Upgrade or build a computer with the 500GB Blue SATA III 2.5" Internal SSD from WD to provide your system with fast boot times and quick access to data. The WD Blue SSD delivers 500GB of storage capacity for storing your apps, multimedia content, and files. This internal SATA-based SSD is 7mm high and fits in an available 2.5" drive bay, making it well suited for compact systems such as notebooks, NUCs, and SFF desktops. For performance, it comes armed with Tiered Caching technology that utilizes SLC and TLC flash technologies to enable up to sequential 545 MB/s read and 525 MB/s write speeds. Aside from performance, WD includes free downloadable WD SSD Dashboard software, so you can monitor the health of this solid-state drive.
The hard drive is many times forgotten, only thought of when we just need more space right… wrong. With that space, we need to be able to access that information a lot quicker and not only access it, but load it too and save to it quickly. Back in the day of the regular hard drive, with spinning disks and heads to read the information to find a file the head needed to search the disk then retrieve the information and it could take a while to not only find it but to load it too, read and write speeds. Then along came the SSD, no moving parts, everything is right there. Programs load so much quicker and windows itself loads so much more rapidly but then there was a cost associated with that speed, that time is over.
Super simple packaging which helps keep the cost down, though it does not include any sort of adapter tray to convert it from 2.5” to 3.5” or screws, it helps some. The good thing about SSD’s is that they don’t need to be screw down or put anywhere specifically, they can be laid down on the bottom of your computer, as long as they have power and a data cable, just make sure wherever you put them does not introduce any sort of static electricity.
- 500GB Storage Capacity
- 2.5"/7mm Form Factor
- SATA III 6 Gb/s Interface
- Up to 545 MB/s Sequential Read Speed
- Up to 525 MB/s Sequential Write Speed
- Tiered Caching Technology
- WD SSD Dashboard Software Included
Since it can be stuck basically anywhere, the fact that it is 2.5” or 7mm, makes it even easier to hide.
As I mentioned previously, SSD’s are faster than their mechanical counter parts. That alone will bring some life out of an older PC or laptop saving you a few dollars in between upgrades and you can even move the drive with you to a newer PC later down the line.
WD Blue SSDs are optimized for multitasking and can easily run several resource-heavy applications simultaneously. This feature lets you run a background virus scan, play a 4K video, and check an email message.
- Free WD SSD Dashboard:
- The downloadable WD SSD Dashboard software program provides a suite of tools so you're always able to check on the health of your solid-state drive. This free program helps you track things such as disk model, firmware version, S.M.A.R.T. attributes, or simply monitor how much space you have left on your WD Blue SSD.
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