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WD 500GB Blue M.2 Solid State Drive/SSD

500GB WD Blue SSD, M.2 (22x80) SSD, SATA III - 6Gb/s, 1.5 mm, Read 545MB/s, Write 525MB/s, 100K/80K IOPS, 200TBW, Retail

Scan code: LN75753 Manufacturer code: WDS500G1B0B Request call
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From £12.88 / month (APR 14.9%)
Monthly Payment: £24.90
Instalment Rate: 14.9% p.a. (fixed)
Cost of purchase: £143.48
Total inc. interest: £149.39
Monthly Payment: £12.88
Instalment Rate: 14.9% p.a. (fixed)
Cost of purchase: £143.48
Total inc. interest: £154.55
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WD Blue 500GB SSD

Upgraded Storage for Everyday Computing Needs

The 500GB WD BLUE is a high-quality SDD that delivers incredible performance thanks to its easy to install M.2 form factor that is just 1.5mm 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 545MB/s and write speeds of up to 525MB/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 M.2 2280 SSD which is just 1.5mm 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 M.2 WD BLUE range:

250GB 1TB

2.5" WD BLUE range:

250GB 500GB 1TB

High-End Computing Applications

Everyday Performance

Superior Performance

For high-end computing applications like gaming, HD media playback, or creative software, WD Blue solid state drives have the speed you need for the performance you want. Tiered caching technology utilizing SLC (single-level cell) and TLC flash technology enables sequential read speeds of up to 545MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 525MB/s, allowing for fast system boot up, quick application response, and rapid transfer speeds.

No Moving Parts

Solid Reliability

Leading-Edge Reliability

With no moving parts, a solid state drive is designed to help protect against data loss if a drive is accidentally bumped or dropped. And with 1.75M hours MTTF (mean time to failure) and an endurance rating of up to 400 TBW (terabytes written), WD Blue SSDs can help protect data for years to come. WD Blue solid state drives also use several leading errorcorrection technologies to help protect against data loss and provide lasting reliability.

BLUE SSD Features

Easy Upgrade

Maximized Multitasking
WD BLUE solid state drives are optimized for multitasking and can easily run several resource-heavy applications simultaneously. Run a background virus scan while watching a 4K video and checking your email.

3 Year Warranty

3-Year Limited Warranty
Every WD BLUE 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
Every WD BLUE SSD goes through extensive compatibility and reliability testing to ensure it meets the highest standards of the WD brand. With a certification from the WD Functional Integrity Testing Labs (FIT Labs), every WD BLUE SSD is verified for compatibility with a wide range of desktop and laptop computers.

WD Dashboard

Free WD SSD Dashboard
The downloadable WD SSD Dashboard provides a suite of tools so you’re always able to check on the health of your solid state drive. Available for free, this WD SSD Dashboard helps you track things like disk model, firmware version, S.M.A.R.T. attributes, or simply find out how much space you have left on your WD BLUE SSD.


Please note your statutory rights are not affected.

For further information regarding Scan's warranty procedure please see our terms and conditions

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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WD 500GB Blue M.2 Solid State Drive/SSD
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