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Scan code: LN83486 Manufacturer code: WDS500G2B0A

WD 500GB Blue 3D NAND 2.5" SATA SSD/Solid State Drive

500GB WD Blue 3D, 2.5" SSD, SATA III - 6Gb/s, 3D NAND, Read 560MB/s, Write 530MB/s, 95k/84k IOPS, Retail

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Scan code: LN83486 Manufacturer code: WDS500G2B0A
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2.5inch 500GB WD BLUE 3D NAND SSD


A New Dimension of Storage

The 500GB WD BLUE is a high-quality 3D NAND SDD that delivers incredible performance thanks to its easy to install 2.5inch form factor that is just 7mm in height, the WD BLUE SDD’s technical highlight is it’s 6Gb/s interface, which is the latest SATA III standard. This drive in particular has a storage capacity of 500GB, a read speed of up to 560MB/s and write speeds of up to 530MB/s which delivers fast system boot times and less load time.




Sequential Read

Sequential Write

Random Read

Random Write

Build it in BLUE

With superior performance and leading-edge reliability, the WD BLUE SSD offers digital storage that is optimized for multi-tasking and ready to keep up with your high performance computing needs. This form factor is the 2.5 inch cased SSD which is just 7mm thick and with WD’s Functional Integrity Testing Lab (FIT Lab™) certification, the WD BLUE SSD is compatible with a wide range of computers, so you can be sure you are making the right choice.

Other Solid State Drives in the 2.5" WD BLUE 3D NAND range:

250GB 1TB 2TB

M.2 WD BLUE 3D NAND range:

250GB 500GB 1TB 2TB

Superior Performance for High-End Computing

Solid Reliability

Leading-Edge Performance

For high-end computing applications like gaming, HD media playback, or creative software, look to WD BLUE 3D NAND SATA SSDs. 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.

High Capacity with Enhanced Reliability

Solid Reliability

Superior Reliability and Efficiency

A WD BLUE 3D NAND SATA SSD uses 3D NAND technology not only for higher capacities (up to 2TB) than the previous generation WD Blue SSDs, but also to help reduce cell-to-cell interference for enhanced reliability. Offering improved endurance, a WD BLUE 3D NAND SATA SSD features an active power draw up to 25% lower than previous generations of WD BLUE SSDs. And with less power used, you’re able to work longer before recharging your laptop.

BLUE SSD Features

Easy Upgrade

Leading-Edge Reliablility
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), up to 500 TBW (terabytes written), and several error correction technologies, WD BLUE 3D NAND SATA SSDs can help guard data for years to come.

3 Year Warranty

3-Year Limited Warranty
Every WD BLUE 3D NAND SATA SSD comes with a 3-year limited warranty, so you can be confident of your storage when you upgrade or replace any of your drives.

Less Power

Broad Compatibility
With a certification from the WD Functional Integrity Testing Lab (F.I.T. Lab™), every WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD is verified for compatibility with a wide range of desktop and laptop computers. Every WD BLUE 3D NAND SATA SSD goes through extensive compatibility and reliability testing to ensure it meets the high standards of the WD brand.

WD Dashboard

Free WD SSD Dashboard
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.


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36 months
DOA Period:
28 days
RTB Period:
1 months
Manufacturer Contact Details
Western Digital (UK) Ltd
01372 360055
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SSD Form Factors
SSD Form Factors
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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500GB WD Blue 3D, 2.5" SSD, SATA III - 6Gb/s, 3D NAND, Read 560MB/s, Write 530MB/s, 95k/84k IOPS, Retail is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Value and performance Performance is on par with some of the more expensive SSDs. With the value and performance of this, its a great buy.
Date published: 2020-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great service and easy to install Apart from the cloning of an old hard drive, the actual installation of this piece of kit took about twenty minutes and it's had a huge impact on how well my laptop runs. The difference between the old HDD and this new one was like night and day. A previously sluggish and unresponsive laptop has been transformed into something that is a pleasure to work with. Great service and quick delivery given we're in the middle of a global pandemic! :-)
Date published: 2020-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked perfectly to resurrect a 2009 MacBook. No issues. Delivered promptly and efficiently as is the normal Scan way. Drive was what I expected, and was fitted and formatted quickly. MacOSX installed without any problems, and a time machine backup restored within a couple of hours. Overall I’m happy with the drive. Scan’s service is second to none and I’ll be back soon. Cheers!!
Date published: 2019-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bang for buck This is a no frills SSD that does what it says on the box, with the best read/ write speeds for the price point.
Date published: 2019-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brought old laptop back to life Replaced a standard HDD in an I3 laptop with 8Gb of RAM with this 500Gb SSD drive. Windows now loads in seconds rather than minutes and the machine is so much more responsive. Applications are opening almost instantly. Great investment rather than purchasing a newer laptop,
Date published: 2018-09-21
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Will this work in a desktop?

Brand: Asus Storage: HDD 2TB
Asked by: Musicwithin1
We would advise checking with the manufacturers website for up to date compatibility with your motherboard.
Answered by: DavidScan
Date published: 2020-08-15


Is this backward compatible with previous SATA II and SATA?
Asked by: SteveG73
Hello SATA I, II and III are all compatible with each other. Regards,
Answered by: JackB
Date published: 2019-05-29
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WD 500GB Blue 3D NAND 2.5" SATA SSD/Solid State Drive
WD 500GB Blue 3D NAND 2.5" SATA SSD/Solid State Drive