good!
By Gene Roberts
Small, fast, reliable.
Amazing! It's tiny!And wow - it is fast!Had windowsn10 booting in under 1 second - that is from power off to login screen showing and responding.If your motherboard will accept this sort of drive, and you do not have one, now is the time, this is the one to get.
By Delphine Harris
Very difficult to even get it cloned and had to change passwords every time i rebooted. Wd software is crippled acronis sw.
After wasting more than half a day trying to clone my usb 3 ssd to the wd disk on my motherboard, it finally worked - sort of worked. After it cloned the m.2 disk, i had to change my password at least 11 times to ever get logged into my windows 10 pro software. Now outlook doesn't work anymore and says to go delete the .Ost files of which there are about twenty of them. And when i tried to continue to write this review using microsoft word (the 2016 version), i had to wait a few seconds between each keystroke for the computer to catch up - ultra slow motion. Earlier today i used macrium reflect to clone my samsung evo ssd and it was about a million time faster to type in word. I was planning to do a comparison using memtest. My neck is hurting so much, i don't want to touch this wd ssd again. I have no idea what that special western digital edition of acronis did to my installations, but it was just agonizing. I thought i would never get it to work again. I don't know why it kept making me change my password so many times after i finally got to the login screen. I supposed the wd m.2 ssd works, but it appears i will have to find a way to wipe the m.2 ssd and start over with a clean install, which is nearly impossible with an m.2 ssd on the motherboard. It isn't like you can pull it out and mount it in a usb adapter of some kind. It has to be done in-situ. I've had to do hot m.2 ssd swaps, which i don't like to do, but it is the only way to wipe an m.2 ssd unless somebody else knows how to boot up with a usb ssd and the m.2 ssd not try to take over. I am really not pleased with the clone software and it messed up outlook somehow. I'm open to solutions. I am pretty good at this sort of thing normally. I've cloned m.2 samsung drives at least 5 times without any issue using an older version of macrium reflect. The new version doesn't work so well because i can't ever get the computer to boot at all.I have two desktop computers with the same asrock z97 extreme6 lga 1150 intel z97 hdmi sata 6gb/s usb 3.0 atx intel motherboard. I started with a samsung 960 evo m.2 ssd in my motherboard with an intel i7 4790k cpu running at 4500 mhz.I have an intel xenon cpu and the prior version samsung m.2 ssd in my wife?€™s computer with the same motherboard. I intended to start with a regular usb 3 ssd and then clone it to each respective motherboard, but things went wrong and i never quite got around to installing the operating system directly onto the m.2 ssd until today. But that means i have to reinstall a lot of software. Unfortunately, i can?€™t do much with the extreme pain that has virtually crippled me with neck pain from being rammed by a driver driving the wrong direction and of course, he just drove off leaving me in misery. I have to do things in stages and it takes a long time because my never-ending extreme pain just kills my efficiency and eventually it will kill me, too.Both motherboards have the asrock ultra m.2 gen3 x4 32gbps socket for maximum throughput. I tried to use the macrium cloning software today and while it apparently cloned my usb 3 ssd, i can?€™t get the operating system to ever boot up. I can use my windows 10 pro installation disk and install the operating system directly to the motherboard, but i don?€™t want to reinstall all the software. I downloaded the wd acronis software and it will not install unless i have the wd m.2 ssd mounted on my motherboard. I?€™m not a fan of acronis software from past experience, which is why i want to use the macrium software that isn?€™t restricted. I am totally disgusted. I just hope my original usb ssd still works.

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