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WD Black 256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Performance SSD/Solid State Drive

256GB WD Black SSD, M.2 (2280) PCIe 3.0 (x4) NVMe SSD, Read 2050MB/s, Write 700MB/s, 170k/130k IOPS Max, Retail

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WD Black 256GB SSD

The 256GB WD BLACK is a high-quality SDD that delivers incredible performance thanks to its easy to install M.2 form factor that is just 2.23mm in height, the WD BLACK SDD’s technical highlight is it’s NVMe controller interface, which is the latest PCIe 3.0 (x4) standard. This drive in particular has a storage capacity of 256GB, a incredible read speed of up to 2050MB/s and write speeds of up to 700MB/s which delivers ultra-fast system boot times and less load time.



PCIe 3.0

Sequential Read

Sequential Write

Random Read

Random Write

Speed in BLACK

For use in laptops and desktop computers, WD BLACK SSDs offer high performance and reliability to boost your daily computing activities. With comprehensive WD F.I.T. Lab™ certification testing, this drive is the M.2 model, WD BLACK solid state drives are compatible with most PCs. The free WD SSD Dashboard lets you monitor your storage, and when combined with the 5-year limited warranty, upgrading your digital storage is worry-free.

Other Solid State Drives in the M.2 WD BLACK range:


Perfect M.2 Design

Everyday Performance

Ideal for Desktop and Small Form Factor PCs

With a thin, single-sided M.2 design, the WD Black PCIe SSD is perfect for tower desktop chassis as well as small form-factor, high-performance PCs. WD BLACK PCIe SSDs are equipped with sequential read speeds up to 2050MB/s – more than three times faster than a SATA SSD. Comprehensive thermal throttling & power management algorithms help prevent overheating and maintain high performance.

BLACK SSD Features

Easy Upgrade

An Easy Upgrade for your PC
WD BLACK SSDs are available in a M.2 2280 version to evolve with newer and smaller computers. With form factors to accommodate most laptop and desktop PCs, a WD BLACK SSD is ready for the job.

Less Power

Less Power. More Play
WD BLACK solid state drives are among the lowest in power consumption in the industry. And with less power used, you can run your laptop PC for longer periods of time.

5 Year Warranty

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

WD Dashboard

Free WD SSD Dashboard
With the downloadable WD SSD Dashboard, you get tools to help track things like available capacity, drive health, temperature, SMART attributes and more.

Capacity 256GB
Edition WD Black SSD
Form Factor M.2 (2280)
Height 2.23mm
Interface PCIe 3.0 (x4)
Host Controller Interface NVMe
Flash Memory Type None
Max. Read 2050 MB/s
Max. Write 700 MB/s
DRAM Cache Memory N/A
DRAM Cache Memory Type  
Max. Random Read 4K 170,000 IOPS
Max. Random Write 4K 130,000 IOPS
Latency N/A
Special Features  
Power Consumption (active) 135mW
Max. Endurance Rating 80 TBW
MTBF 1,750,000 Hours
Max. Operating Vibration 5.0 gRMS, 10-2000 Hz, 3 axes
Max. Non-operating Vibration 4.9 gRMS, 7-800 Hz, 3 axes
Max. Operating Shock 1,500 G @ 0.5 ms half sine
Max. Non-operating Shock 1,500 G @ 0.5 ms half sine
Connectivity 1 x M.2 (PCIe)
OS Support  
Bracket N/A
Package Type Retail

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60 months
DOA Period:
28 days
RTB Period:
12 months
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Date Issued: 27th Nov 2017

The arrival of the solid-state drive (SSD) has revolutionised the speed at which modern PCs perform common tasks. This is because SSDs have no moving parts, compared to larger, bulkier mechanical drives, thus they store information on memory chips. This means that accesses, reads and writes are many, many times faster

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256GB WD Black SSD, M.2 (2280) PCIe 3.0 (x4) NVMe SSD, Read 2050MB/s, Write 700MB/s, 170k/130k IOPS Max, Retail is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW. How fast can a SSD be? This fast! I fitted this Drive on a gigabyte gamer 3 MoBo as the main drive for the OS. the boot time is incredible. Opening programs is almost instant. a brilliant SSD. just make sure your MoBo can make full use of it as you may have to sacrifice some Sata ports to use it. I had six Sata ports and had to release 2 but the performance is well worth it
Date published: 2018-03-04
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WD Black 256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Performance SSD/Solid State Drive
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