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Western Digital Blue 500GB M.2-2280 SATA III SSD

CCL Code: SSD0657
Manufacturer Code: WDS500G2B0B
| Manufacturer: Western Digital

A new dimension of storage

Key Features:

  • M.2 2280 Form Factor
  • Up to 560MB/s Read, 530MB/s Write
  • 4K IOPS Read: 95000
  • 4K IOPS Write: 84000
  • 3 Year Warranty

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Ready for your high performance computing needs, a WD Blue™ SATA SSD offers high capacity, enhanced reliability, and blazing speed.Ready for your high performance computing needs, a WD Blue™ SATA SSD offers high capacity, enhanced reliability, and blazing speed.

High capacity with enhanced reliability

A WD Blue SATA SSD uses 3D NAND technology not only for higher capacities (up to 4TB1) than the previous generation WD Blue SATA SSDs, but also to help reduce cell-to-cell interference for enhanced reliability. 

Superior performance for high-end computing

For a variety of computing applications like gaming, HD media playback, or creative software, look to WD Blue SATA SSDs. Western Digital™ 3D NAND technology helps enable sequential read speeds up to 560MB/s and sequential write speeds up to 530MB/s for fast system boot-ups, quick application responses, and rapid transfer speeds.2

Leading-edge reliability

An SSD is designed with no moving parts to help protect against data loss if it is accidentally bumped or dropped. And with 1.75M hours MTTF (mean time to failure),3 up to 600 TBW (terabytes written),4 and several error correction technologies, WD Blue SATA SSDs can help guard data for years to come. 

Broad compatibility

With a certification from the WD Functional Integrity Testing Lab (F.I.T. Lab™), every WD Blue SATA SSD is verified for compatibility with a wide range of desktop and laptop computers. Every WD Blue SATA SSD goes through extensive compatibility and reliability testing to ensure it meets the high standards of the WD Brand.

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.

5-year limited warranty

Every WD Blue SATA SSD comes with a 5-year limited warranty,5 so you can be confident of your storage when you upgrade or replace any of your drives.

1 As used for storage capacity, one terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment.
2 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.
3 MTTF = Mean Time To Failure based on internal testing using Telcordia stress part testing.
4 TBW (terabytes written) values calculated using JEDEC client workload (JESD219) and vary by product capacity.
5 See for regional specific warranty details.

Main Features

  • High capacity with enhanced reliability
  • Enhanced power efficiency
  • Superior performance for high-end computing


Solid State Capacity 500 GB
Drive Size M.2-2280
Memory Type SSD
Memory Size 500 GB
Memory Package 3D NAND


Read Speed 560 MB/s
Write Speed 530 MB/s
4K Random Read (AS SSD) 95000 IOPS
4K Random Write (AS SSD) 84000 IOPS
Data Storage Life 200 TBW
Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) 1,750,000 hours


Interface Type SATA III


Certifications FCC, UL, TUV, KC, BSMI, VCCI, Morocco


Electrical Power Consumption 3.35 W
Electrical Power Consumption Standby 56 mW


Operating Temperature 0 ~ 70 °C
Storage Temperature -55 ~ +85 °C
Vibration (Operating) 5.0 gRMS, 10-2,000Hz
Vibration (Non-Operating) 4.9 gRMS, 7-800Hz
Shock (Operating) 1,500G @ 0.5ms


Form Factor Solid State Drive
Enclosure type Internal
In The Box 500GB SSD
Width 22 mm
Depth 80 mm
Height 2.38 mm
Weight 7 ±1 g


Warranty 3 Years

Key Features

Disk Capacity 500 GB
Main Colour Black
Storage Capacity 500 GB
Solid State Drive Yes
Disk Form Factor M.2 2280
Read IOPS (4K) 95000
Write IOPS (4K) 84000

Item Details

Manufacturer Western Digital
Manufacturer Code WDS500G2B0B
EAN 0718037856261
UPC 718037856261
Condition New

Warranty Information

Warranty 3 Years

Manufacturer Information

Manufacturer Western Digital
Manufacturer Code WDS500G2B0B
Questions and Answers

Do you have you a question about the WD Blue (500GB) 3D NAND SATA III 6Gb/s M.2 Solid State Drive (Internal)?

Q: are these compatible with msi b450 gaming plus m/board & ryzen 2600 cpu? please advise thanks in advance
Answer by Website User on 20th August 2019
Yes, it is compatible.
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Q: will these drives work with an intel 6700k type?
Answer by Website User on 2nd July 2019
The CPU will be compatible however it is the motherboard that will need checking. - Kristian N
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4 / 5 26 reviews


6 months ago

So far so good , cheap SSD good for budget builders


7 months ago

Cant Recommend the WD range of drives any more value for money components. Read/Write speed is brilliant for gaming. Super fast and as a boot device 5 seconds from turning on to logging in.


8 months ago

It works really well and was affordable


9 months ago

Great product works right out of the box and is super fast. My PC boots up in 5 seconds tops

Mr Ken Russell

9 months ago

CCL posted my order the same day I ordered it, getting it a couple of days later. My drive upgrade worked a treat and very happy with this drive and the excellent service CCL gave me.

Sacha Woodger

9 months ago

These are for my son who is building his own computer so far so good


9 months ago

Great for a budget pc lots of storage


9 months ago

Great value for what it is.

Mr Nelson

12 months ago

Wow M.2 knocks spots off SSHDs

Paul Dowie

October 2020

I've paid more and bought faster, but when it comes to speed for your money I find it difficult to believe that this can be beaten. Super performance and excellent value from a top brand. I'm very happy.


October 2020

Great value for money


September 2020

WD Blue, good quality budget end SSD. Check the length against your motherboards available slot.


August 2020

Does what it says on the tin.


July 2020

Does exactly what I need it to


July 2020

im very happy with it, work as expected


May 2020

great product and great value for money. highly recomend

A Cartwright

May 2020

My first switch to an M. 2 drive for my OS and what a difference it makes, read write speeds are very fast and easily a benefit to any build, one of many purchases from CCL.


October 2019

Its a small ssd, its quick, what more can I say


September 2019

Great Piece of kit and very easy to set up


August 2019

All in all a fine SATA M2 SSD. The low score is primarily because Western Digital sell an even faster NVME SSD for around the same price as this, so getting that would be an even better idea. But, if for some reason you must have strictly a SATA M2 SSD, you can't go wrong with this.

Mr Jason Voorhees

August 2019

perfect speed for games


July 2019

Good works


May 2019

Fantastic product! Sped up my laptop like nothing else could, also great value for money since I could not find a cheaper alternative for the same performance anywhere! Would definitely recommend for anyone wanting to speed up their system.

Amirali Ally

May 2019

Change my computer good

Dimitar Chinkov

April 2019

Very good quality


December 2018

Use this as my only storage and it delivers very fast boot times (although I can only compare it to my ageing work PC). Excellent value for money and would strongly recommend it. And great service and prices from CCL.