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Western Digital Blue 500GB 2.5" SATA III SSD

CCL Code: SSD0654
Manufacturer Code: WDS500G2B0A
| Manufacturer: Western Digital

A new dimension of storage

Key Features:

  • 2.5 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 Inches
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) 1,500 G @ 0.5ms


Form Factor Solid State Drive
Enclosure type Internal
In The Box 500GB SSD
Width 69.85 mm
Depth 100.2 mm
Height 7 mm
Weight 37.4 g


Warranty 3 Years

Key Features

Disk Capacity 500 GB
Main Colour Black
Storage Capacity 500 GB
Solid State Drive Yes
Disk Form Factor 2.5
Read IOPS (4K) 95000
Write IOPS (4K) 84000

Item Details

Manufacturer Western Digital
Manufacturer Code WDS500G2B0A
EAN 0718037856308
UPC 718037856308
Condition New

Warranty Information

Warranty 3 Years

Manufacturer Information

Manufacturer Western Digital
Manufacturer Code WDS500G2B0A
Questions and Answers

Do you have you a question about the WD Blue (500GB) 3D NAND SATA 2.5 inch Solid State Drive?

Q: Does it come with sata cables?
Answer by Website User on 24th March 2020
No, SATA cables come with your motherboard. This will just be the drive. -MR
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Q: can the ssd ssd0654 wd blue be fitted to desktop please
Answer by Website User on 3rd March 2020
This would fit in a desktop with either a case that supports 2.5" drives or using a 3.5" to 2.5" adapter. - Kristian N
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Answer by Website User on 4th March 2020
This is compatible with desktop, just needs either a case that has a 2.5" bay or an adapter from 3.5 to 2.5. - Kristian N
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4.8 / 5 53 reviews


3 months ago

Does what it does very well excellent


5 months ago

Bought as upgrade of an 60GB SSD. Easy to install, I used a software to clone the old one over the new one. Run perfect, no issues so far :)

Terry Bray. Southsea

May 2021

Easy to install and use. No setup really required. Would buy this product again if needed.

Mike Bromley

April 2021

CCL are now my go-to firm for tech hardware. Competitively priced and fast delivery.


February 2021

Worked better than expected. Another CCL item delivered on time.


December 2020

Quality product! Good price! Thanks !


November 2020

This is the second ssd drive fitted, bought this drive again to replace failed laptop hard drive, no problems fitting it and setting up, ordering and collecting from CCL was easy and staff where very good following Covid 19 rules Thanks

Richard West

October 2020

A good quality and speedy drive. Needed formatting but that was not a problem.

Mr Simon Underwood

September 2020

Nice price and pretty quick


September 2020

Worked as expected. Although it is probably Sandisk technology inside, it has the security of a 5 year guarantee from a trusted brand, and was cheaper than the Sandisk branded equivalent, so I'm happy with my purchase.

Ricky Osborne

September 2020

It's a really fast drive and obviously silent. I'd recommend this for its cost/capacity ratio and I don't believe I'd go larger for an SSD at the moment


September 2020

Transformed my life! So fast i no longer have to make a cup of tea while the laptop boots up


August 2020

Western digital were my go to choice for disc drives for over 20 years and their SSD's appear to be even better and more reliable.


June 2020

Lightning fast. My Windows 10 machine boots within about ten seconds from cold on this.

Mr Beard

June 2020

An amazing transformation of my PC, unbelievable boot up times!


May 2020

Good product, bought supplement an existing ssd. Worked as expected; easy to fit although no mounting screws are provided which I think is disappointing.


May 2020

Works perfectly. Earlier this year I built a PC with 500GB SSD from another manufacturer. After a couple of months I started to have intermittent boot up problems, which I traced to the original drive. So purchased this Western Digital SSD,and cloned the old drive's software onto it in about 20mins. Never had a problem since. Western Digital have always been very reliable and I use several on NAS boxes on my network.

Sudip Chatterjee

May 2020

Great service and great product. Bought this SDD to use as my primary boot drive. After using the appropriate software to clone my existing WD Blue HDD the end result is fantastic. Very fast read-write and much faster boot.

Andrew Jones

May 2020

Very pleased with it


April 2020

Fast and great price

B Shah

April 2020

Perfect for the purpose. Received item quickly, Installed in desktop and was easy. Improved performance of the computer and works as expected. Seller and product recommended.


April 2020

i not arrive nothing still i wait for my parcel

David Foster

April 2020

Bought to use as external storage for laptop/desktop, works admirably.


April 2020

These are excellent drives. Makes a slow PC fly.

Mr Robert Watt

March 2020

Cloned my HDD onto this SSD and it has improved the speed of my PC tremendously.


March 2020

Fast delivery available if required. Helpful sales staff. Reasonable price This is significantly faster than Sata drive in both Laptop and Desk top. I have used WS Black drives for a number of years and found them to be more reliable and longer lasting than the computer they are in - Fully expecting the SSD to match the same standard.

Martin Healy

March 2020

The WD Blue SSD is fast and great value. Fitting this drive into a laptop transforms its performance and makes it feel like a new machine. This is a great value upgrade for any laptop and will extend its life - don't buy a new laptop - just buy this SSD and swap out the original hard disk drive. You will be pleasantly surprised.

Luis Eduardo Dos Santos Moraes

March 2020

amazing product, excellent cost benefit

Carrick Oliver

March 2020

Good SSD but it doesn't come with a bracket and if you have the money I would go for an M.2. Overall, I recommend it though

Paul N

February 2020

It's a SATA TLC drive, there's not much difference speed wise between one model and another for 'normal' desktop use. It is from a respectable brand, has a 3 year warranty and the price is competitive. Samsung offers a 5 year warranty on its EVO models but is more expensive.

P Bowers

February 2020

Very very fast. Pc boots in 10 seconds. Dvd encoding which took multiplier hours now runs in minutes


February 2020

Does what it says on the tin...well packaged at a competitive price, staff attentive and friendly.


February 2020

Great thank you


December 2019

Exactly what is on the tin


November 2019

I bought this because I needed a reliable solid state drive to put into a hot swap bay in my computer. It works perfectly and can be removed to keep data safe when I am away. No problems with installation, and fast in use, so I recommend it.


August 2019

Delighted with the WD Blue Solid State Drive. It has helped to speed up my laptop considerably. The laptop now starts up much more quickly and 500gb seems fine on what is just a home laptop. Was easy to load Windows 10 - just changed the BIOS and it loaded up fine. No faffing around with partitions.


August 2019

once I had put it into a caddy to use as external drive it had to be set up first to use it I had to get some one to do this for me

Alan E

August 2019

Used a few of these now, a great way to improve the performance of old laptops


July 2019

Excellent product at fair price. Adapter not supplied which is needed to replace 3.5" drive. Easy to install and transformed PC into much faster machine. Highly recommended.


July 2019

Amazing quality and affordable, thank you so much!


July 2019

It works great


July 2019

This upgrade has transformed my laptop


July 2019

Very nice, good value for money

Rebecca Dickinson

July 2019

Good price, very good drive. Imporved speed and takes up less space than conventional drives. Will get a 1TB drive next time.

Thomas Johns

July 2019

Great well made product, no problems installing, delivered quickly, very pleased with all aspects of my transaction. Price was very good for the quality of the product.well made well wrapped did exactly as listed.

Henry Ruscoe

June 2019

Good product, installation is easy. Works great with windows 10 , It is also fast .

michael mcpeake

May 2019

Everything i expected from an ssd. Fast load speed, easy to install. Best upgrade my pc has had.


May 2019

I wanted a faster hard disk for my computer, it certainly is considerably faster than the HDD that was in the computer. Very pleased with my purchase.


April 2019

Excellent value for money, and a well known brand name as well. Just as fast as them all on the market


April 2019

Excellent product and a great service from CCL computers. I would always use a solid state drive after replacing the old hard drive with a 500gb ssd. It boots up much faster, you notice the difference straight away. Well worth the money.

Mr John Galling

March 2019

Did exactly what I wanted. Very fast boot up and internet.

Brian McCoy

March 2019

This ssd drive is excellent, my laptop is very fast at all processes that are thrown at it. I would recommend it to anyone. The vendor is very prompt with delivery and the ssd is packaged very well


October 2018

A great hard drive and very easy to retrofit into my older laptop. Great advice from CCL when I phoned up as well.